Top Things To Do In Hong Kong

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Heūng góng in Cantonese, meaning (fragrant harbour) is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a more recent contemporary ex-British influence. Hong Kong is the first Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, the other being Macau. Hong Kong is now famous for being a leading financial centre in East Asia, with the presence of local and some of the most recognized banks from around the world.

LET US DISSECT THEM ONE BY ONE  (source from wikitravel)

Hong Kong Island (香港島) (CentralEast CoastSouth Coast) Hong Kong Island is the site of the original British settlement. Most of Hong Kong’s highest skyscrapers and the financial centre can be found here, including its famous skyline along the northern coastline. Hong Kong’s financial centre, shopping. Overall, Hong Kong Island is more modern and wealthy and considerably less dirty than the other areas of Hong Kong.
Kowloon (九龍) This peninsula jutting south towards Hong Kong Island from the Asian continent is the most populous area in Hong Kong and at one time it was the most densely populated place in the world. Today, it offers a chaotic mix of malls, street markets and residential tenements. It’s a lot of fun but can be a little dirty in some areas away from Tsim Sha Tsui and the southern part of the peninsula.
New Territories (新界) Named by British officials when leased from the Chinese government in 1898, the New Territories contain a curious mix of small farms, villages, industrial installations, mountainous country parks and towns that have populations the size of some cities. Though nice to visit to see how the “real” people live, it’s often dirty.
Lantau (大嶼山) The largest of the Outlying Islands, twice the size of Hong Kong Island and famous for its high peaks, wild landscapes, great beaches and the airport.
Outlying Islands (離島) Well-known weekend destinations for the locals, the Outlying Islands are most of the islands surrounding Hong Kong Island. They range from significant population centres to rocks poking out of the sea.

Hong Kong may not be on the top of your list but the charming and adorable beauty is undeniable. Looking  at Hong Kong in the map may seemed that it is just a small island and just another part of China which has less thing to offer. But think twice, cause I myself was amazed with the number of things you can do here and even my 3 days spent is not enough and I still cant get enough of it until now.

 I have listed down my list of Must Do and Must Visit Places in Hong Kong either you are just staying for short or long number of days. For most Filipinos coming to Hong Kong has always been on top of the list. It is because of the easy access for Filipinos as we  are not required to apply for tourist visa to visit HK, we can stay up to the maximum of 14 days though. Initially the plan is just to get my passport stamp and see Disneyland so I can cross it out from the bucket list but turns out I fell in love with the place, something I did not expect though I heard stories from friends who have come visit HK as very lovable destination.Not all of the places which will be mentioned below was accomplished by me personally, this is because I only have very limited time to spend.

1) Fulfill your childhood fantasies in Hong Kong Disneyland

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Hong Kong Disneyland (Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園) is located on reclaimed land inPenny’s BayLantau Island. It is the firsttheme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

The park consists of seven themed areas

:Main Street U.S.A.Fantasyland,AdventurelandTomorrowlandGrizzly GulchMystic Point, and Toy Story Land.

Well who doesn’t love Disneyland!-It is almost everyone’s dream to visit the place especially during our childhood days. We think of it as a magical place where anything and everything is just full of happy thoughts. The theme park is not only designed for children but if you get visit it you will see there are people from all ages who have come and enjoy each and every moment. For most Filipinos a visit to HK simply means visiting The Happiest Place on Earth, it is by far the cheapest way to experience Disneyland in terms of accessibility and expenses to travel to HK-if you compare it by visting to Tokyo, Japan where everything is terribly expensive.

 It is worth every penny spent I must say as I really enjoyed the place and I felt like for once again in my life I became a kid again. Folks who are on tight budget can opt to skip this theme park though but still it is a nice in a lifetime chance to feel happy and young again. Try to avoid school and public holidays as crowd can be huge and to avoid long lines

ADMISSION FEE: 450HKD( ADULT)  320HKD(CHILD)

HOW TO GET THERE: From Tung Chung or any MTR station down at Sunny Bay Station.hange train, ride the Disneyland Train to Disneyland Resort

HOURS OF OPERATION: NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION 10AM-9PM (check website for upcoming events and maintenance)

2) Head your way to the top riding  The Peak Tram/ Have your photo taken with the famous Celebrities in Madame Tussauds Wax Musuem

