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3 days Hong Kong - Shenzhen, Macau?

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1. Posted by RBurgundy (Budding Member, 8 posts) 18 Oct '10 08:21

Ok I will be arriving in HK on a wednesday at 07:05 and leaving on a friday at 21:25

I was thinking about doing it this way:

Just book a hotel in Hong Kong for 2 nights, and go to Macau the first day in the afternoon, gamble a bit and then return at midnight.
The second day I would like to go on a daytrip to Shenzhen and visit the window of the world, I am somewhat intrigued about this amusement park, not sure if it is worth it though.
And use my last day solely for Hong Kong.

Macau seems like a solid plan to me, but I am not sure about Shenzhen yet, I do get to say I went to China and have been to one of the stranger amusement parks in the world, but I miss a day in HK and it seems to carry a hefty price tag.

Anyone who has been there and could give me some insight into what would be best?

2. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member, 31 posts) 21 Oct '10 03:00

The plan looks good & possible to execute depend how many places that you want to cover.

Major attraction in Macau is located around ruin of St Paul. Back by midnight using Turbo Jet (stop at HK Island Jetty)

Window of the world will take you almost a day. Yes the park is big. Morning human traffic is high in the immigration of HK / China border, so leave early. The MRT station stop right in front of the entrance.

Back in the evening & go up to The Peak or esplanade to watch light show @ 8pm. Temple Street close at 12.00 mn

3. Posted by RBurgundy (Budding Member, 8 posts) 22 Oct '10 01:16

Thanks for the reply, thinking about changing my itinerary though. I heard it is easier to go to macau directly when you arrive at HK airport, so I will just do that. Stay one night in Macau, gamble my trip money away and go to HK the next day, and just stay there for 2 days and skip China/Shenzhen.
It seems difficult to get there and I think 1 day for HK might be a bit too short, especially since I need to do some electronics shopping too while I'm there.

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru, 809 posts) 28 Oct '10 06:23

Good call to skip Shenzhen. I live and work in Hong Kong, but stay with my fiance in Shenzhen every weekend. After spending years roaming around Asia, and at the risk of insulting any Shenzhenians here, I will say with confidence that it is the most unexciting place that I've visited on the continent. I haven't been to Window of the World yet, as we are saving it for some day this winter when we are super bored, but unless it's 10 times better than all the other amusement parks around it, it's not worth taking a day out of Hong Kong to see.

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6. Posted by RBurgundy (Budding Member, 8 posts) 31 Oct '10 09:17

Haha that sounds like a big no to me. Feel better about skipping Shenzhen now, thanks!