Hong Kong is one of my favourite cities.
Since first visiting in 1997 I have been back six times.
Most people visit it for 2 or 3 days but I don’t think that is long enough.
Here are just a few of the things I love to do in Hong Kong.
Taking the Peak Tram
A spectacular ride up a funicular railway with great views from the top.
Best taken early in the morning as the queues can get very long later in the day.
Horse Racing at Happy Valley
Racing is every Wednesday night during the season at this spectacular location surrounded by skyscrapers.
Last time I went I had went on a tour organised by the tourist information centre including; coach pick up, meal and betting vouchers for a very reasonable price.
The Star Ferry
One of the worlds greatest bargains is a trip across bustling Hong Kong Harbour on the Star Ferry for just a few cents
A little more expensive but well worth it is evening boat that stops in the middle of the harbour to take in the nightly light show.
Getting Tailor Made Clothes
In Hong Kong tailor made clothes is an affordable luxury.
If you don’t want a suit you can just get a few shirts and pants.
It’s worth checking a few review sites before you go. (I use Apsley Tailors but there are several other with good reputations)
Visit the Big Buddha on Lantau Island
The Big Buddha is in a great location, overlooking the South China Sea.
Make sure you get a ticket which includes a vegetarian meal at the adjacent monastery.
To get there you can take a spectacular cable car ride starting at Tung Chung Railway Station.
Best avoided at weekends.
Take a Bus trip on Hong Kong Island
Two of the scenic trips you can go on from the top deck of a Hong Kong bus start at ‘Central.’
One goes to Aberdeen Harbour where you can have an authentic Chinese sea food meal at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
For the shoppers Stanley Market is well worth a look.
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