During our trip we visited Beijing & Hong Kong. Let us tell you something. The difference is like day of and night.
In this blog article we want to share our must dos for Hong Kong. Are you ready?
There are several markets in Hong Kong. If you are searching for some fake items you will find them there. Don’t forget to negotiate.
Here are three very different Markets:
Temple Street Night Market
The temple street market is close to Tin Hau Temple. Here you can find fake items on mass. It is nothing for us, but the lights around here are beautiful. If you are interested in photography you should plan a stop in the car park in front of the street. From Level 3/4 you will get some fantastic shots.
Gold Fish Market
We are not fans of cats & dogs behind a window, but it is also very interesting to see all those small shops selling fishes in small plastic bags. It is located in Mongkok.
Hong Kong Flower Market
They sell flowers at this place the whole year. Stroll through this market if you want to run away from the big city jungle and enjoy those amazing smell of several flowers.
This place is a MUST DO! Located in the Wong Tai Sin District of Kowloon, the estate houses over 18,000 people. Unbelievable, right? We bought a basketball and enjoyed a little game. Do you fly drone? Fly it there, but check the rules in advance. It is insane. You can get there easy by train.
The Yick Fat Building is just a short walk away from the metro station Quarry Bay and is the most famous Building of Hong Kong. And of course you won’t be alone there 😀 it is a very famous Instagram spot. It is famous because of the movie Transformers.
There are several Hills around the city from where you can watch the sunset.
The most famous one is the Victoria peak. You can get there very easy without much hiking. It is 552 m high and you get an amazing view above the city.
The Lion Rock is located in Kowloon and is 495 m high. The Hike up is harder than the Victoria Peak.
We have been here during our 5 day Hong Kong journey and it was amazing. It is just a short hike but a bit hidden. We were lucky and had a local who guided us up the hill.
Take the minibus 24M from Admiralty MTR exit A, get off at the terminus at the Mount Butler From there you have to take a short hike up. There will be a path on the right side after ap. 500 m.
One of the best ways to see Hong Kong is to take a boat ride on Victoria Harbour. We did it with the Star Ferry. For a nominal fee, riders get to enjoy one of the most scenic ferry rides in the world, with the added bonus of seeing the waterfronts of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. There are certainly faster ways to get from one side of the harbor to the other, but none are as beautiful as the ferry.
You can also explore the harbour area by a dragon boat. Many recommended that to us.
The Hong Kong Big Buddha in Lantau Island is one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world. It is 34 meters high and is one of Hong Kong’s most popular sights. Tian Tan, as the Big Buddha is known, is made of bronze. We didn’t make it this time, but it is on our bucket list.
We were located in Tsim Sha Tsui. We would rather recommend to stay in this area or on Hong Kong Island as you can reach everything easy and you can explore everything easy by train or by foot.
Hong Kong is not famous for fancy food, but you will find some nice rice 😀 or some fish. There are several restaurants around the Temple Street Market. The food was good, the service sooooo bad that we had to laugh about it. 😀
If you are looking for some healthy stuff you should visit Nood Food in Central.