Hong Kong Self-guide Travel | At the First Glance

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HONG KONG

At The First Glance 4 Days Self-exploring Tour “Escape the ordinary!”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 03 How to use this guide 05 From airport to hostel

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HONG KONG ISLAND

Accommodation

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CHAPTER I THE KOWLOON PENINSULA

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CHAPTER III

HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY

TSIM SHA TSUI EAST WATERFRONT PODIUM GARDEN

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A SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS SHOW

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TIAN TAN BIG BUDDHA WISDOM PATH

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HARBOUR CITY & STAR HOUSE

DING DING TRAM EXPERIENCE TAI HANG

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NGONG PING VILLAGE PO LIN MONASTERY

MAN MO TEMPLE CAT'S STREET FLEA MARKET

TEMPLE STREET MARKET

LANTAU

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CHAPTER IV HONG KONG ISLAND

DISCOVERING VICTORIA HARBOUR BY CRUISE

CHAPTER II

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THE HONG KONG OBSERVATION WHEEL DISCOVER VICTORIA HABOUR BY STAR FERRY

HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM

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THE PEAK

HIKING

AVENUE OF STARS

1881 HERITAGE

HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS BY PEAK TRAM BY BUS

WATERFRONT LEISURE WALK

CLOCK TOWER

HONG KONG PARK

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HAPPY VALLEY FROM HOSTEL TO AIRPORT

ALTERNATIVE ATTRACTIONS FOR FAMILY OCEAN PARK DISNEY LAND BUZZPACKER


How To Use This Guide

and daily topics. In this guide, you will find maps, walking routes, restaurants, price differences, as well as information on public transportation system. Full day route map can be found at the beginning of each chapter. Those words with yellow color representing a hyperlink for more information. You can change the sequence of these four days to suit your preference. If you would prefer to skip some attractions or stay longer at different points, you can do that – all you have to do is click the next destination’s hyperlink to give you a direction to stick to. The food in Hong Kong is fantastic; you will find different restaurants that offer international cuisines -- with some of them open for 24 hours. We have also made a list of the different types of restaurants as well as the various transportation fares in a tabular format – to make it easy for you to compare and select based on your preferences. The guide contains features such as "Hot Pick," "Budget Saver," and "Agent Discount." The "Hot Pick" feature makes it easy for you to see the favourite local spots, the "Budget Saver" feature shows the budgetfriendly options, and the "Agent Discount" feature shows you the offer details on cheaper travel agents you can choose from.

THE BEST ROUTE TO VISIT ALL HK TOP ATTRACTIONS ON BUDGET

This itinerary is a 4-day manual which would provide you

with all the details you need to travel to Hong Kong without stress. It contains all the famous spots as well as tourist attractions. With this guide, you will be able to visit brilliant attractions on your own and a budget easily. It is recommended that you travel to Hong Kong during the off-peak season – this would help you responsibly budget for your travelling and expenses. We also advise that you make use of the public transport for budgeting and responsible travel purposes – visit the "Festival Page" on our website for seasonal and event information. The routes in the guide are designed to give you understandings on the culture and background of Hong Kong.

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'IT IS NOT DOWN IN ANY MAP; TRUE PLACES NEVER ARE.' – Herman Mel vi l l e

Every place has a story to tell which is why each chapter of the itinerary comes with topics you can follow to figure out the answers. Our standard package contains a Discovery Paper which you can use to get the details about the routes

It is important to note that we do not take any commissions from the restaurants and hotels that we recommend—this is essential for us to remain trustworthy. We suggest places based on their ratings, local observation, our experience, quality and budget. Compare the prices of hotel/hostel from different websites such as Triviago, Agoda, Hotels.com, Hotels Combined, and Booking.com to get a full picture of what you will spend. You can contact us for custom travel design for a small fee if you decide to stay in another place (hotel or hostel). In Hong Kong, the restaurants and shops are frequently changing, and our guide will be regularly updated to provide you with the latest information. You can easily get the GPS location of places by clicking the words with the yellow color, pin , map pin or map icon in the guide. You can get the general idea of tourist attractions by clicking on the floor plan icon and virtual tour icon. We also suggest that you take a look at our “Travel Essentials" for a smoother journey before you begin your trip. This will help to save your time and provide you with a seamless experience. The public transportation networks of Hong Kong is efficient and well-coordinated, so you can easily use the MTR to get to most places. With our guide, you don't have to worry – discover Hong Kong.

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FROM AIRPORT TO HOSTEL O P T I O N S

T O

MTR

Transport

Bus #A21

Airport Express

Free airport express shuttle bus (route #K3)

5:54 am 0:48 am

Time Fare

Operation Hours

C H O O S E

ACCOMODATION Top-rated Hostel in the area

MTR

-Hot PickTo Hung Hom Station

Normal lines, involves 2 interchange stations

7:50 am8:50 pm

5:30 am – 0:00 midnight (outside operating hrs # N21)

5:54 am - 0:16 am

21m

15m

78m

44m

A. Official website:

Free

HK$33

HK$ 70 (Octopus: HK$ 65)

30mins

8-20 mins

10 mins

HK$ 100 ( single journey ) HK$ 185 ( round trip )

B. Travel agent discount

Frequency

10 mins

Name of Hostel Route details:

Departure

Airport

Kowloon Station

Airport

(Terminal 1 , L5 Airport Express Station)

