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What to do in Hong Kong in 1 day? If you only have 24 hours in Hong Kong, what can you experience? Is it feasible? If you have a chance to visit or layover in Hong Kong during such a rush that, don’t worry, we will tell you the most interesting places to go within 1 day in Hong Kong. Of course, you cannot complete all your self-sufficient Hong Kong travel in 24 hours but we will experience the most “quintessential”. Now, let’s check it our out Hong Kong 1 day trip (HK one day trip, one day trip in Hong Kong) blog with the suggested detail of Hong Kong 1 day itinerary — How to spend 24 hours in Hong Kong & what to do in Hong Kong in a day (one day in HK, one day in Hong Kong) perfectly below.

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Hong Kong skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour

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Hong Kong is street food paradise
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Bustling night market in HK. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.
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Fa Yuen one of the best street markets in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong magical night. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.
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Dimsum is must eat food in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is famous for its roasted goose.
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Hong Kong street
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Statue of Bruce Lee on Avenue Stars in Kowloon is also worth place to visit. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.

Hong Kong can be said small, but actually it was not small at all. There are few places in the world like Hong Kong when it has river, sea and mountain. Hong Kong with skyscrapers is the most modern city in Asia, is a shopping paradise, bustling play, … Now, let’s started the 24-hour journey in Hong Kong!

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Ngong Ping 360
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Coming to Tai O village, you can enjoy seafood, buy gifts and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of the indigenous life
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Victoria Peak Tower. You can see whole Hong Kong city from here. Foto: what to do in hong kong for 1 day blog.
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Tian Tan statue (Big Buddha)
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The Peak Tram
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Temple Street Night Market
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Hong Kong city at dusk. Foto: what to do in hong kong for 1 day blog.
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Famous Ladies Market in Mongkok
Roast goose at Kin’s Kitchen
Roast goose at Kin’s Kitchen

Hong Kong 1 day itinerary — Morning: Explore Kowloon

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Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Kowloon Peninsula (also known as Kowloon) is located in northern Hong Kong, which is one of the three largest regions in Hong Kong. It has many high-rise buildings including Hong Kong’s tallest building, many famous attractions such as Victoria Harbour, museums, markets and temples.

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Bustling nightlife of Kowloon. Photo: one day in hong kong blog.

Street markets in Kowloon

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The Sham Shui Po area in Kowloon has many busy outdoor markets.

Hong Kong is famous for its street markets, you should visit to see if you have time and you will get good things. The most famous place of Kowloon is the Mongkok area – the paradise of cheap goods. You can find everything in the world such as fashion items, souvenirs, technology items … with extremely affordable prices.

You can find so many items at these cheap markets.
You can find so many items at these cheap markets.
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The Ladies Market and Temple Street night market are the two largest and very crowded markets in Hong Kong. However, Temple Street Market is only open at night from 17:00 – 23:00.

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Ladies market

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You can buy souvenir items at here.
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Food paradise at Ladies market. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.

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Budget shopping district, Mongkok.

Ladies Market

Location: Ladies Market – Middle South of Sai Yeung Choi street and Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
Nearest MRT station: Mong Kok MTR Station, Exit E2. Walk along Nelson Road.

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In addition, in Mongkok there are markets of Bird Market, Flower Market and Goldfish Market which are quite close together.

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Flower Market is located near Ladies Market
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Flower market. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.
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So many beautiful plants at lovely stores

Flower Market

Address: Flower Market is located on Flower Market road
Nearest MRT station:

  • Prince Edward MTR Station, Exit B1. Walk to the East along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
  • Mong Kok East MTR Station, Exit C. Walk to Sai Yee Road, cross the walk bridge and follow signboards.

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Read more: Top night market Hong Kong (Night market HK) — Top 10 best night market in Hong Kong.

Wong Tai Sin Temple

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Hong Kong has a lot of Chinese temples and pagodas and the first destination will be Wong Tai Sin Temple. Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is dedicated to three main religions: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The temple is said to have a combination of Chinese and Western architecture. Wong Tai Sin Temple has other areas including the Three Saints Hall, the Confucian Hall and the colorfully decorated Good Wish Garden.

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The three entrance gates
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Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon is one of the temples worth visiting.
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Good Wish Garden

According to the legend, Wong Tai Sin Temple can make all wishes come true, so this temple is very sacred to Hong Kong people and tourists.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple with colorful and exquisite architecture.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Address: 2 Chuk Yuen Rd, Chuk Un, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2327 8141
Hours: 7AM–5PM
Nearest MRT station: Wong Tai Sin MRT Station, exit B2 and walk for about 3 minutes.

Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden

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Nan Lian Garden

No one think in the heart crowded of Hong Kong, there is an extremely peaceful green oasis. Chi Lin is a large temple complex (more than 33,000 m2) built as a monastic site for Buddhist nuns. Chi Lin nunnery is currently the largest wooden craft building with a structure based on Chinese construction techniques. The whole building was built, connected together without using nails.

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Chi Lin Nunnery. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.

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Chi Lin Nunnery waterfall
Chi Lin Nunnery waterfall

Nan Lian Garden has Chinese architecture in the style of the Tang Dynasty. If you watch Chinese movies, you will see the royal flower garden in the palace of ancient kings, and you will see with your own eyes right at Nan Lian Garden. Here, you can stroll around the lotus lake, watch flowers, drink tea. Nan Lian Garden is very suitable for sightseeing during the day, giving you a rare elegant morning.

Nan Lian Garden has architecture in the Tang Dynasty, China.
Nan Lian Garden has architecture in the Tang Dynasty, China.

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Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.

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Chi Lin Nunnery

Address: 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, HK
Phone: +852 2354 1888
Url: www.chilin.org

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Nan Lian Garden

Address: 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
Phone: +852 3658 9366
Url: www.nanliangarden.org

Nearest MRT station: MRT Diamond Hill Station, Exit C2, walk follows signboards for about 5 minutes.

Breakfast: Lan Fong Yuen

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Time is gold, start the new day early and having a “light” breakfast at Lan Fong Yuen. Lan Fong Yuen has two branches, one branch in the Central area (Central Hong Kong) and another branch in Tsim Sha Tsui. The branch in Tsim Sha Tsui opening at 10:30 am. We will choose to eat at Central branch because it opens sooner at 7:30 am.

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People lined up in front of Lan Fong Yuen

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Here you will experience a traditional and very “Hong Kong” breakfast. Very “Hong Kong” here refers to small and popular eateries (called cha chaan teng) – an indispensable part of the culinary culture of indigenous people. Entering a small, quite old eatery, inside is small and crowded wooden tables and you often have to sit at the same table with others if the space is full.

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Inside Lan Fong Yuen. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.
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Eateries like Lan Fong Yuen called “cha chaan teng”, referring to traditional small shops.

And the breakfast at Lan Fong Yuen is also very typical in Hong Kong cuisine. The most famous dish is Pantyhose Milk Tea (bubble milk tea), dubbed Hong Kong’s best bubble milk tea. Also you have to try other specialties here such as hamburgers (Hong Kong style), fried chicken noodles, dumplings with butter and condensed milk. In fact, for breakfast, only a portion of the cake is needed, a cup of milk tea is too enough.

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Lan Fong Yuen is famous for ist best buble milk tea in Hong Kong. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.
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Breakfast of very “Hong Kong”.

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Lan Fong Yuen (Central HK)

Address: Lan Fong Yuen (Central) – 2 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong
Price: about 25 HKD / dish.
Opening hours: 7:30 – 18:00, Monday – Saturday, Closed: Sunday

24 hours in Hong Kong — Noon: Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay

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Central Hong Kong

Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay is located in the south of the Kowloon Peninsula. This is where many financial centers are located, consulates of many countries are also located here. Central is also the best shopping and luxurious entertainment place in Hong Kong.

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Central Hong Kong crossing
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The Landmark (Central). Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.
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Central Hong Kong district seen from top down

If talking about shopping, it is worth mentioning Soho with many high-class restaurants, the Landmark, luxury brand shopping malls and Lan Kwai Fong, the famous entertainment venue. We will spend the whole noon to exploring this bustling center at any time of the day.

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Soho

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The Blue House

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If you stroll around the Hong Kong Wan Chai area, you might be attracted to a cluster of eye-catching buildings of color, among them The Blue House. Besides the brilliant blue, the building has become an important historical place in Hong Kong’s most colorful neighborhood.

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Cluster of prominent multicolored houses in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
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Blue House interior. Credit: hong kong 1 day itinerary blog.

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Preserving the heritage in Hong Kong is quite difficult when it is a crowded city and a place with the most expensive real estate market in the world. So the government is sometimes forced to destroy the old to make way for the new. However, a cluster of these bright-colored buildings stands still to the test of time.

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