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With an altitude of 552 meters (1811 feet), this is the  excellent way to appreciate the night view of Hong Kong. This is one of HK’s most popular attraction. The way going up is steep and spectacular with the panoramic views over the northern coast of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon.The lower terminus is situated underneath St Johns Building on Garden Road (near Hong Kong Park, the Citibank Tower and distinctive Bank Of China Tower) and the upper terminus is located in the refurbished Peak

It was a holiday when I traveled to HK so I am not surprise by the number of people lining up just to get to the top. The place is best to see either daytime or night time so maybe you can come here around 5PM. Just a tip though, even if you purchase your ticket online or from travel agency you still have to fall in line to have your voucher exchange to the ticket but it doesn’t take that long. I heard from someone that the fastest way to get to the top is to buy the ticket to Madame Tussauds which allows to board right away without having to fall in line. I bought my ticket from CTS in HK AIRPORT which is discounted compare to the price  you can get over the counter. As for my experience the line clears up fast but you still have to expect the worst. Unfortunately I did not try out the Wax Museum for I am not a fan,and for me it’s just a waste of money and time specially I am on a tight budget.

ADMISSION FEE: For ticket prices you may visit website below as prices may vary from time to time.

– http://www.madametussauds.com/HongKong/en/BuyTickets/Default.aspx and

http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/5_5_6.asp

HOW TO GET THERE:

==FROM CENTRAL MTR STATION take Exit J2 or Exit K. Exit J2 leads to Chater Garden from where Bank of China Tower is clearly visible. Exit K leads to Statue Square opposite the HSBC Building and the Bank of China Tower is visible to the left. From Bank of China Tower follow Garden Road uphill to the terminus. ==FROM ADMIRALTY MTR STATION take exit C1 and cross the bridge over Queensway to Pacific Place. In Pacific Place take the escalators on right which run up alongside the shopping mall. Go to the very top and cross the road to Hong Kong Park and follow the signs through Hong Kong Park to the Lower Peak Tram Terminus.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Peak Tram Operating Hours :  7 am to 12 midnight(Mon – Sun & Public Holidays) Frequency : Departs every 10 to 15 minutes Sky Terrace 428 Opening Hours : 10 am to 11 pm(Mon – Fri) 8 am to 11 pm(Sat, Sun & Public Holidays) Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Location : Shop P101, Level P1 Tel no : (852) 2849 6966 Opening Hours : 9:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

3) Yin and Yang in NanLian Garden and Chilin Nunnery

IMG_1975Perfection Pavilion connected by two red painted timber Zi Wu Bridges (not accessible to visitors)

Tang-style landscaped Chinese garden of classical elegance based on the blueprint of the famous Jiangshouju Garden in Shanxi Province.he scenic garden is meticulously landscaped in which every hill, rock, body of water, plant and timber structure is placed according to specific rules and methods. While Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. The complex also includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold.

Source: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/culture-heritage/chinese-temples/chi-lin-nunnery-and-nan-lian-garden.jsp#ixzz2nJBjDRxi

It is breath of fresh air visiting this place. You will not believe you can find a peaceful place amidst the busy and noisy streets of HK. It was past 10am when I reached the place and it wasn’t a challenge to find cause the moment you exit out of the MTR station you will see signs directing to the garden. The moment i stepped inside the garden I was greeted by the orange painted bridge connected to the Golden Pavilion which reminds of the famous garden landscape of Japan. I honestly felt like I wanna do some Tai Chi or Yoga session when I saw this place, so serene and tranquil that makes me forget I am in HK. The ZEN-like vibe and presence is very evident  around the area. If you have time to spare it is HIGHLY advisable to visit this place specially when most attractions are still asleep and not operational yet.

ADMISSION FEE: FREE

HOW TO GET THERE: via MTR and get off from DIAMOND HILL MTR Station fexit C2 (Plaza Hollywood) at 60 Fung Tak Road (under flyover). Just follow the signs and in about 5 minutes walk you will reach the entrance of the Nan Lian Garden.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Daily from 7AM in the morning to 9PM at night.

