SIGHT SEEING

If you want to know what the places below look like, go to Flickr.com and do a search or go to Discoverhongkong.com.

Alternative Good Source of Information:
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/…t-popular.html

Museums Information:
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/…ns/museum.html
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/cs_mus_lcsd.php

Harbour Cruise:
http://www.aqua.com.hk/
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/…s/harbour.html
http://www.hongkongextras.com/harbourtours.html
http://www.ctshk.com/english/ticket/admticket_hk.htm

TOP 10 Sights in Hong Kong

1. The Peak (includes Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum – BEST SEEN AT SUNSET/DUSK)
2. Ocean Park
3. Disneyland
4. Star Ferry and Century Old Ding Ding Tram
5. Tsim Sha Tsui District
6. Nan Lian Gardens and Chilin Nunnery (Diamond Hill MTR Station) *No Tripods Allowed*
7. Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront (Avenue of Stars)
8. Ngong Ping Village (Giant Buddha)
9. Causeway Bay and Mongkok District District 10. Stanley / Aberdeen (Jumbo Floating Restaurant)

Additional Sights for HK Returnees (or those on a long duration trip)

 

 

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1. Stanley and the scenic bus ride to it from Central
2. Central and Sheung Wan
2. Wong Tai Sin Temple (Wong Tai Sin MTR Station)
3. Kowloon City and Kowloon Walled City Park (Accessible by Bus or Taxi only)
4. Lan Kwai Fong and Midlevels (Central)
5. The Peak “Walk” (from the Peak top going back down to Central)
6. Walking with the Buddha / Wisdom Path (Ngong Pin Village)
7. Victoria and Hong Kong Park
8. Noon-day Gun (In front of Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay)
9. Seafood/Outdoor Trip to Lamma Island, Lei Yue Mun or Sai Kung
10. Museums (HK Science Museum, HK Space Museum and Museum of History)
11. Shatin (New Town Plaza, Snoopy Land and 10,000 Buddha Temple)
12. Outlying Islands (Lamma, Lantau, Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, etc)
13. Hiking in Lantau, etc.
14. Happy Valley Racecourse (every Wednesday night)
15. Hong Kong Wetlands Park

Places for Kids

1. Ocean Park (Aberdeen)
2. HK Science Museum (TST)
3. HK Space Museum (TST)
4. Snoopyworld (Shatin)
5. Noah’s Ark (Feedbacks not very good)

District Breakdown

Tsim Sha Tsui – Shopping/Tourist District, Alive until Midnight
*This district is filled with shops, malls and restaurants. Don’t ask where. You will see it for yourself.
Avenue of Stars & Old Clock Tower
Star Ferry
Harbour City Shopping Complex (with Toys ‘R Us and CitySuper)
Park Lane Shoppers’ Boulevard
Sogo Tsim Sha Tsui
Nathan Road / Canton Road / Side Streets (Granville, Kimberley, Cameron, Carnarvon, Haiphong etc)
Knutsford Terraces
Kowloon Park
The Peninsula Hong Kong (Peninsula Group Flagship Hotel)
China Ferry Terminal (to Macau)
Museums
New Malls: 1881 Heritage, K11, iSquare, The One
Sky 100 is also near Tsim Sha Tsui but it’s closer to Kowloon Station

Map: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/tst.pdf

Mongkok – Shopping District, Alive until Midnight
Langham Place (Mall)
Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street)
Electronics Street (Sai Yeung Choi Street)
Rubber Shoes Street (Fa Yuen Street)
Temple Street Night Market (reachable by Yau Ma Tei MTR)
Plenty of local food stalls and small shops scattered all over

Map: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/mok.pdf

Central – Business District in general
The Peak (Long walk from Central MTR Station)
Mid-Level Escalators
Maxim’s Palace City Hall Dimsum Restaurant
IFC Shopping Mall / Pacific Place Shopping Mall
Lan Kwai Fong (Bars and nightlife)
Old Buildings and new Skycrapers
H&M
Star Ferry (to Tsim Sha Tsui)

Map: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/cen.pdf

Causeway Bay – Shopping District, Alive until Midnight
Noon Day Gun
Times Square Mall
Sogo
World Trade Center Mall
Plus a few other smaller malls and shopping streets

Map: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/cab.pdf

Wanchai
Wanchai Computer Center
HK Convention and Exhibition Center (Daily Flag Raising Ceremony)
HKCEC Promenade (Great for photo ops)

Map: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/wac.pdf

Lantau Island
Disneyland
Ngong Ping Village (Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car + Giant Buddha + Po Lin Monastery)
Citygate Outlet Mall

Map: http://mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/tuc.pdf

Sha Tin
Shatin New Town Plaza Mall Complex
Snoopy’s World (Inside Shatin New Town Plaza)
Biggest Ikea in HK
10,000 Buddha Temple

Map: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/sht.pdf

READ THIS SECTION FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR ITINERARY HELP

It’s not very difficult to plan a trip to Hong Kong. A whole day means you don’t have a flight on the same day either inbound or outbound. You count how many whole days you have and then you insert the theme parks on these days. A trip to Macau will also occupy an entire day. If you have 3 whole days then you won’t have a problem going to Disneyland, Ocean Park and Macau while still having enough time to see the other parts of HK as well as some shopping. If you have kids with you or if you are going on a weekend, allot a whole day for theme parks.