(Exit B, G/F)

(Ground Transportation Centre)

1. Airport --> Tsing Yi (Interchange: platform 2, to Hong Kong) 2. Tsing Yi --> Lai King (Interchange: platform 4, to Hong Kong)

Arrival

5

Kowloon Station

Stop 1: Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong

Stop 14: Cameron Road

3. Lai King --> Tsim Sha Tsui (Interchange: platform 2, to Central)

: Urban Pack

Address :14/F, Hai Phong Mansion, 53-55 HaiPhong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (near Tsim Sha Tsui MTR exit A1)

Reception : 24-hr access Tel : (+852) 2732 2271 Budget : ~HK$ 150/night

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THE KOWLOON PENINSULA

CHAPTER I WALK INTO THE HISTORY

How a "Barren rock" become the “Pearl of the Orient” ?

Breakfast & Coffee Urban Coffee Roaster Address

: G/F, 7 Bristol Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours : 8:00am – 10:00pm (Sun-Thur) 8:00am - 10:30pm (Fri & Sat) Budget

Menu

: HK$ 40 ~130

or other choices (pick in this coffee map)

9:50 am

9-min walk

10:00 am HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Address

: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours

Don't Arrange This Day on TUESDAY!

: Closed on Tue (Except Public

Holidays) Mon, Wed~Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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day 1

WALKING DISTANCE : 4KM TSIM SHA TSUI TRANSPORTATION ROUTE MAP

TSIM SHA TSUI : FERRY/ BUS

Admission fee

Sat, Sun & PHthe : 10:00am 7:00pm : FREE (except special –exhibition)

Free 90-min guided tour at 2:30 pm : Collect the quota slip for registration at the Guided Tour Service Counter at 1:30pm. First come, first served. Floor Plan BUZZPACKER


DAY ONE

12:30 pm

LUNCH Locals Recommend

TIPS The free Permanent

Western List

Budget Choice

Thai/ Curry/ Bar

Shanxi / Wonton/ Dumpling

Cuisine

Food Stall Noodles

Name in English

Liang Liang Noodles Shop

Name in Chinese

靚靚不一樣的 車仔麵

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Shop 22-23, New Mandarin Plaza, 14 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shop 14-19, G/F, South Sea Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Exhibition ‘Hong Kong

AVENUE OF STARS (click HERE for walking route)

Story’ occupies three floors (average staying time : 2-3 hours). It outlines the natural environment, folk culture and historical development of Hong

good start when you visit

Address

Hong Kong!

In the ‘Hong Kong Story’ exhibition, a free guiding

Opening Hours

tour is provided on every Sat and Sun. English tour

14:30 .

HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM (also known as 'PINEAPPLE BUN')

金饃坊

: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim

Address

Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Opening hrs

Kong vividly. It would be a

is available at

Nara Thai Hand-made Chinese Restaurant & Bar Hamburger

Or

you can rent a portable

Mon-Fri: 12:00noon - 1:00am Sat: 6:00 am12:30pm-1:00am 12:00midnight Sun: 3:30pm-12:00midnight

: Closed on Tue

Shop 18B, East Ocean Centre 98 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

(Except Public Holidays) Mon, Wed~Fri : 1:00 pm – 9:00pm Sat, Sun & PH : 10:00am – 9:00pm

Space Show : Check

7:30 am 7:30 pm (Sun & PH off)

here

Admission fee : FREE on Wed

HK$

10 per adult

(except the show)

: Android / IOS

Audio guide

audio device for HK$10. Other than that, you may know more from the kiosks

Budget

HK $50-100

HK $100-150

1881 HERITAGE

next to some settings. Try to know more if you are not in hurry.

1:30 pm

CLOCK TOWER

HK $20-50

WATERFRONT LEISURE WALK

Description It

was

:

the

former

Headquarters,

Enjoy a free 10 mins show that introduces some Hong Kong’s customs in the Folk Culture Theater at Hong Kong Story exhibition (G/F).

TSIM SHA TSUI EAST WATERFRONT PODIUM GARDEN

was

also

Japanese

completed

used navy

Marine

as

a

during

in

1884.

base the

Police

by

Japanese

occupation (1941-1945)

Address

: 2A Canton Road

Opening hrs

: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm

Admission fee.

: Free

Free guided tour

:Every day (reservation tel:

9

It

the

(+852) 2926 8000)

Floor Plan

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Sketch of 1881 HERITAGE

1. Former Kowloon fire station, main block

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2. Former Kowloon fire station,

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15

accommodation block

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12

3. Dennis fire engine & fireman's pole

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9

4. Restored historic tunnel ( in Heritage Hall) 5. Typhoon gun (in Heritage Hall) 6. Granite wall reconstructed with original

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granite blocks (sample in Heritage Hall) 7. Noon guns and signal cannons

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8. Indian balcony (outside main building) 9. The main building of the Former Marine

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6

Police Headquarters 10. "Indian constables" office (in main

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building) 11. Security window (in main building) 12. Pigeon house (in courtyard) 20

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21

13. Cells (in main building)

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14. Former stable block 15. Original solid-granite buttressing post

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1

from entrance ramp parapet

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3

16. Time ball tower 17. Gas lamps 18. Signal mask (replica) 19. Typhoon signals (replica) 20.7 Hours 46 Minutes & 12 Seconds

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21. Historic tunnel portal (inside shop)


