The cosmopolitan vibes of Hong Kong are the very first of the subtleties you experience once you set foot here. The glorious skyline is just unmissable. Like the perennial seasons, it changes every year. It is every globetrotters dream to make a trip to Hong Kong. Let’s together find out what to do in Hong Kong on a 4 day trip. Read on!
Top free things to do in Hong Kong
Take a star ferry trip along the Victoria Harbour
For those who wish to savour the old style Hong Kong, a star ferry trip along the Victoria Harbour is a must. It is the best way to view the magnificent harbour in its full vigour and charm. The ever expanding Hong Kong skyline is a wonderful sight.
Visit the Peak
The highest mountain of Hong Kong, the Victoria Peak offers sweeping views of the city. The peak has more to it than just shopping and good eating joints. Shaped like a soup bowl, the Peak Tower is a the best vantage point of the peak for enjoying the panoramic views of the city.
The Peak Tram
The Peak Tram is the oldest railway system hoisted and run with the help of cables. It makes for a joyful ride on top of the Victoria Peak. For exploring the mountain and gathering breathtaking vistas of the city, you can either choose an unhurried stroll along the Peak Circle Walk or go to the deck on top of the Peak Galleria.
Shop till you drop in Hong Kong’s busiest market
To get the real Hong Kong experience, you need to see the Mong Kok market. Bustling with street side shops and eating stalls, the market is the king of all street side shopping experiences. The market is situated in the most congested part of Kowloon and has everything you need. It’s a bargaining experts delight!
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
You haven’t visited Hong Kong if you don’t make a short trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. A day time stroll along the paved public walkway starts from the point where you get the Star Ferry and ends at the Hung Hom. A bronze statue of the great Kung Fu Master Bruce Lee greets you at the Avenue of Stars. If you can’t make it during the day, you can visit the promenade at night just in time to catch the spectacular light show along the Victoria Harbour. It is probably one of the top free things to do in Hong Kong.
Go to the oldest Tao temple of Hong Kong
The most unassuming resident of the Hollywood Road, in Central Hong Kong, is the Man Mo Temple. Built in 1847, the 117 year old Taoist temple was built to pay homage to the God of Literature and War. The stone carved deities decorating the temple premises and the intricate details on the entrance door are as intriguing as the interiors. The perfumed incense hanging from the roofs welcome you as the deities rest in a colourful sanctum. It is a peaceful retreat from the usual cosmopolitan Hong Kong.
Know Hong Kong inside out
To know any city up close and personal, you should visit its museums. The Museum of History is the best place to know the topography, culture, anthropology and everything ancient about Hong Kong. Half a day’s trip is enough to acquaint yourself with the rich history of this Asian city.
Visit the only living feng shui forest of the world
Literally translating to the ‘Lychee Nest’, this ancient village is a hidden treasure sitting in the North Western side of Hong Kong. This walled village is famous for its Feng Shui woodlands which were once inhabited by the members of the Wong family. This abundant Hakka natural reserve can be best explored by a country park or a Geopark tour.
The Hong Kong food experience
Eat your heart out in Hong Kong. It is considered a gastronomical heaven for some reason. The city is particularly famous for its sumptuous food tours. Traditional Chinese, delectable Thai, wonderful Malay and even spicy Indian food tops the charts of the visitors who throng the city every year.
For a four day trip to this city, the best bet is to find out the best places to stay in Hong Kong. The areas around central business district, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui and the Hong Kong island are particularly affordable. A serviced apartment in any of these areas would be just perfect for a short trip.