EXPLORE HONG KONG
LIKE A LOCAL IN 48 HOURS
In partnership with: Hong Kong Tourism Board
RISE AND SHINE!
Start your day with a morning run on the waterfront.
The big, open lawns of Tamar Park are only a 15-minute walk from the heart of Central District.
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Hollywood Road is one of the oldest roads in the city, built by the British in 1844. It’s become known for its antique shops and restaurants.
Most recently, the street has also become an Instagram hotspot, with murals and graffiti tucked in hidden alleys.
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Hong Kong's history is rooted in fishing, and some of that heritage can still be experienced at Aberdeen Harbour, on the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island.
A stroll along the Aberdeen Promenade affords you a view of bobbing fishing boats and the island of Ap Lei Chau.
Quarry Bay, a neighborhood on the eastern end of Hong Kong Island, was mostly residential a few decades ago.
But now, it’s become known for trendy dining and drinking spots, especially in the area around Taikoo Place.
NEW TRENDY NEIGHBORHOOD
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Central might be a financial hub by day, but at night, it turns into a vibrant party scene.
The liveliest bars are around Lan Kwai Fong, Wyndham Street, and SoHo.
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Hong Kong offers a lot of picturesque hikes, with The Peak being less than a two-hour walk away from the city.
It’s possible to hike up to a green hilltop with a view in the morning, enjoy nature, and make it back to town for lunch.
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Hong Kong has 200 outlying islands, with many of them about an hour away by ferry from the Central Ferry Piers.
Islands such as Lamma and Cheung Chau are famous for local culture, village life, and seafood restaurants.
Check out the schedule of West Kowloon Cultural District, one of Hong Kong’s newest art hubs.
There is always something going on here, be it an outdoor concert, an exhibition in M+ Pavilion or a Cantonese opera performance in the Xiqu Centre.
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As the sun sets, head to one of Hong Kong’s many rooftop bars for a happy hour drink.
Some of these hangouts overlook Victoria Harbour, offering a view of the city’s iconic skyline.
LOVE A GOOD BARGAIN?
You might find one in Hong Kong’s many street markets.
Temple Street Market is one of the most famous and it opens from 7pm until late. There, you can find handbags, clothing, gadgets and home accessories—and get a great deal if you can haggle well. The local daipaidong food is also a must-try.
GOT MORE DAYS TO SPARE?
Two days is definitely not enough to explore all that Hong Kong has to offer. The city has even more diverse neighborhoods, great hikes, and outdoor experiences.
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