Hong Kong 3 day itinerary — Day 2: The second day

The Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

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Big Buddha. On of the famous places to visit in Hong Kong. Image of Hong Kong itinerary 3 days blog.

Until 34 meters high, this is one of the largest bronze Buddha statues located outdoors in the world, attracting Buddhists from many different places in Asia. You can come here by other ways. The quickest and also the most wonderful way for the panoramic viewing, moving by Ngong Ping 360 cable car (it takes about 20 minutes one way).

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You can also travel by bus and taxi (approximately 45 minutes), and the riskiest choice that is climbing up on the top (approximately 4 hours). However, this way is not recommended in the summer months, because the hot and humid temperature will make this experience becomes more toilsome and hardship.

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If you take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, you can reserve your time for going to save time and not have to wait in line. Be sure to check the cable car operate well or not before climbing. If you’re saving the cost, go by bus No. 23 on the outside of the MTR Tung Chung Station. It is located next to the escalators to go up the cable car Ngong Pin spot 360. Be prepared your spirit to be there on the weekend is a long line of people waiting there.

Please avoid going to visit this place on the Chinese holidays, because the queue is extremely long, the bus and the cable cars are.

Expected time: From 1 to 2 hours
Opening hours: From 10 am to 05:30 pm

Po Lin Monastery (Buu Lien Monastery)

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Polin Monastery is located opposite with the Big Buddha Statue is still active until today, is an important home for the Buddhist monks. Here, visitors can immerse you in the scenery of the beautiful temples, statues as well as Buddhist architectures, all thanks to a restoration project on a large scale, making it become a place can not miss when visiting Hong Kong.

If you plan to eat at a vegetarian restaurant in this town, buy available tickets and menu. You will have more people in your group, the more to enjoy different types of cuisine. Please stop for a longer time and enjoy vegetarian food at this restaurant.

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours
Opening hours: From 7:30 am to 06 pm

Tai O

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Tai O village. Image of Hong Kong itinerary 3 days blog.

Tai O tradition fishing village which has the history extends 3 centuries ago. In Tai O, a peaceful traditional lifestyle and attraction of the village still are hold. Here has the picturesque scenery of the ocean floor and old houses, is also the attraction of Tai O. You can take great photos here from every angle and in every corner. You go and get a bonus with slows time exploring this beautiful area.

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You can take a boat to see the pink dolphins, although is also very rare. Anyway, the price is also cheaper but this boat trip earned countless of beauty view. You also try the waffle traditional egg made by an old man with decent charcoal oven. People often also crowded queues.

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Please avoid the following weekend. To get to Tai O, you can go by bus No. 11 from Tung Chung MTR station (approximately 45 minutes), or the car no. 21 from Big Buddha (approximately 15 minutes).

Expected time: From 2 to 3 hours

Tai O Heritage Hotel

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Located on a hill in the west of Tai O, this building was a police station was built in 1902 to prevent smuggling and piracy. Later, it was converted into a hotel and it also becomes a heritage site.

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You can walk to the Tai O Heritage Hotel to take a few pictures of the fishing village panorama, as well as at the bottom of the ocean. Then you can say that you have to go to the west of Hong Kong already.

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Expected time: less than 1 hour
Location: Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

You can find, check rates, reviews & availability for this hotel on Booking.com.

Pui O

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This is a beautiful beach located on Lan Tau Island (Chinese name can be translated as sea shells). Pui O, no crowded bustle, even gives for your great scenery and clear blue water anymore. It really is an ideal place to escape from a hustle and bustle city. When the wave become diving, you can comfortably dug shells. Some local people are picking up snails to take home for baking.

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You should try to eat in restaurants of Ooh La La’sbeach, they serve food is very tasty. You can also camp here, Ooh La La restaurant also renting tents and some equipment for camping, too.

You can go to Pui O by bus from Mui Wo or Tung Chung (bus number 4).

Expected time: From 1 to 2 hours

Hong Kong 3 day itinerary — Day 3: The third day

Cheung Chau Island

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Located about 30 minutes CBD boat, Cheung Chau Island (“Long Island”) is a fishing place with beautiful scenery and food shop, from the temples to the street foods, there was a pirate’s cave also. You let yourself lost in the narrow alleys, drop along the bike path next to the coast, as well as enjoy a leisurely life here.

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The best way to discover this small island is by renting a bike from any of the stores along the main road when you’ve just stepped out of the boat. You take a boat from the port number 5, close to Hong Kong Central MTR station about 15 minutes for walking. This boat trip takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on whether you go by fast boat or vessel normally.

Expected time: over 3 hours
Location: southwest of Hong Kong Island

Star Ferry

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Until the 1970s, the Star Ferry is still the main transportation between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Victoria Harbour boat trip along the extended 10 minutes will bring you the more stunning spectacle of the horizon.

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You should aim to stay on board until 8 pm on direction from Tsim Sha Tsui on Hong Kong Island to enjoy the light show “A Symphony of Lights” decent place daily. There are also regular trains travel between Tsim Sha Tsui and WanChai downtown.

Expected time: less than 1 hour
Location: Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Mido Coffee Shop

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First opened in 1950, Mido Café is the time machine which brings you come back in the old days of Hong Kong. When stepping inside the restaurant, it seems nothing has changed. You can sit on upstair and enjoy the scenery of the street markets and temples, as well as Tin Hau Temple also. While the food and drink here is nothing too special, Mido Café is an ideal place to stop to eat or drink something and soak in the scenery and history.

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Mido Cafe, one of the most famous cafes shop in Hong Kong. Image of Hong Kong itinerary 3 days blog.

Sandwich bread of Hong Kong is a good dessert and look like with French bread. You can also see “Yin Yang” (yin and yang), is a drink native of Hong Kong, half tea and half coffee with milk and sugar.

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Expected time: less than 1 hour
Location: G / F, No. 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Opening hours: From 8:30 am to 09:45 pm

Temple Street Night Market

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Temple Street come alive at night when the bars and merchant stalls at the market start operating and fill together, bringing the delicious local dishes and anything else you can think. Be adventurous with your choices and buy any items you want. This is also a good opportunity to buy some small gifts, so you should practice your skills to bargain.

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Temple street night market. One of the best places you must visit in Hong Kong. Image of Hong Kong itinerary 3 days blog.

Expected time: From 2 to 3 hours
Location: Street and Jordan Road KANSU, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Above are suggestions of Living Nomads for what to do in Hong Kong for 3 days so you can explore the fullest Hong Kong with full of attractions can not miss, restaurants and other special places. If you have been going to this island, please share your journey with your team.

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Hong Kong’s most famous night market, Temple Street Night Market.

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