SOME FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

It is always best to allot 1 day each for Disneyland, Ocean Park and Macau. You need almost the entire day for these places. During evenings you have a couple of hours for something else.

Know and set your priorities. Is it shopping? Sightseeing? Food trip? You won’t be able to do all these in a single short-duration trip. So prepare to make compromises. You also won’t be able to please a group of people with varying agenda. Disneyland and Ocean Park in 3 days practically takes away any decent opportunity for shopping. Add Macau in a 4 day trip then it will be the same result.

For first timers, please try your best not to do a 3 Day 2 Night (3D2N) Trip, sayang ang pera at sure bitin lang kayo. If possible, book the earliest flight out of Manila and the latest flight back to maximize your stay in HK.

DO NOT place Macau and an overnight stay inside Disneyland on consecutive days. Disneyland and Macau Ferry Terminals are very far apart. ie. If you are spending this night on a Disneyland hotel, do not go to Macau tomorrow.

Do not try to do too many things / sights on a limited trip duration. Do not make an hourly (beakdown) itinerary. Leave room for time allowance.

Take into consideration the type of people in your group. Children/Elderly will not be able to do many things in 1 day. Ocean Park & Disneyland can be exhausting.

The best view from the Peak is from the Sky Terrace. Although it has an entrance fee, it is worth it as a one time experience. If you have no plans of going to The Peak you can go to the Sky 100 instead.

If you want to make it to the Symphony of Lights, leave the Peak by 7pm.

Disneyland vs Ocean Park: Go to their respective websites and see which 1 appeals to you more. We cannot decide for you. Some adults prefer Disneyland, some prefer Ocean Park. This is VERY subjective.

NOTE: Include in your post the time/origin of your flights both outbound and inbound as well as the age breakdown of your group. Also indicate what sights or theme parks you plan to visit.
Example: May 1 Manila-HK 8am Flight | May 5 Macau-Manila 7pm Flight

3 Days 2 Nights

For those who were unable to get the last flight on their last day:

Day 1
Take the Airport Bus, Check-in and Settle down
Optional – Exchange currency in Wing Hoi if residing in Tsim Sha Tsui / Mongkok
Walk around the area of your hostel/hotel (choose between TST / Mongkok)
Take the MTR to Central and visit The Peak (around 4pm)
Head to the Central Star Ferry Terminal and ride the ferry to TST
Visit Clock Tower and Avenue of Stars, Walk around TST or visit the night market afterwards
Day 2
Choose Between Ocean Park or Disneyland. After the theme park, free time to shop and walk around.
Day 3
*Free Time*

For those who will depart later than 9pm on their last day:

Day 1
Take the Airport Bus, Check-in and Settle down
Optional – Exchange currency in Wing Hoi if residing in Tsim Sha Tsui / Mongkok
Walk around the area of your hostel/hotel (choose between TST / Mongkok)
Take the MTR to Central and visit The Peak (around 5pm)
Head to the Central Star Ferry Terminal and ride the ferry to TST
Visit Clock Tower and Avenue of Stars, Walk around TST or visit the night market afterwards
Day 2
Optional – Ngong Ping 360 + Village + Giant Buddha from 10am to noon
Disneyland
*Free Time*
Day 3
Ocean Park from 10am to 4pm

For those who are on the 540AM Cebu Pacific Flight on their 1st Day:

Day 1
Take the Airport Bus, Leave Baggage at Hotel, Take MTR to Admiralty
Optional – Exchange currency in Wing Hoi if residing in Tsim Sha Tsui / Mongkok
Take Bus 629 to Ocean Park
Take Bus 629 back to Admiralty
Take the MTR to Central and visit The Peak
Day 2
Optional – Ngong Ping 360 + Village + Giant Buddha from 10am to noon
Disneyland
Visit Avenue of Stars
Day 3
Nanlian Garden
*Free Time*

