Layover in Hong Kong and planning about what to do? This post may give you some ideas especially if you want to and allowed to leave the airport for a short period of time. It is recommended to take the Airport Express as it is the fastest transportation system connecting Hong Kong International Airport to the city centre.
Hong Kong Layover
- Star Ferry
Star Ferry is regarded as one of the most exciting ferry rides in the world. Why? It is because you can cross the famous Victoria Harbour and enjoy the magnificent view of both sides of the Harbour, Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. You can either get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier at the Kowloon side and have a walk at the Avenue of Stars (see below), or take a return trip back to Central. Want to learn more? Have a look at my earlier post.
- The Avenue of Stars Hong Kong
The Avenue of Stars is one of the great places to have a 180-degree view of the stunning skyline of our beloved Hong Kong Island. It would be the best to visit there in the evening so that you could enjoy the gorgeous night view of Hong Kong and the Symphony of Light daily light show. Don’t forget to take pictures with some hand-prints and statues of world-famous local stars like Bruce Lee.
- The Peak
Take the Peak Tram up to the Victoria Peak, the highest mountain of Hong Kong Island. Have a bird-eye view of Victoria Harbour, Kowloon Peninsula and the Island. These extraordinary views could be unforgettable for the rest of your life. It is also a good place to view the sunset. Check out my previous post for details.
- Street Markets
Ladies Market, Temple Street Night Market, Flower Market…just to name a few. Strolling through street markets is one of the best ways to soak up the local culture. Most of the well-known street markets are located in Mong Kok at the Kowloon side, one of the busiest and densely populated places of the City and in the world.
- Local Food Restaurants
As we all know, Hong Kong is a food paradise where you can taste the cuisines from all over the world. I am in love with lots of local delicacies such as Dim Sum, Siu Mei and seafood. Don’t forget to try some street food which is also mouthwatering.
Okay, that’s all for now. All of the above are just meant to give you some ideas. You are flexible to adjust your schedule and do what suit you the best. There are duty-free shops and some good restaurants in the airport if you don’t want to rush. I am sure you can find something nice to do during the stay.
I hope you enjoy your layover in Hong Kong. Please feel free to leave us comments or contact us if you have any questions.
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