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06 Ultimate Things to Do in Hong Kong – Explore and experience

We all have to agree that Hong Kong is a dense concrete jungle. It's got all those shiny buildings that reach the clouds and busy streets buzzing with vehicles and crowds of people. Nevertheless, Hong Kong holds many gems within allowing culture buffs, fun lovers and foodies to have a great time on their holiday.


A ride to remember

Now you might just wonder what kind of ride is to be remembered. Surely, all rides in most vehicles have already been experienced. But have you ever taken the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong? If so you are sure to find it different from the rest. Capture that astounding view of the city's skyline while passing the harbour. This is also one of the cheapest modes of transport available here.


Trek The Peak via tram

The Peak or Victoria's Peak is well-known for the fantastic vistas that can be witnessed from the very top. If you feel like trekking up the mountain is an arduous job, why not try taking the Peak Tram? This is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable ways to head up to the highest point in Hong Kong. The mountain is about 1300 feet above sea level. The tram begins its journey at 7 am and continues throughout the day. What's more, you'll have more than enough time to capture those pictures and upload them on your social media! Don't miss out on the view from the Peak Circle Walk.


The Big Buddha

It could be said that this is one of Hong Kong's most iconic attractions that is sure to leave you awe-inspired! The colossal Buddha is also known as the Tian Tan Buddha and is the largest outdoor statue of Buddha in a sitting position. It is made of bronze and takes a climb of 268 steps to reach the top. The statue is located in the premises of one of the most important Buddhist monasteries known as Po Lin Monastery.


Cheap 5-star dim sum

Ready to bring out the foodie in you? Hit some of those Michelin star restaurants in Hong Kong! If you are forced to count your pennies on this trip and are thinking twice about letting yourself go, there is no need to worry. Some of the Michelin Star restaurants here are affordable as well! Tim Ho Wan is a famous eatery among them which is renowned for their scrumptious dim sum at some of the best prices too! If you are able to afford fancy dining, try out some of the local cuisines at some of the best hotels in Hong Kong.


Temple Street night market

Sometimes, instead of going for those expensive branded items showcased in malls, the stalls that reveal themselves in the evenings down Temple Street have unique items to offer. If you are on a hunt for souvenirs, this is the place to be. Furthermore, the night market offers electronics, clothes and even paintings for the cheapest price possible. Ever heard of street-side karaoke? Guess not, but then, you just might spot it at the night market in Hong Kong! Wonder what your fortune is like? This is also the place to find out! Experience a session for about $500. If you are on the lookout for places to stay, hotels like The Murray Hong Kong offer some of the latest amenities to make sure you enjoy nothing but the best when in Hing Kong!