Hong Kong is well-known for its cloud-buster skyline, cultural kaleidoscope and its shopping paradise where you can bargain hunt from cheap bazaars to extravagant shopping centers. It has a population of more than 7 million people inhabiting a small mass of land, making it one of the most densely packed areas in the world. Here, I have listed 8 things you must experience when in Hong Kong. Shout out to my legs and feet for not giving up on me in my journey to the city of never ending walk.
1. Feel the Magic in Hong Kong Disneyland
I have been dreaming of going to this place when I was a child. Now that I grew up and am now capable to travel I made sure to make that dream come true and visited this place with my friends.
It was very nice to feel like a child again. My heart jumped as I witnessed the ravishing floats carrying the Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Tinkerbell and many more in The Flight of Fantasy Parade.
Even the train ride going there is an absolute fun!
The experience is truly magical especially the fireworks finale at night.
2. Ride a cable car and see the beauty of Hong Kong from above
Since Tung Chung is just 5.4 kilometers away from the airport we decided to ride the cable car first before checking-in in our hotel.
The journey took around 25 minutes, travelling between Tung Chung Town Centre and Ngong Ping Village in Lantau Island.
It was a total surprised seeing the breathtaking views of the South China Sea and the lush mountainous terrain of Lantau which serves as the “lungs of Hong Kong” because of its abundance of native woodland.
But be warned! The queue is extremely long. It will be highly recommended to book your ticket online. In our case, we bought our tickets at Klook a reliable app that helped us save some money and our precious time.
3. Shop till you drop!
You can see various shopping centers in Hong Kong; it is everywhere, which makes the country one of the shopping paradise in Asia. You can shop from cheap bazaars, branded outlets, gadget stores, malls and luxury boutiques. Just a piece of advice dear, spend wisely!
Finding where and what to eat in a foreign country is a real challenge for any travelers. Always check on how they prepare the food before buying it. Trying something new is not bad but keeping yourself healthy on a foreign land is a top priority.
5. A night with the stars in Madam Tussaud’s Museum
Prepare your camera for a star-studded experience in the wax museum of Madam Tussaud’s. We paid a regular price of 280 HKD each for the ticket including the tram ride going to The Peak. Sadly, we weren’t able to buy it in Klook since this was a last-minute decision. Again, my favorite advice on this trip, buy all your tickets online!
6. Visit The Peak
Of course, we never missed to see the famous skyline of Hong Kong. The jungle of glass and stones standing firmly above the ground and gives colors to the whole city.
7. See the view of Victoria Harbor
Victoria Harbor is a natural land form harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Since it is very near from Tsim Tsam Tsui we decided to walk going there.
8. Get lost and discover what other things this country has to offer
Go on, explore and get yourself a chance to discover something new in this country. It may be a place, a food, a person or an experience. Just learn something and enjoy every minute of it. Happy Travels!
I just want to give credits to my two amazing companions on this trip. I used some of their photos on this blog. So, a big THANK YOU to my crazy best friend and his crazier brother! I guess it runs from the blood. Hihi! From your craziest friend. Love yah! xoxo
“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier