WILL DEFINITELY HAPPEN: You will eat fresh dim sum. Whether from one of the many street vendors or from a Michelin Starred restaurant Hong Kong dim sum is tasty and actually worth a trip to Hong Kong!
WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN: You will watch the world’s largest and most spectacular light show-this happens nightly and is literally happens on the Hong Kong City skyline.
PROBABLY WON’T HAPPEN: You will experience rude locals or will have communication issues: Up until 1997 Hong Kong was a British colony. Hong Kong is on of the most international countries and majority, if not all locals speak English and are extremely helpful and courtious.
DEFINITELY WON’T HAPPEN: You will leave HK without experiencing some of the best nightlife in the world. HK is renowned for outdoor and roof top bars, even if you are not a night owl you will experience the lively outdoor culture as a spectator wandering the streets
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG:
- Lantau Island Big Buddha and Po Lin Monestery. Take a cable car up Victoria Peak to the Big Buddha.
- Shopping. Especially from July to September during the Summer Sales. Although its never a bad time to shop in Hong Kong I once found a pair of $1200 USD Jimmy Choo shoes for $150.
- A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without Dim Sum. A must try is, Tim Ho Wan, Hole-in-the-wall dim sum restaurant has one michelin star making it the ‘world’s cheapest Michelin Star restaurant’.
- Bar culture. Hong Kong is renowned for roof top bars and nightlife. Hong Kong has a great night life vibe and is a very safe city for tourists to enjoy a night on the town.
- High tea at the Peninsular is particularly well done. Many colonialist traditions have remained in Hong Kong and High Tea is still quite popular.
- Hong Kong light show. Every evening Hong Kong puts on its world-famous light show. This is best seen from the Harbour or from a roof top bar.
- Take an old fishing junk (traditional fishing boat) around Victoria Harbour.
- Stanley Beach. Tropical beach only 20 minutes by car from the CBD,great to beat those humid Hong Kong Summer days, you will not believe you are in Hong Kong.
- Day trip and lunch on Lamna Island. Take a ferry over and discover this 4000 year old island.
- Markets. Temple Street Night Market is good for finding souvenirs and Ladies Market is a bustling clothing and accessories market to check out during the day.