45-MIN DISCOVERING VICTORIA HARBOUR BY CRUISE Cruise

AquaLuna

Dukling -Hot Pick-

Star Ferry

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Features

Fare

A modified Chinese junk boat A. Official website Comfortable environment HK$ 160- 310 with cyber settings Hop on and off trip B. Travel agent Various tours (e.g. dinner, dim sum, festival-themed) Click HERE for schedule The only original Chinese sailing junk in HK Conserves original setting of the antique wooden Official website: junk HK$ 170-280 Cultural route at Aberdeen Renting Qi Pao services Click HERE for schedule

Existing ferry across the Victoria Harbour which will be taken on Day 3 No tour guide involved, Official website: but only introduction through the Public Address HK$ 95-200 (PA) system A free gift (tea biscuits) can be redeemed on the ferry. Don’t forget to ask the bar counter! Click HERE for schedule

7:00 pm

Boarding Location

Tsim Sha Tsui Pier #1/ Central Pier #9 / Wanchai Pier / Hung Hom Pier

Tsim Sha Tsui Pier #3 / Central Pier #9

Cuisine

DINNER MENU Locals Recommend

Western List

Budget Choice

International

Thai with western twist

Fast Food CookedDeli by city'super (Food Court)

Name in English

Deli and Wine

Greyhound Café

Address

G/F, Restaurant Block, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shop OT G01, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening Hours Tsim Sha Tsui Pier / Central Pier #7

Budget

Sun~Thur, PH 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Mon~Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sun & PH 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

HK$50-100

Shop 3001, Harbour City Gateway, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Fri-Sat, the day before PH

10:00 am-10:30 pm

HK$ 80-150

HK$ 50-80

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45-MIN DISCOVERING VICTORIA HARBOUR BY CRUISE Cruise

AquaLuna

Dukling -Hot Pick-

Star Ferry

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Features A modified Chinese junk boat Comfortable environment with cyber settings Hop on and off trip Various tours (e.g. dinner, dim sum, festival-themed) Click HERE for schedule

Fare

Official website: HK$ 160- 310

Boarding Location

Tsim Sha Tsui Pier #1/ Central Pier #9 / Wanchai Pier / Hung Hom Pier

Travel agent: HK$ 138

The only original Chinese sailing junk in HK Conserves original setting of the antique wooden Official website: junk HK$ 170-280 Cultural route at Aberdeen No refund/compensation on bad weathers Click HERE for schedule

Existing ferry across the Victoria Harbour which will be taken on Day 3 No tour guide involved, Official website: but only introduction through the Public Address HK$ 95-200 (PA) system A free gift (tea biscuits) can be redeemed on the ferry. Don’t forget to ask the bar counter! Click HERE for schedule

7:00 pm

Tsim Sha Tsui Pier #3 / Central Pier #9

Cuisine

DINNER MENU Locals Recommend

Western List

Budget Choice

International

Thai with western twist

Fast Food CookedDeli by city'super (Food Court)

Name in English

Deli and Wine

Greyhound Café

Address

G/F, Restaurant Block, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shop OT G01, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening Hours Tsim Sha Tsui Pier / Central Pier #7

Budget

Sun~Thur, PH 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Mon~Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sun & PH 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

HK$50-100

Shop 3001, Harbour City Gateway, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Fri-Sat, the day before PH

10:00 am-10:30 pm

HK$ 80-150

HK$ 50-80

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DAY 1

WLK INTO THE HISTORY

8:00 pm

A SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS SHOW Location

: platform outside Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Time

: every night at 8 pm

Duration

: 15 minutes

8:30 pm

TEMPLE STREET MARKET

(Shops location map available on the next page)

Live narration : English (Mon, Wed, Fri) Mandarin (Tue, Thur, Sat) Cantonese (Sun)

Download the official App for Background Music: Android / IOS

8:15 pm

BUS TO TEMPLE MARKET 2/6/7

20 mins

11:00 pm 4.9-5.1

Star Ferry

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Nanking Street

BACK TO HOSTEL - 15 mins walk

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Map of Temple Street

Add a little bit of body text

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Breakfast & Coffee Urban Coffee Roaster Address

: G/F, 7 Bristol Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours : 8:00am – 10:00pm (Sun-Thur) 8:00am - 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)

Menu

CHAPTER II

LANTAU DAY 2

or other choices other choices (pick in this coffee map)

GIANT BUDDHA AND THE BEAUTIFUL OUTLYING ISLAND

Giant Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Wisdom Path are much more than a popular sightseeing point, they are symbolising China's root ideology : Harmonious relationship between man, nature and faith. It’s amazing if you know the background in-depth..

