Hong Kong is an amazing city that everyone should visit if they get the chance. Not only does it have an interesting history as a former British territory, but it has some amazing things to do, see and eat. I thought I would talk a little bit more about Hong Kong and enjoying.
Hong Kong International Airport is a very important world hub when it comes to flying, especially when you consider the fact that over 100 airlines operate there and these carriers fly to over 180 cities across the world. It is the 8th busiest airport in the world, so there should most certainly be an easy connection for most people from around the world.
I decided to kick my last trip off with an airport transfer in Hong Kong because I knew that I wouldn’t want to be staying for long and I definitely needed to maximise the time that I had there. This is always far better than public transport and always a great way to start to get yourself orientated in a new city.
Things to do
There is so much to do in Hong Kong and here are some of my favourite things
- Take the star ferry – Hong Kong truly has one of the most stunning harbours in the world. This is especially the case with a city made up almost entirely of skyscrapers that you can look up at and really enjoy. The star ferry is the perfect way to get out onto the open water and to see this. It is also very cheap and only costs a few dollars for a ticket. Be warned that the journey only last for about 7 minutes, so you will definitely need to keep your camera ready. If not you can always take another trip for a few more dollars!
- Visit the Big Buddha – this is a great sight to see on Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong’s islands. To get to the top of the area where the buddha is I would highly recommend taking the Ngong Ping 360, where you can even take a glass bottomed gondola to get a unique bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. The buddha itself is made of bronze and is actually the largest seated outdoor buddha on the planet!
- Eat – Chinese food is some of the best in the entire world and Hong Kong is no exception to this rule as a part of China. There are so many things to recommend here and Hong Kong has some of the best dim sum in the world in my opinion, so I would definitely recommend that. Char siu is also one of my favourites, it is the golden brown skinned roast pork that you see in the windows of Chinese restaurants that is flavoured .
- View the city from above – The peak tram is another great way to view Hong Kong from above and it runs all day until midnight, so you can easily catch a glimpse of the city during the day or at night if you fancy it. The views from the top of the mountain are absolutely incredible and are not something that you will forget anytime soon.