A GUIDE TO
6. Cruise the harbour
The best way to enjoy the skyline is to go on the harbour on one of the harbour cruises or ferries. Go on a junk boat like the Aqua Luna boat (and enjoy an hour-long ride on the harbour) or take one of the ferries going from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. It’s also the perfect way to escape the heat from the city!
7. visit cultural sites and temples
…and light some incense sticks for good luck. The last time we visited Hong Kong, we went to the Man Mo temple in Sheung Wan. This time we decided to visit the highly popular Wong Tai Sin temple in Kowloon. Get here early as it tends to get crowded when the big tourist groups arrive! For other cultural sites, I highly recommend the Nan Lian Garden (see here).
8. freeze time
Hong Kong is a crowded place. With over 7 million people living in Hong Kong currently, it’ll be hard for you to find a quiet spot. We stood still at a crossing at one of the busiest crossings in Causeway Bay. The hustle and bustle of city life is nowhere as evident as on the streets.
9. discover urban and historical sites
One of my favorites parts of Hong Kong is Wanchai and it is home to many historical buildings that have been revitalized over the years. From the Blue House to the many other tong laus, the many markets, art shops, food stalls and secret bars, there could not be a more interesting urban mix than in Hong Kong. My tip is to take one of the historical trams and ride from east to west to see the contrast of new and old.
10. enjoy the hong kong night life
And by that I mean the various shops and restaurants that are open until late. Hit up the many local restaurants on-the-go or make reservations at foodie hotspots. Afterwards, you’ll want to stop by Temple Street Market or any other food market / stand open.