2019 HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

Hong Kong Tourist Spots

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE, BUDGET, ITINERARY

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS | REASONS TO VISIT  

To many, Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise. In the past when friends thought of going shopping, they would always think of Hongkong.

In today’s time where sale tickets are always offered among airlines, more and more people are visiting Hongkong.

Hongkong has so much to offer apart from shopping. The dynamic and vibrant Hong Kong cosmopolis is a blend of many cultures.

1. Shopping Paradise

Hongkong is no doubt a shopping paradise. From the traditional Chinese products to the trendy and world-renowned brands all these can be found in Hongkong. One also has a great option between luxurious shopping malls and stand-alone store to the bustling street markets.

Please click here: Ladies’ Market

2. Colorful and Interesting Culture

Hong Kong is a revolutionary combination of the east and the west. The place reflects the cultural influences of British, Cantonese, Mandarin, and there are also significant communities from Fujian, Hakka, and Shanghainese people. It is interesting to note that all these cultures retain their uniqueness and at the same time beautifully and harmoniously mixed with others.

3.Vibrant Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife, Hongkong has endless offerings. One will surely find a place that will fit his preference. Many pubs and bars can be found in Lan Kwai Fong, East Tsim Sha Tsui, and Wan Chai. Among other vast night activities that Hongkong offers and you should consider, is the cruise at the Victoria Harbor while enjoying the spectacular the Symphony of Lights.

4.International Cuisine

For food lovers, Hong Kong is one place to go. The place is dubbed as the culinary capital of Asia. Apart from savoring the regional Cantonese food, visitors can also enjoy a wide array of authentic Asian and western cuisines.

5. Colorful Festivals and Fairs

In Hong Kong, you will have a big chance to witness some festivals throughout the year. Spectacular fireworks display, lion and dragon dances, carnivals and parades come together to create the festive atmosphere in the place. The Chinese New year is one grand festival which will surely bring joy to any visitor.

6 Perfect Family Destination

Would you like to have a family vacation together? Hong Kong is a perfect destination for the family. The place has numerous theme parks, temples, natural reserves, and museums. Any child will surely have a great time in Disneyland and Ocean Park or simply take a boat ride at a fishing village on Lantau Island. An exhilarating tram ride all way up to the Victoria Peak is also a must-try.

7. Gateway for Exploring the mainland China and the Rest of Asia

Hong Kong’s location made it the main gateway to China. Most hotels in the place facilitate a tour for the mainland. Its international air service is excellent and competition keeps the fares relatively low compared to neighboring countries making it, therefore, the best jump-off for other Asian destination.

8. Convenient Transportation

Hong Kong has one of the best transportation systems in the world. It is also very convenient when it comes to getting around in Hong Kong.

Travel Blogger , Jojo Vito

INTERNET CONNECTION

At the airport, you can buy a prepaid Discover Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card. This Sim Card will ensure that you can get connected while on your trip to HongKong. There are 2 packages available:  5-Day Pass: HK$88/1.5GB and 8-Day Pass: HK$118/5GB .Please take note that prices may change without prior notice.

You can buy/rent Wifi Devices and Tourist Sim Cards on the links below:

BUY 4G/ 3G HONGKONG SIM CARD+(HK Airport Pick Up) HERE

If you purchase your  Sim Card in advance, you can redeem this at the Arrival Area, Terminal 1, Counter A13, Hong Kong International Airport. The counter is open to for service from 7:00 am to 11: 00 pm.

If you intend to visit Macau on this trip, it is strongly recommended to rent a Hong Kong-Macau Wifi gadget so that you can stay connected all the time.

RENT 4G WIFI (Hong Kong Pick Up) FOR HONGKONG AND MACAU HERE

The wifi device can be claimed at the Counter A08, Arrival Hall, Level 5, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport. The counter is available 24 hours daily.

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

MONEY

Hongkong Dollar is the local currency used at the place. But money changers and  Automated teller machines (ATM)  can be found anywhere. Just make sure to enable your Debit Card for international withdrawal.  Most establishments accept Master or Visa Card.

