Hong Kong

7 Things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a fantastic place to spend time and there are tons of things to do! Here you’ll find everything from beautiful beaches,to markets, to modern skyscrapers. It’s full of life and there really isn’t enough time to explore everything that Hong Kong has to offer, but I thought I’d share with you some great things to do if you find yourself in Hong Kong.

Ladies Market

Ladies Market is located by Mong Kok , on Tung Choi Street to be more exact, and is filled with markets stalls with all sorts of things. Here you can find anything from clothes to art to bags or technology. Make sure you exercise your haggling skills and remember that a lot of the stalls actually sell the same things. There are no specific opening hours, but around lunch, everything is usually moving. It’s a great place to find some souvenirs to bring back!

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The Peak

The Peak is on the must see when visiting Hong Kong. Start by taking the tram up to the top of the Peak, Hong Kong Island’s largest mountain, at 1700 feet. Once a the top you can enjoy the spectacular 180-degree view of the skyscrapers of Victoria Harbor, Kowloon, and the surrounding hills. It’s
with out a doubt the best view of the city.

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360 Ngong Ping/Big Buddha

Take the cable cars spanning from Tung Chung across the bay, towards the airport and then onward to Lantau Island. The cable car runs a little over 3,5 miles and it gives you a fantastic view of the harbor and the whole city. The ride takes about 25 minutes and takes you to Lantau Island, the area is a bit touristy but for good reason, it’s for sure worth a visit!

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10 000 Buddhas Monastery

Located Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin, it’s not an actual monastery as there are no resident monks and is managed by laypersons. But, it does have over 10 000 Buddha statues in all sizes, and it’s a perfect little day trip if you want to do something different! It alway gives you a fantastic view of Hong Kong!

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Infinity pool

This is one of my favorite places in Hong Kong, it can be a bit tricky to find, but definitely worth the effort! It’s located on Lantau Island and there are a couple of ways you can get there. You can take bus 11 from Tung Chung to Tai O or take the ferry from Mui Wo then take bus 1 to Tai O. Once you get to Tai O you have to walk for a bit, to get more specific directions, google is your best friend!

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Party

There are a lot of good bars and fun clubs around Hong Kong! I usually hung out at Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai or Tsim Sha Tsui. A lot of the time people hung out and partied on the street, the warm weather and 7/11 makes for a great outdoors party. If you’re craving something more fancy the Ozone Bar is a good option, located on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

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Go to the beach

Maybe not the first thing you think of when you think of Hong Kong. But it does offer some beautiful beaches, head out to Turtle Beach, Tai Long Wan, Shek O, Big Wave Bay or Deep Water Bay for a day of sunbathing, swimming or windsurfing!

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