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17 hrs in HKG. What to do?

17 hrs in HKG. What to do?

  1. Anonymous

    First trip to Asia. Connecting flight in Hong Kong in September. Land HGK at 6pm. Depart next day at noon.

    I’m guessing there are some real travel veterans here who would have suggestions for sightseeing given the short time on the ground. Hotel cost not so much an issue, just would like to avoid a stressful transit to the airport the next day for the noon flight to Jakarta.

  2. MMM

    [QUOTE=”nomarkup1, post: 60208″]First trip to Asia. Connecting flight in Hong Kong in September. Land HGK at 6pm. Depart next day at noon.

    I’m guessing there are some real travel veterans here who would have suggestions for sightseeing given the short time on the ground. Hotel cost not so much an issue, just would like to avoid a stressful transit to the airport the next day for the noon flight to Jakarta.[/QUOTE]
    Since you get in at night, you can go to Tsim Tsa Tsui, walk along Nathan/Canton road (tons of neon lit stores and great food), and also take in the HK skyline/Victoria Harbour at the Tsim Tsa Tsui Promenade. May be even ride the Star Ferry. If you get up early enough you can head up to the Peak (can take Peak Tram, check hours), get some delicious dim sum before you head to the airport. Have fun!

  3. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”nomarkup1, post: 60208″]First trip to Asia. Connecting flight in Hong Kong in September. Land HGK at 6pm. Depart next day at noon.

    I’m guessing there are some real travel veterans here who would have suggestions for sightseeing given the short time on the ground. Hotel cost not so much an issue, just would like to avoid a stressful transit to the airport the next day for the noon flight to Jakarta.[/QUOTE]

    The neake the tram up to the Peak. The night you arrive
    [QUOTE=”nomarkup1, post: 60208″]First trip to Asia. Connecting flight in Hong Kong in September. Land HGK at 6pm. Depart next day at noon.

    I’m guessing there are some real travel veterans here who would have suggestions for sightseeing given the short time on the ground. Hotel cost not so much an issue, just would like to avoid a stressful transit to the airport the next day for the noon flight to Jakarta.[/QUOTE]

    The morning you depart check out Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. Not far from the airport. Last time I was in HK (18 months ago) the cable car to get up to the top was not operating (for some work). I imagine it is open now. Pay extra for the Diamond or VIP or whatever is called. Often there is a line to board the cars to get back down. The VIP ticket allows you to skip the line. Stress-free if you are then going to the airport.

    You don’t say what class / airline you are flying. Getting to the airport with time to enjoy Cathay Pacific’s lounges is well worth it, if you have access.

    The night you arrive I would suggest checking out Lan Kwai Fong (LFK) for bars, restaurants or just to check out crowds. I personally like staying in Causeway Bay between Wan Chai (a bit seedier than LFK, but great street food at night) and Victoria Park. Taxi from Causeway Bay to Central is easy; then Airport Express. Great shopping around Causeway Bay as well. Times Square / Soho come to mind…

  4. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”nomarkup1, post: 60208″]First trip to Asia. Connecting flight in Hong Kong in September. Land HGK at 6pm. Depart next day at noon.

    I’m guessing there are some real travel veterans here who would have suggestions for sightseeing given the short time on the ground. Hotel cost not so much an issue, just would like to avoid a stressful transit to the airport the next day for the noon flight to Jakarta.[/QUOTE]

    The night you arrive I would suggest checking out Lan Kwai Fong (LFK) for bars, restaurants or just to check out crowds. I personally like staying in Causeway Bay between Wan Chai (a bit seedier than LFK, but great street food at night) and Victoria Park. Taxi from Causeway Bay to Central is easy; then Airport Express. Great shopping around Causeway Bay as well. Times Square / Soho come to mind…

    Or, a great experience is the Ladies Market in Mongkok. Check that our after the previous poster’s suggestion to visit Tsim Sha Tsui.

    The morning of departure you can check out Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. Not far from the airport. Last time I was in HK (18 months ago) the cable car to get up to the top was not operating for a few weeks / months (for some repair work). I imagine it is open now. Pay extra for the Diamond or VIP or whatever is called. Often there is a line to board the cars to get back down. The VIP ticket allows you to skip the line. Stress-free if you are then going to the airport.

    You don’t say what class / airline you are flying. Getting to the airport with time to enjoy Cathay Pacific’s lounges is well worth it, if you have access.

  5. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”nomarkup1, post: 60208″]First trip to Asia. Connecting flight in Hong Kong in September. Land HGK at 6pm. Depart next day at noon.

    I’m guessing there are some real travel veterans here who would have suggestions for sightseeing given the short time on the ground. Hotel cost not so much an issue, just would like to avoid a stressful transit to the airport the next day for the noon flight to Jakarta.[/QUOTE]

    The night you arrive I would suggest checking out Lan Kwai Fong (LFK) for bars, restaurants or just to check out crowds. I personally like staying in Causeway Bay between Wan Chai (a bit seedier than LFK, but great street food at night) and Victoria Park. Taxi from Causeway Bay to Central is easy; then Airport Express. Great shopping around Causeway Bay as well. Times Square / Soho come to mind…

    Or, a great experience is the Ladies Market in Mongkok. Check that our after the previous poster’s suggestion to visit Tsim Sha Tsui.

    The morning of departure you can check out Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. Not far from the airport. Last time I was in HK (18 months ago) the cable car to get up to the top was not operating for a few weeks / months (for some repair work). I imagine it is open now. Pay extra for the Diamond or VIP or whatever is called. Often there is a line to board the cars to get back down. The VIP ticket allows you to skip the line. Stress-free if you are then going to the airport.

    You don’t say what class / airline you are flying. Getting to the airport with time to enjoy Cathay Pacific’s lounges is well worth it, if you have access.

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