Traveling to Hong Kong to go shopping is a given and I can’t deny that is always one of the first things on my agenda. However, the last time I traveled to Hong Kong, I made sure to do something else that I wouldn’t normally indulge in. As cheesy as it sounds, it’s true that sometimes it not about the material things you take home, but the memories you make with the people around you. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photos!
Here are 4 things to do in Hong Kong (aside from shopping):
1. Sightseeing in Victoria Peak
Standing at 552m, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. The Peak is arguably the city’s most famous attraction, and it’s not hard to see why. Sweeping views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Victoria Harbour, and, on very clear days, Kowloon’s mountains, spectacular skyline and verdant woods. The best way to reach the Peak is by the 125-year-old gravity-defying tram—the world’s steepest funicular railway.
2. Venture out for breakfast (or for a burrito)
During my last trip to Hong Kong my dad and I stayed in a hotel that did not include breakfast in their package and it was a challenge to find joints that served a continental breakfast. With a quick help from Google, we found some of the “best breakfast places in Hong Kong.” As I probably raved about before, Green Waffle is one of my faves but does not open until 11:00AM, so if you’re an early riser and can’t wait until then to eat, make sure to buy yourself something at the convenience store the night before to hold you over. Aside from a good brunch resto, we also discovered Little Burro in 125 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay which serves yummy Mexican food where you can customize your own burritos.
3. Eat skyscraping soft serve ice cream
The Night Wolf: Italian low-fat gelato combined with local, street-made eggette from Oddies Foodies at 149 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. They have other flavors and concoctions to choose from. Look for this tiny ice cream shop tucked away in the streets of Wan Chai. It’s definitely worth scouting for. Do it for the #AryannasTravelingIceCream!!!
4. Visit museums
If you want a fun and artsy experience, try the Trick Eye Museum in Hong Kong and be a part of the art (because let’s be real, you’re a work of art 😉 yiiiee kilig). Trick Eye Museum is a 3D art gallery where visitors can interact with paintings, posing themselves just right so that they look as if they are part of the art pieces.
What other places have you visited that are worth checking out in Hong Kong?
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