I’ve already been to HK twice this year. First, was last October with my boyfriend and his mom which was a really short trip. Second, was with my family last November 28. Since writing about both trips will be too lengthy for one entry, I shall separate it into two parts.
I paid 200 USD for a roundtrip fare.
We arrived in Hong Kong at 11pm and we stayed at the Regal Airport Hotel which was connected to the airport. It wasn’t really a hassle going there. The hotel was really spacious and beautiful. I’d rate it a 4 out of 5. I do not know how much a room costs but you can check Agoda or their website. We didn’t do much on our first night because we dozed off.
The next day, we went to Ngong Ping to ride the cable car and to see the big Buddha.
The cable car took us to the big Buddha and on our way there, we passed a lot of mountains. We paid 165 each for a standard cabin (roundtrip) because the crystal one was more expensive (255 HKD). I suggest though that you ride the crystal cabin because it’s cooler. You’ll be able to see what’s below but if you’re scared of heights I suggest that you don’t. It was my first time ride a cable car abroad and damn, it was so high! The last time I rode a cable car was when I went to Tagaytay Highlands but that was nothing compared to what I rode in Ngong Ping. The ride was approximately 30 minutes. When we arrived, the place looked like a Chinese village because of the architecture of the shops and restaurants. There were also some statues of heroes. We didn’t really climb up to see the Big Buddha up close because we were able to take a decent picture with it from where we were. Also, we found the fee too expensive for a picture therefore we opted not to climb the steps. It took as an hour to see the shops and have our pictures taken. Since we lacked time, we had to go back to the hotel right away.
As soon as we got back to the hotel, we took the shuttle to go to Tsim Sha Tsui. We were able to eat in a chinese restaurant in front of the Regal Kowloon Hotel and go to Nathan Road to do some shopping.
Lastly, we went to the Harbor to see the magnificent lights and enjoy the view.
It was a really short trip but I still enjoyed! Still happy that I went even if I was going to come back because I was able to go to Ngong Ping and live outside of the city.
Will write my suggestions in the second part!