BEST TIME TO VISIT HONGKONG

The place has four (4) seasons – hot and rainy summer, warm and humid spring; pleasant and sunny autumn; and cool and dry winter. Ideally, it is more pleasant to visit  Hongkong between October to around Christmas time because the weather is relatively pleasant. However, it would also be great to visit the place around February to catch the Chinese New Year. During this period the place is well decorated and getting more festive. Unfortunately, most airlines and hotels also increase their rates during this period.

LANGUAGE

While Cantonese is the local dialect used in Hongkong, many people can speak and understand basic English. Signages are almost all bilingual (English and Chinese Characters)

Travel Blogger , Jojo Vito

POWER

The standard electrical voltage at the place is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Some hotels also have outlets for 100 volts especially in their bathroom, otherwise, you will need a transformer to be used for equipment. Almost all electrical outlets in Hong Kong has a three-pronged UK-style plug. Better bring an adopter if you are coming from other countries or simply buy one to be used for your gadgets at most convenience stores.

GETTING AROUND HONG KONG

Getting around various Hongkong Tourist Spots is easy as their public transportation is very efficient and clean. I love their subway system because its network is very extensive. Don’t forget to get the octopus card the moment you get the airport. You will be using this card for most of your “getting around” transportation.

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

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POPULAR HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS  

VICTORIA PEAK

One of the popular  Hong Kong Tourist Spot is Victoria Peak. The place has a beautiful landscape and now dotted with the high-level residential area. To reach Victoria Peak, one shall take a tram which goes from the bottom to the top in 8 minutes. While at the peak anyone can see interesting skyscrapers of the city.

Must Read: Victoria Peak

Skip the long queue,  BUY PEAK TRAM FAST-TRACK COMBO TICKET HERE

LANTAU ISLAND

Lantau Island the biggest island of the place. This  Hong Kong Tourist Spot has beautiful fishing villages, beaches, stunning mountain ranges, elegant temples, and its famous Giant Buddha.

Must read: Lantau Island

MACAU

While in Hong Kong, take a day tour in Macau. Macau, the laid-back neighbor of the place, has a long colonial history and an interesting mix of cultures. Interestingly, the 25 historic sites of Macau was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.

Must read: Macau Tour Part 1, Macau Trip Part 2

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND

For many especially the kids, visiting the place will never be complete without a trip to Disneyland. Every child would always want to meet their favorite Disney characters. Of course, both kids and adults will surely enjoy the exciting rides and watch amazing live shows of the park.

Must read: Disneyland Travel Guide

Skip the line, book in advance your Disneyland Ticket – BOOK DISNEYLAND PARK TICKET HERE

OCEAN PARK

Another amazing park at the place is Ocean Park. This Hong Kong Tourist Spot is a unique combination of marine life, natural scenery, entertainment shows, and thrilling rides. This attraction is ideal for families and kids. Everyone will surely love meeting the pandas, sea lions, dolphins, and explore the rainforests and roller coasters rides.

Must read: Ocean Park

Skip the long queue by buying Hongkong Ocean Park ticket in advance.

BUY OCEAN PARK TICKET (QR Code Direct Entry) HERE

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS: ITINERARY AND BUDGET

This itinerary was based on our recent visit to Hongkong. For your budget, I just indicated the updated prices and it’s up to you to make your assumptions based on the prices indicated below. Please take note that your budget will always depend on your preferences and lifestyle.

We stayed in Hongkong for 5 days which include a day visit to Macau.

In a nutshell, here’s what we did during our 5-day  Visit:

DAY 1. Arrival in Hongkong, Check-In at Chunking Mansion, Museum of Art, Space Museum, Avenue of Stars, Nathan Road, Temple Street/Men’s Night Market

DAY 2. Disneyland (Hong Kong Tourist Spot)

DAY 3. Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Lantau Island, Ladies’ Market (part 1)

DAY 4. Star Ferry Ride, Victoria Peak, Ocean Park, Symphony of Lights

DAY 5, Macau, Ladies’ Market (part 2)

DAY 6. Going Home

DAY 1

-We arrived at Hongkong International Airport around noon. At the airport we got some map; change our USD for Hongkong Dollars and buy Octopus Card for our transport. There’s a tourism booth at the airport, so feel free to ask when you need some guidance.

