Hong Kong & Macau 2015


Best Western Hotel Harbour View

It's my birthday (19 January)! Time to leave the cold in The Netherlands and go to Hong Kong and Macau!

 

Normally we plan a holiday far before we go, but now it was an spontaneous action. 8 days Hong Kong at my birthday. 

 

We stayed at the Best Western Hotel Harbour view. A very good hotel in a nice neighborhood, 5 minute drive to the Finance Centre and 200 meters from Sai Ying Pun Metrostation. The view from our room at the 36th floor and the swimming pool is fantastic! Rooms are very small, because there is not much space in this city, but it's very clean! 


The Peak

The first thing we wanted to see on our bucket list; The Peak.

One of the most famous attractions in Hong Kong and it is SO busy.. 
The best time to visit this place is early in the morning or just before dinnertime. 

(Check out that line of people ;)) 

 

Riding the peak tram is the quickest and most scenic way to arrive at the peak. The best you can buy a Peak tram sky pass. It's offering you the enjoyment of a trip on the famous peak tram and the fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong from the sky terrace. The first time we visit the Peak, it was very smoggy! So we needed to see The Peak by night. Restaurant Bubba Gump at the peak has a great view at the skyline and the food is great! When you're finish, you can go upstairs to see the skyline by night, wow! 


Avenue of Stars 

Another thing you need to see is the Avenue of Stars. This is modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. 

 

You need to take the star ferry from Hong Kond Island to Kowloon. It's a cheap way of transport and you can make the most beautiful pictures! The skyline from here is amazing (especially with sunset). 

 

Every evening at 8 AM there is a light and sound show according to Guiness World Records. The show takes 13 minutes and is nice to see, but also very crowded with tourists! 


Mongkok

I really loved Mongkok. The best place in Hong Kong if you ask me! 

Mongkok is one of the major shopping areas in Hong Kong. There many markets, restaurants and nightclubs and fresh sushi at every corner of the street, yum! 

 

I recommend the Ladies market, Flower market road, Yuen Po street Bird garden and the Goldfish street or Goldfish market. There are a dozens of shops selling tropical freshwater and marine fish. This is awesome to see and you can make amazing pictures!

 

 

It's crowded and has many many signs above the road! This place is also nice for the people who love shopping! 
And there are many places where you can drink or eat something with a great view :) 


Macau

At last we make a trip to Macau, it's 64 km to the east. 
Just buy a ticket at the pier for like 40 dollar. 

Macau is one of the world's richest cities and it became the world's largest gambling centre in 2006. 

Macau's nightcap transforms the city. It's an amazing sight. 

 

 

Go to the Macau tower, from 223m up, the view is a spectacular 360 experience! The entrance is expensive, but it's worth it. Only thing you need to know is that you can't make great shots, because of the dirty windows :( 


Recommendations

My recommondations for Hong Kong:
 

- The Peak tram / The Peak 

- Apple store at the Harbour 

- Star Ferry to Avenue of Stars 

- Times Square in the evening 

- Kowloon; Mong Kok 

- Ladies Market

- Pierside 
- Kowloon park - to see pelican's 

- Cafe Chachawan

- Restaurant Bubba Gump at the Peak

- Restaurant Koon Thai Cuisine

- Wanchai park - see elderly fitness 

- Goldfish market 


Photo Gallery Hong Kong & Macau


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    Daphne | food & flip flops (donderdag, 14 januari 2016 08:32)

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    Arzo Travels (zondag, 10 januari 2016)

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