Memorable Things To Do In Hong Kong - A Must Visit Shopping Guide
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The vibrant and bustling city of Hong Kong is known for its rich history and unique geographic location, iconic skylines and fusion of cultures. For a relatively small, but highly densely populated city, the amount of things to do in Hong Kong are endless. Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps, and there is always something to do around every corner. We decided to create a most memorable things to do in Hong Kong activities and shopping guide from the perspective of local must visits when travelling to Hong Kong through the eyes of locals. Enjoy!
Walk around and get lost in Hong Kong
Walk around in the streets of Hong Kong soak the sights and sounds from ground level. Being one of the most densely populated cities in the world, you may find yourself in the middle of large crowds walking the streets slowly, so be sure to avoid this activity during rush hours!
Take in all the billboards, neon lights, traffic. Some of the notable parts of Hong Kong to explore by foot are Central, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) and Mong Kok. These areas are all close by, accessible and connected by the MTR train service.
Hong Kong Street Shopping in Mong Kok Ladies Market
If you find yourself exploring Mong Kok, then the Ladies Street Market in Mong Kok is hard to miss! Spanning the length of several blocks, shops in Ladies Market are set up taking up the whole street. A great place to buy souvenirs in Hong Kong, Ladies Market offers everything from cool electronics and gadgets to t-shirts, postcards, Hong Kong photography, and other types of arts & crafts.
Pro Tip: Remember to bargain with the shopkeeper, you will also definitely get a lower price if you buy “many many”!
Visit The Big Buddha in Lantau, Then Go Shopping In Tung Chung
Resting on a mountain top of its own, sits the giant statue of Buddha in Lantau Island. The most popular way to get to the Big Buddha is via the cable car services from Tung Chung. Known as the Tian Tan Buddha, this giant bronze statue was completed in 1993, and is definitely a sight worth seeing when in Hong Kong.
Pro Tip: Whilst access to the outside of the Buddha is free of charge, there is however an admission fee to go inside the Buddha.
Upon returning from the Big Buddha, indulge in some Hong Kong shopping therapy in the CityGate Outlet Malls located in Tung Chung. Hosting outlet shops for the world’s top brands, it’s rare not to find a bargain for discounted luxury clothing and products.
Go To Victoria Peak To Appreciate Hong Kong From Above The Clouds
The scenic Hong Kong skyline can truly be appreciated only in a few ways. The most popular way to take in what may feel like “the whole of Hong Kong” in just one photograph is from Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is one of the highest points in Hong Kong island, allowing you to see the whole of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon & the New Territories from one place. The best time to visit the Peak is just before evening on a clear day, to appreciate the scene of Hong Kong during the night. The real treat of visiting the Peak however, becomes evident as the sun starts to set, and all the buildings across Victoria Harbour begin to light up the night sky. It is truly a breathtaking and memorable scene to behold.
Pro Tip: Take the Peak Tram from near Admiralty MTR Station. Walking is an option, but it is quite the hike up to the Peak of Hong Kong. Going to the Peak in a taxi is also an option, but getting to the Peak in the Peak Tram is a whole experience of its own! The Peak is also another great place to buy souvenirs in Hong Kong!
Enjoy cruising on the Star Ferry across scenic Victoria Harbour
The other way to enjoy the Hong Kong skyline and the beautiful Victoria Harbour is at sea level, cruising on the Star Ferry. Once one of the most essential forms of transport for commuters between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, the Star Ferry has operating in Hong Kong since the late 1800s. The National Geographic Traveler named the ferry crossing as “one of 50 places of a lifetime”, making it must do activity in Hong Kong.
Get Fitted By A Hong Kong Master Tailor
Good suits, tailored and custom fitted, are one of the essentials needed to truly celebrate the special moments in our lives. They say that “a good suit can last for decades” and therefore one should spend some time and get it done right. But in Hong Kong, Bespoke Tailoring is a dying art. There are, however, just a handful of Master Tailors keeping the craft alive and it is a unique experience to get a suit tailored when visiting Hong Kong.