-Took a bus going to Tsim Sha Tsui for our Hotel. We decided to stay at Tsim Sha Tsui because it is near to most of the tourist attractions, near the Train Station and there many budget places to stay in this area. (Please see the list of Hotels, apartelles at Tsim Sha Tsui below)

-Check-In at Chunking Mansion. During our visit, we stayed at Chunking Mansion at Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. There are many hostels, apartelles in this area at a very affordable price.

-Lunch at Chunking Mansion. There are small eateries at the ground level of Chunking Mansion. There are also many restaurants nearby.

-After our lunch, we decided to visit some tourist attractions nearby. Below are the places we visited. These Hong Kong Tourist Spots are just a walking distance from Chunking Mansion: Museum of Art, Space Museum, Avenue of Stars, Nathan Road

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-Temple Street/Men’s Night Market. This place is still at Tsim Sha Tsui. We decided to have this as our last destination before we went back to our hotel for our dinner and rest.

DAY 2

Disneyland. We dedicate the whole day for Disneyland (Hong Kong Tourist Spot). For those who have kids may opt to visit the park for 2 consecutive days as it is quite difficult to complete the park in just 1 visit. Make sure to leave your hotel early in the morning so that you can enter the park the moment it opens for that day.

Please Click here for DISNEYLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

DAY 3

Our third day in Hongkong was intended for Lantau Island. Instead of taking the bus, we decided to take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car for a different experience.

After our Lantau Tour which we completed at about 3 PM. We decided to visit the Ladies’ Market (part 1). Of course, we wanted to have a shopping spree despite our tiring Lantau Adventure.

DAY 4

Our Day 4 was spent at the mainland. From Tsim Sha Tsui we took the Star Ferry. Upon arrival at the mainland, we proceeded immediately to visit Victoria Peak (Hong Kong Tourist Spot), then proceed to Ocean Park to spend the rest of the afternoon. When we came back we stayed at Victoria Harbour in Kowloon to witness the spectacular Symphony of Lights.

DAY 5
We decided to have a day trip to Macau on our last day. That was 6 PM when we get back and we decided to go back to the ladies Market for more shopping for the last time.

DAY 6

Going Home

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

HONGKONG TOURIST SPOTS TRAVEL BUDGET

Listed below are updated information which is relevant to Hongkong Trip. These pieces of information were retrieved as of October 9, 2017.

Air Fare  – I didn’t include here our ticket, but if you plan ahead you can surely get good deals from various airlines.

Hotel  – 30 USD/day (this can lower during offseason; please check my list of Budget Hotels at Tsim Sha Tsui.

5 days (Octopus Card): 20 USD

Ngong Ping 360 Degree Cable Car : Standard Cabin Round Trip: Adult- $290 | Child Aged 3-11 -$180 |Senior Citizen Aged 65+  $220

Entrance for Disneyland  :

General Admission Ticket  (aged 12-64) HK $499 (63.93 USD)
Child Ticket
(aged 3-11)
HK $355 (45.48 USD)
Senior Ticket
(aged 65 or above)
HK $100 (12.81 USD)

Entrance to Ocean Park

Adult (aged 12 or above) HK$438 (56.12 USD)

Child (aged 3-11) HK$219 (28.06 USD)

Peak Tram Tickets

Adult  -Round Trip HK$ 45 (5.77 USD) One-way HK$ 32 (4.10 USD)

Child (age 3 – 11) and Senior (age 65 or above) – Round trip HK$ 20 ( 2.56 USD) One-way HK$ 12 (1.54 USD)

Food – There are various eating places in Hongkong. You can choose a place to fit in your budget.

