Code: HKG14

4 Days Hong Kong Independent Travel

Day 1 Kowloon Peninsula
Wong Tai Sin Temple
After breakfast, you will have a look at one of the busiest temples in Hong Kong, Wong Tai Sin Temple. Take the Kwun Tong Line to Wong Tai Sin, Exit B2. The temple is just right outside of the station. It is a large temple set amid the bustling street. Many local people visit the temple for fortune. In the Chinese New Year's Eve, over ten thousands of worshippers come here to pray for the coming year. They believe that to be the first person who makes wishes here will bring him or her incomparable luck.

Take the MTR back to Tsim Sha Tsui. Wander along the waterfront promenade of Victoria Harbour, feel the sea breeze and enjoy the spectacular combo view of the skyline, water view, and the background mountains cape. Over there, you could also see the Avenue of Stars and Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Continue walking to the Harbour City, the biggest shopping mall in Kowloon. It offers a wide variety of fashion and trendy brands with hundreds of shops, restaurants and cinemas. It is also a good place to enjoy the night harbor view. Business hours are 10:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Sunday.
Day 2 Ocean Park - Victoria Peak - Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Hong Kong Ocean Park is located on the south side of Hong Kong Island. You can take the MTR South Island Line and get off at Ocean Park Station for direct access to park entrance. The entrance fee is HK$438 for adults and HK$219 for children aged 3 to 11 years old. The park is open from 10:00 to 20:00. It is recommended to have half of a day to visit this large theme park. Remember to pick up a map and timetable at the entrance.

Take the MTR South Land Line and interchange to Island Line at Admiralty Station, then get off at Central Station, Exit K. Have a leisure walk to The Peak Tram Lower Terminus (Garden Road), where you could enjoy the famous Peak Tram uphill to the Peak Tower. The best place to enjoy the fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong is The Sky Terrace 428. At the level P1 of the Tower, you could also see over 100 incredibly lifelike wax figures at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The combo ticket of round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussands Hong Kong + Sky Terrace 428 is HK$335 for adults and HK$235 for children aged 3 to 11 years old and seniors of 65 years old or above.

It is recommended to visit the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong first, if you arrive at the Peak Tower earlier, since the best time to enjoy the Skyline view is during the time before the sunset and after. In this case, you will enjoy both the day and night views.
Day 3 Lantau Island
Stanley Market
After two days tour with too much walking involved, you may want to have a day a little bit relaxing. The Lantau Island is a good choice. Take the MTR to the end of the Tung Chung Line, Exit B. Take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car uphill, overlook the beautiful Lantau Island and finally reach the top terminal. Climb up to visit the outdoor Bronze Big Buddha. The single trip ticket fee of the cable car is HK$130 for a standard cabin and HK$180 for a crystal cabin. You may have lunch at the nearby Po Lin Monastery, where the vegetarian food is very popular.

Then you may turn to the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village by taking a taxi or bus 21. It is a good way to see the local fisherman's life by strolling through the narrow alleys and enjoy the delicious seafood. You could also take a boat cruising along the river inside the town if you are interested.
Day 4 Hong Kong Island
Golden Bauhinia Square is just near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, facing the Wan Chai waterfront. It can be reached by bus no. 25A, 25C or 961. There is a statue of Golden Bauhinia symbolized the return of Hong Kong to China. If you are interested, you can get up earlier to see the flag rising ceremony.

After that, take bus no. 8P at Convention Avenue, get off at Sogo Department Store, and interchange to 69X at Lockhart Road, finally alight at Aberdeen Praya Road. Aberdeen is a place where traditional fishing life still prevails. You will see hundreds of junks and sampans, old-fashioned boats serving as floating homes for the local people. It is better to travel on a sampan to take this area in. Do not miss to taste the seafood here, especially the famous Jumbo floating restaurant.

Take bus no. 73 or 973 at Yue Fai Road (Aberdeen Main Road) and after 11 stops, you will reach the Repulse Bay Beach. This beach is surrounded by luxurious residential complexes and neighborhoods. There are also nice clubs, bars and restaurants. Have a relax afternoon on this clean and pleasant beach. Then take bus no. 6X, 6, 73 or 973 to Stanley Market. It is an interesting experience to meander through the market, investigate the amazing range of items and make bargains.