9:30 am Take MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Tung Chung Station

WALKING DISTANCE : 4KM

20.5

TUNG CHUNG

18.0

TRANSPORTATION

TSIM SHA TSUI : MTR/ CABLE CAR/ BUS

WALKING ROUTE

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TO NGONG PING VILLAGE Transport

Departure Point Fare

3

O P T I O N S

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car -Hot PickCable Car Tung Chung Station

Operating Hours

Remarks

Hiking -Budget Saver-

Tung Chung Tat Tung Road Bus Terminal

Tung Chung MTR Station (Exit A)

A. Official website: HK$ 160 (single journey) HK$ 235 (round trip)

B. Travel agent discount

Duration

Bus #23

-

25 mins

Weekday: HK$ 17.2 Holiday : HK$ 27.0

FREE

50 mins

3-4 hours

Mon~Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm

Mon~Sat : 7:15am-6:10pm

Sat, Sun & PH: 9:00am-6:30pm

Sun & PH : 8:10am-6:10pm

Comfortable cabin 360-degree view The fastest way Free audio tour on cable car

Cheaper price Not suitable for those who has motion sickness due to the rugged mountain road

TIPS FOR CABLE CAR TICKETING #There are 2 ways to shorten on-site queuing time for ticketing; 1. Get an EQ-pass via Ngong Ping 360 Facebook Messenger 2. Buy any ticket/ pass via the official website # If you would like to join all the activities (round-trip cable car ride, Motion 360 , VR 360 ,"Walking with Buddha" show ) in Ngong Ping Village, the 360 Fun pass is recommended. You can get the combos online (HK$315 on official website/HK$284 in online agency) at a fair price comparing purchasing separately (HK$531). It saves nearly 46% than the original price.

# Although the official website also offers Tai O pass and culture tour, it will be rush to visit both Ngong Ping and Tai O in one day. The round trip traveling time from Ngong Ping to Tai O is around 60 mins. If you're willing to have an in-depth discovery to Lantau, it is recommended to stay overnight at Espace Elastique which location & price are relatively great. Also, you may enjoy the sunset at Tai O fishing village. HIKING NOTE

Daytime is preferable

No cost/ admission fee Only for people who is in good health condition Could stop anytime on the route if you want to take photos

1. With up and down stairs 2. Neither supply nor exit point along the route 3. Preview the video below first 4. Bring enough water 5. No shelter on the route 6. Don’t hike in bad weather (Check today’s weather)

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Hiking Route: Map Video

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Overview of Ngong Ping Area

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DAY 2

GIANT BUDDHA AND THE BEAUTIFUL OUTLYING ISLAND

DAY 1

WLK INTO THE HISTORY

10:30 am Address

12:00 noon

NGONG PING VILLAGE : Ngong Ping Village, Lantau

Opening hours : Weekdays

: 10:00 am 6:00pm

Weekends &PH: 9:00 am–6:30pm Admission fee

PO LIN MONASTERY

7:00 pm Opening hours: 8:00am–6:00pm Admission fee : Free

: Free

Floor Plan

Map

ENTERTAINMENT IN VILLAGE Name of Activity

Description

Schedule & Location

An artistic hand-crafted 11:00am, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm Free Tea flower teas demonstration Location: Li-Nong Tea House Demonstration

Walking with The Buddha

Motion 360

VR 360

Ngong Ping Nature Centre Guided Tour

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Duration

12:30 pm LUNCH Fare

Included in 360 Fun Pass

Cuisine 15 mins

Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00 am - 5:40 pm

A 4D show experience Recommend choose "Discover Lantau" to view Lantau from unexpected angle

Virtual reality experience fused with the flavours of nostalgic Hong Kong

20 mins

HK$ 40

Mon -Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

10 mins

HK$ 88

Mon -Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 30 mins

Western List

Budget Choice

Vegetarian

Middle Eastern

Vegetarian

Ebeneezer's Kebabs & Pizzeria

Deli Vegetarian Cafe

FREE

Mon -Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An interesting animation telling the life of Buddha

Locals Recommend

HK$ 168

Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Name in English

Po Lin Monastery Vegetarian Restaurant

Name in Chinese

寶蓮禪寺齋堂

Address

Po Lin Monastery

Opening Hours

Budget

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Shop 9A, Ngong Ping Village,

緻寶齋 Po Lin Monastery

Mon~Fri: (except PH) 10:30 am-6:00 pm 11:30 am.-4:30 pm Sat, Sun & PH: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

General: HK$110 Deluxe: HK$150

HK$70-100

11:30 am.-4:30 pm

HK$20-60

Buy the meal ticket first Plants and ecology along 11:00 am Brief introduction of scenic *on first-come-first-served basis spots such as Wisdom Path.

Location: Ngong Ping Nature Centre

45 mins

FREE

You may buy the meal ticket at Meal Ticket Office which is outside the Vegetarian Kitchen Two menu were provided; general & deluxe Mainly difference between two menus are the pumpkin soup, the bean curd sheet, mix mushroom with cashew nut replacing tofu and the dining VIP room BUZZPACKER


2:00 pm 7:00 pm

TIAN TAN BIG BUDDHA Opening hours

: 10:00 am – 5:30

6:40 pm TAKE MTR TO TSIM SHA TSUI

pm Video

Admission fee

: Free 39

20.5 18.0

4:30 pm WISDOM PATH 7:00 pm

It’s a good location for seeing sunset. In summer, the sunset time is around 7 pm. Whereas, the sunset time in winter will

Video

be around 5:30 pm. (Check the sunset time today)

7:20 pm 7:25 pm

4 MINS WALK

HARBOUR CITY Address

: 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours : 10:00am – 10:00pm Navigation app :

IOS / Android

#TIPS: you may enjoy the sunset at the Ocean Terminal Deck (rooftop)

7:00pm pm 6:00

RETURN TO TUNG CHUNG TOWN BY CABLE CAR Opening hours: Mon~Fri

: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Sat, Sun & PH: 9:00 am-6:30 pm #Note: Hiking is not recommended when return as it gets dark after sunset.

