How to Spend 3 Days In Hong Kong
Situated on the southeast coast of China, occupying an area of 426 square miles, Hong Kong is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The exciting neighbourhoods and serene islands that make up Hong Kong are a sensory delight awaiting your exploration.
This chic looking city is an open city with a wonderful natural harbor, a place where various cultures blend harmoniously. After a busy day of traveling, there are plenty of things to do around in the city. If you have planned to spend 3 days in Hong Kong, there’s plenty to indulge yourself in and have a fantabulous experience.
3 Days In Hong Kong Itinerary
So, let’s see what 3 days in Hong Kong has to offer to the avid explorer.
Language: Chinese, Cantonese and English
Currency: Hong Kong dollar
Food: Cantonese, Shanghainese, Vietnamese, Japanese and European cuisine.
Markets: The Central, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai on the Island as well as Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok on Kowloon Peninsula are the most popular shopping areas.
Attractions: Flower Market Road, Hong Kong Museum of History, Kowloon West Promenade, Lan Kwai Fong, Mongkok, Ozone Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, Pui O, Tai O, disneyland, ocean park, Big Buddha
Activities: Hiking and Camping
DAY 1: Mongkok- Flower Market Road- Hong Kong Museum of History- Kowloon West Promenade- Ozone Bar at The Ritz-Carlton- Lan Kwai Fong
One of the most densely populated areas in the world, it is one of the major shopping areas in Hong Kong. The heart of Kowloon in Hong Kong, you’ll find everything you need for the greatest experiences here in this small area which is packed with with entertainment, dining, accommodation and sightseeing options. Also, in this neighborhood is the Ladies Market – a street market filled with stalls selling electronic goods, knick knacks and other souvenir items.
Flower Market Road
Located in Mong Kok, Hong Kong’s Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that’s worth immersing yourself in. Be it cut flowers, potted plants, seeds, bulbs or orchids, you’ll find something to interest you here in this aromatic market. Besides flowers you can also buy dried flowers, vases and other decorative items here. If you manage to visit this vibrant market during your 3 days in Hong Kong, its colorful won’t leave your mind for a long time.
Hong Kong Museum of History
The Hong Kong Museum of History is located next to the Hong Kong Science Museum, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It stores 400 million years of history into one 7,000 square metre space and gives an overview of the territory’s archaeology, ethnography, and natural and local history. Free guided tours of the museum are available in English at 11 am.
Located in the headland area of the district, Kowloon West Promenade offers all the spectacular views of Hong Kong harbour. Stroll along the boardwalk and discover a unique view of Hong Kong’s iconic waterfront. The play also serves as a great picnic spot.
Timings: 6am to 11pm daily
Ozone Bar at The Ritz-Carlton
A Hong Kong sky bar and lounge located on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre, Ozone offers panoramic views of the Hong Kong harbour and the Kowloon Penninsula. The highest bar in the world, Ozone has top notch interiors and offers a wide range of cocktails, wine and champagne collection. If you wish to knock yourself out sky high, do spare an evening from your 3 days in Hong Kong to drop by for a taller & wobbly experience!
Lan Kwai Fong
A small square of streets in Central, Lan Kwai Fong is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. It is the perfect place for dinner with friends and spending a great night out! Lan Kwai Fong also hosts carnivals and other celebrations during major festivals such as Halloween, Christmas and New Year and has its own beer festival. You got to make this one during your 3 days in Hong Kong
DAY 2: Big Buddha- Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery- Tai O- Pui O
The Big Buddha statue stands 34 meters high (112 feet) and is one of Hong Kong’s most popular sights. Also known as Tian Tan, the statue is made of bronze and it was was unveiled in 1993. The best and the most exciting way to getting to the Hong Kong Big Buddha is with the Ngong Ping 360 cable car.
Timings: Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) 10 am to 5:30 pm
8 am to 6 pm
Popular for its laid-back lifestyle and charm, Tai O is a traditional fishing village dating back three centuries. Shops are filled with dried seafood of various varieties and the place is home to the Tanka people. Given a picturesque view of the ocean and the old stilt houses, there are enough opportunities to click pictures. You can also take a boat ride to see the dolphins. Beside coming here by ferry, you can take bus 21 from Ngong Ping 360.
A popular destination for holiday camping in Hong Kong, Pui O is a beautiful beach which offers great scenery and clear waters. The beach runs along the shoreline of Pui O village and it is cleaner and spacious with good food and drink options as well as showers. It is surrounded by relaxed fishing villages, hence it makes for a decent break from the hustle and bustle. You won’t regret being here during your 3 Days in Hong Kong.
DAY 3- Disneyland- Ocean Park
Well, how can you not visit Disneyland when in Hong Kong? And, that is why we have saved the best for the last. Located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Disneyland is the first theme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks. Whether you are a kid or a adult you must enter this magical kingdom inspired by fairy-tale dreams to explore 7 lands filled with magic and Disney Characters.
Tickets: 1- day adult ticket HK$499, child ticket HK$355
It is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. The theme park has various attractions and rides, including four roller coasters, and also animal exhibits with different themes, such as a giant panda habitat, rainforest and polar displays, as well as an aquarium featuring the world’s largest aquarium dome. The fun and thrill that one you will experience here is beyond saying.
The park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland). These areas can be reached by a 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) cable car system, or the Ocean Express funicular railway. The park is too big to be covered in a day so it is recommended that you spare a day just for this fun-filled location in case you have time in hand.
We hope you have a blast in Hong Kong. Share with us how you would wish to spend your 3 days in Hong Kong.