After the 3 day trip to Hong Kong as we were just passing through, I thought I would share with you our findings on the adventure we had here! This has to be one of my favorite cities, and can not wait until I can go back again for a longer visit. Maybe when it is a little bit cooler with less humidity would be perfect.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Possibly the most well-known temple to locals and tourists, this hotspot can get very busy due to it being known to ‘make every wish come true upon request’, and secondly for its zodiac statues. The architecture of all the buildings here are stunning, and it is home to that little bit of tranquility inside such a busy city.
Closes MTR station: Wong Tai Sin (Kwun Tong Line – Green)
After a potentially lengthy queue to get the peak tram or a taxi ride to the top, the Victoria peak is the best opportunities to see the hong kong skyline from above it all, and it is very much worth the effort.
Another great part of the peak which not many people write about are the shops and restaurants at the top. We stopped off at Kala, Cheese and toast specialist for a quick cheese on toast, and then Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant for our evening meal. fantastic food and would recommend it one-hundred percent.
Closest MTR station: Central (Island Line – Blue and Tsuen Wan Line – Red)
Lantau Island is home to a number of great tourist attractions, which will keep you coming back time after time. First on our list is the is Ngong Ping 360, which is a cable car stretching from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping village. We took the crystal cabin, which features a glass bottom floor giving you the best views all around. A word of warning for the faint-hearted, the glass bottom cabin shows how high off the floor you really are, so not one for people who are afraid of heights. I somehow braved the glass bottom floor!
Next is the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha, the monastery is home to some fantastic artifacts and statues that are most definitely worth having a look at. Tian Tan Buddha sits atop the challenging 268 steps to get a closer view of the Buddha, it is well worth the effort where stunning views await!
Closest MTR station: Tung Chung (Tung Chung Line – Orange)
A Symphony of Lights
We stumbled upon the best place to view the symphony of lights one evening when we were going back to the hotel. The star ferry pier area would be the best place to view the show, but you will need to get there early to get an unrestricted view. Every night the skyline lights up and puts on a show for everyone, it is known to be one of the worlds most spectacular light shows. It is a must see if you ever are in Hong Kong.
Closest MTR station: East Tsim Sha Tsui (West Rail Line – Purple)
Disneyland Hong Kong
Disney parks are a fantastic day out no matter which country or park you visit. Hong Kong is no different. With plenty to see and do during your day trip here, you are treated to a parade in the day and one in the evening! Just make sure you get your spot early for that perfect view! The castle was currently under renovation when we visited, and was a little underwhelming to see at the end of Main Street, hopefully, the new and improved castle will be as good as the rest.
I could write all day about Disney but you will have to go and find out for yourself!
Closest MTR station: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (Disneyland Resort Line – Pink)