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Daraius and I thought it would be a great experience for them to see Hong Kong because it’s such a dynamic city! It’s also very different from both India and the Maldives.
We only spent a few days in Hong Kong during this trip. So if you want more details about sights, shopping, and restaurants, check out the trip report from our longer stay in Hong Kong in December 2013.
A Stopover in Vibrant Hong Kong Index:
- Part 1 – Introduction & Planning
- Part 2 – Intercontinental Hong Kong – Hotel Overview
- Part 3 – Intercontinental Hong Kong – Our Room at the InterContinental Hong Kong
- Part 4 – Activities in Hong Kong
- Part 5 – Eating in Hong Kong
1. Exploring Victoria Harbour & Hong Kong Art Museum
Because our hotel was so close to Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, we went for a walk to check out the street art.
The sculptures were fun and whimsical.
We enjoyed seeing the different types of art and all the various shapes and textures.
I especially loved the strong, elegant female statue.
A lot of people were taking pictures next to the statues. They were pretty fun!
Even though it was a cloudy day, the harbor was still very pretty!
What would we find next?
Cruise ships also use the harbor, and we saw the gigantic Queen Elizabeth parked near the ferry terminal.
Later that day, we took the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) to go to the shopping districts.
It was very easy to take the metro, and most of the major shopping is located just a few stops away!
Mark talked about getting a remote control helicopter in Asia ever since we arrived in India. I knew just where to take him…the Temple Street night markets!
They enjoyed seeing all the neon signs with Chinese characters.
We went to the mall, but most of the shops we found inside were very high end.
2. Star Ferry
We also took the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour.
This is a fun, cheap way to take a touristy boat ride and get to Hong Kong Island.
The ferry makes 3 stops: Central Pier, Wan Chai pier, and Tsim Sha Tsui.
We waited just a few minutes for the ferry to arrive.
There were lots of seats. We chose a few near the window.
If you’d like more information on activities in Hong Kong (including Victoria Peak, the Symphony of Lights, and shopping), check out our Asian Holiday trip report.
Hong Kong is a city that’s full of energy and life. It rivals Paris, London, and New York in terms of culture and infrastructure.
There’s a lot to see and do, so I’m happy we were able to return and experience more of what Hong Kong has to offer.
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