Top Things to Do in Hong Kong
2013-08-26 kate Tips Hong Kong 1573
As one of the hottest tourist cities in China, Hong Kong is not only the shopping paradise, but also the gastronomic mecca. Besides, there are lots of things to do in Hong Kong, here listed the top for you.
Night View on the Victoria Peak
Most people who come to Hong Kong would go to the Victoria Peak, where they can overlook the Victoria Harbour, to feel the restless, vitality and enormous energy. It is the world’s best harbor, as well as one of the greatest skylines. Even the locals are never tired of enjoying this place.
How to get there: get off the metro at Central Station, and then take the cable car which has a 120 year history in Garden Street directly to the Victoria Peak.
Tickets: Adult roundtrip charge HK $ 56; child and elderly roundtrip charge HK $ 26
Ding Ding Tram Tour
You can start your tram tour at a fee of only HK $ 2. To fully experience the city’s local characteristics of the landscape, enjoy the mouth-watering cuisine and a unique history and culture, the best way is to get on the tram, leisurely start a journey of exploration tour. From the early 1900, there were tramways running through Hong Kong Island. The Hong Kong Tramways have witnessed this charming city. Today, tramways are still the most efficient and affordable public transport in Hong Kong and becoming an importance part of people’s lives, and also are called “Ding Ding” full of intimacy! It is recommended starting the tram tour from the Sai Wan. It is the place where the Chinese gathered in the past. The old bazaar Western Market witnessed the over one hundred years of changing times, and there are the traditional shopping streets after two turns, then passes through Central Station, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tin Hau and Taikoo.
From 1888, a man named Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala established Kowloon ferry companies and began his ferry service. Hong Kong Star Ferry provides service over a hundred years. In recent years, it is even listed as one of the “50 must-go attractions in life” by the National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Add: Star Ferry Pier, Kowloon Point, Hong Kong
The Central or Central District is the central business district of Hong Kong, where there towering buildings, trendy stylish shops, dense transportation network extending in all directions, designer bank buildings, and the large amount of container terminals. This is only one side of Hong Kong, and the other side can be seen from the old markets. The old market is Hong Kong’s unique architectural space, also a part of folk culture of Hong Kong. It represents the people of Hong Kong diverse, tolerant, flexible and humane. This is also a gathering place for traditional shops. When walking to Gage Street, there are lots of gourmet shops. Enjoy!
Tea Restaurant is also known as the Hong Kong style restaurant, in Chinese “茶餐厅”. Most people came to Hong Kong no matter for travel or business will be impressed by the local cuisine. When promoting Hong Kong to the outside world, Hong Kong Tourism Board never forget to remind travelers that Hong Kong is a culinary capital. The Hong Kong’s tea restaurant is civilian and rough version of the western restaurant, as well as an integral part of the general public lives. Three meals of a day, such as coffee, butter toast and egg sandwich for breakfast, fried rice noodles for the lunch, and the pineapple buns and milk tea for afternoon tea. The abundant and inexpensive Chinese and Western dishes make the tea restaurants serve meals for the neighborhood all the whole day.
Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street is located at Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, and is Hong Kong's most famous open-air market. It can be divided into two parts, the north part and the south part. There is a temple in the middle of the street, so named as Temple Street. Temple Street is a messy place in Hong Kong, and is known for its night market and one of the busiest flea markets at night in the territory. The night market is in the Yau Ma Tei, Jordan part of the street and not the Mong Kok part of the street. Popular with tourists and locals alike in the evening, it is common to see the place crowded at dusk. It sells cheap merchandise and food items. The place is sometimes known as Men's Street.
How to get there: The nearest MTR stations to Temple Street are Jordan and Yau Ma Tei.
Lin Heung Tea House
If you're going to have dim sum only once during your stay in Hong Kong, this is the place suited for you. A decades-old parlor in Hong Kong's Central District, Lin Heung makes no concessions to modernity or to English speakers, so be prepared for pantomime or go with a Cantonese-speaking friend. But what Lin Heung does offer is a tasty and unmediated slice of Old Hong Kong. Don’t leave the shop if you haven’t taste the lotus seed paste buns, chicken rice, eight treasures duck, barbecued pork rice, steamed fish, cotton chicken etc.
Add: 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How to get there: Central Station Exit D2 and then 5 minutes’ walk in the direction of Lan Kwai Fong.
Consumption: HK $ 40 - $ 100 per person