A city most famously known for the towering skyscrapers, neon lights, and a paradise for foodies, Hong Kong is described as the kaleidoscope of life. That being said, here are some of my favorite things to do and places to eat in Hong Kong.
You will find a bunch of these all around Hong Kong both day and nights. One of such is the temple street night market where you will find a bunch of things like souvenirs, watches, I love Hong Kong shirts, belts, and even a knockoff supreme if you are into that. What is great about these markets is that you get a good mixture of both souvenir shopping, clothing, and even food.
Speaking of food you obviously can’t visit Hong Kong without trying their dim sum. The best part about eating in a local spot in Hong Kong is sharing a table with other local Hong Kongers and of course eating delicious and cheap dim sum. When it comes to eating in Hong Kong, you definitely can’t go wrong with any restaurant you decide to choose from as you always get the true authentic Cantonese food experience. Another one of my favorites is actually a Michelin star restaurant, and it’s called Joy Hang. Here you will get the best duck barbecue, pork, and chicken combo over rice and this restaurant is super small so be prepared to share tables with the locals.
After all that eating, you might want to take a walk and you can actually take the hiking trail all the way up to Victoria Peak where you will find an incredible view. If you are not a fan of hiking, you can always take Uber all the way up the hill or even a cable car. There is also an observation deck you can pay for but I recommend skipping out on that so you can save money and the views are just as great from underneath that.
As far as transportation goes, I highly recommend getting an octopus card which you can purchase at any MRT station and you can load it with as much money as you want on it as it works for the subway, the bus, and even most convenience stores. Aside from that, I recommend carrying some cash in hand just for the more local restaurants and even a souvenir shopping. You can convert your money at the airport or withdraw at any ATM.
If you find yourself in Hong Kong for a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks I hope you find these tips helpful.