Fare to Macau (2 way)– Please see below schedule and latest fare

 

SAILING SCHEDULESailing Time: Approx. 60 mins ,KOWLOON – MACAU (OUTER)

KOWLOON  MACAU (OUTER) MACAU (OUTER)  KOWLOON
07:30 12:00 18:30
08:30 12:30 19:30
09:00 13:30 20:30
09:30 15:30 21:30
10:30 17:00 22:30

 

07:05 12:05 17:35^ 22:35
07:35 14:05 18:35
09:05 15:05 19:35
10:35 15:35 21:05
11:05 16:35 22:05

 

^ Available from Monday to Friday only

FARES

KOWLOON  MACAU   MACAU  KOWLOON
  PREMIER VIP CABIN

(4 seats)

 SUPER

Class

 ECONOMY

Class

PREMIER VIP CABIN

(4 seats)

 SUPER

Class

 ECONOMY

Class

DAY SAILING

(Weekdays)

$ 2,151 $ 326 $ 164 $ 2,107 $ 315 $ 153
DAY SAILING

(Weekends & Holidays)

$ 2,151 $ 348 $ 177 $ 2,107 $ 337 $ 166
NIGHT SAILING

(Weekdays, Weekends & Holidays)

$ 2,852 $ 369 $ 200 $ 2,808 $ 358 $ 189

Remarks:

  • Children aged 1 or above must travel with a valid ticket.
  • Holiday fares applicable to HK and Macau public holidays.
  • Macau citizens, seniors (65 or above) and children (below 12) may enjoy HKD15 off per ticket (not applicable to Premier VIP Cabin).

 

HONG KONG TOURIST SPOTS| TRAVEL GUIDE,BUDGET,ITINERARY

LIST OF BUDGET HOTELS AT TSIM SHA TSUI, HONGKONG

There are tons of hotels in Hongkong that will fit your budget. I have listed below, some budget hotels around the Tsim Sha Tsui area. I choose to share the accommodation facilities in this area because of its proximity to the majority of Hong Kong Tourist Spots as well as to various transport hubs.

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Jas Guest House
Flat F3, 13/F, Block F, Mirador Mansion, 58 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Canada Hotel
Flat A9,15/F, Block A, Chung King Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Apple Hostel
Flat B7, Block B, 10/F, Chungking Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Apple Inn @ Tsim Sha Tsui
Unit 03, 11/F, Hai Phong Mansion, 55 Hai Phong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Loi Loi Guest House
Flat A2, 5/F, Mirador Mansion, 54-64 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

V Inn
(Reception @ A9, 15/F, Block A) Flat E5, 16/F, Block E, Chungking Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

D Red Loft 
Flat A9, 15/F, Block A, Chung King Mansion,36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui ,  BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Toms Guesthouse
Flat C1, Block C, 16/F, Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Mira Inn 
F4,8/F,Mirador Mansions,
60-62 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Hong Kong Premium Guest House – Premium Guesthouse Ltd
Flat A5 & B2 , 16/F, Block A& Block B, Mirador Mansion, 58 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Gold Sparrow Hotel 
Flat A2, 11/F, Block A, Mirador Mansion, 58 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon., Tsim Sha Tsui
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Carlton Guest House – Las Vegas Group Hostels HK
Flat C1, 15th Floor, Block C, 36-44 Nathan Road, Chung King Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

Marco Polo Hostel – Las Vegas Group Hostels HK
Flat C6, 15/F, Block C, Chung King Mansion, Nathan Road 36-44, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong   BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE TO GET THE BEST DEAL

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Space Museum, Hong Kong Tourist Spot

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7 Comments

  1. Marjorie Hajim

    Thanks for this itinerary. I read this article before I went to Hongkong last June and it was really useful. I actually wrote a piece about my experience travelling in HongKong

  2. I cannot wait to visit this paradise!

  3. Marianne Bathan

    When you say Hong Kong, my mind imagines Disneyland. Wish I could visit “The Happiest Place on Earth” someday. #marman

  4. Ma. Celina Venus-Mijares

    Interesting! Very detailed travel guide, useful for travelers. Thank you for sharing Doc Jojo. Keep it up! #marman

  5. Riza Mae H. Villanueva

    A beautiful place to offer for tourists to visit! It’s a place full of wonder and affordable for everyone to see! #marman

  6. Ronald Lubiano

    This itinerary is budget friendly! Very interesting choice of place! #marman

  7. Hong Kong is our regular enroute to India stop as we fly Cathay very often.. we keep thinking we need to make a longer stop there and visit.. this inspires

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