This articles provides informations for 2 days in Hong Kong, find what to do in Hong Kong, hotels in Hong Kong and how to get around Hong Kong on a budget.
Skyscrapers, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, dim sum are some of the things that we think about when we hear about Hong Kong. But, what would you do in Hong Kong if you only have two days ? Find out below !
Hong Kong is an archipelago of 260 islands, main ones being Kowloon, Hong Kong island and Lantau.
How to get here/How to get around : Hong Kong Public Transportation
From Shenzhen, China – From Shenzhen Luohu metro/train station, walk to the border (well indicated) and go through immigration. After immigration, hop on the MTR in Hong-Kong. Easy peasy.
MTR – The metro system is Hong Kong is extremely easy and efficient. Purchase an Octopus card – for tourists, the following fares for day passes are available here
You may decide depending on your planning whether single ride fares are more advantageous than day-passes. It allows you to get to the main attractions and hop between islands.
What to do – Sights and Activities in Hong Kong
Giant Buddha – on Lantau island.
Afternoon and evening in Kowloon : Promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui – the touristy area on Kowloon island, Victoria Harbor, the clocktower, Avenue of the Stars and Canton Rd filled with shopping and eateries. Kowloon park is also walking distance.
Victoria Peak on Hong Kong island It costs about HK$ 80 (USD $10) for a return ticket on the Tram and offers access to the Sky Terrace to get a 360 view of Hong Kong.
Where to stay: Hotels in Hong Kong
Ashoka Hotel – located in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Amenities : proximity to the touristy area of Kowloon, near MRT, hot water shower, WiFi.
Price : over $20 per person per bed. Private room and dorm beds available. Shared or private bathrooms also available.
Kowloon New Hostel – perfectly located in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Amenities : Free WiFi in common areas (WiFi in room is available for a fee per day), hot water shower, air-conditionning,
Price : USD $29 starting price for a double room with en suite bath.
Remember, you can always couchsurf and meet amazing locals!
From Kowloon to Hong Kong Airport
You can take the MTR to Hong Kong International Airport, a taxi will cost less than 300 HKD from Tsi Sha Tsui (including 50HKD of toll fee – roughly less than $40).
MTR offers an Airport Express for 90HKD (or 160HKD round-trip valid one month) from the airport to Kowloon – for drop offs at a different location and timetables, click here.
Happy Travels in Hong-Kong!