What to see in Hong Kong in 3 days: travel story

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Here is a short but intense travelogue that will take you to discover the wonders of Hong Kong, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

  • Hong Kong tourism and information
  • Hong Kong places of interest and attractions
  • Isola in Lantau – Hong Kong
  • Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbor and Temple Street Night Market - Hong Kong
  • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and Symphony of Light - Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong pictures and photos

Hong Kong tourism and information

During our trip to Thailand last November 2019, we thought well to stop 3 days in Hong Kong, a destination that has always fascinated us so much (the period is good to go to both Thailand and Hong Kong).



Why did we decide to stop here even knowing that we will have spent a lot of euros?

You must know that Hong Kong, in addition to being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, it is a crossroads between West and East and is that place where unspoiled nature and breathtaking modern skyscrapers coexist harmoniously.

Hong Kong places of interest and attractions

We assume that succeeding in visit Hong Kong in 3 days it's practically impossible.

In this short but intense travel story I want to tell you about some of the main ones attractions of this extraordinary megalopolis.

I also want to point out that, Hong Kong, it is a very clean city, not a paper or a cigarette butt on the streets, smokers look at the ground every now and then, if you see a red stripe from then on you cannot smoke under penalty of high fines; there are ashtrays every 20 meters.



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Isola in Lantau – Hong Kong

The first day ad Hong Kong we literally catapulted on the wonderful Lantau Island which is rich in itineraries immersed in nature, of beaches and natural parks.

The main attraction of the I.sola on Lantau it is undoubtedly the effigy of Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) which is made up of 202 bronze pieces and symbolizes the union between nature and man.

To be more precise, this huge 34-meter-high statue is a kind of mausoleum that can be reached with or from the Funivia Ngong Ping 360 or along 268 steps (obviously we went up with the cable car).

Also unmissable is the Po Lin Monastery which treasures one of the most important Buddha statues in the world even if they all seemed the same to us.

After wandering quickly inside Hong Kong's Green Lung, we couldn't resist the temptation to spend a few hours inside DisneyLand which is located right onLantau Island.

Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbor and Temple Street Night Market - Hong Kong

The second day of ours trip to Hong Kong it was quite hectic but at the same time exciting because we decided to see the city from different perspectives.

As the first stop of the day we climbed to the top of the Victoria peak, the highest point of Hong Kong from which it is possible to admire the entire city from above; believe me it was something really great.



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We also decided to get on the PeakTram which in 8 minutes gave us at least 300 shots of the author.

Just to give an idea, with its approximately 137 thousand viewpoints Hong Kong is at the top of the ranking of the most beautiful skylines in the world and this is no small feat.

After so much wonder we went to the Victoria Harbour because they told us if you haven't been to Hong Kong if you haven't been to Victoria Harbor and here we are.

Victoria Harbour it is, in fact, the famous port of Hong Kong and if I tell you it is one of the main ones tourist attractions of the city you must believe me without hesitation.

As we stroll along the extraordinary promenade, the Bank of China, Convention Center or l 'Ifc Two Tower; something truly extraordinary.


I remind you that Victoria Harbour it is one of the most beautiful and busiest ports in the world.

At sunset we immediately went to the Temple Street Night Market which is located on the Kowloon Peninsula and I assure you that it is an extraordinary glimpse of the Hong Kong ancient and authentic.

Here they sell practically everything and the prices are also affordable if I have to be honest in fact we bought a lot of things; cheers it Shopping.

Trust me there was a mix of smells that we were mesmerized in the truest sense of the word and decided to eat typical dishes of Cantonese cuisine in one of the many restaurants present in this area.


Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and Symphony of Light - Hong Kong

The third and last day of our very fast and incredible trip to Hong Kong we wake up early to go and visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.

Founded during the 50s, the suggestive Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery it is a sacred complex consisting of 3 sanctuaries, a 9-storey pagoda and numerous other structures that are impossible to visit in a single day.

To get to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery we struggled enough because, in addition to a nice walk, we had to walk 400 steps but it was really worth it also because this sacred building is immersed in the wonders of the Sha Tin Mountains.

In the evening we immediately jumped onAvenue of The Stars where the so-called "Guinness Show" or the famous one takes place Symphony of Light.

Symphony of Light it is a luminous concert that lights up the whole day Hong Kong.

The only thing I can tell you is: "seeing is believing".

I must say that I returned home largely satisfied and I promised myself that I will return to this magical city to visit everything else.

I hope I have been helpful.

Hong Kong pictures and photos

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