6:25 pm

BOOKSTORE CP PLUS A small bookstore with many local elements Address

: Shop 11-12, G/F, Tung Chung Crescent, 2 Mei Tung Street, Tung Chung

Opening hrs : 11:00am – 9:00pm

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7:30 pm DINNER

Cuisine

8:30 pm LEISURE WALK IN HARBOUR CITY & NEARBY

Locals Recommend

Western List

Japanese

Vegetarian

Budget Choice

Featured Venues

International / Fast Food

Gallery by the Harbour Paintings with the theme in a mini exhibition Address

Name in English Name in Chinese

TSUKADA NOJO

塚田農場

: Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Center, Harbour City

Opening hours : 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Green Common

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Admission fee

Foodrepublic

: Free

MUJI A Japanese brand offered household goods, apparel and food

大食代

Address

: Shop 407,415-419, L4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City

Opening hours : 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Address

Shop OTE 202, 2/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City

Shop OT G61, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City

Basement, Silvercord Towerm 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Eslite Bookstore Enjoy reading in a leisure environment Address

:

2-3/F, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Star House

Opening hours : 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mon-Thur: 12:00noon - 5:15 pm, 6:00 pm.- 11:00 pm

Opening Hours

Fri-Sat: 12:00noon - 11:30 pm

11:30 am - 10:00 pm

10:30 am- 10:30 pm

10:00 pm

- 10 mins walk

Sun 12:00noon - 11:00 pm

Budget 31

HK$ 150 ~ 250

BACK TO HOSTEL

HK$ 100 ~ 150

HK$ 50~80

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CHAPTER III

HONG KONG ISLAND

Breakfast & Coffee Urban Coffee Roaster Address

: G/F, 7 Bristol Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours : 8:00am – 10:00pm (Sun-Thur) 8:00am - 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)

9:00 am Take MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Admiralty 5 11.5 10.3

The Most Prosperous Small island in the World

We stand on the Peak, talk about the myth between harbor and hills

day 3

9:05 am

9:15 am

8 mins walk (hint: go through the escalator inside Two Pacific Place to Hong Kong Park )

HONG KONG PARK

WALKING DISTANCE : 2 KM CENTRAL

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TSIM SHA TSUI

TRANSPORTATION : MTR/ PEAK TRAM/ STAR FERRY

Address

ROUTE MAP

Opening hours

: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

Admission fee

: Free (including Museum of Teaware)

: 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central Map


FEATURED VENUES OF HONG KONG PARK

Museum of Teaware

The Edward Youde Aviary

Commenced in 1844 and completed in 1846, Flagstaff

A walkway through the tree canopy to watch birds,

House is the oldest surviving Western building in Hong

trees and plants

Kong. Flagstaff House was around 1932, but continued to

Opening hours

: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

be used as the office and residence of the Commander of British Forces until 1978, with the exception of a short hiatus when it was occupied by Japanese admirals during

Forsgate Conservatory A conservatory with butterflies & dragonfly, displaying the plants from arid region & tropical area

the Japanese Occupation (1941-1945).

Opening hours

The two-storey building features a Greek Revival style adapted to local climatic conditions with deep verandahs (the

pitched

roof

design).

The

open

colonnaded

verandahs feature columns in Doric order on the ground floor and Ionic order on the first floor could be found. You may find some background information regarding the process from clay to teapot, h i s t o r y o f F l a g s t a f f H o u s e , knowledge of Chinese ceramics, knowledge of tea. Opening hours

: Closed on Tue, 10:00 am – 6:00pm

Admission fee

: FREE

Tea demonstration: Check schedule Guided tour 35

: one Sunday per month (Check schedule)

: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre occupies Cassels Block of the Old Victoria Barracks. Constructed in the early 20th century. There were over thirty military buildings in the Barracks, but most of them were demolished. The buildings which still exist –Roberts Block, Cassels Block, Montgomery Block, Rawlinson House and Wavell Block, together with the declared monument Flagstaff House – used to serve as residences and dormitories.

Virtual Tour

Opening hours

: Closed on Tue, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Admission Fee

: FREE

Activities

: Check schedule BUZZPACKER


11:20 am

12:30 pm LUNCH

10 min walk

11:30 am HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS Address

: Albany Road, Central

Opening hs

: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

Admission fee

: Free

Western List

Budget Choice

Cuisine

International

Western

Indonesian / Fast Food

Name in English

The One Restaurant

Tram View Cafe

Man Lee

Name in Chinese

特韵食坊

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Address

YMCA Garden View Hotel, G/F, 1 Macdonnell Road, Central

G/F, 2 Tramway Path, Central

Map

FEATURED VENUES OF HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS Thematic Trails:

Locals Recommend

The heritage Trail Old and Valuable Trees Trail

Aviary, Mammal Enclosure and Reptiles Exhibit Opening hours

Green House /

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G/F 6 Kennedy Road, Central

: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

Education & Exhibition Centre

Opening hours

文利

: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Hong Kong Biodiversity Hong Kong Butterflies Hong Kong Resident Birds Hong Kong Resident Birds (Spring & early Summer) Hong Kong Birds (Winter) Hong Kong amphibians Wild Squirrels in park

Opening Hours

Budget

Mon~Sat: 7:30 am-11:00 pm

Mon~Fri: 11:00 am-7:00 pm

(Sun & PH Off)

Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

HK$100-200

HK$ 40-100

8:00am-6:00pm

HK$ 30 ~60

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1:30 pm

3 Method

O P T I O N S

Peak Tram -Hot Pick-

Service suspension: Five months in 2020 (exact dates are not yet confirmed, may resume in 2021)

Schedule

Fare

7:00am – 12 midnight (Frequency: 10-15 mins)

A. Official website: i. Ticket only HK$ 37 (single) HK$ 52 (round-trip)

ii. Sky Pass ( Sky Terrace + Tram)

HK$ 84 (single) HK$ 99 (round-trip)

B. Travel agent discount

Time Departure

1:40 pm

TO THE PEAK ( VICTORIA PEAK)

10 mins

Peak Tram Station

-Fast TrackMadame Tussauds Combo Pre-booking

The Peak tram is always crowd of tourists, a long queue appears on weekends.

Bus # 15 6:15am - 0:15am

Address

: The Peak Tower Terminus, 128 Peak Road, The Peak

Hiking -BUDGET SAVER-

Opening hour

: Mon-Fri

:

10 am-11 pm

Sat, Sun & PH : 8 am -11 pm

Floor Plan

Admission fee: Free

Daytime is preferable

Virtual Tour

(Frequency : 7-20 mins)

HK$10.3

FREE

Check today’s weather

You may skip the hassle by buying Madame Tussauds 3-IN-1 Combo Ticket

FEATURE VENUES OF THE PEAK TOWER

Map (refer to next page)

Route Video

The special fast lane is only available for official combo tickets. Purchase online at least one day before to get a 20% discount.

THE PEAK TOWER

Madness 3D Adventure Address

: Level 1

Opening hrs

: 10:00am -11:00pm

Admission fee

35 mins

1 hour

Admiralty Station

HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS

: Free

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Address

: Shop P101, Level P1

Opening hrs : 11:00am – 8:00pm 7:30 pm (Late admission)

Admission fee: HK$ 290 HK$ 180 (online discount)

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Hiking Map - Hong Kong Park to The Peak Scan for E-navigation Map

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Sky Terrace 428

7:00 pm

Enjoy the fabulous sunset & night view of Hong Kong from the highest viewing platform Opening hours: Mon ~ Fri

: 10:00am – 11:00pm

Sat, Sun &PH: Admission fee Audio guide

Locals Recommend

Western List

Budget Choice

Cuisine

American

Italian

Local

Name in English

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Restaurant & Market

Wildfire Pizza bar & Grill

Name in Chinese

阿甘蝦餐廳

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Address

Shop 304-305, Level 3, The Peak Tower

Shop 102, Level 1, The Peak Tower

8:00am – 11:00 pm

: HK$52 : Free (available on-site only)

SAVING TIPS If you don’t want to pay for the Sky Terrace 428, some al ternati ves you can have good sky vi ew of Hong Kong for free. 1. Pul l the door next to the Wi l dfi re Restaurant (Fl oor L1 of The Peak Tower) and you can see a smal l outdoor area for the vi ew. 2. Li on’s Pavi l i on i s another free observati on deck, whi ch i s outsi de the peak tower. By the way, you need to take some wal k for that. 3. The observati on deck (Thi rd fl oor) of Peak Gal l eri a

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DINNER MENU

The Peak Tower offers a free sky audi o tour. To access the tour, i t i s requi red to connect to ‘Sky Terrace 428” Wi fi network. Then, you can scan the QR code on-si te or cl i ck the l i nk or above.

Opening Hours

Budget

11:30am - 9:30pm (Last order: 8:30 pm)

HK$ 200 ~300

Hong Kong Day

香港地 Shop P102, The Peak Tower

Mon~Fri, PH Eve: 12:00noon - 9:30pm

Mon~Fri: 12:00noon - 10:00pm

Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00am - 9:30pm

Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00am -10:00pm

HK$ 100 ~150

HK$50 ~100

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8:00 pm

METHOD Peak Tram

TWO WAYS TO CENTRAL PIER

SCHEDULE

7:00 am - 12 midnight

FARE

HK $37.0

9:00 pm

TIME DEPARTURE

10 mins

The Peak Tram Upper Terminus (The Peak Tower)

DISCOVER VICTORIA HABOUR BY STAR FERRY

Departure

: Central Pier No. 7

Arrival

: Tsim Sha Tsui Pier

Voyage time

: 9 mins

Operation hours : 6:30am – 11:30pm Fare

: Weekdays: HK$ 2.7 (upper), $2.2 (lower) Weekends: HK$ 3.7 (upper), $3.1 (lower)

Bus #15C (To Central-star ferry)

10:15 am - 11:55 pm

Mon-Fri : 6:30am - 1:00am Sat : 9:10am - 1:00am -BUDGET SAVERSun & PH: 7:00am - 1:00am

Bus #15

8:35 pm

11 mins

The Peak Tram Lower Terminus (Garden Road)

HK $10.3 35 mins

The Bus Terminal (G/F of Peak Galleria)

HK $4.4

THE HONG KONG OBSERVATION WHEEL You may enjoy the sweeping views of the Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the Peak on Hong Kong Island. Address Central

: 33 Man Kwong Street,

(between Central public pier 9 & 10)

9:10 pm

Opening hrs : 11:00am-11:00pm (final ride at 10:30 pm)

