Top Things to Do in Hong Kong in 72 Hours
Your 3-day itinerary for the perfect city break extension…
Hong Kong has consistently been rated as one of the top travel destinations in Asia throughout the years and it’s not hard to see why. With such a unique mix of tradition and modernity, the metropolitan city is a kaleidoscope of global cultures and experiences.
Hong Kong is more than just a stop-over. With plenty of must do sights and attractions, from beautiful temples to stunning skyscrapers. Discover how you can enjoy all its must do sights and attractions during a short city break of just 2 nights. Here is our proposed itinerary.
Day 1: Enjoy a Half-Day Guided Tour of Hong Kong Island
Spend your first day exploring Hong Kong’s most iconic sights. Marvel at the breath-taking panorama views from Victoria Peak for picture-perfect sight of the city. The easiest way to get to the top is taking the Peak Tram, but if you want to truly enjoy the scenic route follow the Morning Trail along Hatton Road, which will take you to the highest point of the mountain for just 45 minutes.
Discover some of Hong Kong’s ancient temples such as the famous Tin Hau Temple at Joss House Bay, the Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan or The Golden Pavilion Temple in Nan Lian Garden.
Take a relaxing walk in the Hong Kong Park and marvel at its waterfalls, ponds, aviary and explore its nature trails. For movie enthusiasts, the Avenue of Stars is where to indulge your cinematic knowledge. Designed based on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the Avenue of the stars showcases the names and handprints of famous personas of the Hong Kong film industry.
On the evening, take in the stunning Symphony of Lights with a Harbour Night Cruise. Experience the glitz of Hong Kong's neon lights at night during this one-of-a-kind laser show.
Day 2: Cable Car Ride to visit the Big Buddha & relaxing Tai Chi Class
Take the cable car and enjoy a stunning scenic ride to the impressive Po Lin at Lantau Island, a huge Buddhist monastery and temple complex home to an enormous bronze Buddha and one of the largest in the world. Sitting 34 metres high and facing north to look over the Chinese people, this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia.
Afterwards, experience the true Honk Kong spirit by taking a Tai Chi Class - practised in public parks throughout the city it’s perfect to try out the local culture whilst relaxing after a busy morning of city-seeing. For just a small fee, it's easy to sign-up and take part with the locals.
On the evening discover the fascinating Temple Street Market, one of the liveliest and biggest markets in Hong Kong with countless food stalls. Sample the delicious local street food delights with an authentic night market food experience. After you have done your shopping at the Temple Street Market, pay a visit to the late night fortune tellers near Tin Hau Temple.
Day 3: Experience a traditional Chinese Junk Boat Cruise or discover the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Before your onwards flight, enjoy one last look of the stunning harbour and skyline during the day with a ride on a traditional Chinese Junk Boat through Victoria Harbour. These iconic boats—with their curved sails and graceful teak-wood hulls—were once ubiquitous in China and primarily used for fishing, trade and ocean exploration.
Alternatively, discover the Buddhas at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. Set in the foothills of Sha Tin, this gorgeous work of architecture is a popular place to visit for Buddhists and tourists alike because of the presence of nearly 13,000 (not 10,000 as the name would have you think) golden figures of Buddha in varying sizes and positions. The walk to the monastery includes about 400 stairs, but the short trek is well worth the sight that awaits you.
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- 1st March 2019