Hello guys! been away from my blog for a short holidays in Hong Kong, now I am back with a bang! hehe.
Our trip to Hong Kong was short but it was full of fun. Hong Kong is one of a big city. It is a home to a diverse vibrant business community. It is describes as the city that never sleeps, and one of the world’s most densely populated metropolises filled with a rich combination of Asian and Western cultures.
The city is packed with tall skyscrapers, countless shopping malls and congested streets, traffic are beyond your imaginations so this four-day itinerary will help you organised your trip in if you want to visit and explore the country.
By the way we opted to stay in Lantau Island one of the largest island in Hong Kong, a little away from the main island and the Kowloon peninsula. It is next to the Hong Kong International Airport and closer to Disneyland. It is a wonderful place to go to escape from the urban crowds of Hong Kong. The island is mostly consist of natural parkland with theme parks, tourists sites, hiking trails, seashores, and beaches.
*** DAY 1 – REST AND EXPLORE NEARBY SIGHTS IN MARRIOTT HOTEL
We arrived late afternoon around 4::30pm. Exhausted and tired from our trip my partner decided to stay in our room while I took time to explore the nearby sights and took some photos.
*** DAY 2 – HONG KONG DISNEYLAND ***
Hong Kong Disneyland is a must place to visit for young and old alike. A great place for family! It has seven theme lands: Main Street USA, Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasy Land, and Tomorrowland.
“The Happiest Place on Earth”and I totally agree 🙂 I am not a child anymore but I just loved the place. It was bright and whimsical. I got a pair of Minnie Mouse ears and just enjoy our day in this fantasy land full of magical surprises as I giggle like a child. 🙂
We don’t want to miss the “Paint The Nigh Parade” and the “Disneyland Forever Fireworks ” which combines all the nostalgia of the Electrical Light Parade with modern technology and over one million sparkling lights to bring guests unique and exciting entertainment, so we stayed from morning till night. The waiting is worth as the Paint the Night Parade and the Disneyland Fireworks was truly a magical, wonderful and unforgettable experience.
https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com (click on the line for an exact schedule of activities)
*** DAY 3- EXPLORE TSIM SHA TSUI AREA IN KOWLOON ***
Tsim Sha Tsui in Chinese means pointed sandy mouth. A major tourist hub in the city with countless number of shops, restaurants, clubs and the other entertainment venue better known as “the paradise of shoppers”.
The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a great place to stroll around and unwind while enjoying the panoramic view of their famous Hong Kong Harbour during the day. Locals and tourists gather here at night to watch Symphony of Lights, a spectacular sound-and-light show involving 44 towering buildings on the Hong Kong Island skyline.
Starting from the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to the Avenue of Stars, Hung Hom, Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum
A trip to Hong Kong is never complete without a stop at the Avenue of Stars, however when we went their the promenade is closed for renovation through late 2018. Bummer! 😦
Tsim Sha Shu has the excellent opportunities for shopping as well. Shoppers can see a countless number of shops selling men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and bags.
SHOP TILL YOU DROP AT THE TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET:
This is a popular street bazaar in Hong Kong named after a Tin Hau temple located in the centre of its main drag. Located just a few blocks off Nathan Road in the Yau Ma Tei district. Many people came here to dine as to buy. It is one of the few places in Hong Kong where traditional street-food restaurants or Dai Pai Dongs are still be found, mixed among the market stalls.
HOW TO GET TO TSIM SHA TSUI:
If you are staying in Lantau Island like us TAXI is the most common ways to get to Tsim Sha Tsui but quite expensive. The estimated fare is HK$230-240. The journey time is about 30-35 minutes.
The other way is by the AIRPORT EXPRESS, the journey to West Kowloon ( Kowloon Station) takes only 21 minutes and cost HK$90. The train runs very 10 minutes from 5:50 am to 1:15am daily. Upon arrival to the Kowloon Station, passengers have a choice of free Airport Express shuttle buses or taxis. The shuttle buses run daily from 6:12am to 11:12pm with a frequency every 12 minutes.
*** DAY 4 – EXPLORE LANTAU ISLAND***
RIDE THE NGONG PING 360 CABLE RIDE
A 25-minute scenic cable ride that connects Ngong Ping Plateau with the town of Tung Chung. I suggest you give the amazing Crystal Cabin a try. It has a glass bottom that offers an astonishing bird’s-eye view of the magical deep blue sea, lush green mountainside underneath your feet and the panoramic view of the Lantau Island and beyond. The number “360” in “NP 360” means that passengers have a 360-degree view of the Lantau Island.
https://www.np360.com.hk/en/explore-np360/cable-car ( click on the link for an exact schedules and fares)
EXPLORE NGONG PING VILLAGE
A 1.5 hectare culturally themed village next to the Ngong Ping Cable Car northern terminus and the Tian Tian Buddha Statue. It has somewhat of a theme park atmosphere, complete with souvenir shops, tea houses as well as array of fast food outlets offering both Western and Asian fare, including Subway and Starbucks. Located high up among the mountain of Lantau Island with a stunning scenery.
SHOP, DINE AND EAT AT THE CITY GATE
On the way back from Ngong Ping Village, we decided to stop at the Citygate Outlets to unwind, shop, dine and eat since the place is just a minute away from Marriott Hotel. Citygate outlet is an upscale shopping in Hong Kong within an easy reach of the Hong Kong International Airport; it only takes about 9-10 minutes to reach Citygate Outlets from the airport. This is a good place to do last-minute shopping or just kill time if you do not want to spend it at the airport.
*** DAY 5- DEPART HONG KONG ***
Following morning we woke up early to catch our early morning flight back to the Philippines. Exploring Hong Kong in four days is not enough and we will definitely coming back. Until next time.
Do you have any plan travelling to Hong Kong? I hope this itinerary can help you plan 4 awesome days in Hong Kong,