a VirtualTourist member asked on Dec 11, 2016
Hi [VT member 93f85], please allow me to post a thread for my next trip to HK next January :D
My family and I (5 pax total) plan to go to HK on 10-16 January 2017. and here is the travel background:
1. My Flight will be arrived on 10 Jan around 2 PM and fly back to my hometown on 16th around 3.30 pm.
2. We stay around Prince Edward MTR, specifically in Fa Yuen Street near Boundary Street Sport Center No. 1
I did my rough itinerary but it is still not fixed yet:
Lands in HK
Buy Sim cards at the airport (is there any cheaper alternative than PCCW 8 days tourist pack?)
Journey to the apartment
Symphony of Lights in TST
Breakfast around Fa Yuen Street/Jordan
The Peak/Madame Tussaud/Trick Eye Museum (Bought the ticket from klook)
Disneyland full day (Bought the ticket from the website + meals)
Our initial plan is to go to Ngong Ping. But since the cable car will be on renovation (Jan-Jul). We may ditch our plan to Ngong Ping since our main objective is to ride the crystal cabin cable car. However, we may still consider to go there if the attraction in the Ngong Ping village (Those motion 360, big buddha statue, etc) is worth it. Or any other places to go Please advise :D
Take a walk around Mong Kok, Jordan, TST, visit the Avenue of the Stars, etc
Take a walk in HK Island (Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, etc)
Checkout from the apartment and journey back to my hometown
Based on above itinerary, is there any other suggestion to be inserted in my travel? also i need some suggestion on recommended culinary places/places to eat along with my itinerary? We also would like to spend our day 5 and 6 for shopping, is there any suggestion for shopping places? we would like to buy some clothes, electronics, etc.
In addition, i think we do not have any plan to visit Macau since we do not have any places to go to. We had a plan to visit Shenzhen but i think it is not doable for day trip only, also the VOA regulation for us is quite unclear since i also heard that VOA for Indonesians are now unavailable.
Thank you [VT member 93f85] for your suggestions!
There's a lot to see/do in Ngong Ping, certainly enough for a good 1/2 day trip. YES, the Big Buddha and climbing to the tops is worth it. Great views from up there.
Day 5 is very light. Walking Avenue of the stars may only take an hour or 2 at most. Not much there at all. We actually covered it in less than an hour. You should start your day early by going to the Yuanpu Street Bird Park where all the people gather to show off their birds in beautiful hand crafted cages as well as compete against one another.
You can also spend the day visiting the different shops in area.
In the early afternoon you might want to take the bus to Aberdeen for some touristy but good Din Sum at the Jumbo floating restaurant.
Hi [VT member 97182],
Thank you [VT member 97182] your reply!
We may visit Ngong Ping but considering i bring along my parents so i think climbing to the tops is quite a hassle for them. Other than that, is there any place to go in Ngong Ping? We may visit the citygate while we are visiting Ngong Ping.
About Aberdeen, what can i do there? and what bus can i take to go there? i have no idea what to do in the southern side of HK Island other than Ocean Park haha.
Bus 70 goes to Aberdeen. Here are some directions and map:
You can take a sampan ride through the harbor which will take you next to yachts and fishing boats. You will find these easily after you get off the bus and head to the waterfront.
There is also a small fishing village there: hong-kong-traveller.com/aber...
Personally, I'd do lunch and return back to the island. There is so much to do in Hong Kong!
Hi [VT member 97182],
Thanks [VT member 97182] your suggestion! will take discuss with my family on going to Aberdeen. Jumbo floating restaurant is quite expensive right? it costs around HKD 1900 for 4 persons excl. taxes for seafood. Are the dishes worth to eat?
Other than that restaurant, is there any other unique restaurant in Hong Kong with more affordable prices? lol.
Ngong Ping itself has some shops, which will still be opened during the cable car renovation. The Big Buddha and the monastery nearby are worth it, in my opinion. It has some traditional architecture and you can have a vegetarian lunch there too if you like. You can also take the bus after to Tai O, which has houses on stilts.
