How to Spend a Long Weekend in Hong Kong

There is no doubt that Hong Kong is the ultimate place for you to enjoy your long weekends. Hong Kong has everything you want, from imposing Buddha statues to steaming seafood delicacies to dim sum dishes; this is the place to be. 

You can decide to go cycling or even take part in any of the horseracing events. Some others choose to sample all the eateries and lounges, while others prefer to explore the shiny rooftop bars. Whatever it is you decide to do for your weekend, Hong Kong is ready for you!

Friday Morning

Take Airport Express in style to the ever-bustling Central, then relax at your hotel. For international visitors, Hong Kong is easy to reach via the Hong Kong International Airport, which is a major hub for leading airlines worldwide. After dropping your luggage in your hotel room and taking a shower, the time is set for you to tour this majestic city. 

Get across to the Peak Tram terminus at Central and enjoy the sharp-angled inclines as the tramcars take you soaring above Hong Kong. This is when you enjoy some of the most exciting views of the Asian jewel. Visit The Peak, which is the highest point in Hong Kong, then breeze into Peak Galleria. 

Friday Afternoon

Dash to Central again and enjoy a typical Asian delicacy for your lunch. You may want to sample spicy noodles with tasty octopus but you always have more than enough to select from. Once you are done with the lunch, join the Star Ferry as you ride across the harbor on your way to Kowloon. 

When the ferry gets to its destination, bounce off and enjoy a stroll with the sea of humanity along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, enjoying views of the Clock Tower while you take unforgettable photos with the statue of Bruce perched on the Avenue of Stars. If you have the time and energy, branch by the Museum of History. 

Friday Evening

Call a cab to take you to the International Commerce Center, the famed tallest building in Hong Kong. There you can enjoy a cool glass of drink at Ozone, which is the highest bar anywhere on the planet. You can then return to Tsim Sha Tsui before enjoying the rest of your day on the splendid Knutsford Terrace. 

Saturday Morning

Take the public transit to Tung Chung then follow a cable car until you get to Ngong Ping Village where you can buy a lot of local artifacts. Continue until you get to the imposing Big Buddha which a colossus standing at 34-meter. Your day starts properly with an ascent of the Big Buddha. Take time to meditate with other visitors and worshippers. 

Saturday Afternoon

As descend ensure you get to explore the Po Lin Monastery and do not forget to consume very nutritious vegetarian dishes at the restaurant for the monastery. Once you are done with your finger-licking lunch, return to the village where you take a cab to the Mui Wo Pier. Rent a bicycle here and tour the local villages. 

Saturday Evening

Rent a bicycle and cruise down to Pui O, where you get to enjoy another round of nutritious dinner as the sun sets on you. Take time to relax well before you ride back to Mui Wo Pier, then hop on a ferry to Central. For those who want something more exciting and upbeat, visit the SoHo alongside Lan Kwai Fong, where you get to enjoy the best of Hong Kong entertainment. 

Sunday Morning and Afternoon

It would be best if you started your Sunday on a very calm note. Do this by visiting either the Lin Heung Tea Room or the Luk Yu Tea House. Follow hikers conquering Lion Rock as you enjoy the Kowloon Peninsula’s expansive views, tropical vegetation, and wartime tunnels. Take a cab later on to Sha Tin Racecourse, where you can participate in any of the races planned for Sunday. 

Sunday Evening 

Flag a cab and head to Sai Kung, where you can enjoy some of the most superior seafood dishes in all of Asia at Sing Kee Seafood. It is one of the several eating joints and restaurants on the harbor, so you are free to sample as many as your belly can cope with. When you are full, time for you to get to Hong Kong Island and spend the night at any of the rooftop bars. The beers here are shockingly affordable, and the same goes for the snacks and refreshments. 

Monday Morning and Afternoon

All you need to do here is to make the best of the offers from the antique markets and do proper shopping. Whether you want the much-talked-about jade jewels from the past or archival pieces from the era of the Cultural Revolution, here is where you get them all! 

After finishing your shopping, the time has come for you to storm Wan Chai and pamper yourself with lunch from any of the restaurants like Under Bridge Spicy Crab with its excellent crab-based delicacies and dishes. 

Monday Evening

This is the time for you to do your final lap of shopping and the best places for you to get this done is Ladies’ Market or the Temple Street Night Market. You can get all the Hong Kong souvenirs you want at any of these places, from local craft to HK-branded tops to traditional snacks; you will get everything. There are also cafes for fresh drinks, take a final gulp before you hook up the MTR, then the Airport Express, which will take you to the airport to fly out with memories of a lifetime! 

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