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 1 day itinerary — Morning: Explore Kowloon
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.
Street markets in Kowloon
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.
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.
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.
In addition, in Mongkok there are markets of Bird Market, Flower Market and Goldfish Market which are quite close together.
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.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
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.
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.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Address: 2 Chuk Yuen Rd, Chuk Un, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2327 8141
Nearest MRT station: Wong Tai Sin MRT Station, exit B2 and walk for about 3 minutes.
Chi Lin Nunnery and 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.
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.
Chi Lin Nunnery
Address: 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, HK
Phone: +852 2354 1888
Nan Lian Garden
Address: 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
Phone: +852 3658 9366
Nearest MRT station: MRT Diamond Hill Station, Exit C2, walk follows signboards for about 5 minutes.
Breakfast: Lan Fong Yuen
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Blue House
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.
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.