Lives in hong kong
Since Nov 2010
50-64 year old female
Speciality Museums, History Museums
Observation Decks & Towers
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Taxis & Shuttles
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Flea & Street Markets, Antique Stores
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Bus Tours, Night Tours
Theme Parks, Aquariums
Flea & Street Markets,
Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets, Historic Walking Areas
Flea & Street Markets, Gardens
Flea & Street Markets,
Flea & Street Markets
This is an absolute must, no matter what time of the day (bear in mind, the last service is at around 11pm) and my favourite place to sit is downstairs in second class, where you can see all the action.
At the time of writing, the cost of entrance is HK$30 for adults and it is a well set-out museum with a wonderful overview of the city's maritime history. It also has one of the most incredible views of the Harbour from inside.
Voted again and again, the best place for dim sum and one of the rare places, where the ladies still wheel the food trolleys around for you to pick from. This isn't the cheapest but it's many people's favourite for a reason. This is located in the City Hall, where they have great classical concerts on the weekend and the occasional free lunchtime concert in the foyer.
On a clear day, the most wonderful views of the HK Harbour. Take a walk around the Peak (approximately one hour) on Luard Road for some wonderful views across HK's many park areas. There's a public toilet around half-way round.
A quiet park, so close to the city centre and next to Pacific Place and the Peak Tram. It has a great tea museum and traditional tea house inside. And of course, the wonderful aviary.
Inside HK Park, the entrance to this wonderful aviary is at the top end, closer to Kennedy Road. If you're lucky, you'll get there at feeding time.
One of HK's oldest colonial buildings and built inside the former Victoria Barracks area, a small but very well-preserved building and also, if you're interested in tea, a lovely place to stop off. Less than 5 minutes away is an old-style tea house that occasionally has traditional music performances and there is another small museum on the first floor, above.
Wonderful at-an-angle views of the city; a fun and fast way to get to the Peak.
Shopping, eating, just looking at people and all the wonderful buildings: don't miss the HSBC building, Pottinger Street (haberdashery galore) and if you want to do a spot of shopping, go the 'lanes' at Lei Yuen Streets East and West.
Not as cheap as it used to be, perhaps because it's on many tour-group itineraries but try to get there at non-rush times e.g. 12ish for lunch. It's my favourite place for cha sui (roast pork) and rice, and they are famous for their roast goose.
An absolutely wonderful building and 2015 is the Bank's 150th anniversary, so some very interesting displays on the ground floor.
This goes down between 6 - 10 am and then upwards, a little after 10 (after they've manually switched it around) until midnight. Lots of great places to get on and off enroute for a bite to eat or a drink. There isn't too much to see once you go past Caine Road but you might want to go all the way up to the residential area of Conduit Road, just to say you've done it. Be prepared for a steep hike back down.
A great place to eat, drink, relax and there's places in all sorts of price-ranges.
Antiques, temples, gardens, cafes and shops. Check out Cat Street Bazaar for its bits and bobs of Chinese memorabilia.
A small but really well set-out museum in an 'older' and traditional part of the city. Learn all about the time when colonial HK experienced the plague and the impact it had on the area.
A great way to get an overview of some main parts of the city, before you do your 'serious' investigation. Try out the Heritage route as it covers some really important sights.
fantastic coffee, wonderful salads, tarts and if you go in the evening, grab a pizza and glass of wine. clean toilets too...always welcome when you're gadding about the markets and shops.
Fun, fun, fun. Pandas, penguins, dolphins, an amazing aquarium.......and for those who are into it, roller coasters and the like.
Eat, shop and relax in this area. It's touristy but not just for the tourists. Locals shop here too.
There are a number of buildings that have been preserved in this area. Check out Mallory and Burrows Street as well as the Blue House on Stone Nullah Lane.
Get a seat upstairs and then enjoy the slow but fantastic ride around HK.
The market near to Spring Garden Lane and on Cross Street is such fun to look around and to buy a mixture of food, toys and fashion.
One of my all-time favourites for just a wonderful and reasonable meal out at lunch or dinner time.
Take a walk along the waterfront on either side but probably best viewed from the Tsim Sha Tsui side on Kowloon
A world-class museum. Really well set-out and the village/heritage area is the part you should focus your time on.
The best view of the Harbour is from the Kowloon waterfront, overlooking HK island.
There's all sorts of shopping to be done here and nearby, the wonderful flower and bird market.
A wonderful collection of birds, crickets, bird cages.......
Lots of things to see and buy. Touristy but still fun. Check out the fortune tellers and Chinese opera singers, half way down the street, near to the temple.
wonderful fruit-based desserts and drinks. The mango ones are always my favourite.
Be prepared to bargain...so much on offer and not only jade (the price tends to indicate the quality) and jewellery. You will be able to find all sorts of things for yourself and friends for gifts and your home.