Hong Kong - multiple trips
by Taru from Wowanders | tarutravels.com
19 Apr 2019 - 23 Apr 2019
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Hotel LBP
Hotel
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
3-star apartment hotel in good location in Sheung Wan. Good value for money and surprisingly large rooms for Hong Kong. Old building so not very modern but clean.
Butterfly on Wellington
Hotel
中環, Hong Kong
Boutique style 4* hotel. Small but very nice modern and funky rooms at perfect location just 100m from the escalators in Soho. No restaurant.
Ozone
Hotel Bar
West Kowloon, Hong Kong
The highest bar in the world. Stunning views but make sure the top of the building is not inside clowds when you go. Not cheap but qirth the one drink. They also offer great champagne brunches on sundays (roughly 100€)
Bathers
Restaurant
Hong Kong
On beautiful beach of Cheung Sha in South Lantau. Great spot for brunch, lunch or dinner on the beach, good cocktails and wine, but food is simply always salty and has included disasters
Potato Head
Indonesian Restaurant
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Very good modern asian, funky and cool restaurant. Trendy place to be on weekends. Bit loud. Book in advance.
Indonesian Restaurant 1968
Indonesian Restaurant
中区, Hong Kong
One of my ling time favorites. Super tasty indonesian and asian food. Beef redang is tasty but so are many other dishes. Salads very small.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse
Steakhouse
灣仔, Hong Kong
Great steaks and great roof top terrace
22 Ships
Tapas Restaurant
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wan chai. One of my fav places in Hong Kong. Doesn't take reservations so go early. Loud and casual but super tasty food. Excellent beef tartar.
Qi House of Sichuan 呇
Chinese Restaurant
香港, Hong Kong
If like it spicy * 1000!
La Crêperie
French Restaurant
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Very good crepes, both savoury and sweet. LOVE the dessert crepe with caramel sauce. I go here for lunch mostly.
Kikusan
Japanese Restaurant
中環, Hong Kong
Great spot for the traditional afternoon tea! Great price for tea + food combo and good quality!
Motorino
Pizza Place
中環, Hong Kong
Maybe the best pizza in Hong kong!!
DiVino Patio
Italian Restaurant
灣仔, Hong Kong
Love the feel of the terrace, and the seafood chowder was amazing!
Chachawan
Thai Restaurant
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Very good and unique north thai restaurant. Good for both lunch and dinner.
Mrs. Pound
Vietnamese Restaurant
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Funky little restaurant with cabaree style interior and good asian style lunch.
Chino
Mexican Restaurant
坚尼地城, Hong Kong
Gret mexican in Kennedy Town. Modern Scandinavian interior, authentic food.
Mana! Fast Slow Food
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
中環, Hong Kong
Central. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you're gonna love this. And even if you love meat you likely will. Excellent and unique spot for lunch with salads, wraps etc packed with hummus, halloumi, ...
Long Island
Restaurant
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Great affordable (for Hong Kong) restaurant on the beautiful and long beach of Cheung Sha in South Lantau!
Santorini
Greek Restaurant
香港, Hong Kong
My fav greek restaurant in Hong Kong. Good neat dishes and greek salad. Nice atmosphere at both locations ( central and wan chai). Wan chai place also has a nice terrace.
Brickhouse
Mexican Restaurant
中環, Hong Kong
Hidden mexican in LKF, cool vibe, good food, little over priced.
Social Place (唐宮小聚)
Chinese Restaurant
Central, Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Modern Hong Kong stule restaurant. Best enjoyed with a local who can help you deciy since some foods are REALLY local.... Popular.
Central Indian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
香港, Hong Kong
Great value for money lunch spot. Place very basic but food tasty and cheap. Hidden on small alley.
PizzaExpress
Pizza Place
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Good chain of pizzerias around Hong Kong. Plenty choice.
Grom
Ice Cream Shop
香港, Hong Kong
Excellent gelato in IFC mall. only takeaway.
Tian Tan Buddha (Giant Buddha) (天壇大佛)
Monument / Landmark
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong
Kind of a must see but on the other hand a tourist trap. Try go really early to avoid crowds (stairs to buddha open at 10am). The ride to Buddha fromTung Chung on the cabin scenic but make sure you're not in same car with loud people...
Hoi Ha Beach 海下灣沙灘
Beach
西貢, Hong Kong
Saikung: Beautiful remote beach for canoeing and snorkling in Saikung national park. I typically walk here on the Tai Tan country trail and then take bus back. Sometimes long lines for the return bus.
Sai Kung (西貢)
Neighborhood
西貢, Hong Kong
The large fishing village of Saikung is also gateway to the stunning natural park of Saikung with amazing opportunities for hiking, stunning isolated beaches etc. In the town itself you can also enjoy great seafood, or take a boat to a small island.
Wilson Trail (Section 7) 衛奕信徑(第七段)
Trail
New Territories, Hong Kong
Nice long hike around the Shing Mun reservoir. Not much elevation. You will meet monkeys, so hide your lunch!
Tai O fishing village
Unique old fishing village in the far end of Lantau island. Combine with visit to Buddha or the beaches.
