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About Hong Kong
Price: 150 €
Traveling time: 15 hoursYes, a long stop-over in Bangkok.
Tips & Tricks
- Don't miss the Happy Valley Race Course Wednesday Evenings, in season!
- Get yourself an Octopus card - for all transports and any other payments
Things to see
HK-ese don't like it very much as its multi-triangle shape is counter-Feng Shui, but it definitely is an emblematic building, with a cool view.
Now HK’s second tallest building, the razor has a very interesting money museum on the 55th floor. And good views.
Amazing and highly recommendable experience ! Every Wednesday, anxious gamblers and thristy expats gather around the outdoor beer stalls to enjoy HK’s cheapest lager between the races.
Whether you arrive by foot, car or with the iconic Peak Tram, you’ll see how amazing this city is. Atop the whole skyline, it’s better being there for the sunset, to see the whole place lighting up.
A 30-min boat ride will take you to this car-free island, where you’ll enjoy good seafood, interesting bicycle trails, and a funny view of HK Island.
The largest of HK’s outlying islands, Lantau is home to HK’s highest peak, a very good trek trail and awesome seafood restaurants.
The world’s largest sitting Buddha awaits your visit, on the top of the hill you’ll reach by very, very steep staircaises.
The park is very small, there’s not even a loop in the Space Mountain… but there’s a kind of Disney magic, Mickey Mouse puppets look hilariously stoned, and it’s still good fun on the whole. Otherwise, just taking the special metro line is great…
One of the few beaches on the southern side of HK islands, it’s the main spot for the city’s surfers.
Residential area with an interesting beach atmosphere. The building with a huge hole in it is particularly noticeable : it’s made for the mountain dragon to still be able to go and drink in the sea.
On a sunny Sunday, there’s nothing better than renting a junk, those flat-roofed boats with drinks and food and cook altogether with a good bunch of friends. The boat takes you along the New Territories shores to sometimes stop on long, white sand beaches unreachable by land.
The impressive wooden trams, locally nicknamed "ding ding" after their honking sound, rush through the skyscrapers, as if they were telling them "I'm old, but I betcha I'm quicka"
North Point, Hong Kong Island
That's where my parents go. Cheapest of the normal hotels in town.
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Smelling of Indian subcontinent, it's a huge building with hidden dorms and delicious Nepalese restaurants.
Queen's Road East, Wanchai
On the top of the cylindric building in Wanchai, buffet food is not the best, but the view is great.
Lan Kwai Fong, Central
The Oyster is one of the all-time favourite hang-outs. The Long Island Iced Tea seems like the cheapest drink in town, and it's damn good.
One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
On the posh and expensive side, it's still a great place with delicious food and an AWESOME view on HK island's night skyline. Defo worth the spend.
Saikung, Lantau Island
Various seafood restaurant. Amazing taste and great spot.