Maybe you don’t have an easy time to explore Hong Kong like a holiday. You stay there for a business matter or short layover before your next flight. Don’t worry. You can still enjoy Hong Kong in a short time. Find a free day and make sure you get to sleep well the night before. Pack your bag and put on your shoes. If you have full energy, you can experience the top things to do in Hong Kong in one day. Let’s go!
- Walking through the Garden Road
Exploring city by foot is one of the ways to sense the real taste of a place. At Hong Kong, it’s no different. Try to walk through Garden Road in the morning. Garden Road is the mix between city’s colonial past and modern era where melt in one pot. There are many places to visit here. Every place offers different attraction, for example, Tram Peak, Government House, Flagstaff House, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
- Get blessed by the Big Buddha
Like most big things, it’s worth the visit. Big Budha is a giant bronze statue of a Sakyamuni Buddha. It original name is Tian Tan Budha and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people, and faith. To enjoy this place at the maximum, you can get, try the cable car. With the glass on the floor, the cable car gives you’re a spectacular view of the statue area.
- Shop until you drop at the Ladies Market
For shopaholic ladies, it’s a paradise. Located in Kowloon, Ladies Market one of the most attractive markets for inexpensive bargain-priced clothes and accessories in Hong Kong. Despite the name, this market is not only for women. You can find many kinds of men fashion apparel. Practice your haggling skill at Ladies Market to get the best stuff.
- Eating and drinking anywhere
Hong Kong is a food heaven. You can find much delicious food in every corner of the city. With so many restaurants in the town, it’s hard to choose which one to eat. However, you can try food neighborhoods like Aberdeen, Lan Kwai Fong, Ashley Road, Murray House, or Tsim Sha Tsui East.
- Watching a horse race
If you are lucky enough to be in Hong Kong from September to July, don’t miss to look at a horse race. There are two world-class horse race tracks. You can find it in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island or Sha Tin in the New Territories. To experience the glamor and spectacle of the horse race, you have to see the Hong Kong Derby, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup or the turf world championship Hong Kong International Races.
- Cruising the harbor on Star Ferry
The Society of American Travel Writers put Star Ferry in the first place of the Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides on February 2009. It must be there is a good reason behind that decision. You can enjoy the spectacular view of Hong Bay and the incredible view of the city’s sky crappers. It doesn’t need a long time because you will cruise across the bay for 10 minutes. But it’s maybe one of your best 10 minutes in life.
- Enjoying the spectacular view of the skyline
Every metropolitan city has skyscrapers, but Hong Kong Sky Line view is exceptional, It’s offer more dramatic view than the others city in the world, especially in Kowloon area over Victoria Harbour. You can choose between Central Plaza, Hopewell Center or Bank of China Tower. You can enjoy it by sipping a cocktail or enjoying the meal in the day or night.
- Go high to Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is an elite residence area in Hong Kong. Wealthy people love to live there because the incredible view and colder air. You can see all of Hong Kong island at the top of the Victoria Peak. But you won’t only get a spectacular view; you can also find an interesting place there. Madame Tussaud Museum and Hong Kong’s Historical Adventure is the main attraction to see at Victoria Peak.
- Enjoying the Temple Night Market
The are many markets in Hong Kong. But the Temple Nigh Market is unique because it’s only open for the night. The hawkers begin to open their stores at 6 pm. You can buy trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, jade and antiques at this place. The best time to come is 7 pm until 10 pm where so many people come.
- Partying hard in Lan Kwai Fong.
There is no better way to close your day in Hong Kong beside partying hard. You can go Lan Kwai Fong area. It’s a famous nightlife district in the city. The are over 90 restaurants and bars across the street. Sometimes there is a carnival or other celebration to held in Lan Kwai Fong. Try to come in August to participate in a beer festival at Lan Kwai Fong.