Hong Kong Premium Guided Tour, and Dinner
Hotel pick-up : Approx. 12:35 pm - 1:25 pm. Daily Afternoon Departure.
You may gain a deeper insight of the lifestyle of Hong Kong fishing folks by riding on a sampan (at your own expenses). The itinerary includes a visit to TSL jewelry factory.
Tram ticket to the Victoria Peak
Admission to Sky Terrace 428
Star Ferry ticket to Kowloon side
"A Symphony Of Lights" dinner buffet cruise.
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
In 1830, the average British citizen loved a nice cup of tea enough to personally consume over one pound of tea per year. Tea was crucial to the British economy; the duty on tea was 10 per cent of the government's income. And China was the main supplier of tea to the British.
But the Chinese didn't play fair. They considered the British to be inferior, uncivilized, and even required them to literally kowtow to the emperor. In addition, the Chinese demanded all cash transactions to be paid in silver.
The Brits, on the other hand, had access to opium from India. Opium was used by the West for medicine; the Chinese smoked it freely for recreation, despite it being addictive. So the British began to trade opium for tea,
The Chinese had been smoking opium long before the British began importing it. Still, in 1839, to demonstrate against the British for adding to the number of opium addicts in China, the Chinese confiscated and destroyed 20,000 chests of opium in Hong Kong. Bad move–destroying the opium led to war, which led to the Brits claiming Hong Kong as a colony. Which, then led to the signing of the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, when Hong Kong – and its lucrative future – were officially ceded to Britain as a spoil of war.
A ceremony which probably took pace over a nice cup of tea.
One reason the British were held in such low esteem by the Chinese in the mid 19th century is because, at that time, Chinese culture was dictated by Confucian tradition. Most of the British in China were merchants, and according to Confucius, those who sought to enrich only themselves ranked right below farmers, and just above slaves.
Choose your date and time very carefully. This tour is non-refundable from the time of booking.