a VirtualTourist member from Indonesia asked on Sep 29, 2016
hello, i'm planning to go to HK next november for 5days. do you have any suggestion about what place that i should visit? i'm thinking about tsim sha tsui (avenue of stars), victoria peak, peak tram, ladies market, 1881 heritage, lantau island, and macau, or maybe disneyland :)
about hotel to stay, which one is better? tsim sha tsui, mongkok or north point area?
and one more question, do i have to buy turbojet ticket via online? i read some article, they said in busy times, the ticket will be sold out on the spot.
Tsim Sha tsui or Mongkok is both a good place to stay, the areas are so alive at night. You have metro everywhere and you 're closed to most sights in HK.
The north point I find it less comfy, is quieter than Tsim sha tsui and Mongkok, but if you really want to see the real of HK Tsim tsa tsui is one of the good part to stay
There are so many to see and do in HK, you listed some sights above and these are all worth to visit...
For Macao, we never have any problem buying our ticket 1 day before we travel....our last visit to Macao is in December which was a very busy time especially on the weekends.....if you knew when are your plan to visit Macao you can buy your ticket while in HK, there is no need to order ferry tickets online.............For Disneyland you need at least a day inside the park
Enjoy in HK
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Saving money? by using UBER?
No need to used cabs, "HK has cheap public transport system".....
I think you try to advertise your Uber....aren't you?
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Hong Kong things to see include the Peak mountain. You can get there by peak tram or bus 15 from outlying ferry pier. There are views over the harbour from here on a clear day and a walk around the top of the mountain.
Beaches - Stanley beach. Stanley also has a market, restaurants and a little war cemetery. Repulse Bay beach and interesting temple on the waterfront. Deep Water Bay, Clear Water Bay. On Lantau Island you could also try Mui Wo or Cheung Sha.
Chinese Temples - Tin Hau, Man Mo, Wong Tai Sin, the 10,000 Buddahs in Sha Tin, Po Lin and the Big Buddah on Lantau - you can get to this by cable car from Tung chung.
Islands - Cheung Chau is lovely, Lamma has restaurants and a nice walk across it, Peng Chau.
Markets - Stanlet, Temple Street night market, bird market, flower market, ladies market, jade market.
Museums - space, history, science, heritage, Sun Yat Sen, medical and many more.
Parks - Hong Kong Park, Kowloon Park, Sha Tin Park.
Stay anywhere near an MTR. All the places you mentioned are near it. Buy yourself a rechargeable octopus card. Use this on the MTR, ferries, buses and minibuses. Public transport is good here.
Hi [VT member 10daf0],
it means that one day before travel to macau, i have to visit the locket to buy the ticket right?
may i ask you about transportation in macau? is there a shuttle bus that can take me to venetian from the harbour? i'm planning to go to senado square, ruin st paul..is it enough in one day? hehe
repulse bay? i will searching about that place right now.
thankyou for yur advice :)
o My God, there's a lot of interesting places! thank you for mentioning.
i'm thinking about how to arrange my itinerary because i want to go to macau for one day.
may be stay around tsim sha tsui or mongkok will save my time.
markets in HK open everyday? hmm..flower market and ladies market seems so nice..
thank you for your suggestion :)
When we go to Macau, we don't book our ticket in advance. There are plenty of sailings and we are never so bothered about tme. If you want to be absolutely sure to get on a certain ferry book in advance otherwise just turn up. Yes the Venetian has a free shuttle from the ferry. The historical cenre is on mainland Macau. The Venetian is on Taipa Island. They are not near each other, but using transport you can easily see both in a day. I was very impressed by the Mandarin's House in the historical centre. The A ma Temple is also very worth a visit.
We took the fast ferry from Macau to Hong Kong during March this year. Ferries run regularly, there are several ferry coys, trip takes approx. 1 hour.
We went to Macao just for one day, there is bus from the harbor to the center when you arrive in Macao, but we walk we didn't bother of taking it.... the harbor is a nice area to stroll and you have the views of the surrounding......everything is walkable in Macao till to the ruin of St Paul......we left early in HK and took a feery back late in the afternoon.....a day is perfect in Macao or al least you want to overnight and experience the gambling thing.....when you arrive in HK terminal pick up some booklets,, you see all list of things to do and sights.....I 've been to HK dozen times now and is always nice to go back for more
I kinda feel at ease when I know that I can explore those places in one day although they are in two islands. But which place do you recommend I see at night, historical centre or Venetian?
What should I prepare when I'm about to get on a free shuttle bus? How can I know the schedule for the bus(es) heading for those places?
As for the historical centre, can I conveniently walk around (I mean, on foot) the places, such as Mandarin House, A Ma Temple, Senado Square, and Ruin St. Paul, inside this centre?
You're such a big help, Irene. Many thanks for the suggestions.
Many thanks for the suggestions. I will take the booklets once I arrive there to see what other places to explore. :)
The cotai strip where the Venetian is will have lots of lit up hotels at night, but there are also plenty of these on the mainland not far from the historical centre. Y ou can walk or take a local bus around the historical centre. Most of it can be done on foot especially if it is not too hot a day.
The big name hotel shuttle buses are frequent, catching them should not be a problem.
thank you irene :)
i wanna ask you about victoria peak. i saw many pictures about that place so beautiful at night. i have a plan to go there by tram. what time i should visit? is it good to go there in november?
Do not go up to Victoria Peak during a cloudy day or rain, wait for a fine day. If you are having a short stay in HK, check the weather forecast for the days you will be there.
Hi [VT member 9f189],
right now i'm still confuse about the weather in HK.
last friday there was a big typoon right :(
i hope next week will be okay because my trip starts on nov 6 :)
Typhoon is over and gone. Life is back to normal.