Hong Kong Itinerary in 24 hours
Area– 2,755 sq.km
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
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.
|Departure date||Return date||Airlines||Find Ticket|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yehey, I finally met Mickey Mouse. In the afternoon, there was a street dance & parade showcasing all of your favorite Disney characters.
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.
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.
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.
|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.