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1. Posted by gpenn01 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

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Hi all.... TP newb here.....

Let's just say that in July, you have 2 short days in Hong Kong.... staying in the Kowloon area. What are the "not to miss" things that you would plan on doing? :)

Thanks in advance...

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 6y

Some things which are not to be missed are:

1. Symphony of lights at 8PM along the waterfront
2. Victoria Peak
3. Taking the star ferry across the harbour
4. Ride the Hong Kong trams on the Island side. Just ride to experience the local markets.
5. Street shopping markets in Mongkok area.
6. If u have still half a day left, head for the Ngong Ping village.

Cheers
Arif

3. Posted by gpenn01 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Thanks for the suggestions, Arif!!

4. Posted by david.B (Budding Member 32 posts) 6y

Tourist attractions that let you feel the local pulse of Kowloon are:

Kowloon Walled City Park
Yuen Po Street Bird Garden / Flower Market / Goldfish Market
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Street and Apliu Street
Jade Market & Jade Street
Temple Street Night Market

5. Posted by gpenn01 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Thanks david.B!!

6. Posted by Russell1 (Inactive 10 posts) 6y

The list of the places you could visit in Hong Kong:

1. Hong Kong Disneyland

2. The Symphony of Lights (along Victoria Harbor), go there during night time

3. The Avenue of Stars (in Tsim Sha Tsui are, same location with Symphony of Lights)

4. Ocean Park, and ride the cable car.

5. The Big Buddha in Lantau Island (We haven't been there).

6. The Ladies Night Market (within Tsim Sha Tsui area also, near Mongkok

7. Mongkok (where you could buy cheap electronic gadgets).

8. The Peak (in Hong Kong Island), and ride the tram.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by hk hero (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

I highly recommend the Hong Kong Museum of Art. It is filled with stunning ancient Chinese works of art.

On Kowloon there is a street called Temple Street which at night becomes a big night market. The area also has a lot of shops selling Buddhist merchandise. You can get some really unique things there. Granted there is a lot of tourist things, but there is also much more high quality items also. The street ends at the Tin Hao Temple which is nice to visit.

The Hong Kong Park located in Central is very nice. It is a beautiful park with a lot to see. It has a very nice tea museum there and a huge aviary filled with Chinese birds. It allows you to walk among the treetops on a elevated walkway. It is very nice.

Hong Kong is gorgeous, espcially at night. I'd recommend taking a star ferry cruise around Victoria Harbor. The boats are over a hundred years old and it is a really great way to see the city.

Hollywood Road in Central is lined with fun antique shops. A lot of the antiques are not quite so old, but it is still a fun place to visit. The end of the street has a very unique temple called the Man Mo Temple which is free to enter.

The century old trams are a fun way to get around Central I recommend hopping on one and just riding it. It'll give you a nice cheap tour of the city.

Of course you have to visit Victoria Peak. Go in the late afternoon so you can watch the city light up. It is really gorgeous.

The Ladies market is very famous, but I was not impressed with it. It just sells cheap souvenirs.

The Ginsing and Bird's Nest Street in Soho on Hong Kong Island is a lot of fun. It sells traditional Chinese medicinal items. You probably wouldn't purchase much, or anything, but it is a lot of fun to stroll through.

The Avenue of Stars on the tip of Kowloon Peninsula is pretty worthless, but the views of Hongkong Island and Victoria Harbor are quite stunning.

Also you can go to Disneyland, ocean park (famous theme park in Hong Kong)

These are my suggestions. These are the places I always visit when I go to Hong Kong which is about once a year.

If you can spend more days in china, i would recommend you to go to SHENZHEN. its so close to hong kong. Places like the Window of the World, China Folk Culture Villages, Splendid China are must-visit. China South City is located in Longgang District. It takes about 30 minutes from Luhou. Food and stuffs there are good, especially in leather products. You can also enjoy relaxing foot and body massage there. Impressed me a lot the last time I visited.

8. Posted by hazelheart (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

i did more of shopping & eating within my 6days stay in HK in may 2010. it was spring/summer so it's perfect time to shop (for me).

if you're looking for budget buys but decent quality, head down to MONG KOK CENTRE.

for great dim sum, try LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE @ SHEUNG WAN.

& visit BEIJING club if you like the night scene.

if you like, i've compiled a list of must go @ hazelhearts.