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Since Jul 2013
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To get the full effect of the Harbour, go at sunset
No time to go to Macau for the famous "po tat"? Come get them here hot out of the oven. It's like eating creme brulee in a buttery flakey crust. To die for. Plan your trip for the AM or midday tea because they go fast.
A 30-40 minute ferry ride escape from the noise and hecticness of Hong Kong. No cars other than emergency vehicles. Walk past the pier and the crowds lessen. Be sure to explore the streets behind the main street. Love the local shops. You will be nicely surprised to be able to cross from one end to the other very quickly due to the small width in the middle. Nice hiking also
Fun evening hangout in an outdoor environment. Nice snacks but a bit pricey. Bartenders are friendly and entertaining.
Visiting The Peak is a must do at sunset. Skip the line for the Tram and take a taxi up and down. Trust me, the view if not that great on the tram and the waiing time can be insane. Take the bus down, sit up top and on the left side. Great views. Good place to sit is at the Pacfic Caffe. Only downside is that all outdoor space is filled with smokers. If you like walking, there is the Garden Trail which goes all the way down to Central. Fully paved and shaded in most sections. Take your time to enjoy the greenery. There is also a trail from the Peak down to Pok Fu Lam Reservior. Long walk down steep stairs. Take water.
Nice dim sum and dinner menu. Get the Peking Duck and make sure you have it prepared two ways. My fav on the second way is lettuce cups.
Nice Indian food in the heart of Causeway Bay. Mango lassi is especially nice. Very bus place with many Indians so the food has to be authentic!
Great place to pick up some new baking skills. The team is very patient. Only gripe is that the place is small but this is Hong Kong. I took the macaron class. Very happy with the outcome.
Very spacious and modern accommodations in the heart of Causeway Bay. Nice and quiet in the evenings. While the place does not have a restaurant, there are plenty of places to eat nearby. Staff is exceptional.
Great place for a special occasion dinner. Must have is the spicy chili crab. Arrange to have dinner cross over 8pm so that you can see the light show.
The biggest Buddha I have seen so far. Much bigger than the Giant Buddha in Kamakura. Be sure to purchase the vegetarian meal outside the monastery. To see the Buddha, you have to hike up a lot of steps so be prepared. On the first visit, we took the crystal cabin. It's not that big of a deal honestly. But it is faster than taking the bus which can be up to an hour. The "village" is nothing more than shops with overpriced trinkets for the tourists. Sorry but if there is a Starbucks, it is not a real village.
If you are fortunate to be here on a clear day then head up to the peak during the daytime. Otherwise, go out at night and across to Kowloon. Hang out along the Avenue of stars and then pop into the Intercontinental Hotel lobby for drink.
What a surprise in a hidden place like Shatin. We took the walk up which is rigorous. Along the way, wild monkeys are hanging out. Really cool to see the variety of statues and it was all free. No charge to enter.
The views of the island are amazing! While the walk is long and moderately difficult, stopping at Big Wave Beach was totally worth it. How fun to see people surfing in Hong Kong. You have to be in fair shape to to this hike. Take water and sun protection. And take some snacks. No where to stop for food along the way. I would do this hike again.
A great place to buy trinkets that are cheap jade as well as other baubles. Yes, you have to haggle but don't insult them as they will turn you away. You will see stalls and stalls all with the same stuff so don't buy from the first place you see. There are a few stalls with unique items like cow bone tea scoops and jewelry boxes.
The village is just stores selling overpriced items. You can walk through this section pretty quickly on the way to the Buddha.
A must see. Be sure to also visit the 10,000 buddha monastery.
If you love Disney, you have to visit here. The connector tram is very cute. Themed handles and windows shaped like Mickey's head. It will disappoint as the park is small compared to the US. But, it is the perfect size for one day. No Dole whip but there is mango whip in the Toy Story section. Look for it because it is the only tasty food in the park. Not much variety. A hot dog would have been great. No such thing. Stay for the night parade and hangout to avoid the crowd on the train. And go on their version of Thunder Mountain. It goes forwards and backwards!
Small plates of tasty foods I especially like the buns with the toasted bottom. Service could be better, especially when busy. Regularly have to ask the status of our food.
Skip the shopping and get to the 11 and 12 floors for food choices. Kitchen's 11 has 11 food choices. The stone pot kitchen is nice. Also, 10th floor feature Ten Ren tea counter. The most delicious teas I have had due to the freshly brewed teas used.