BACK TO HOSTEL - 11 mins walk

Riding time : 15 minutes Ticket fee

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: HK$ 20 (buy ticket here) BUZZPACKER


CHAPTER IV

A TASTE OF NOSTALGIA - LOCAL LIFE AT THE FOOT OF MOUNTAIN -

Breakfast & Coffee Urban Coffee Roaster Address

: G/F, 7 Bristol Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours : 8:00am – 10:00pm (Sun-Thur) 8:00am - 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)

11:45 pm

Take MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Sheung Wan 11 11.5 10.3

6 mins walk 12:00 noon

MAN MO TEMPLE Man Mo Temple is graded as a Grade One Historical Building. It was not only a place for worshipping the Civil God and theMartial God, but was also where Chinese people discussed issues and resolved disputes.

day 4

WALKING DISTANCE : 3 KM SHEUNG WAN TRANSPORTATION

TAI HANG

HAPPY VALLEY

: DING DING TRAM / MTR

ROUTE MAP ARRANGE THIS DAY ON WEDNESDAY !

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Address : 124-126 Hollywood Road Opening hours : 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Admission fee : Free

Floor Plan


The Man Mo Temple Compound is mainly composed of three green brick structures with pitched roofs. Man Mo Temple is not a traditional Siheyuen, but a three-bay and two-hall building fronted by two granite drum platforms.

Man Mo

Man Mo Temple, dedicated to King Emperor Man and Holy King-Emperor Kwan, is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong.

Tem ple

Lit S hing Kun g Kun g So r

Kung Sor used to play an important role for the area. Villagers discussed critical issues and handled conflicts here. The modern structure attached to the back of Kung Sor named Virtue Court was added in 1994 for people to worship their ancestors.

The plaque was bestowed upon Tung Wah by Qing Emperor Guangxi in 1879 for appreciation to the donation raised at the amount of one hundred sixty thousand to the severe drought crisis in Mainland China from 1876 to 1878. Spiral Incense: more offering

Offering Steps

A pair of screen doors is placed in front of the hall.

Strike the drum to notify the gods of the temple that you are coming in

Put hands together and bow for 3 times

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Offer 3 incenses to each god and whisper your wishes. Incense acts as a message transmitter between you and the god. Free incenses are normally provided by the temple. Donate some money into the donation box to express thankfulness. BUZZPACKER


12:20 pm

CAT'S STREET FLEA MARKET

12:35pm

LUNCH Locals Recommend

Western List

Cuisine

Local fusion

Western Vegetarian

Name in English

Half-way Coffee

Dandy’s Organic Cafe

Name in Chinese

半路咖啡

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聚點坊

26 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan

32 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan

88 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan

Address

(Mon off)

Opening Hours

8:00am - 7:00pm

Budget

HK$ 100 ~150

Tue~Sun: 11:00am - 10:00pm

HK$ 100 ~150

Budget Choice

Dim Sum

Dim Sum Square

Mon~Sat: 10:00am - 10:00pm Sun: 8:00am - 10:00pm

HK$ 50~100

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1:45pm

DING DING TRAM EXPERIENCE

Tram Option TramOramic Tour (Sightseeing route)

Fare

Schedule

2:50 pm

Duration

LEISURE WALK IN TAI HANG

FEATURED VENUES OF TAI HANG

Arrival

TIN HAU TEMPLE HK$ 150

10:00am (agency discount) 1:45pm, 4:15pm

It was constructed by the Tai clan, although in what year is uncertain even

1 hour

Causeway Bay terminus

we found the historical bell cast inside the temple was in 1747. Legend has it that the Tai clan found a red stone shaped like an incense burner on the shore at Causeway Bay; believing that it had been delivered by Tin Hau,

An open top tram provides comfortable seat, free WiFi and audio guide on ride. Only cash is accepted if you buy the ticket on-site The journey of Oramic Tour is longer than ordinary tram; it covers the Happy Valley route, but the price is fifty-seven times as expensive as the fare of ordinary one. The pass includes a 2-day unlimited access of all trams. If you enjoy the tram experience, you can use this pass and hop-on-and-off the tram to explore Hong Kong Island again. However, it only pays $2.6 for any single trip. The terminus, which is in Causeway Bay, needs to take 15-min walk to Tai Hang.

the Goddess of the Sea. Then, they built a temporary shrine to house it. Address

: 10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay

Opening hours : 7:00am – 5:00pm Admission fee

: Free

TAI HANG LIN FA KUNG TEMPLE It was probably constructed in 1863 for the worship of Kwun Yam (the Goddess of Mercy).The architecture of Lin Fa Temple is very unique. The

Ordinary Tram (Eastbound)

$2.6

6:00am-12 midnight 45 mins

-BUDGET SAVER-

Hing Fat Street

front hall with a double-eaves-tended roof is in half-octagonal shape. It is

(Direction: Shau Kei Wan/ North Point)

connected to the rectangular main (rear) hall without internal courtyard inbetween. Address Opening hours Admission fee

The ordinary tram is a public transport for locals, it may be crowded. Not all trams have next stop announcement, you can help with your google map. You may click here to see the attactions along the track.

