Running Advent Calendar – Day 13 – Hong Kong

13 Dec

It’s Day 13 of my Running Advent Calendar and for the past 12 days I have been exploring different running routes from around the world. Today’s post brings me to Hong Kong, specifically to the waterfront and Promenade in Kowloon overlooking Victoria Harbour, also known as Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.


View from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island

In the summer of 2011 I traveled to Shenzhen, China for almost a month for work, and following that, I got to enjoy a few (more restful) days afterwards in Hong Kong and Macau.

Having stayed in Kowloon and very close to the waterfront, I was able to take in the spectacular view in the photo above several times during my stay there.

I didn’t get the chance to run while I was there, partly because I was traveling with colleagues, and partly because it was around 35C plus humidity… which is way hotter than I was used to running in.

This is how hot it was.....I found a random fan to attempt to cool myself off by

This is how hot it was…..I found a random fan to attempt to cool myself off by

That said, if I were to select a running route from some of the areas I saw, I would say that the Kowloon Promenade would be an exciting and picturesque one for sure.

I don’t remember how long the Promenade itself was, but I am sure by adding to it some extra kilometers along the shore, would make for a wonderful run.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade (Photo credit Ceeseven)

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade (Photo credit Ceeseven)

An early morning run would hold the most promise as it is likely to get very busy as the day goes on, but a late evening run that finishes once it gets dark allows you to stick around for the impressive light show featuring the buildings on the other side of the water on Hong Kong Island.

Stay tuned for Day 14 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and check out Days 1 – 12 of my Running Advent Calendar here in case you missed them:

Day 1: Lakeside, PEI, Canada

Day 2: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 3: San Francisco, California, USA

Day 4: Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Day 5: Central Park, New York, USA

Day 6: London, England

Day 7: Paris, France

Day 8: Rome, Italy

Day 9: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Day 10: Boston, MA, USA

Day 11: Great Wall of China

Day 12: Honolulu, Hawaii



13 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 13 – Hong Kong”

  1. Top Knotch Gear December 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Love HK! Although, I would be way too intimidated to run there with all of the traffic and crazy drivers. Nice pics!

    • Mary December 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

      I know what you mean! It’d be tough…maybe it would end up being more of a slow, cautious run.


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