Budget Hong Kong for Backpackers.



Description:

Those who are not prepared to bargain have never truly experienced Hong Kong. No embarrassing bargaining is required because Hong Kong on a Budget for Backpackers is packed with insights, tips and local secrets about places to go and things to do in this mighty cosmopolitan city that won't even need you to fork out cash. You deserve to get pampered in Hong Kong without breaking your wallet.

Author: Shirley


Day 1 - Hong Kong


Take the MTR to Central station and get on a red mini bus to get to the Peak instead of the Peak Tram to avoid the sting of having to pay for a return ticket. No restaurant on the Peak is cheap but the Peak Lookout offers fine Hong Kong styled Western Menu with plenty of choices. Cameras out! After eating it is time to walk around the Peak and take beaucoup de photos of a million dollar view of the Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Peak. Dinner at Jimmy's Kitchen will leave you with a thin wallet so really Jimmy's Kitchen is a landmark to guide you to Ashley Road instead, which is a burgeoning little Eatery street of Tsim Sha Tsui where Hong Kong earns its name of 'Culinary Heaven'. Night is the best time to take a stroll down Victoria Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, plenty of photographers can take photos of you and the Harbour for a good price if you bargain. Land is extremely expensive in Hong Kong and plenty of backpackers will choose to sleep in Chung King Mansion hostels. Chung King mansion is yet another world, once you enter you'll feel like you've left Hong Kong for India, Africa or Malaysia.


1

Victoria Peak

user rating

Location:

No. 1 Lugard Road
The Peak
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2849 7654
fax: +852 2849 6237


2

The Peak Lookout

user rating

Location:

121 Peak Road
The Peak
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2849 1000
fax: 852 2849 4343


3

Hong Kong Island Walk - Round the Peak

user rating

Location:

Harlech & Lugard Roads
The Peak
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


4

Jimmy's Kitchen

user rating

Location:

1-3 Wyndham Street, G/F, South China Building
South China Building
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2526 5293
fax: 852 2801 5006


5

Victoria Harbour

user rating

Location:

Victoria Harbour
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2807 6543
fax: +852 2806 0303 (Hong Kong Tourist Association)


6

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Location:

Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


7

Chung King Mansion

Location:

40 Nathan Road
4th & 5th Floor Chung King Mansions
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2366 5362
fax: +852 2721 3570


Day 2 - Hong Kong


Be sure to sit on the top deck of Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central Ferry Pier. Tsit Wing Cafe will introduce you to yummy Hong Kong styled breakfast that ends with 'Nai Cha' or Milk Tea to wash everything down. A good amount of architectural sightseeing starting at Legco building will allow you to see Hong Kong at the zenith of Capitalism. Cosmopolitan but never losing its traditional Chinese heritage at Li Yuen Street, resist temptation to splurge on these two little lanes. Law Fu Kee Noodle Shop or Ngau Kee food cafe are in close proximity so the choice of Chinese lunch is between these two established locals. Slowly explore the side streets and you'll spend the rest of the afternoon on the Mid Levels Escalator. Party it up at Lan Kwai Fong and Soho on Hollywood Road where many celebrities hang out. Many clubs and bars do not have cover charges.


1

Star Ferry

user rating

Location:

Star Ferry Pier, Edinburgh Place
Edinburgh Place
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2367 7065
fax: +852 2118 6028


2

Tsit Wing Café

Location:

2 Queen Victoria Street
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2522 9795
fax: 852 2810 7626


3

Legislative Council (Legco) Building

user rating

Location:

8 Jackson Road
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2869 9200
fax: +852 2537 1851


4

Statue Square and Cenotaph

user rating

Location:

Chater Road
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2713 9211


5

Bank of China Tower

user rating

Location:

1 Garden Road
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2826 6888


6

Li Yuen Street East and West

Location:

Li Yuen Street East and West
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


7

Colonial Duddell Street Steps

Location:

Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


8

Law Fu Kee Noodle Shop

user rating

expert pick

Location:

50 Lyndhurst Terrace
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2850 6756


9

Ngau Kee Food Café

user rating

expert pick

Location:

3 Gough Street
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2546 2584
fax: 852 2545 5557


10

Mid-levels Escalator

user rating

Location:

Connaught Road
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2807 6543


11

Fong Underground

user rating

Location:

34 D'Aguilar St
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852/2523 2002


12

Fringe Club

user rating

Location:

2 Lower Albert Road
Central
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2521 7251


13

Hollywood Road

user rating

Location:

