Hong Kong is always the best place to stopover during your long trip as there are so many interesting things to do quickly. These top 5 great tips for short stays in Hong Kong will help you chill out in Hong Kong in 2-6 hours!
1. Airport Heart of the City in 30 minutes
Hailed as the best airport in the world for 11 years, the transportation is of course brilliant. After you landed, get on the airport express immediately and you will find yourself in the city in 24-30minutes! Amazing huh? Our smart tip: Don’t queue up at the airport to get the airport express ticket, buy the ticket when you are at the actual stations to the city (i.e. Kowloon, HK Station). Don’t forget to get a round trip ticket which is HKD20 cheaper!
At Kowloon station, you can take the FREE shuttle bus to go to Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok etc.
At Hong Kong station, you are ALREADY at Central, the heart of Hong Kong where you can find the famous Lan Kwai Fong, the all-night-long bar and restaurant area. Or just chill out at the bars at 4/F platform of IFC to enjoy a marvelous skyline of Hong Kong. Smart tip: there are some public tables and seats, just get something from City Super at the mall and ‘picnic’ there can save your money.
2. UA IMAX Theatre and the Aviation Discovery Centre
Sounds not very excited to ‘just’ watch a movie and you probably watched a movie on the plane. However, this UA IMAX Theatre possess the largest IMAX Giant Screen in Hong Kong. Enjoying an Imax 3D movie is very different from the little screen on plane! And it is just right inside Terminal 2 at 6/F!
Want to know more about Hong Kong but you don’t have enough time to visit museums? Why not visiting the Aviation Discovery Centre at the airport that won 11 years the best airport in the world? Don’t forget to try out the Cockpit Simulator and the SkyDeck before your next flight!
Again, it’s right inside Terminal 2, at 6/F, right next to the IMAX theatre!
3. Big Buddha
If you are lucky enough to have more than 5 hours in Hong Kong, visit this biggest Bronze Statue of Buddha in Hong Kong which is also the highest outdoor Bronze Buddha in the world!
Take a bus/taxi to Tung Chung and then the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. Oh yes! Need some exercise after the long flight, 268 steps to hike all the way up!
4. Visit the Victoria Peak and enjoy local food
Every year more than 7 millions tourists visit the Victoria Peak, the best place to look at this Pearl of the Orient. But it is painstaking to queue up for the cable car (~HKD80/round trip). Some smart tips for an easier visit: 1. go to at Hong Kong station and take a taxi (~HKD90/single trip) or take bus no. 1 (~HKD10) If you have enough time, enjoy a local meal at the Peak Plaza. There are some very nice restaurants not very expensive franchised by the famous local restaurants!
5. Join HK Free Walk
Follow us! Join our 2-3 hours HK Free Walk! You will see the Real Hong Kong! We love stories! You will meet up local ambassadors who are passionate to share the stories of our beloved home! And the best thing: It is very flexible! We will be at the Clock Tower at Tsim Sha Tsui (see tip 1 for how to get to Kowloon where you can take a shuttle bus/taxi – or go to Hong Kong Station then take the Star Ferry) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am and 2pm. Reservation is better but we do accept walk-in! Find out more here!