The perfect cosmopolitan city in Asia with great food and nightlife. Hong Kong is a multicultural metropolis. It is a great place to check out as a stopover or up to a week.
Places to Go
- Victoria Peak: Great views of the city from up here
- Tian Tan Buddha: Famous statue on top of a hill
- Chungking Mansion: Building well known for its cheap accommodations
- Temple Street Night Market: Liveliest night market in Hong Kong
- Day Trip to Macau: Check out the historical sights or casinos
- Accommodation: When I go to Hong Kong, I like to stay at the Marriott because of the amazing food options that are free in the concierge lounge (if you have status). This can run around 1,900 HKD. I also have stayed in AirBnB for real good prices. It really depends how much you want to spend, and how much time you will actually be in your room.
- Food: Hong Kong can be really cheap or really expensive, it really depends where you want to go. For cheaper fare, check out the market food, noodles and dumpling stands. Most sit down restaurants will cost around 100 HKD for a meal. A lot of people come to Hong Kong to experience the nightlife. Drinks are roughly 20-30 HKD. Champagne, cocktails, or wine can run between 70-150 HKD.
- Transportation: Get a tourist travel pass for 55 HKD per day. This pass will cover unlimited travel on the metro, tram as well as light rail service. Metro tickets average around 7-23 HKD. If you would like to go to Kowloon, then take the ferry, the cost is around 2 HKD. The taxis are reasonably cheap as well. They also have Uber in HK, but there were limited amounts of cars available when I went in April/2015.
- Visit the markets for the best souvenirs
- Get a transit day pass if you will be moving around a lot
- Don’t leave the city without trying the Dim Sum