A GUIDE TO HONG KONG

Hong Kong is like my second home. I spent a lot of time there are a child, and going back multiple times a year, I became very familiar with it. Come the last years of high school, those trips came to a halt so I could focus all my energy on school. A few years flew by, and I'm kicking myself for ever complaining about getting to visit such an awesome place several times a year.

What I love about Hong Kong is that it's small, but packs quite a punch. Since it used to be a British colony, there are still colonial influences to be found, which I think is quaint. The city changes so frequently that you’ll never get bored. Below are just some places I’ve visited and enjoyed, but this list definitely does not do Hong Kong justice. There’s always plenty more to explore!

Restaurants:

Akrame

Azure Restaurant

Brunch Club

Caprice

Chi Lin Nunnery

China Tang

Ciak

Crystal Lotus

Dim Sum Icon

Fook Lam Moon

Golden Bull

Ham and Sherry

Kung Tak Lam

Lei Garden

Lily & Bloom

Lotus Vegetarian Restaurants

Lung King Heen

Man Wah

Ming Court

Minh & Kok

Ozone

Peking Restaurant

Pokka Café

Queen's Café

Sea Front

Summer Palace

Tai Ping Koon

T'ang Court

The Ocean

Tiffany Restaurant

Tin Lung Heen

Tosca

Van Gough Senses

Yan Toh Heen

Yum Cha

22 Ships

Cafés, bakeries, afternoon tea, and all things sweet:

Arome Bakery

Café 103

Chung Kee Dessert

Cookies Quartet

Cova Ristorante & Café

Emack & Bolio's

Hang Heung

Hui Lau Shan

Kam Wah

Kee Wah Bakery

Koi Kei

L'attitude TST

L’Espalier

Le Salon De Thé de Joël Robuchon

Ming Wah Bakery

Oddies Foodies

Queen’s Cafe

Saint Honore Cake Shop

Tai Cheong Bakery

The Mandarin Cake Shop

The Palm Court at The Langham

The Lobby at The Peninsula

Via Tokyo

Activities:

Central (Soho, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Mid-Levels escalator)

Disneyland

Flower Market

Goldfish Market

Lamma Island

Lantau Island

Ngong Ping (Ngong Ping 360)

Ocean Park

Repulse Bay

Saigon

Stanley

Temple Street Night Market

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Tian Tan Buddha

Tsim Sha Tsui (Clock Tower, Cultural Center, Avenue of Stars, 1881)

Victoria Peak

Wong Tai Sin Temple

I hope this gives you some vague idea of how much Hong Kong has to offer. These are only a few of the places that are coming to mind.

Like any other place, if your trip overlaps with a major cultural holiday, you're in for a treat. I particularly loved the Dragon Boat Festival (in June) when I was a little girl. The Mid-Autumn Festival in September is quite remarkable, too. But regardless of when you go to Hong Kong, you're bound to have a good time!

I highly recommend checking out Discover Hong Kong's page here if you're planning a trip to Asia's World City.

 

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