Our final day in Hong Kong we spent exploring the Central area. Today I’m sharing our Hong Kong Itinerary Day 4 – Central area plans. We hit some of the must do’s like Victoria’s Peak area (but skipped the tourists masses), temple, escalators, markets, and riding a ‘ding ding’ which is a must do. Great way to wrap up our time in Hong Kong!
Started the day off by taking the MTR to Central station and walking to the Central Mid Level Escalators. We rode up them and noticed all the shops in the area.
Next we headed to Man Mo Temple, this was great temple and photos are allowed. Please be respectful as this is a place of worship. We spent some time checking out the temple and the decor inside.
A trek down Hollywood Road as we headed back towards Central station. This road is known for it’s antique shops but since it was a holiday (Ching Ming Festival) sadly all the shops were closed.
Lunch was at Cali Mexi where we enjoyed some tasty Mexican food. Our family of 4 ate for 356 hkd/$45 USD. It was a great restaurant with plenty of seating upstairs where we relaxed our feet and filled our bellies.
There was also a little market along some of the streets so we got some fresh fruit, something we really lack in Guam. The strawberries were delicious!
Victoria’s Peak was next on our list. I had researched several ways to get to the peak as there are quite a few transportation options, bus, taxi, tram, etc. The trams have notoriously long lines and I’m not someone who wants to wait hours just to say ‘I’ve done that’ so I had already ruled that out for getting up to the peak. I did leave it as an option for going down (It’s approx. $4 USD per person each way) but there was a long line so we skipped that as well. I read that the bus is a nice scenic ride (and cheap approx. $1.26 USD per person each way) but we decided to just use a taxi. The taxi was a nice ride up to the peak and it was only 71 hkd/$9 USD for our family of 4 and was the fastest option.
At the top I’d already planned on avoiding the normal ‘tourist spot’ where you pay a fee to see the overview area. I had found out a about a hidden gem of a viewing area that is FREE, plus it included a nice walk and was away from the crowds of tourists. Win, win for us! We followed the directions from this awesome blog HERE, it has photos to help ensure your on the right track! After taking our photos we headed back to check out the mall.
At the mall there were some awesome chocolate eggs being displayed so we checked them out as well headed to Starbucks. After getting our Starbucks we headed to the rooftop area to hang out with our drinks and enjoy the view.
We took a taxi back down (approx. $8 USD) because I didn’t want to wait in the long lines at the tram. Then hopped on a ‘ding ding’ and headed to check out a local street market. Spent some time wandering the streets and checking out the vendors.
For our trip back to the hotel we took the ‘ding ding’ or tram. A short walk down to McDonalds provided a quick dinner, this makes this 15th country we’ve ate at McD’s in. I just HAD to try the black bun hamburger, I mean who would want to pass up that opportunity?!
Back at the hotel we got packed up and ready to head to the airport in the morning. Also spent some time people watching from our hotel view.
We really had a fantastic time in Hong Kong! I really hope you get the opportunity to go check out the Central area!