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Places to visit in Hong Kong for a quick tour


Source: www.discoverhongkong.com

Hong Kong is a relatively small country, but with so much to explore and discover. Spent a few weeks in this wonderful country and it left me with a desire to come back for another immersion with the locals--because I believe that there is still to experience and to learn. 

Hong Kong is pretty much known for being the best place to shop and buy stuff at a pretty low cost, aside from having tax-free items, they also offer very competitive prices against every other shop in the district. That's what locals do in the cut-throat business. 

But, I'm not writing this to talk about shopping; this blog is dedicated to expose other destinations aside from the mainstream go-to's in the city. 

So, here we go:

#1: The stunning Stanley:

If you are after, wonderful seaside experience while taking a sip on your favorite cocktail or beer, Stanley is the best place for you. It is seaside small town in the Hong Kong Island with several restaurants along the coast that offer an al fresco dining experience. It is at east of Repulse Bay and west of Shek O, adjacent to Chung Hom Kok. 

It has a street market that offers lots of souvenir items and stuff at a more affordable cost. Make sure you can make a stop there, if you want to get some remembrance for your tour. 

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Also, it has a hidden temple in the west part of the town, it's the Pak Tai Temple. It is located on the cliff-side of the coast and a very nice place of relax and pray--if you are a Buddhist. 

Here is how to get there:

From Admiralty/ Causeway Bay, take bus numbers 6, 6A, 6X, 66, or 260. Or simply take an Uber to get there. Just warning that you might get car sick because of the narrow, curvy road to Stanley. 

#2: Float away in Aberdeen:

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Aberdeen is such a wonderful place to experience the world's famous shooting location of other known Hollywood films. I'm not sure of the titles but, that's what locals said. 

It is located in the Southwest of the Hong Kong Island, and generally a place where modernity meets tradition.


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Jumbo Kingdom

Some other known spots there are the Jumbo Kingdom and the Sampan Boat Ride. 

Jumbo Kingdom is a huge vessel turned into a restaurant. It's a nice, fine dining experience with lots of the great food choices. It's pretty costly, but it's worth the experience. Going there is free, there is free ferry terminal that will take you there; but upon aboarding the vessel, it will cost you HK$16 cover charge--bill will come in after dining. 




Sampan Boat Ride

Sampan Boat Ride is sailing tour around the Hong Kong island which you can explore and see the vast of the area. This cost roughly around HK$80, but you can negotiate with the operator. 

How to get there:

Wong Chuk Hang MTR station exit B, then take 5-8 minutes walk to Shum Wan Pier. 







#3: Overlooking at The Peak

Took this photo using my iPhone 6s, well I only use my mobile phone in blogging. My point here, the view is really beautiful and I am so happy to see it despite the quite foggy picturesque of Hong Kong. 

Experiencing Hong Kong is really great, but when it comes to your itinerary, The Peak should always be a must go-to place. There you will be able to see the vastness of Hong Kong, and how beautiful it is at the top. 

How to get there:

Take bus 15C from Central Pier 8 or walk from MTR Cental Station Exit J2 to take the Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road; or,

Bus 15 from the Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D)

There, so far, I have three in the list, but I am writing for more places to visit again soon. So stay stuned at the Weekndguy.com.

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