4) Allot 30 minutes of your time using the Longest Covered Escalator in the World

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Central-Mid Level Escalator

It is  the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. The entire system covers over 800 metres (2,600 ft) in distance and elevates over 135 metres (443 ft) from bottom to top.The escalator runs from Des Voeux Road, Central to Conduit Road in Mid Levels. There are several entrances and exits throughout Soho and NoHo.Be warned that the Mid-Levels Escalators run just one-way; down in the mornings, up in the afternoons and evenings. I remember this was featured in Drew Arellano’s travel show “Byahe ni Drew” and I thought it would be cool to try this out to figure out how it feels riding on escalator for 30 minutes and not getting bored. This may not be your stairway to heaven but should get you close enough.

ADMISSION FEE:   FREE

HOW TO GET THERE: MTR Central Exit D2, turn right on Queen’s Road Central and head towards Central Market. Also you can go there by tram and get off at the Hang Seng Bank HQ stop.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Downwards: Daily 6am-10am; Upwards: Daily 10am-

5) Shop for the cheapest souvenirs and memorabilia in HK’s famous night market

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 NIGHT MARKET STALLS  AT TEMPLE STREET

When the sun goes down so as the city streets of Hong Kong gives birth to the chaotic and colorful stalls. It is named after Tin Hau Temple, Temple Street is located at Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon and here you can hord all items you want for cheap price and bring them home with you once you get back to your comfort zone where many friends of yours are waiting for their presence from your most recent trip abroad.  The market comprises mostly of walk-in shops in narrow alleyways which spill out onto to the pavement during opening hours by putting stalls out in front. Whilst most shops allow bargaining, discounts are usually not on the same scale as some other street markets in Hong Kong. Shops offer a wide variety of clothes, footware, sportswear, jewellery, Chinese silk garments, paintings and artwork, toys and souvenirs. There were numerous night markets in HK will name of some them.

1. Ladies Market

2. Temple Street Market

3. Stanley Market

4. Business Card Market

5. Cat Street

6. Wan Chai Street Market

7. Golden Shopping Arcade

8. Costume Market

HOW TO GET THERE:   LADIES MARKET

Ticket: Free of Charge Address: Tung Choi Street, Mongkok

Take the MTR to either Prince Edward Station and take Exit B2 OR get off at Mong Kok Station and take any of Exits B2, D2 or D3. Prince Edward MTR Station and Mong Kok MTR Stations are at the northern and southern ends respectively of the market.

  • MTR Mong Kok Station Exit E2

HOURS OF OPERATION: 12nn to 11pm (except first day of Chinese New Year – Closed) HOW TO GET THERE:  TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET

Ticket: Free of Charge Address: Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei

Take the MRT and get off at either Yau Ma Tei or Jordan Station. If Yau Ma Tei Station, take Exit C and turn left along Mang Ming Lane. If Jordan Station, take Exit A and turn right. HOURS OF OPERATION: 2pm to 1130pm (except first day of Chinese New Year – Closed)

The most popular night markets are Ladies Market and Temple Street Market, it is nice to make this as your last stop for the day after seeing all the attractions during daytime. I spent 2 nights exploring the markets looking for magnets and key chains but still not enough. Be mindful of your personal stuff as the crowd can be pact specially during peak hours and weekends.

6) Explore Hong Kong using the oldest and cheapest mode of transportation known as Ding Ding Tram

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THE KING OF THE ROAD

Hong Kong Tramways Limited Company runs six main routes between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan from 06:00 to 24:00 daily.

Routes: Shau Kei Wan→Western Market; Shau Kei Wan→Happy Valley North Point→Whitty Street; Happy Valley→Kenned Town; Causeway Bay→Kennedy Town; Western Market→Kenney Town

The hundred year old Ding Ding Tram is one of the best way to explore the bustling city of HK given a very limited budget. It allows you to hop on and hop off on your desired destination.It only costs HKD 2.30 no matter the distance. Take not that you have to board at the back door and not in the front door, you will know once you get inside the tram. This is just an amazing experience to just pick your seat on the 2nd floor and watch the busy streets of HK as the bus makes its way. It is best do this daytime or night time, dont be afraid of getting lost as the tram just goes in one direction and if you think place looks unfamiliar already then you may leave tram once you see an MTR station for your journey back to hotel.

