Place | Oct 19, 2015
Last year in September I had the pleasure to visit the 5 million peninsula for the first time.
If you spend 3 days is enough as the city is small.
The main sights are Tian Tian or so called Big Buddha at Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery. The Nong Ping 360 cable car will take you straight up to the village.
A beautiful view over the heart of the city you´ll get from The Peak. I suggest you to go in the afternoon as you see the Victoria Harbour, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui during sunset with its impressive skyscrapers and light show that starts every day at 8PM. The lightshow you could also see strolling around on the Avenue of Stars giving recognition to many Chinese movie stars. A very economic way of seeing the skyline in Hong Kong is by taking the Star Ferry .The ferries run very regularly and the ticket is only 2,5 HK. Another important sight is the Nan Lian Garden in Kowloon island.
Who would like to feel as child again should spend one day at the Disneyland Hong Kong or Ocean Park.
True shopping addicts will love it here for its shopping malls of all kind, to name just a few have a look to the IFC Mall, The Landmark, Harbour City, Miramar Mall and Pacific Place.
Who like to stay convenient I suggest to book a room either at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, The Royal Garden or luxurious the Ritz Carlton with the highest swimming pool and rooftop bar in the world.
For the fine diners I recommend to book at table in the Yé Shanghai and try to the pork ribs – simply delicious. For a very special occasion try the Nobu, or the Amber restaurant, both first class choices.
I like Hong Kong as of its controversy between very modern and very traditional.