Located on Stone Nullah Lane, you can hardly miss the Blue House. This is a four-story apartment building built in the 1920s with a blend of Chinese and Western architecture, named follow the building’s brilliant blue. Three buildings of Green, Yellow and Orange are all connected.
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Both the Blue House and the Yellow House become a living museum, which hosts events and exhibitions related to Hong Kong’s history and development. The Orange House is a residential building of 20 apartments.
The Blue House was awarded the Excellence – the highest grade of the four grades – by UNESCO at the Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Award. The building has become a symbol of the success of urban conservation.
The Blue House
Address: 72 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2833 4608
Hours: 10AM–6PM. Closed: Wednesday
Nearest MRT station: Wan Chai MRT Station, Exit A3. Walk along Tai Yuen Road to Queen East Road, then turn left onto Stone Nullah Lane.
Causeway Bay is a shopping paradise in Hong Kong with countless shopping malls from upscale to affordable. The vast and diverse of shopping places in Causeway can be make you ran out of money. You can actually spend the whole day at Causeway Bay to shop and still not explore all here. In order to “survive”, you need to know some main shopping destinations and choose according to your needs:
- Yee Wo Street: At the intersection Great George Street and Jardine’s Bazaar, Yee Woo Street is Hong Kong’s busiest intersection. When the traffic light turns green, you can see a group of giants across the road.
- SOGO: There are a total of thirteen floors, this is Hong Kong’s largest department store. SOGO has everything, from shoes and bags to electronic devices, and often has extremely promotions in the New Year holiday season.
- Fashion Walk: Located along Kingston Street. The street is dedicated to domestic stores and brands. It mainly sells items according to the trend of young people.
- Russell Street: The shopping mall has 16 floors and 230 shops, combining local and international brands, prices at mid-range.
- Lee Gardens and Lee Gardens Two (Yun Pin Road): These two centers have many luxury shops including Apple Hong Kong, as well as popular international brands like Fendi, Gucci and Hermes.
- Jardine’s Bazaar and Jardine’s Crescent: These are cheap shopping malls and also have several street food eateries.
In Central area, let’s stroll around Pottinger Street. This steep pedestrian street is a feature in Central Hong Kong, which is full of uneven uphill streets like this. Pottinger Street is named after Henry Pottinger, the first governor of Hong Kong.
This street dates from the 1850s – one of the oldest streets in Central. Today, Pottinger Street has colorful stalls, selling cheap items like clothes, accessories, and souvenirs.
Lunch: Tim Ho Wan
At the end of the morning “discovering” of the Kowloon area is also the time to reward yourself with a grand meal. And nowhere is it appropriate than Tim Ho Wan – Hong Kong dim sum restaurant that get 1 Michelin gold star. Despite is the Michelin gold star restaurant, the price is extremely reasonable. Tim Ho Wan is also the top of the list cheapest Michelin star restaurants. Therefore, Tim Ho Wan is always on the list of “must try” by visitors when traveling to Hong Kong.
At Tim Ho Wan, of course, you have to eat the famous dim sum. Tim Ho Wan’s the famed baked bun with pork barbecue and steamed dumpling with shrimp are always ordered the most. Also you can try other dishes to have a great meal here. After all, there was only one day to eat all Hong Kong.
Although Tim Ho Wan has expanded to many branches in Hong Kong and around the world, including the very luxurious restaurants, but Tim Ho Wan restaurant in Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po still retains the traditional Tim Ho Wan image.
Tim Ho Wan
Address: 9-11 Fuk Wing St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2788 1226
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10AM–9:30PM / Sat – Sun: 9AM–9:30PM
Price: Average from HKD 20 / dish
Afternoon tea: Lockcha Tea House
Visiting Hong Kong, it must live follow Hong Kong people style. Around 3 pm to 5 pm, it is afternoon tea time. Afternoon tea is an indispensable part of the daily life of Hong Kong people. People who have free time use high tea (afternoon tea combined with dinner), while busy people try to buy a cake and a cup of tea to rescue stomach while waiting for dinner.
In Hong Kong, there are countless afternoon tea shops, and customers are varied from old people to young people. In addition to Luk Yu Tea House is quite famous, the Central area also has Lockcha Tea House where you will experience the truly Hong Hong style afternoon tea.
The truly style of Hong Kong afternoon tea will not be luxurious places in 5-star hotels with French cakes, melodious music. In contrast, Hong Kong tea shops, have a cozy atmosphere and are a bit noisy and crowded at afternoon tea time.
At Lockcha Tea House you can choose dozens of teas. If you’re wondering what to order, let’s try some favorite teas such as: flowers tea, flower waffles and some vegetarian dimsum. Flower tea has an elegant and relaxing fragrance.
Lockcha Tea House
Address: Shop 01-G07, Block 1, Taikwun, 10, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Hours: +852 2801 7177
Getting there: Walk around Central from Pottinger Street, you will easy to reach Lockcha Tea House.
Hong Kong one day itinerary — Night: What to do in Hong Kong in 1 day at night?
Watching Hong Kong at night from The Peak
Hong Kong is a city with beautiful night scenes, which is can not controversial. It is important that you need to find a good spot to “enjoy” all night scenes in Hong Kong. And nowhere else is The Peak. When the sun is going down, let’s go to the top of The Peak to catch the best moment of the day. If it is at sunset, you will catch the moment when the sky gradually turns dark and the city lights up brightly.
From the peak in The Peak, you can see the dense skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Hong Kong is now as brilliant as the capital of light. Visit Hong Kong without going to The Peak, it is indeed a big mistake.