FARE: 2.30 HKD fixed fare rate regardless of distance

HOW TO GET THERE: you may check http://www.hktramways.com/en/index.html for more information about the tram stations nearest to you

7) Photograph the amazing stilt houses and portraits of locals in Tai O Fishing Village

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STILT HOUSES IN TAI O FISHING VILLAGE

Tai O in Chinese means ‘Fishing Town”, it is home to Tanaka people also known as community fisherman’s who built their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. Due to it’s proximity to Ngong Ping and Big Buddha Statue it then became a famous tourist destination which also named as the “Venice of Hong Kong”. This where photographers will venture out to take great photos of local and the amazing view of houses constructed above the sea. It is also famous for fresh seafoods just so you feel tired of eating dimsum and wonton noodles. I was supposed to be here on my 2nd day before I head to Ngong Ping 360 but turns out I woke up a bit late on that day so I ended crossing out from my itinerary for the day, cause one thing it is gonna eat up more time considering the 1 hour bus ride to get there plus the hours I will spent taking photos and going back again to Tung Chung.

HOW TO GET THERE:

-MTR Tung Chung Station. Take bus 11 to Tai O bus terminus (the journey takes approximately 50 minutes.) Walk for around five minutes to the Rope-drawn Ferry Bridge and then take a stroll along the waterfront.

-MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B. Take Ngong Ping cable car to Ngong Ping Village (approx 25 minutes). Take bus 21 to Tai O terminus (approx 20 minutes) and walk for around five minutes to the Rope-drawn Ferry Bridge and then take a stroll along the waterfront.  ADDRESS: Tai O, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands

8) Look up the stunning and mesmerizing skyscrapers in HK’s Business Hub

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HONG KONG SKYSCRAPERS

Central (also Central DistrictChinese: 中環) is the central business district of Hong Kong. It is located in Central and Western District, on the north shore of Hong Kong Island, across Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui

When you think of Hong Kong, you’d probably come to imagining high rising buildings and well built skyscrapers reaching up the sky. With more skyscrapers than any other city in the world and most of them packed into just a few square miles the view is spectacular.I have seen different skylines in South East ASIA but seeing HK SKYLINE was one of the best treats ever. I felt like I was teleported  to New York with Alicia Keys singing the Empire State of Mind. The neon lights shining bright like a diamond on central district is something you should missed, this one of many reasons why I love HK now. Strolling on an early morning the place gets busy one of best things to do in HK or since it is just few blocks away from The Peak Tram Terminus then why not spend an hour looking up, walk and just enjoy the amazing result of architectural magic.

HOW TO GET THERE: From MTR Central station, make your way to the J2 exit and walk up to the ground level. Turn right, through Chater Garden, cross Queen’s Road Central, and make your way up Garden Road. You will pass the Bank of China Tower and Citibank Plaza and from there you can explore the nearby streets and buildings.

9) Overlooking the Clock Tower while doing your morning jogging in TST area

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CLOCK TOWER

Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower is impossible to be missed if you get passed TST promenade. It is built out of red brick and granite and is the only reminder from the colonial period. It is close to Peninsula Hotel and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and take note clock still keeps the accurate time when I checked it.Take a few minutes to stare at it and take a photo especially at night where the Clock Tower is beautifully illuminated.

ADMISSION FEE: FREE

HOW TO GET THERE:

-MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit E. Walk towards Salisbury Road, then turn right and take the subway (pedestrian tunnel) located next to the YMCA to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Turn right again and walk straight ahead towards the waterfront.

-Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai and follow the signs. The Clock Tower is located next to the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry pier.

10) Stroll down to the Avenue of Stars/Witness the world class Symphony Lights show.

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THE HONG KONG FILM AWARDS STATUE

The Avenue of Stars was built to commemorate to the outstanding contribution of Hong Kong Film Industry and the man behind the camera’s, it is located in Tsim Sham Tsui Promenade was inaugurated on April 27, 2004.The inspiration came from the The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Set into the promenade’s coloured paving blocks are plaques, each representing present and past stars, many of whom are deceased. One of the plaques features hand prints of Hong Kong’s Hollywood movie star Jackie Chan.In order to get the best view of night and day I decided to come visit this place twice on my 1st day and last day. Night view is what I really like because of the romantic feel around but daytime is also nice as the long stretch is not that crowded.

