Things to do in Hong Kong : Part two
We dedicate this post solely to the Hong Kong city, thus giving you an insight on our experience in the city.
1. Ride in the Star Ferry boats
One of the best ways to enjoy the panoramic view of both the sides of Victoria Harbor is by taking the ride in Star Ferryboats. It is also one of the cheapest and easiest ways to travel between Hong Kong and Kowloon. With the fare ranging from $2.5HKD to $3.5HKD, you couldn’t stop yourself from taking the ride in the boat 😉 As you reach the harbour at Wan Chai Ferry Pier you can walk along the Expo Promenade and have a closer look at the the Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture (the Emblem of Hong Kong). And if you happen to take the ferry to Central Star Ferry Pier, visit the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to check out some the city’s maritime history.
2. Peak Tram ride to Victoria peak
The seven-minute ride to the Victoria Peak in the peak tram is one of the best experiences of the trip. Being the steepest funicular (almost 45 degree on the way up if you stand during the ride) it is quite awesome as you pass through the Hong Kong’s tall structures and view them in different angles thus giving you a feeling of the tilted world.
3. The spectacular view from the Sky Terrace 428
Best way to enjoy the complete 360-degree view of the Hong Kong is from the top of the Peak tower i.e. the Sky terrace 428. The Peak Tower, which is one of the stylish structures of Hong Kong, also consists of array of restaurants (with great view) and wide range of shops (also best place to buy souvenirs). By purchasing the Peak Tram Sky Pass ($80 per person) we enjoyed both the tram and the Sky Terrace 428.
4. Shopping at Causeway Bay and watching the Noon Day Gun Firing
Causeway Bay in one of the city’s shopping stopover as it consists of a number of malls like SOGO, Island Beverly, Causeway Bay plaza I &II, wtc more, etc. With the wide range of choices we could just not stop ourselves from the much-needed retail therapy. Taking a break from the shopping and we watched the old British tradition of the Noon Day Gun Firing, which is fired everyday at noon 12pm at Causeway Bay.
5. Take a ride in the city tram
One of the oldest double-decker trams is the most convenient way to travel around the city. We hopped into one of the trams from the Causeway Bay, as we got tired from walking and the experience was amazing. The slow pace of the tram and watching the tall structures pass by as you sit in the top decker is something you shouldn’t miss. No matter where you get down the fare is fixed and paid at the end of the journey (we actually assumed it was a free ride).
6. Dinner at the Jumbo Kingdom
The worlds largest floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom is also one of the must visit places for all the seafood lovers. Sadly, being vegetarians we could not visit the place to relish the food there. However, we would suggest you to visit the place during the night and watch the impressive lighting of the restaurant and enjoy the food.
7. Party at Lan Kwai Fong
After a hectic day of wandering around the city we decided to end the day heading to the city’s famous nightlife area Lan Kwai Fong. Even though it’s a small area, Lan Kwai Fong is a famous spot among tourists for food and drinks. We were greeted with great crowd and wide range of choices for pubs and restaurants.
And so with all these amazing experiences, we would definitely agree with Nury Vittachi ” As a person you can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you”.
Thank you Hong Kong for all the lovely memories!!