Explore Hong Kong in One Day Flat
If you find yourself in Hong Kong and have all of 24 hours to kill, get ready to be blown away! Though Hong Kong has many treasures and attractions that one can explore, there’s also a crash-course version to catch the essence of the city.
Hong Kong is truly a 21st century city with tall skyscrapers, amazing hotels, luxury shopping malls and lots and lots of busy people. The sheer dynamism of the city will get you in the mood to get up and get going! Here’s a list of things you can do in Hong Kong in just one day!
Hong Kong in a Bowl
The first thing that comes to mind is food! Hong Kong has an amazing variety of local food that will tickle your gastronomical senses to no end! Dimsums, noodle soups, chicken, shrimp, pork – you name it, they’ve got it, and more! Hong Kong’s street food is something you just can’t afford to miss!
The biggest seated Buddha or the Tian Tan Buddha is at the Lantau Island in Hong Kong, which is also home to many Buddhist temples. Getting there can’t be easier – you can use the subway till Central Station and then go by ferry which takes about a half-hour to reach.
A Walk in the Park
Hong Kong’s Kowloon Park is famous for its serene ambience and abundant greenery. Enjoy the city’s pleasant weather, sit back and take in the cool, calm surroundings and feel your fatigue fade away.
Art and science enthusiasts should definitely pay a visit to the Hong Kong Space Museum and Art Gallery, located at Tsim Sha Tsui. Learn the fascinating facts about the human journey into space, with exhibits on ancient astronomical history, science fiction, early rockets, manned space flights, and future space programs. The local art gallery too, is truly a sight for sore eyes!
Get a Bird’s Eye View
See Hong Kong from a window in the clouds! The International Finance Centre building offers a great view of the harbour and the surrounding buildings. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Information Centre on the 55th floor is open to the public and is free to access, and the view will simply take your breath away!
Hong Kong by Night
The city becomes a kaleidoscope of colours at night with the skyscrapers lighting up in many different hues. A ferry ride is all it takes to take in the beauty of the city!