It’s a pretty popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong and we didn’t want to miss out on it. I was a little opposed to the trip at first, I didn’t want it to turn into a whole day event and I also didn’t want to hang out there in the brightest sun, no way to get a good picture. We took a cable car around 3 pm and went back around 6 pm and had the maximum fun for a not too substantial time investment.
Big Buddha is a part of the Po Lin Monastery, a huge Buddha statue on the Lantau Island a 25 min ride from Tung hung Town Center MTR station.
Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
It depends on the type of cabin you choose. You will get a discount if you preorder your ticket online beforehand. It is It is definitely recommended to buy the ticket online to skip the ticket line. There are 2 more lines though, the ticket redemption line and the waiting line for the cabin.
We went just in time to catch the last cabins around 6 pm. The lane for the crystal cabis was much shorter than the one for the standard cabin, so we were lucky to have the crystal cabin round trip ticket.
If you find the cabins too expensive, you can take a bus for far less, the bus 23 is around 20 HKD and will take 50min. Hiking is also an option and will take 3 h across the mountains. We didn’t try these options through this time, but hiking there is definitely on the list.
The former Police Married Quarters was turned into a base for creatives and designers, artists and small shops. There are art events taking place and we were here during the festival deTour “Trial and Error”
Tai Kwun Contemporary is a new gallery showcasing impressive modern art and it is free to the public.
The building itself is incredible, the concrete spiral staircase is modern, the art rooms spacious and inviting.
2 movies were showcased, on was instantly captivating, La Town, a dystopian vision of a town in the future. The other movie showcased the life in the prison, the cinema theatre was equipped with prison-like bunk beds for the maximum immersion into the story.
Hong Kong is a beautiful city, there are countless places to take great pics. The best places we’ve found are these.
An awesome location to watch the laser show at 8 p.m., how to get there? We have a post on this magical location coming from Hong Kong Island and what to do afterward.
We went up the Victoria peak and went to the gardens later. The view was spectacular and not to crowderd even on a Saturday.
During your winter holidays, there is are some amazing light installations down the pier. Look at the photos we took here.
These rainbow-colored stairs in Sheung Wan are super popular on instagram and super fun to photograph.
Victoria Peak in Hong Kong is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. It is a super nice trip into nature with a spectacular city view from the top. We spend a wonderful half day there and would love to share our experience so you’re all set up four your trip.
Chose a clear good weather day. If it’s sunny, bring a head or an umbrella. The time is absolutely up to you, we went in the morning on a Saturday, but going there at the sunset would be undoubtedly amazing as well. Weekdays are less busy we were told.
As suggested on all the sites and in vlogs, we went to the peak tram station. It was on a Saturday and the waiting line for a ticket was ridiculously long, we would have waited for 2 hours easily, so we decided to take a bus instead. If you wanna skip the ticket line you can pre-purchase the ticket for the next day online and avoid some part of the line. If you decide to go by bus, take the 15. At the tram stations, there was no 15 bus stop, at least not that we could spot it and we took the minibus 1 instead, it’s just up the bridge. Make sure to have 10 HKD in cash exactly or your Octopus card.
For a good view, you need to access the viewing platform. It’s not free, we bought the ticket, but we could just have paid for it after going up the escalators with the Octopus card.
If you need some organic and vegan snacks, don’t waste your time looking around here, just walk up to the next Market Place, it’s 5 minutes and you can buy everything you need for your picknick in the Victoria Peak Garden.
The walk up to the gardens is steep and takes 20-30 min, especially if you are carrying all the picknick food and drinks. We enjoyed our picknick up there and returned to the city by taking the stairs all the way down. Finding the path is pretty challenging, have your phone fully charged and have enough credit for wifi.
Have your phone with wifi ready here to find your way down. The walk is long but
The oldest Tempel in Hong Kong worships among all other heavenly gods the King Emperor Man and Holy King Emperor Kwan. These human gods. Man, the Civil God, had the jurisdiction over the government officials. Kwan, the Martial God, was associated with righteousness and loyalty.Man Mo Temple, 124-126 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan
When:29 November 2018 to 24 February 2019
Where: Victoria Harbour skyline
North Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong Island
night market afterward.
After watching the Light Show at 8 pm, we went on a walk to the market, it’s a touristy spot with all kinds of unnecessary bling, shirts, scarfs, sunglasses, and fake lego but the atmosphere is nice.
It has been raining for the past 3 days non-stop and today is the first day that it almost doesn`t rain at all. We live in the city center and left for a late night walk to enjoy the cozy city. There is not much going on, maybe because it’s a weeknight, but also because the people here are so calm you almost don’t notice them.
Take a ferry, it works with your Octopus card and is very affordable, I would say almost free.
To see the light show on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, take the StarFerry from pier 7.
For a quick ride further from the center, take a small ferry.
There are many stations to take this little boots that looks like a pirate ship.
Here are the stations and schedule for the ferries.
Our little trip today happened accidentally, we went for a long walk along the waterfront promenade near our house and had to cross a long bridge to get to the other side. The walk along the bridge wasn’t so exciting because of the traffic and we planned to take a bus back home, but then Stefan saw the ferry, people were getting of it and on it swiping their octopus card, surprisingly, the ferry went just across the river where we needed to go. It was also very affordable, 2.20 HKD which is about 25 Cents per person.
We discovered the Hong Kong Arts Centre walking around in the area and are glad we checked out the Gallery, it’s free and the art is incredible.
Today, the Social Transformation Exhibition was on display.
To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery by Chan Oi Yan
by Katie Vajda
by KAN Kiu Sin Tobe
by Suzy Kai Sun CHEUNG
Mirage mirage by Suzy Kai Sun CHEUNG
Come, run in me 2 by Christy CHOW