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: Lily Street, Causeway Bay : 7:30am – 5:00pm : Free


6:00 pm

HAW PAR MANSION

DINNER

(also known as "Tiger Balm Garden") Address

Locals Recommend

: 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai

Hang Opening hrs

: Mon

Cuisine

Admission fee (last :Freeentrance 5pm) Free guided tour:

Tue & Thur: 12 noon

Name in English

: 10:30am & 3:30pm

Chinese

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(Register now) Remarks: It's quite far from Tai Hang (around 25-min walk or take bus #

11

)

HONG KONG SHENG KUNG HUI

Floor Plan

Name in Chinese

民聲冰室

Address

G/F, 16 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang

ST. MARY’s CHURCH Address

: 2A Tai Hang Road

Opening hrs

: 8:30am-5:00pm

Admission fee

: Free

Opening 12:00noon-3:00pm, Hours 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Steak

International

Bovini Steakhouse & Bar

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In the 19th century, the people of Tai Hang began performing a dragon dance to stop a run of bad luck afflicting their village. The villagers made a 220 feet long dragon stuffed with straw and stuck full of incense sticks. Accompanied by drummers and erupting firecrackers, they danced for three nights during MidAutumn Festival. Date: 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2020 Time: 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Route

Budget

7:00 pm

HK$ 80 ~100

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G/F, 128 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang

Happy Valley Racecourse

12 noon -11:45pm

Happy Valley Night Race (click HERE for race calendar)

Special event- Fire Dragon Parade

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Budget Choice

: 2:00 pm -6:00pm

Tue-Sun: 10:00am-6:00 pm

Sat & Sun

Western List

HK$ 100 ~150

HK$ 50~100

Take a tram to Happy Valley (Westbound)

Lau Sin Street / Victoria Park

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Map of Tai Hang

Bus #11


TUNG LIN KOK YUEN Address

: 15 Shan Kwong Road, Hapy

Valley Opening hrs

: 9:00am-5:30pm (last entrance 5pm)

Admission fee

: Free

Note: If you hope to visit, you may be

FEATURED VENUES OF RACECOURSE

required to skip some spots in Tai Hang & dinner at racecourse.

Virtual Tour

THE HONG KONG RACING MUSEUM 7:15pm

HAPPY WEDNESDAY @ HAPPY VALLEY HORSE RACING Horse

racing

in

Happy

Valley

normally

held

on

Address

: 2/F, Happy Valley Stand

,

Happy Valley Racecourse

(extend to 9 pm during night race meetings)

Wednesday night from September to July. But sometimes the race will be held in ShaTin. Please check the race night including both 'NIGHT RACE' & 'HAPPY VALLEY' in calendar first!

Virtual Tour

Opening hours : 12 noon – 7:00 pm

Admission fee

: Free

Souvenir Shop Opening hours Floor Plan

: Mon-Sat: 12 noon – 8:30 pm Sun & PH: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

Design your own racing gift

(extend to 9 pm during night race meetings)

EXPERIENCE HAPPY WEDNESDAY PARTY

Date of Night Race: check here Race hours

: 7:15pm~10:50pm (gate opens at 5:15 pm)

Entrance Fee

: HK$10

Ticketing Location: Entrance G 59

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FROM HOSTEL TO AIRPORT 10:50 pm

BACK TO HOSTEL 14 mins walk from racecourse Causeway Bay MTR station

O P T I O N S

to

T O

MTR

C H O O S E

Bus #A21

MTR

-Hot PickTransport 10 14.5 12.7

Operation Hours

Time Fare

Free airport express shuttle bus (route #K3)

7:50 am8:50 pm

5:53 am 0:52 am

15m

22m

Free

Normal lines, involves 2 interchange stations

To Airport

Airport Express

5:15 am – 12 midnight (outside operation hrs: #N21A or N21)

5:54 am - 0:27 am

78m

44m

HK$33

HK$ 70 (Octopus: HK$ 65)

8-30 mins

10 mins

A. Official website:

HK$ 100

B. Travel agent discount

Frequency

30 mins

10 mins

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Route details:

Departure

Stop 7: Kowloon Station Holiday Inn Golden (Level L2) Mile Hong Kong

Haiphong Road

1. Tsim Sha Tsui --> Lai King (Interchange: platform 1, to Tsuen Wan) 2. Lai King --> Tsing Yi (Interchange: platform 3, to Tung Chung)

Arrival 61

Kowloon Station

Airport

Stop 22: Airport (Terminal One)

3. Tsing Yi --> Airport (Interchange: platform 1, to AsiaWorld-Expo)

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ALTERNATIVE ATTRACTIONS FOR FAMILY

OCEAN PARK Check weather before as most of the amusement ride will be closed under rainy weather

THE MOST POPULAR AMUSEMENT PARK IN HONG KONG Address

: 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

Opening hrs

: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Attractions

: Check HERE

(Check today’s weather ) Admission Fare

( Check Monthly Schedule)

: HK$498

(check with agency discount)

If you are interested in animals and roller coaster, you must visit Ocean Park. You will see panda, capybara, dolphin, seal and lots of animals here. The park is built on the peak of a hill in South Hong Kong Island and it’s amazing to view the special landscape on a cable car!

Check the 'Closer to Animals Programme' 14

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Address Opening Hours

Nighttime entertainment : GALA OF LIGHTS

Park Map

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND

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Admission Fare

:Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island :10:00am – 9:00pm (Check Monthly Schedule) :HK$639 (check with agency discount)

Attractions

Park Map

: Check HERE

Nighttime entertainment : Disney Paint the Night Parade

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