Ham Tin Wan 鹹田灣
Beach
西貢, Hong Kong
Along McLehose trail section 2. One of my fav beaches and beach hikes. Good casual restaurant also on the beach!
Giant Panda Adventure (大熊貓之旅)
Zoo
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Giant pandas at Ocean park amusement park
Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑
Buddhist Temple
钻石山, Hong Kong
Beautiful Nunnery inside Nan Lian garden
Yuk Hui Temple 玉虛宮 / Pak Tai Temple 北帝廟
Temple
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
Sympathetic temple at sympathetic island of Cheung Chau
Hong Kong Disneyland (香港迪士尼樂園)
Theme Park
香港, Hong Kong
Nice if you're Disney fan but otherwise prefer Ocean park. Too long lines, too expensive, too few attractions
Hong Kong Park (香港公園)
Park
中環, Hong Kong
Nice park in central hong kong with some ponds and turtles
Wilson Trail (Section 3) (衛奕信徑(第三段))
Trail
Black Hill, Hong Kong
One of my favourite hikes on Kowloon side. Goes over Devil's peak with stunning views. Can be combined with Little Hawaii trail.
The Peak Tower (凌霄閣)
山顶, Hong Kong
Tower itself not interesting but the Peak otherwise my favourite spot in Hong Kong.
Pui O Beach 貝澳泳灘
Beach
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
My home beach has a special place in my heart!
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (香港動植物公園)
Zoo
中環, Hong Kong
An peacefull oasis in the middle of city. Different flowers different tines of year, also indoor area with orchids. Also monkeys and gorillas in the zoo area! And its all free!
Nan Lian Garden (南蓮園池)
Garden
钻石山, Hong Kong
One of my fav places in hong kong to escape the crowds
Ocean Park Hong Kong 香港海洋公園 (香港海洋公園)
Theme Park
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Good amusement park but also has amazing animals (giant panda, koala,..) and amazing aquarium, penquins, sea lions,...
Lower Cheung Sha Beach (下長沙泳灘)
Beach
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Super long beach where you can rent kayaks, SUP boards, etc. Has also couple of nice restaurants. My favourite on Lantau.
Central Pier No. 7 (Star Ferry) (中環7號碼頭 (天星小輪))
Pier
中環, Hong Kong
The Star Ferry used to be the only way to get from mainland to HK islabd and is a must try for all tourists. Ferries go frequently and are very cheap. Best time to experience isafter dark to admire the night skylineon both sides.
Stanley 赤柱
Neighborhood
Chek Chue, Hong Kong
The Mediterranean style village with boardwalk of restaurants. Also has a beach and a market with arts, souvenirs and accessories of all kinds.
Macau Ferry
Boat or Ferry
Hong Kong
If you're in Hong Kong for a longer time, going for a day trip to Macau is easy with frequent ferries. Macau is very different feom HK with its Portuguese heritage and the crazy casinos.
Cheung Chau (長洲)
Island
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
Lovely little island with a long beach, beautiful temple and amazing seafood just 39min ferry ride from central. Great alternative to visiting Lamma island which is more popular/known.
Lamma Island (南丫島)
Island
Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Popular island for tourists to visit with a ferry from Central or Aberdeen. You can do a short hike, or go to beach, or eat at one of the many fresh seafood restaurants.
Morning Trail, The Peak (山頂晨運徑)
Trail
The Peak, Hong Kong
Unless you want to take the very crowded Peak tram, this 2km long trail with 200m elevation is great way to walk upto The Peak to admire the views. Street ligths so can go at night too. Starts from the end of Hatton rd where you can walk or take a ta
Dragon's Back (龍脊)
Trail
Dragon's Back, Hong Kong
Great hiking on Dragons Back, the most famous hike in Hong Kong. Voted best city hike in Asia. Be prepared for crowds or go early/late
Citygate Outlets (東薈城名店倉)
Shopping Mall
San Tung Chung Hang, Hong Kong
Large outlet mall in Tung Chung. Gets crazy busy especially in weekends.
Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊)
Neighborhood
中環, Hong Kong
THE party area / street in Hong Kong. Especially weekends but also other days the streets and bars get packed with people drinking.
Yau Ma Tei Market 油麻地街市
Market
油麻地, Hong Kong
A.k.a Temple Street Night market. Popular night market selling simple electronics, fashion accessories, souvenirs etc. Not my cup of tea but if you're in China or Hong Kong for the first time might be interesting.
Stanley Market (赤柱市集)
Market
香港, Hong Kong
Popular market in the lovely seaside village of Stanley. Visit here if you go to Stanley. Anything from arts to fashion accessories and touristic stuff.
Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣)
Neighborhood
铜锣湾, Hong Kong
Busy shopping district with both luxury and mass market brands.
Freeda's
Cosmetics Shop
Hong Kong
Beauty salon. Super cheap yet good eyebrow threading. Also good for massage, facials, waxing, mani/pedi. They have 5 locations around HK.
ifc mall (國際金融中心商場)
Shopping Mall
香港, Hong Kong
One of the biggest and most luxurious malls.