Hong Kong

Main Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Main Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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:

  1. Lantau Island Big Buddha and Po Lin Monestery. Take a cable car up Victoria Peak to the Big Buddha.
  2. 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.
  3. 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’.
  4. 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.
  5. High tea at the Peninsular is particularly well done. Many colonialist traditions have remained in Hong Kong and High Tea is still quite popular.
  6. 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.
  7. Take an old fishing junk (traditional fishing boat) around Victoria Harbour.
  8. 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.
  9. Day trip and lunch on Lamna Island. Take a ferry over and discover this 4000 year old island.
  10. 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.

 

 

 

 

Dogs from Tian Tan Buddha keep the local Bulls is check, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Dogs from Tian Tan Buddha keep the local Bulls is check, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Bus Depot, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Dining room view, Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Dining room view, Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Stanley Beach, Hong Kong Island, Hong KongA

Stanley Beach, Hong Kong Island

Main Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Main Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Local food Vendor run 24 hrs, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Street Food: Dim Sum served 24 hrs, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping 360, Cable Car, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping 360, Cable Car, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360, Cable Car, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360, Cable Car, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Sunsets over Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Entry to Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Entry to Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Wooloomooloo outlook and local beer Tsingtao, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Wooloomooloo Roof Top Bar, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Wooloomooloo Rooftop Bar Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Wooloomooloo Rooftop Bar Wan Chai, Hong Kong