Hollywood Road
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2807 6543


14

Honeymoon dessert

user rating

Location:

10C Po Tung Road, Sai Kung
Sai Kung
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2571 4246


Day 3 - Jordan, Hong Kong


Delight in the rich shopping opportunities of Hong Kong and uncover hidden bargains in quaint traditional street markets as you walk down Nathan Road starting from Tsim Sha tsui, stopping at Kowloon Park to rest tired legs instead of a cafe is always free. All the way to the Mong Kok where you should head in the general direction of Sai Yeung Choi Street South and Goldfish market for the experience of the one of the densest areas in the world and they best illustrate Hong Kong's living culture. Remember that the variety of choice is huge and its all duty free and tax free. End the day off at the Temple Street Night Market to help you end off your shopping spree for tourist gagdets.


1

Australia Dairy Co.

user rating

expert pick

Location:

47 Parkes Street
Jordan, China

Contact:

tel: 852 27301356


2

Nathan Road

user rating

Location:

Nathan Road
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2807 6543


3

Tsim Sha Tsui

Location:

Kowloon Peninsula
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


4

Kowloon Park

user rating

Location:

Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


5

Mong Kok

user rating

Location:

Kowloon
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


6

Goldfish Market

user rating

Location:

Tung Choi Street
Mongkok
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


7

Lo Chiu Vietnamese Restaurant

user rating

expert pick

Location:

G/F 17-19 Hillwood Road
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2314 7983


8

Yaumatei Tin Hau Temple

Location:

Yaumatei
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


9

Jade Market

user rating

Location:

Junction of Kansu Street and Battery Street
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


Day 4 - Hong Kong


On an extremely tight budget? Then you'll have to make the decision between the Big Buddha or Cheung Chau. Cheung Chau is perhaps a cheaper option than going to see the big Buddha. Yet if you do choose both options then it is best to go to Cheung Chau first and then take the ferry from the same ferry pier from Central Pier 6 in Central to Mui wo. Afterwards your Big Buddha experience starts on the stunning Ngong Ping cable car ride that offers breathtaking views of North Lantau and South China Sea. The world's largest outdoor Buddha attracts devout buddhists in Hong Kong as well as tourists from all over. Po Lin monastary is free.


1

Big Buddha

user rating

Location:

Ngong Ping Plateau
Lantau Island
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2805 1234


2

Po Lin Monastery

user rating

Location:

Ngong Ping Plateau
Lantau
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


3

Cheung Chau

user rating

Location:

Cheung Chau
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


4

STB Hostel (HK) Ltd

Location:

1/F, Great Eastern Mansion, 255-261 Reclamation Street
Mongkok
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2710 9199
fax: +852 2385 0153


Day 5 - Hong Kong


A popular visitor highlight is the "Hong Kong Story" permanent exhibition, which outlines the natural environment, folk culture and historical development of Hong Kong. All musuems have free admission only on Wednesday. Afterwards its time to explore Sham Shui Po, on the surface you'll see a bargains galore of computers, audio visual and telecom products but if you take time to wander through the streets then you'll find a traditional off the beaten path area of textile export companies and wet markets. Wong Tai Sin Temple is a must visit for backpackers on a budget because of its status as many people's fave culture fixes.


1

Museum of History

user rating

Location:

Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2367 1124


2

Hong Kong Museum of Art

user rating

Location:

10 Salisbury Rd
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Complex; Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852/2721 0116
fax: +852 2723 7666


3

Sham Shui Po

user rating

Location:

Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


4

Wong Tai Sin Temple

user rating

Location:

upper edge of Wong Tai Sin Estate
Wong Tai Sin
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2320 2883


Day 6 - Hong Kong


Finally spend the last day lazy on Repulse Bay and Stanley markets so if you did not realise choosing Hong Kong's best coastal experience is virtually impossible with Hong Kong many beautiful beaches like Repulse Bay, Deep Bay and Clear Water Bay. Everyone has a personal favourite so as contentious the area of Repulse Bay is, you should stick around Verandah for the views. Stroll from shop to shop and explore Stanley market.


1

Repulse Bay

user rating

Location:

Repulse Bay Road
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


2

The Verandah

user rating

Location:

109 Repulse Bay
Repulse Bay
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: 852 2812 2722
fax: +852 2592 9176


3

Stanley Market

user rating

Location:

Stanley Market Road, Stanley Village
Southeastern Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong, China

Contact:

tel: +852 2508 1234


© 2014 NileGuide.com   ·   Blog   ·   Facebook   ·   Contact Us   ·   About Us   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms & Conditions