THE ULTIMATE HONG KONG GUIDE

What to do 

Take the old tram up to Victoria Peak
Take the Star Ferry from the Central Pier, and walk along the harbour and the Avenue of Stars
Visit the old fishing village, Tai O
While you're there, go pink dolphin spotting
Take the Ngong Ping 360 cablecar to the Tian Tan Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery
Go shopping at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok
Visit the clubs in Lan Kwai Fong
Go hiking! Dragon's Back, Sai Kun, Lantau Island, and Kam Shan Country Park are some of my favorites
Go shopping in Causeway Bay or TST
Visit the Man Mo Temple
Go souvenir shopping in Cat Street
Explore the history of Hong Kong at the Historical Museum at TST
Visit the Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Have a day of fun in Disneyland or Ocean Park
Visit the nunnery in Nan Lian Garden
Take a day trip to Macau, the Vegas of the East
Spend a day on the beach
Do a market tour in Mong Kok, the flower market, goldfish street and the bird garden are definitely worth a visit
Happy Wednesday horse racing in Happy Valley
Explore the local Wet Markets

What to eat


Egg waffles or fish balls from Tai O (also available in Causeway Bay and Mongkok)
Hot Pot at Giant Seafood Hot Pot in Jordan
Pineapple bun or egg tarts from pretty much any bakery
Sichuan style noodles from Dan Dan
Hong Kong style milk tea (milk tea mixed with coffee)
Congee
Macaroni soup for breakfast
Hong Kong style French Toast (two slices of toast with peanutbutter and condensed milk)
Dim Sum at the world's cheapest michelin restaurant, Tim Ho Wan

Getting around


Hong Kong has a really efficient subway, the MTR, which can take you to most parts of Hong Kong Island, Lantau, and the New Territories for very little money. However, they only drive until just before 1 am.
For transportation around Central to Causeway Bay I can also recommend taking the tram. Cheaper than the MTR, but takes slightly more time. However, it's a quite great experience if you have a few extra minutes on your hands. 
In the New Territories, on the islands, and on the southern part of Hong Kong Island, the main way of transportation is by the green mini busses. These drive pretty much 24/7 and can get you anywhere you like. 

Where to stay


During my four months I stayed in two different locations on Hong Kong Island, with two very different prices. If you're only in Hong Kong for a short period of time, I would definitely recommend the luxury option as it's more central which allows you to stay out till after the MTR stops driving. (The following are affiliate links.)

Luxury: Cosmopolitan Hotel in Causeway Bay
Budget friendly: Y-Loft in Chai Wan

Anything I missed? What would you recommend others to do in Hong Kong? 

Camilla

Hej, jeg er Camilla - udlandsdansker, makeupsamler og rejsefanatiker

3 kommentarer:

  1. id happily eat dim sum all day every day :p HK is definitely high in the list of places I wanna visit!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. You forgot watching the symphony of lights �� but otherwise a great list ��
    Tine
    Http://aworldofbackpacking.com

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  3. You have summarised the Hong Kong must do's perfectly!! *sigh* miss the pineapple buns and dimsums, they are so delicious!
    Love TOTS

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