Hong Kong is the perfect destination for a short break. Whether you’re looking to pack everything in to one jam packed weekend break, or pick your highlights from Hong Kong’s’ Top Things To Do, we’ve got options and ideas to suit every budget and every style of traveller. From Temples to the iconic Victoria Harbour, an awesome variety of Asian food and a couple of hikes thrown in, you can build your own itinerary to make sure you get the best from your short trip to Hong Kong. And with recommendations for where to stay and what to eat – we’ll have your long weekend break to Hong Kong organised before you know it!
Hong Kong Points of Interest – Things To Do, Where To Stay & Where To Eat!
A Guest Post by Aaron Radcliffe from Nomads Nation
I’ve been living and teaching English in Hong Kong for a year now, and I gotta say – it’s one hell of a city! It’s got it all. Skyline, food, hikes, beaches, shopping – whatever it is that you like, Hong Kong’s got you.
It doesn’t matter if you have 48 hours or a lifetime, Hong Kong has so much to offer you’ll never get to experience it all. As someone who has lived in this city for a year, I’m going to give some obvious recommendations and some that are a bit less conventional. Here’s my top ten things for you to do in Hong Kong.
No, I mean, stay here on this site reading this article, but when you are in Hong Kong, do yourself a favor and just walk around get completely lost.
Statistically speaking Hong Kong is one of the safest cities on the planet. Crime really just isn’t a thing here. It’s also incredibly compact and navigable. Add the two together, and you have a formula for the greatest walking experience ever!
Really though, my number one recommendation for Hong Kong is to start walking, and start following the vibes. Wherever you are attracted to – go there! Feelin’ like pulling a left? Do it. Curious what’s around the corner? Check it out. What are all those people doing? Find out! What’s in that cool looking building? Investigate!
Hong Kong is so safe and so freaking interesting that I truly believe this is the greatest way to experience it. This is my favorite thing to do in any city, but not all cities are as safe as Hong Kong. There’s no dodgy neighborhoods. There’s no areas to avoid. You can be an oblivious, lost tourist, and not have to worry about a thing. And with the amazing train system, you’re only ever a five minute walk away from getting your bearings again.
How often do you get that opportunity? This is why it’s one of the best countries to visit.
And once you walk around enough you’ll spark up an appetite which brings me to my number two recommendation…
This is the easiest Hong Kong point of interest to recommend and it is the one thing to do that you simply cannot afford to miss! It’s one of the most impressive views of the single most impressive skyline in the world. And it’s free!
Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)
Touristy but worth it. Big Buddha is the largest outdoor bronze statue in the world (quite the title isn’t it?) but it’s not just the statue that makes it a top attraction. The experience as a whole is what makes it a must do. If you get the chance try and take the Skyrail – which is actually a cable car – and is also known as Ngong Ping 360, and check out the Big Buddha and the surrounding areas. (NOTE: Renovation works are being carried out on the Skyrail for the first half of 2017)
*Pro tip – if you have the time, try and stop by Tai Po (an amazing fisherman village) on the way back. You shan’t regret.*
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