Hong Kong is the gift that keeps on giving, you’ll definitely never be lost for something to do. The city hosts a great mix of eateries, bars, shops, markets, epic skylines and even stunning gardens.
The first thing I would recommend would be to try as much new food as you can! An adventure is a great excuse to stuff your face, dumplings are popular with the locals! Tim Ho Wan provides a basket of Michelin starred doughy balls of meaty fun, all for under a pound. Prepare your stomach for happiness in pork bun format, a true taste of the Hong Kong lifestyle!
Despite the metropolis being clusters with banks and offices, it’s not hard to find a scenic garden where the sweet smell of incense will fill your nostrils. The Nan Lian Garden is just one of the places that I had the opportunity to visit. It’s hard to believe that such a beautiful place can be found in one of the busiest and most densely populated place on the planet.
If you want to capture a shot of the famous skyline I’d suggest heading up to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island. It was truly one of the highlights of my trip, head there at dusk or dawn to get the full effect of the incredible panoramic views.
What I love about Hong Kong is the culture. If you’re willing to try and speak the language or show an interest in the heritage, the locals are much more welcoming. Hong Kong is a unique link between East and West – a colonial heritage provides the backdrop to recent democracy protests and a sense of detachment from mainland China. The Hong Kong history museum, right next to the Science museum, is a great place to learn more about the fascinating history.
Get yourself an octopus card! It’s a card that you can use for transportation, shopping, leisure and so much more. Absolute lifesaver and time saver!