People usually go to Aberdeen for seafood. There isn't much to do there, other than the floating restaurant.
We personally did not find it expensive but we didn't have a 'set' dinner but rather individual din sum which we kept picking off the carts as they came by.
Here's a menu for them:
Hi, thanks for your info. We'll read more about Ngong Ping since my knowledge is only the cable car and the village. Btw, for the bus, what bus can i take to Ngong Ping from Thung Cung Station? We may go to Ngong Ping and go to Citygate to shop afterwards
We'll discuss it first with my family on going to Jumbo restaurant, since i myself find it quite expensive, maybe since we are coming from South East Asia lol. Nevertheless, thank you for your help :D
By the way, i would like to eat some peking duck there, where is the best one to eat with not so expensive price? We put a budget of 80 HKD per person per meal (if it is not too low)
I still feel that day 5 and 6 are too light, is there any suggestion what to do? i think we will stick to the plan that on the day 5 we focus in Kowloon are and day 6 in HK Island.
One more to add, we look that Stanley is quite interesting to visit too. In your opinion, is it better to visit Aberdeen or Stanley?
Bus 23 will get you to Ngong Ping from Tung Chung. And bus 21 will get you from Ngong Ping to Tai O. Here are all the routes: http://www.newlantaobus.com/route
Jumbo is indeed expensive. If you don't fancy mid-high end restaurants, HK$80 is ok for a meal.
For Day 5 and 6, there are lots of shopping places in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay. That will fill up your time quickly.
Are you planning to go to the Peak as well on Day 6? You should if you haven't been, as you can get a good view of the city skyline. Take the Star Ferry from TST to Central, and you can see the financial area, historical buildings around Statue Square. You can take the Peak tram up, or bus 15 to the Peak. I also love to visit Hong Kong Park. It is an oasis. I also suggest you take the tram to Causeway Bay. It is a very interesting way to see Hong Kong slowly. You can get on from Central or Wan Chai, or anywhere along the route. The view is the most interesting between Central and Causeway Bay.
Hi [VT member 64c93],
I think we will just stroll around the area on day 5 and 6, i bet the time flies haha.
FYI, we have planned to visit the Peak on day 2 along with the trick museum and madame tussaud hehe.
Is hong kong park victoria park or is it different? and about the tram, can we pay using octopus or we have to pay separately?
You have to pay the tram separately.
Victoria and Hong Kong Park are two different places. Victoria Park is about an hour away by foot or public transportation from Hong Kong Park:
The atmosphere and the design of Hong Kong Park are very nice. It has a bird aviary, a tea museum, and nice walk path with manmade waterfall and ponds.
On the other hand, Victoria Park is a recreational park with lots of facilities.
The Octopus card can be used on the tram, bus, MTR, minibus, convenient stores and even at some restaurants too. Just ask if you aren't sure.
Mimi, the Octopus card can be used on the tram to Victoria's Peak? I didn't know that! Will keep in mind for next time
Yeah, here's the whole list of where it can be used. You can use it in so many places.
Hi [VT member 93f85],
We decided to visit the parks on day 6 since we are just strolling and relaxing for our last day in Hong Kong :D
However, for the day 4, after i have been searching, i think we will do the ping shan heritage trail. How long will it take to stroll the ping shan pagodas and temples? We may start the trail at noon and maybe i could add some more places to go around ping shan?
I haven't been to the heritage trail myself, but there seems to be a lot of disappointments from recent visitors on Tripadvisor. Looking at the trail, I think the most interesting sites would be the pagoda and the Tang Ancestral Hall. There is a lack of signs along the route, and this is a problem in not so touristy places.
If you're interested in visiting traditional sites, my suggestion is to go to Wong Tai Sin temple, and not too far from there, Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden. discoverhongkong.com/ca/see-...