Why do I love Hong Kong? One of my favorite cities in the whole world, city of dreams, city that never sleeps, city where ancient asian culture meets the modern world.
Why do I love Hong Kong?
I guess one post is not enough to describe everything i´ve been through and everything I tried and experienced here. One thing I know for sure – this city has definitely stolen my heart. Living in HK and discovering cantonese culture was one of the most exciting, interesting and adventurous things that ever happened to me…
HK has it all : you can live here forever and still find something new every day. Therefore, my favorite thing to do was getting off at any MTR station close to Mong Kok and getting lost in all these tiny streets, local shops and markets. Only in HK you can stroll down the most busy street and bump into the most beautiful, hiden in between the skyscrapers, quiet park or garden. You could also access a random building on the street and realize it is a 7-floor shopping center.
It´s also unbelievable how 30 min ferry takes you from a noisy and full of life HK to a quiet and peaceful Lantau or Lamma Island.
- Avenue of Stars (one of the most famous and touristic places, asian “Hollywood Walk of Fame”
- Victoria peak (the most breathtaking panoramic views of HK)
- Nan Lian Garden (MTR:Diamond hill) and Hong Kong Park (MTR:Admiralty)
- Lantau Island/Big Buddha/Po Lin Monastery (I would recommend it as a day trip: visit a typical fisherman village, Big Buddha and have a vegetarian lunch served by monks at Po Lin Monastery. There are many ways to get to Lantau. If you´re not afraid of heights don’t miss Ngong Ping Cable Car)
- Night Light Show (It is supposed to be a “must see” thing. However, the waterfront view at night is beautiful itself, the show is average. It also looks nicer from one of the rooftop bars or restaurants.)
- Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Really nice place. But be ready for a rough climb.)
- Flower market and Birds market ( Very local and interesting places, where you can find the most exotic flowers, plants and rare birds.)
- Star Ferry from Tsim Tsa Tsui (nice HK views, very affordable price)
- Mongkok : Tung Choi Street, Ladies Market (The area you can buy anything. Famous sport brands have their stores here, I got so many nice things with a great quality for a half of European price)
- Happy Valley ( Horse racing is part of the culture in HK)
- Weekend in Macau (If you stay in HK for a while don’t miss Macau: Historic center, Casinos, Macau Tower with its panoramic views and buffet, Cubik Club)
- Ocean park (Really cool amusement park with breathtaking views)
- Try foot massage (I went to Gao´s at Central)
Where to find cool suggestions on HK lifestyle&food:
Dining with views:
- Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (Wan Chai)
- Aqua (Tsim Sha Tsui)
- Inagiku (IFC mall)
- Sevva (Central)
Foods to try:
Egg waffles, Dim Sum, Dumplings, Durian… In general, HK is a paradise for the lovers of asian food: sushi, ramen, hot pot, noodles… everything asian you could possibly imagine.