There are other great things at The Peak such as Madame Tussauds (wax museum), trams carrying you to the summit, observatory or restaurant where you can have lunch, afternoon tea and evening. In short, let’s come The Peak to be “open to your eyes”, it really doesn’t waste your trip to Hong Kong.
Address: Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
How to get to The Peak:
- Take the 15C bus from Central No. 8 pier or take a walk from MRT Central Station, Exit J2 to take the tram to the top.
- Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus station (near Hong Kong MRT station, Exit D);
- Mini bus 1 from Hong Kong MRT station, Exit E.
Take the Aqua Luna boat to see Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay is famous for its spectacular skyline views. There are many high-rise buildings for you to enjoy the night scene in Hong Kong. However, there will be no experience like getting around Hong Kong by boat.
Take a boat ride on Victoria Bay, you will see the complete night scene on both sides of Hong Kong and bring an unique pleasant experience in Hong Kong. One of the famous boats is AquaLuna. The AquaLuna boat has the identity of a red sail that will take you on an excursion within 1 hour to see the fanciful, shimmering Hong Kong.
You can board the AquaLuna boat at Tsim Sha Tsui Port, wharf 2, or Central Port, wharf 9.
- At Tsim Sha Tsui Public Port, wharf 1: Departure at 17:30, 18:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30. The trip at 22:30 departs only from Friday to Sunday.
- Central Port, wharf 9: Departure 17:45, 18:45, 20:45, 21:45, 22:45. The trip at 22:45 departs only from Friday to Sunday.
Walking around Victoria Harbor
Along the Victoria Harbour is the road called Avenue of Stars, which is quite similar to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. This road is a walking street by the river but also a place to honor famous artists in Hong Kong, including the statue of actor Bruce Lee.
From the cool promenade road by Victoria Harbour, you will see the view of Hong Kong full of skyscrapers. It is also a place legendary to check-in for visitors when they coming to Hong Kong. The Avenue of Stars is the most beautiful at night when the air is cool and windy. You can both stroll to feel the cool wind and can enjoy the beautiful night view of Hong Kong.
Walking around the streets in brilliant lights
Hong Kong is full of streets with neon signs. This has become a feature in Hong Kong and inadvertently creates extremely shimmering places for Instagrammers. In Tsim Sha Tsui area, take a walk around the neon streets such as Nathan, Jordan, Canton …
Strolling around those streets you will discover the largest night market in Hong Kong that we have introduced to you in the morning. It is Temple Street Night Market, located on Temple Street. At this night market, there are dozens of stalls that make the rainbow road shining brightly.
Lan Kwai Fong
The nightlife in Hong Kong is extremely lively, and refer to where to playing at night, people will think of Lan Kwai Fong immediately. Yes, how can we not embrace the “golden opportunity” in Hong Kong and experience the nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong.
Lan Kwai Fong located in Central is a neighborhood concentrates with the most stylish of “bars”, pubs, clubs, restaurants in Hong Kong. A special feature of Lan Kwai Fong that we like is the steep streets, the two sides are crowded bars, quite interesting.
At Lan Kwai Fong, you will see all kinds of people from tourists, stylish young people, office workers to artists… Although not as crowded and bustling as in previous years due to government policies but at the weekend, Lan Kwai Fong is still full of people.
Hong Kong in a day: Self-sufficiency travel to Hong Kong is have to eat late
What is the better way to end a day in Hong Kong with a late night meal? Whether you are a good-looking person or a dieter, you will be tempted by the eating paradise in Hong Kong. And in a never sleep city like Hong Kong, only when you go to eat late will you “feel” all the excitement. We suggest you some places to eat late in Hong Kong as follows:
Sun Hing Restaurant
If you haven’t eaten enough dimsum today, this is your last chance to eat as much as you want. Sun Hing Restaurant is a favorite dimsum shop of late-night office workers or late-night people in Hong Kong. The opening hours of shop is quite weird from 3:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. There are still dimsum dishes such as dumplings, siu mai (shumai), shrimp dumpling, Steamed Rice Flour Rolls … Especially the classic dish at Sun Hing Restaurant is molten custard buns dumpling. You definitetly should not forget this dish when ordering foods.
Sun Hing Restaurant’s rush hour is late night so you have to wait a little or have to share the table when it is too crowded. That is usually in Hong Kong.
Sun Hing Restaurant
Address: Sai Wan, Markfield Building.
Opening hours: 3:00 – 16:00, Monday to Sunday
Price: average of 50 HKD / meal
The nearest MRT station: Kennedy Town Station. Exit B and walk for about 3 minutes.
Sun Fat Congee
And if you feel you have eaten enough dim sum for today, there is another suggestion. You probably crave something warm in the middle of the night, so head to this 24-hour porridge shop in Causeway Bay. Porridge is a night snack or favorite breakfast of Hong Kong people. Nothing is as great as a simple but warm savory bowl of porridge for the hungry stomach.
Sun Fat Congee is open all day, this is a place to serve porridge served with everything, Finger – shaped soufle’ batter (Youtiao) or shrimp dumpling … Porridge is savory and tasty. In particular, the porridge mixed with pork liver is Sun Fat Congee’s specialty, difficult to find in other stores. Or, you can call the most favorite dish is minced meat porridge served with Youtiao.
Sun Fat Congee
Address: Shop C, G / F, Canal Road West, Causeway Bay, 2573-1206.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
So, a day of self-sufficiency travel in Hong Kong is ended. Moreover, in Hong Kong you also have very peaceful experiences such as hiking, sightseeing, watching the sea. Traveling self-sufficiently in Hong Kong in just 1 day will of course be difficult for you to visit nature. However, Hong Kong has a long-standing culture and cuisine that is worth exploring. Hope you have an interesting experience in this modern, cultural and culinary city. Don’t forget share it with Living Nomads after your trip.
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