48 Hours In Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a city with hustle and bustle. Along with its lively food and well-known shopping scenes, there is plenty of culture and diversity to experience on every single trip. Here is our guide to getting the best of Hong Kong over a short, sweet 48-hours.
Book the Harbour Room and soak up the stunning views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. The Mandarin Oriental is thoughtful enough to provide a pair of binoculars so you can admire the boats down below and the lights of Kowloon ahead. You are also minutes away from the Central MTR stop, which allows for easy access in and around the city.
Staying in Central means having the malls right at your doorstep. The shopping meccas include:
One of the oldest and most prominent shopping malls in Hong Kong where each of the five floors are lined with designer brands from Fendi and Celine to Coach and Louis Vuitton’s flagship outlet.
Another mall on our radar that oozes a great selection of designer boutiques is IFC, which is also home to Lane Crawford’s Hong Kong flagship store.
Yan Toh Heen is hailed as one of the world’s best Chinese restaurants where only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in its exquisite Cantonese cuisine. The understated elegance of its decor is accentuated with its signature hand-carved jade place settings and a backdrop of the stunning harbour view.
This is your port of call for contemporary Chinese cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. The food is as fun as it is tasty with dishes that are creatively plated and served. There is also a Ping-Pong table to add to the energetic vibe.
You cannot visit Hong Kong and miss out on its unique market culture. From flowers to food, here are a few essential stops to include on your trail:
Hong Kong’s flower market is worth a visit solely for its vibrancy. Walk down Flower Market Road and sit at a local cafe whilst enjoying the beautiful floral scents.
Make a night out of wandering around this night market for trinkets, tea wares, clothing, antiques and delicious street food.
View From The Top
Take the steep tram ride up Victoria Peak to enjoy Hong Kong from a spectacular perspective. You will find yourself literally up in the clouds as you gaze across the tops of the island’s skyscrapers and its surrounding mountains. Make sure to plan your visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Cross The Harbour
Take in the stunning views between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on the Star Ferry, which has been carrying people back and forth since 1888.
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