The avenue has panoramic views across the harbour to Hong Kong Island and makes for a pleasant stroll at any time of day, but particularly after dark when the Hong Kong Island’s famous skyline becomes spectacularly illuminated. The avenue is a popular viewing point for the free 14-minute light and sound show “A Symphony of Light”, featuring 45 prominent buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour, which takes place nightly at 8PM. You have to be mindful of your time so you can make sure you can catch the 8PM show for the Symphony of Lights.

HOW TO GET THERE: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit J. Follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars.

ADMISSION FEE: FREE

11) Uncover the secrets of the Giant Buddha from the misty clouds/stroll around  Po Li Monastery

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TIAN TAN BUDDHA

One of the HK’s MUST SEE attractions is the world’s tallest outdoor seated Buddha; the great looming statue of the Buddhist deity Sakyamuni. Seated on a summit in Lantau, the Buddha measures over 100 feet in height and weighs 275.5 tons. There is a large automated bell within the Buddha that rings 108 times everyday, with the number ’108’ symbolizing escape from 108 troubles of mankind. You have to take 268 steps in order to get to the top which is tiring but on a cold and fine weather it should be fine knowing once you reached the top there’s amazing view that awaits for you.Po Lin Monastery is also a top destination for tourists to experience the natural and cultural side of Hong Kong but bad thing it is under renovations when I went there.

HOW TO GET THERE:

-For the most fastest and convenient way is via Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car providing the most scenic and effortless route. -The longest, but most ecological route involves taking a ferry to Lantau from Central. Take the MTR to Hong Kong Station / Airport Express Line, but leave the station at exit E1, towards the signs for the IFC Mall and the outlying islands ferry pier. After exit E1 walk through the IFC Mall to the outlying islands Ferry Pier 6. Take the ferry to Mui Wo, Lantau Island, then bus 2 from the bus terminus outside the pier. Or take the Tung Chung line in the MTR to the end of the line – Tung Chung Station. Get out at exit B and walk towards the bus terminus to find bus 23 from Tung Chung to Po Lin Monastery. HOURS OF OPERATION: 10AM-5:30 PM with last admission at 5PM while Po Lin Monastery opens at 9AM-6PM. ADMISSION FEE: FREE and open to the public

12) Take the Star Ferry ride from Central to TST

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STAR FERRY

Star Ferry services are regarded as one of Hong Kong’s most famous heritage and cultural attractions, providing both a remarkably inexpensive method of crossing the harbour and the opportunity for some spectacular views of the harbour and Hong Kong Island and Kowloon waterfronts. For only 2HKD on lower deck and 2.50HKD on upper deck you can have best panoramic view of HK’s Victoria Harbour. I took the Central (Central Ferry Pier 7) to Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon Point) – 9 minutes journey.   

HOW TO GET THERE:

-TST Star Ferry pier: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6. Walk to the Clock Tower along Salisbury Road. -Central Star Ferry pier: MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2 or MTR Central Station Exit A. Walk to the pier along Man Yiu Street. -Wan Chai Star Ferry pier: MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A1. Take the skybridge to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and descend to Convention Avenue at Harbour Road. HOURS OF OPERATION: first ferry at 6:30am and the final ferry at 11:30pm. 

FARE: 2HKD for lower deck and 2.50HKD for upper deck 

(take note the fare can be different during weekends and public holidays)

ROUTES: check out their site for routes of the ferry  http://www.starferry.com.hk/

13) Be amaze to one of the most BREATHTAKING SKYLINE in Victoria Peak

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I AIN’T HAVE SLEEP BUT SEEING THIS VIEW IS SO WORTH IT.

Victoria Peak is a good location to view its night scene. Being 554 meters (about 1,817.6 feet) above sea level, the Peak is the highest point within Hong Kong and occupies the western part of the island.The whole city is swathed by glittering neon lights along the banks of Victoria Harbor. To get to the top you have to take the Peak Tram which ascends to the top giving you a magnificent spoiler view of HK Skyline. The ride will take up an approximate of 8-10 minutes and when you reach the summit you will see a seven storied building in the shape of a ship. That is the Peak Tower in which there are several attractions namely, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, and the Peak Explorer Motion Simulator or you can also shop for souvenirs and items and even grab some snacks before you head to the Sky Terrace.

