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First visit

I am sure this question has been asked many times before but hear goes.

My wife and I will be visiting Hong Kong for 3 days at the end of January for a stopover after a tour of Australia. As this will be our first vist so what are the must do's while there?. We will be staying at a hotel in Kowloon and do not mind walking useing public transport. Any sugestions on where to eat would also be appriciated.

Thanks in advance


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1. Re: First visit

for the must do's, please see the top questions on the right hand side of the screen. It is actually the first question.

For food, please give us some more of your preference... type of cuisine / budget / location... etc

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2. Re: First visit

Do have a read of the Top Question as suggested by onelightyear, its one of the best ways to use the TA forums. You can also use the Search Box and just input 'must see in hong kong' or something similar to read past discussions asking the same or similar query to yours. This is probably the second best way to take advantage of the wealth of information stored on these forums.

For Hong Kong specifically, you can have a look at some of these trip lists which include TA reviews (w/pictures) of many of the popular attractions and activities here in the city.

Hong Kong Must See/Do Attractions


Best of Victoria Harbour


Mongkok Markets


Temples and Monasteries


Hope this is helpful and that you enjoy your days in HK.

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4. Re: First visit

What I would suggest for just the fews you are there:

- take the Star Ferry to Central, get on the 15 (not the 15C) bus to The Peak, take the same bus back. On the Peak, go to the roof of the Galleria, it's free.

- Go on the Mid Level escalators all the way up and walk back down. It is pointless but is so typical Hong Kong, you just have to experience it.

- take a "Ding Ding", the nice little trams to Wan Chai and either take the ferry back to Kowloon from there or walk back to Central feasting your eyes all the way (which I would recommend)

- on Kowloon side, only one unmissable thing in my eyes: Ladies Market and the hustle and bustle in Mong Kok. Eat something from the little stalls you will find along the way.

There is plenty of other stuff to do but I would suggest to just do a few things. All mentioned above for me give you a good feel of Hong Kong.

Some Tourist Traps to avoid: Avenue of the Stars, Symphony of Lights and the Peak Tram.

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