Hong Kong Itinerary in 24 hours

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Introduction

Population– 7M

Area– 2,755 sq.km

Language– Cantonese

Currency– Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Daily budget (extreme)- 200 HKD

(moderate)- 300-400 HKD

Climate– Average temperature is 28 C

Spring- March to April

Summer- May to Mid September

Autumn- October to November

Winter- December to February

Money– accept international credit cards

Transportation

Hong Kong transport system is made of MTR, buses, railways, taxis, minibuses and tramways( on Hong Kong Island). There are also ferry services between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

Flights & Accommodation

Cheapest Flights

Departure date Return date Airlines Find Ticket

16.05.2018

20.05.2018

Tickets from 118

Foods and drinks

In Hong Kong, dimsum and other Chinese comfort foods are ubiquitous. If you are on a budget, you may test your taste buds with some Indian foods which are way more affordable.

See also: Foods to try in Hong Kong

If you just have one day to spare in Hong Kong, how would you spend it? Why not explore the city in 3 different ways? Let me show you how. Good thing I was not lazy on that day that the idea of just lying on my bed covered with 2 or 3 thick sheets while watching TV was more sickening to me than going out there and embracing the freezing coldness.

 

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So one early morning, I went out from my lodge located inside the huge Tsim Sha Tsui center and followed the map directions until I finally reached the Hong Kong port.

1.Star Ferry ride across Victoria Harbor

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I didn’t end up disappointed in picking my accommodation at Tsim Sha Tsui center as it is close to some best tourist attractions in Hong Kong. One of them is riding and cruising across Victoria harbor to what was rated as the first in the “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides” poll by the Society of American Travel Writers (“SATW”) in February 2009.

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The Star Ferry pier, located on reclaimed land at the southernmost tip of Tsim Sha Tsui, is close to Star House, Ocean Terminal, Hong Kong  Cultural Centre, and the Clock Tower of former KCR Kowloon Station. The structure, which was completed in 1957, operates the pedestrian ferry service across Victoria Harbor  to Central on Hong Kong Island.

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Tickets are sold at Star Ferry’s harbor tour ticket counter at Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui. The ticket holder is entitled unlimited rides on ordinary ferry crossings between “Tsim Sha Tsui / Central” and “Tsim Sha Tsui / Wan Chai” for 4 consecutive days.

 

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With a history of over 100 years, the Star Ferry has been a witness to the many changes  and development that have taken place in Hong Kong.  It serves  both as a vehicle and a tourist attraction and became  a symbol of Hong Kong.

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2. Get enchanted at HK Disneyland

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I was in dilemma between going to HK Disneyland or Ocean Park Hong Kong, which are one of the two large theme parks in Hong Kong. At the end, I went for the former since I am more of the fairy tales-castles girl.

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The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land.  Wandering around the various themed areas especially in the Fantasy Land brought back the child in me. I enjoyed watching the dance performance of various Disney Characters around mid afternoon.

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Yehey, I finally met Mickey Mouse. In the afternoon, there was a street dance & parade showcasing all of your favorite Disney characters.

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How to go to HK Disneyland
To go to Disneyland Resort from our guesthouse, take the MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Disneyland Resort directly. You will need to make two train switches. First at Lai King and then another switch at Sunny Bay.

 

 

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3. Cabe ride Ngong Ping

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Ngong Ping 360 (abbr. NP360) is one of Hong Kong‘s must-see attractions in Lantau Island. Two hours before 6 pm, its closing time, I rode the incredible cable car  to get to the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village.

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The total journey time is between 24 to 30 minutes depending on the weather. I was amazed as  spectacular views of grasslands and green landscapes began rolling in before my eyes.  I was curious at first why its numbered as”360″  but later learnt that “NP 360” means that passengers could have a 360-degree view of Lantau Island.

 

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Ngong Ping Village

The themed village is a 1. 5  hectare site adjacent to the NP Cable Car Terminal.  There are several attractions around it including Walking with Buddha; Monkey’s Tale Theater and Ngong Ping Tea House. The Buddhist Po Lin Monastery and the world’s largest Buddha statue, the bronze Tian Tan,were just five-minute stroll from the village.

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Opening Hours:

Weekdays 09:00 – 18:00
Weekends & Public Holidays 09:00 – 18:30
Scheduled Serving Days Cable Car Service is closed for scheduled maintenance.
The Themed Village remains open as normal
Ngong Ping 360 Adult Child (aged 3 to 11) Senior Citizens (aged 65 or above)
Ngong Ping Cable Car (Standard / Crystal Cabin): Round Trip in HKD 185 / 255 95 / 175 130 / 205
Ngong Ping Cable Car (Standard / Crystal Cabin): Single Trip in HKD 130 / 180 65 / 125 90 / 145

What do you think of this one-day adventure in Hong Kong? Please feel free to comment.

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Anna is a travel buff, logophile, choreophile, an adventurous foodie & glossophilia.She loves writing, dancing, traveling & learning languages. She speaks more than 5 languages and have been to more than 20 countries so far. In her leisure time, she loves to listen to music, dance & try cooking.

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