It is a MUST to see HK at night! It provides you a panoramic view of Victoria Harbor and the Kowloon Peninsula, a spectacular night view will unfold in front of your eyes.

HOW TO GET THERE:

-Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road (reach it by taking bus 15C from the lay-by outside the Star Ferry pier in Central, or walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2.)

-Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D) From Hong Kong Int’l Airport: By Bus: Catch Bus S1 to Tung Chung Bus Terminus, which is next to the Ngong Ping Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. The bus journey takes about 10 minutes.

ADMISSION FEE: you may check their website for updated price http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/3_1.asp

HOURS OF OPERATION:10am to 11pm (Mon – Fri) 8am to 11pm (Sat, Sun & Public HolidaY

14) Overlooking Hong Kong’s Lantau Island in 360 degrees riding the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

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HELL NO! I AM AFRAID OF HEIGHTS

Drawing thousands of visitors everyday it is no doubt one of Hong Kong top attractions. The 25 minute trip doesn’t seemed like it is as you ascend through the top, giving you full access of the best view of Lantau Island where you can also see the Chep Lok Kok Airport. It is not cheap if you are on a tight budget but it is worth it, in order to save just like what I did is I purchased I way crystal cabin going up and standard cabin on my down which saves me a couple of bucks. Take not the there is a different line for crystal and standard cabin, it is advisable to get the crystal cabin on your way so you can went ahead of everyone else’s in line in the standard cabin lane.

HOW TO GET THERE: MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B. Walk for approximately five minutes to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.

ADMISSION FEE:  based on the price from the website

Round Trip
Standard Cabin $150 $75 $105
Crystal Cabin $235 $160 $190
Crystal Cabin ex TC & Standard Cabin ex NP $210 $135 $165
Single Trip
Standard Cabin $105 $53 $74
Crystal Cabin $165 $113 $134

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm  
    Weekends & Public Holidays 9:00am – 6:30pm

15) Boost your adrenaline in trying out the most terrifying rides in Hong Kong Ocean Park

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READY SET GO

The Ocean Park covers more than 870000 square meters and is basically divided into 2 major attraction area (The Waterfront and the Summit).Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows it also does have a unique way of combining education and marine life conservation.

On my last day in HK I went convincing myself going to another famous theme park in HK, but this time it doesn’t focus much on Thrill Rides Attraction but also offers a way to interact with marine life animals and other mammals. It was HUGE theme park and I underestimated it, running on my mind is just another theme park packed with thrill rides which I CAN finish up in 5-6 hours but I was completely wrong. And my biggest fault since I am that confident I can work up this up on my own is that I did not grab a map from the main entrance which leads to being lost on the latter part.

ADMISSION FEE: 320 HKD (ADULT) 160 HKD (CHILD)

HOW TO GET THERE:

a. By MTR, get off at Admiralty Station and take Exit B. Head to the Admiralty (West) Bus Terminal and look for Bus No. 629. The bus operates daily from 9am to 4pm. (Approx. 20 minutes travel time) b. If you are around Central, head to Central Ferry Pier(near IFC) and look for Bus No. 629. The bus operates daily from 945am to 345pm. (Approx. 25 minutes travel time) *Morning only! (Last bus departs 10:55am from Central Ferry Pier 7 / Star Ferry Pier) Last 629 bus leaves Ocean Park at 9PM. HOURS OF OPERATION: you may check their website at http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/plan-your-visit/calendar/index.php?selectedDate=20131220&did=25

16) Discover the food

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ANYTHING BUT CHINESE FOOD

From the famous HK street style food to the millionaires choice of food, you have a variety of options to choose from if you plan to travel in HK. Though the city is best known as the land of dimsum’s and wonton noodles, HK will never disappoint you interms of food choices and interms of price. At an average of 40-150HKD you can be served with a sumptuous meal enough to make your day ahead. We all know that almost everywhere you go there’s a chinese resto/stall and not because they are everywhere doesn’t mean you know anything about the cuisine.

PRICE RANGE: from 40-150HKD 

CHEAP EAT OPTIONS: AUSTRALIAN DAIRY, CAFE DE CORAL, MAXIM, MCDONALDS, FOOD REPUBLIC and FOOD STALLS everywhere.

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