Explore_Hong Kong Lunar New Year Preparation Tour

Visit the places where @explore_hongkong & her family go for everything they need for CNY

Duration 4 Hours
Price (HKD) $680
Group size 7 people
Activity level Easy

Discover the Essence of Lunar New Year in Hong Kong!


Embark on a guided journey through the heart of Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year preparations with Angel, the passionate owner of @explore_hongkong. As a licensed guide, she shares her family traditions and insights with her 128K devoted followers. This immersive experience includes:

  • Dim Sum Delight: Indulge in a dim sum break at a charming old tea house, savoring traditional dim sums and sampling diverse New Year snacks along the way.
  • Insider’s Knowledge: Learn the ropes of Lunar New Year preparations from a local perspective. Angel will guide you to the places her family frequents for their New Year essentials, making this a comprehensive journey into the heart of local customs.
  • Lai See Etiquette: Unravel the mysteries of giving and receiving Lai See. Discover the significance of the practice and gain valuable insights on how much to give and to whom.
  • Q&A with Angel: Have all your Lunar New Year curiosities answered by Angel. From the “WHYs” behind various traditions to becoming a Lunar New Year expert, this tour promises a wealth of knowledge.

Highlights of the Tour

Explore key landmarks and experiences that make this Lunar New Year tour unforgettable:

1. Dried Seafood Market: Delve into the world of Chinese reunion dinner ingredients, exploring the symbolism behind the most expensive components.

2. Chinese Temple Visit: Understand the cultural significance of locals visiting a temple before Lunar New Year, gaining insights into age-old traditions.

3. Lunar New Year Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of one of Hong Kong Island’s busiest markets. Learn the art of selecting the best decorations and snacks for a festive celebration.

4. Lai See Mastery: Receive expert guidance on the art of giving and receiving Lai See. Learn the top 5 Chinese New Year greetings to enhance your interactions.

5. DOs and DON’Ts Guide: Ensure good fortune in the New Year by understanding the cultural do’s and don’ts. Angel’s expertise guarantees a seamless and auspicious celebration.


  • Dates: Sunday 14th January, Sunday 21st January & Saturday 27th January
  • Price: HKD $680
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 4 hours (dim sum lunch included)
  • Meeting Point: Sai Ying Pun MTR Station Exit A1
  • End Point: Wan Chai Market
  • Transportation: Public transportation (Please prepare your Octopus Card)

Join us on this enlightening adventure as we Explore Hong Kong like true locals, immersing ourselves in the rich tapestry of Lunar New Year traditions!


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Des Voeux Road West – understand all the dried seafood and tonics, what people will be buying at this time of year, spot some of the MOST expensive ingredients in Chinese reunion dinner and their auspicious meanings

Lunch at Lin Heung Kui – stop for a deliciously hectic dim sum treat in a classically local tea house to some very unique Chinese New Year items 

Man Mo Temple – enter this heady temple to learn why locals go to a temple at this time of year 

Short Bus Ride to Wan Chai where you will get the  ultimate guide in giving out (and receiving) Lai See by your expert guide – understand the DOs and DON’Ts in the Lunar New Year to guarantee good fortune in this New Year!

Wan Chai Market – let your guide translate and pick the perfect Lunar New Year decorations for your home at one of the busiest markets and discover the most popular Lunar New Year snacks and what they mean

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