- Posted: 16 April, 2019
- Category: Asia
5 days in Hong Kong!
Ive had Hong Kong in my mind for sometime, but just my list of places I wanna see is so long and I was waiting for the right time. The time has come!!!
My trip to Hong Kong was 4 nights, 5 days. In this trip, I invited with me my friend and a fellow instagrammer Salem Al Hajri @BeingSalem.
Here’s in a nutshell what I thought of this trip: I really enjoyed it! Hong Kong is a place I would visit again to explore more and see more. 5 days was not enough to see all of Hong Kong but I managed to hit some of the highlighted spots.
Keep in mind; my interest could be different than yours! I was stunned by the old buildings and the concrete jungle. So if you’re the type of person who enjoys old and new in a busy city, then Hong Kong is a place you’d wanna explore!
Quick Helpful Info about Hong Kong:
Hong Kong means “fragrant harbour” in Chinese.
Hong Kong is famous for towering skyscrapers. Did you know 40 percent of the territory is made up of country park and nature reserves? I unfortunately did not get the chance to experience the nature part.. but I hear its where everyone goes for the weekend and that they have great hiking trails!
Hotels to Checkout:
- Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
- Four Seasons Hong Kong (Central)
- The Murray Hong Kong
- W Hotel Hong Kong
- Island Shangri-La
- Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Attractions and things to do (suitable for 5 days):
- Tram Victoria peak
- Victoria Harbour
- Sailing Cruise at Victoria Harbour
- Ocean Park
- Tsim Sha Tsu area
- Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island (book cable car)
- Walk in Central and check some of the shops and malls
- Central Mid-Levels Escalator
- Use Public Transportation
- Choi Hung Estate (instagramable) – one of the oldest public housing estates in Hong Kong.
- Yick Cheong Building (1046 Kings Rd, Quarry Bay) – also photo spot!
- Symphony of Lights – Held every night at 8pm
Restaurants & Cafes & others
Burger Circus (really delicious burgers, in central)
Samsen (thai) – small casual restaurant limited food and the wait could get long!
Tim Ho Wan (good dim sums! Sham Shui Po area)
Mott 32 (upscale-ish)
Grand Hyatt SteakHouse
Catch. Hong Kong: https://catch.hk/#eat-together
Bakehouse (I had an early lunch/brunch here, really cute space and nice for breakfast and lunch)
Beef & Liberty (Brunch option!)
Noc Coffee Cafe (there are speciality coffee and there are bigger stores for breakfast and food. The one I tried was only coffee).
Urban Coffee Roaster
The Cupping Room
Espresso Alchemy Cafe