Today's trip ends at Lan Kwai Fong if you are not tired by then. Take bus no. 6 or 6X from Stanley and get off at Pedder Street. Then walk to Lan Kwai Fong. It is the best place to spend night time. There are many different bars to choose and music everywhere.
 More Related Trips: 
Horse Racing Experiencing: One day to the Happy Valley Racecourse and Sha Tin Racecourse.
Extension to Guangzhou: 2 days independent tour to visit the main attractions in Guangzhou from Hong Kong.
Fisherfolk Life Experience: One day to the Lamma Island, Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Victoria Cruise.

Questions & Answers
Asked by ellie from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 30, 2017 21:32Reply
We're planning on a trip to Hong Kong this coming JULY and I was hoping to know if Ocean Park is open during public holidays? :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Annie | Mar. 31, 2017 01:21

Yes. The Ocean Park is open during public holidays.
Asked by Rika from INDONESIA | Jul. 20, 2016 02:19Reply
I'm gonna be arrive in HK on August 6, for 4D3N. How is the best Itenary for a group of 4.
we're planning to go to macau too but not staying the night there, could you help us for planning our itenary and is it ok to use HK dollar in macau?? Could you recomend a halal restourant for us too. thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Carol | Jul. 20, 2016 03:45

For 4 days trip in HK, I would like to suggest the following itinerary for your reference:
Day 01: Full day at Disneyland
Day 02: Full day at Ocean Park
Day 03: Causeway Bay, Victoria Peak, Lan Kwai Fong, Madame Tussauds
Day 04: Victoria Harbour, Avenue of Stars, Yau Ma Tei, Temple Street

If you are not interested in Disneyland or Ocean Park, you may visit Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha, Tsim Sha Tsui or Wong Tai Sin Temple instead.

As for the one day trip to Macau, you are suggested to take Turbo-jet from HK in the early morning, visit Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, Monte Fort, A-Ma Temple and Venetian Resort Hotel, then get back to HK in the late afternoon. The HK dollar can be used in Macau. There are several halal restaurants in HK, but the halal restaurants are limited in Macau, you may take some foods in case there is no place for lunch during your visit.
Asked by Amy from AUSTRALIA | May. 08, 2016 09:48Reply
After a central hotel in Hong Kong?
Planning a stop over in HK on our way home, after a pretty central hotel to all the attractions, such as but not limited to Disneyland, wetland/Kowloon parks, clock tower, Victoria park, big Buddha, and some temples, planning on staying for roughly 6 days so nothing extremely expensive, help would be grand :) :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Kim | May. 08, 2016 22:09

For me, I prefer to stay at Causeway Bay or Tsim Sha Tsui area. The hotels at Mong Kok or Yau Ma Tei are also recommended for independent travelers. Actually, the public transport in HK is very convenient, so there shouldn't be any difficulty in traveling around the city.
Asked by SAM from INDIA | Oct. 29, 2015 01:55Reply
What are the must visit markets in Hongkong? I will be there during 29th Dec to 1st Jan?
Please advice some of the must visit places in HKG, including Markets, malls or any spot?
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Answered by Helen | Oct. 29, 2015 02:47

There are many famous sightseeing spots worth your visit, such as Ocean Park, Disneyland, Victoria Bay, Victoria Peak, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Repulse Bay, etc. As for the market, Stanley Market, Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, Central, Sheung Wan are all good places for shopping.
Asked by SAM from INDIAA | Oct. 29, 2015 01:53Reply
How to reach Ocean Park from Hotel Regal Oriental Kowleen?
Please advice both Bus and Metro options?
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Answered by Helen | Oct. 29, 2015 02:27

I suggest you take taxi to Mongkok MTR Station, from where you can take Tsuen Wan Line for 4 stops to Admiralty Station and then take bus no. 629 to the Ocean Park.
Answered by SAM from INDIA | Oct. 29, 2015 02:56

Thank you so much for your reply.

Could you please also tell me the total transport cost to reach Ocean park from Hotel?
Answered by Helen | Oct. 29, 2015 20:57

It costs about HK$37 by taxi from your hotel to Mongkok MTR Station, HK$5.8 from Mongkok to Admiralty by Tsuen Wan Line and HK$10.6 to the Ocean Park by bus no. 629. The total cost is around HK$50. This is only for your reference. You may also purchase the octopus card to enjoy some discount.
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