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Let’s go to explore the attractions in Hong Kong on a different aspect of the tour schedule Hong Kong in 3 days.

Some notes before leaving

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Preparing for yourself available Octopus Card which saves money as well as using it on the bus, train and even in convenience stores anymore (you have to recharge before). This card will help you save a lot more time in the queue and exchange money.

Using the ship MTR – has a useful MRT map at each stop, giving you more details of areas around the station. You make sure that you come out the correct entrance to save time because there are many far ways.

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You also go by taxi if you think necessary. Hong Kong sometimes is very hot that can make suffocate, but has the affordable price, faster and most important is air-condition. If you need to cross the port by taxi, you should call a taxi by using his arm under undulating waves. You should also know that having some taxis do not want to run pass the port.

If you need to cross the port by taxi, you should call a taxi by using his arm under undulating waves. You should also know that having some taxis do not want to run pass the port.

There are three tunnels connecting Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. Centre Tunnel (Central) is the cheapest but also the most numerous vehicles, tunnel in the West and East (Eastern / Western) are more expensive but faster and take less time also.

When traveling escalator, go up / down on the left side and stood on the right side, if not, the people in around areas will be extremely upset with you (because you’re obstructing their path)

Usually, you do not pay gratuities. Most restaurants automatically add a 10% service charge into your bill. So you do not have to pay extra for anything else.

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If you want to eat in a “luxury” restaurant but worry about the price, try to eat at lunchtime, a lot of restaurants have set lunch with more affordable price.

The 7-11 stores are located everywhere, is a quite reasonable option to buy drinks.
In the local restaurants, you ask carefully restrictions on food and check carefully with the staff before ordering. Often even vegetable dishes are also cooked with animal’s oil

1. The first day

Mongkok

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Mong Kok is one of the region’s which have density population but not downhearted. This is a paradise for those who love shopping. This district has all things what you want to buy, from the shoes to items in the house, to all Western brands and luxury and more expensive goods.

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An interesting feature of this area, all the roads here looks like to sell a specific kind of good. The Beautiful and most interesting place is the flower market, golden fish street, and birds. Here has Ladies Market also – Market for the girls. Market Street is filled with the electronics stores and other types of souvenirs. Even if you do not intend to buy anything, Mong Kok is also a great area to explore and experience, is a typical part of bustling urban life.

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Focus on the Dundas is a large number of food shops with many kinds of street foods. Before buying any expensive item such as electronic, shoes, make sure that you checked the cost of nearly other shops, it is very useful for getting a reasonable price. For going out of those shops, finding items which you bought carefully in order to ensure for your money spending

The expected time: From 1 to 2 hours

The flower market road

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Located in Mongkok, The flower market road is the itinerary to Hong Kong you can’t miss. The local people often come here to buy flowers and other trees. It is especially crowded on holidays when many types of traditional trees are sold to bring luck and symbolize wealth and fortune.

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Here also has the beautiful orchid trees, the flowers and the trees are bending with all kinds of sizes and shapes. Although there is not anything to do much here, this is a great place for you to take pictures and soak in the atmosphere characterized Hong Kong.

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Expected time: less than 1 hour
Location: Hong Lok Street, Yuen Long District, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Daily From 7 am to 7 pm

Hong Kong Museum of History

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This museum does its main job is very excellent as- recording the entire history of Hong Kong. From the prehistoric periods to the ancient Chinese dynasties, throughout from the moment, the city was born until today. Museum utilizes deep-range pictures, documents, and short data, along with a variety of medias so that visitors can participate in as well as communicate with everything, bring a fresh feeling and keep people to be entertained also.

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Admission fee is very reasonable here, but also get free admission every Wednesday, too. But this museum doesn’t open on Tuesdays.

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Expected time: From 2 to 3 hours
Location: 100 S Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Monday from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday to Friday: from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 7 pm

Kowloon West Promenade

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This is an alternative method for “Avenue of the Stars” (Avenue of the Stars) in Tsim Sha Tsui. This quiet place provides to you Hong Kong harbor scene but not has the noisy crowd, as well as the car to take passengers. You can go for a stroll, enjoy the sunset while looking at the lights at the port is turned on also. Or if the weather permits, you also buy some food from the Elements shopping mall nearby, then come here for camping on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful urban landscape.

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Elements shopping mall has a ThreeSixty grocery store as well as many choices for other foods to bring which you can ready to go camping. This is also a good place for you to watch the laser show “A Symphony of Lights” at the port, starting at 8 pm each day.

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Expected time: less than 1 hour
Location: Russia Cheung Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Ozone bar in Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

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Ozone – Ritz Carlton is located on the 118 floor of the International Commerce Center (ICC), and currently, holds the position as the highest bar in the world. From here, you spoiled for viewing the panoramic view of harbor Hong Kong and Kow Loon peninsula anymore.

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This place is extremely crowded on weekends. So you should call firstly to ask if there is a waiting list or not. If you want to book a table, you have to take a few minutes; depending on that day is which day. But this bar is quite expensive; drinks have the cost from 100 dollars.

Expected time: From 1 to 2 hours
Location: 118 / F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Lan Kwai Fong

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With a large number of the crowd and a lively atmosphere (especially on Friday and Saturday), Lan Kwai Fong is the center of nightlife in Hong Kong. Originally, it just a small square, bars and restaurants has now reached outside. You will be able to find a pretty amazing mix of foreigners living in Hong Kong, tourists and students in the crowd who are having the party but also depends on the bar that you will come again. There are many bars and restaurants having a special night with free drinks for women (usually on Thursday night)

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Expected time: From 2 to 3 hours (or more time if you love the night entertainment activities)

Another choice

You can also spend the first day to visit one of the largest parks in Hong Kong: Disneyland or Ocean Park. Explore more:

2. The second day

The Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

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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 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.

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

Expected time: From 1 to 2 hours

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

Above are suggestions of livingnomads.com 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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