4 Days 3 Nights

Day 1
Take the Airport Bus, Check-in and Settle down
Optional – Exchange currency in Wing Hoi if residing in Tsim Sha Tsui / Mongkok
Optional – Ngong Ping 360 + Village + Giant Buddha from 10am to noon
Walk around the area of your hostel/hotel (choose between TST / Mongkok)
Take the MTR to Central and visit The Peak (around 5pm)
Head to the Central Star Ferry Terminal and ride the ferry to TST
Visit Clock Tower and Avenue of Stars, Walk around TST or visit the night market afterwards
Day 2
Optional – Ngong Ping 360 + Village + Giant Buddha from 10am to noon
Disneyland
Free to walk around.
Day 3
Ocean Park
Free to walk around.
Day 4
Nanlian Garden
*Free Time*

5 Days 4 Nights

Day 1 Ngong Ping – Peak – Avenue of Stars
Day 2 Disneyland
Day 3 Macau
Day 4 Ocean Park
Day 5 Nanlian Garden – Shopping

Free Time = For first timers, stroll around TST / Mongkok or Central / Causeway Bay (Refer to District Breakdown above). You can also go to the new Sky 100 or ride the tram along HK island from end to end.

1 Whole Day Itinerary (For those coming from Macau / On-Transit Flights)

Take the MTR to Mongkok: walk around the markets / specialty streets.
Take the MTR to North Point the ride the Century Old Tram to Central
Walk to the Star Ferry Pier in Central, Ride bus 15C to the Peak Terminus.
Visit the Peak, ride the Peak tram roundtrip then bus 15C to the Star Ferry Pier
Ride Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui
Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui including Avenue of Stars

For those who want to do Disneyland, Ocean Park and Macau on a 4D3N trip, here are the following criteria:

1. You were able to get the 540AM Cebu Pacific flight on your 1st day and will do Ocean Park on your 1st day
2. OR you were able to get a very late flight on your last day and will do Ocean Park on that day
3. You will either have to bring your luggage with you on your last day to Ocean Park for Option 2 or leave early to retrieve you luggage before heading to the airport.
4. Doing these 3 in 4 days is going to be very hectic and tiring and is not recommended for those travelling with kids, elderly or both.
5. Visiting the Peak or Avenue of Stars will have to be after Ocean Park or Disneyland

For those who want to do Ngong Ping and/or Citygate on your 1st day:
1. Either leave your luggage at the airport (storage rental) then ride the S1 bus (same bus going back to the airport) then take the airport bus or
2. Bring your luggage with you on the S1 bus then ride the MTR from Tung Chung to your hotel
Lockers are available at Citygate and Ngong Ping 360.

For those travelling in a big group (6 or more people)
1. Finalize your itinerary before you arrive in Hong Kong. Everyone has different priorities so try your best to come up with an itinerary that will please everyone.
2. There will be instances where it will be beneficial if the group will be split into smaller groups so people can do what they like without waiting for the others. If this happens, make sure you set strict a meeting time and meeting place. This is best done when shopping.
3. Get 2 local prepaid sim cards for cheap and easy communication. Of course you need to bring extra openline phones with you.
4. Do not make itineraries with too many places on each day because chances are you won’t be able to follow a packed itinerary like that.
5. Expect people to arrive late during mornings so set an early call time.

*Disneyland/Ocean Park Entrance are both “Ride All You Can”; there are no “Entrance Only” Tickets.
*Disneyland Peak Day and Special Day tickets have the same price.
*Macau vs Ocean Park/Disneyland: Visit the Macau thread and the park websites then decide which appeals/interests you more.

*Check Ngong Ping 360 Maintenance/Shutdown Schedule here: http://www.np360.com.hk/html/eng/visitor/opening.html

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THESE WEBSITES FOR GRANTED. THEY WILL HELP YOU A LOT.

HK General Information
12hk.com and discoverhongkong.com
http://www.hongkongextras.com/
http://wikitravel.org/en/Hong_Kon

HOTEL REVIEWS / PHOTOS
www.tripadvisor.com

Sky 100
www.sky100.com.hk
http://www.hongkongextras.com/_sky100.html

The Peak
www.thepeak.com.hk
(Entrance Fees and Transportation Directions can be found here)

Disneyland
park.hongkongdisneyland.com
(Entrance Fees and Transportation Directions can be found here)

Ocean Park
www.oceanpark.com.hk
(Entrance Fees and Transportation Directions can be found here)

Hong Kong International Airport
http://www.hongkongairport.com

MTR – Subway System
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/homepage/cust_index.html

HK Tramways – Complete Route
http://www.hktramways.com/en/service/index.html

Public Bus – List of Routes and Stops
http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/home/default.aspx?intLangID=1
http://www.kmb.hk/english.php

Ngong Ping Village and Ngong Ping 360
http://www.np360.com.hk/

The Hong Kong “Star” Ferry and its Routes
http://www.starferry.com.hk/services.html

Very Detailed and Accurate Maps of Hong Kong
http://maps.google.com – search “Hong Kong”
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/facilities/lm.html
http://www.ypmap.com/eng/
http://www.centamap.com[/QUOTE]

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