If you are going on a weekend or 2-day trip to Hong Kong, here is your best Hong Kong itinerary. First, read up on all travel advisories to Asia’s World City and stock up on essentials to safe and comfortable travel.
Anyway, you can have your travel agent reserve all your hotel accommodations or restaurant and travel reservations. The non-shopping itinerary was made with an eye out for green spaces as well as places popular in social media.
We have reserved the nights of your two-day schedule for shopping. So, have some shopping money ready to spend on the foremost shopping capital of the world.
YOUR HONG KONG ITINERARY
Start your first day in Hong Kong by going to the legendary Kowloon Walled City Park. The place used to be a nest for criminal activities conducted by 50,000 people densely-packed in tenement buildings. These were demolished by the government and the park came into being afterwards.
After enjoying the park, visit the old Hau Wong Temple. Built in 1730, the smallish temple features beautiful calligraphy and valuable artifacts. Before the morning is done, you can go over to Nan Lian Garden by bus. When you have finished enjoying the sights of this park that has been around since the Tang dynasty, it will be time for lunch.
Find a nearby place to eat, so that you can include Chi Lin Nunnery, which is a stone’s throw away. This is the biggest and one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the world. You’ll then be ready to visit the Choi Hung Estate. You go to this Instagram sensation via double-decker bus.
Round off the afternoon by going to the Avenue of Stars, the exotic version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, but with a sea promenade with a breathtaking perspective of Hong Kong’s skyscraper.
Your first day ends with a visit to shopping destinations. The first is Mong Kok, which means “crowded corner” in Cantonese, a happy chaos of bazaars and stalls near the Avenue of Stars. Here you can get your fill of exotic and popular food from stalls. The second shopping destination is the Temple Street Night Market — where you can buy virtually anything you can think of.
On this day, you are going to start out with a subway ride to Lantau Island. From the subway, you should go right up to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car — as the name suggests the ride, about 20 minutes long, will give you a 360° view of the best scenery in the city.
If you want more, you can fit in a ride in the Crystal Cabin, which features a floor of transparent glass. Near both these rides is the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha, which can boast of being repositories of Hong Kong’s original culture.
You’ll take lunch in Lantau, after which you go back to Hong Kong proper to another Instagram famous location, the Monster Building. Here you can enjoy the views and features from fantastic movie FX and find popular characters from movies brought to 3-D life.
From there, take the famous funicular railway to Victoria Peak, and once there, head straight to Lugard Road Viewpoint. This is actually the best view of a Hong Kong coming to brilliant, lighted life at night. After this experience and dinner, you are going to go through a string of high end shopping locations, starting with the Admiralty, then Central district and finally Causeway Bay.
You’ll have tons of goodies to bring home after all the shopping you’ll do on this two-day excursion. Plus, you’ll have the most excellent pictures of this legendary city which may actually stand alone as a place totally dedicated to the tourist.