Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China and has around 7 million inhabitants. What makes it interesting to visit, is the mix of Chinese heritage, British colonial influences and high-tech modernity. Due to limited land, breathtaking and stylish skyscrapers were built and the high density of buildings and people can be felt especially in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island. On the other hand, just next to the busy places, you can find beaches, lush forests and tiny villages where you can set your soul free. I spent 3 days in Hong Kong and had enough time to visit the most famous districts. Here are the districts in Hong Kong that you should visit while visiting Hong Kong for three days.
Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s most famous mountain and the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. From the top you have amazing views on the city and the harbor. To reach the top you can either take the Peak Tram or bus number 15.
Ngong Ping 360
If you wanna have nice views over the hills and the Tian Tan Buddha, you should definitely take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, which brings you to Ngong Ping village. I had to wait more than 90 minutes, so if you are in a hurry or during high season, you should consider taking the bus.
Tian Tan Buddha
The biggest sitting Buddha built outdoor that you can find in the world is really impressive. You can walk up the stairs to get really close to the Buddha and have amazing views of the whole area.
Po Lin Monastery
This Buddhist monastery was built in 1906 and is also one of the major attractions of Lantau. If you are hungry you should go to the vegetarian restaurant next to the monastery. The food is very good and cheap.
On the southwest part of Lantau you will find this peaceful and traditional fishing village called Tai O, which is famous for its stilt houses. Don’t forget to visit the Heritage Hotel, which was built in the former Police Station.
This busy district is famous for its night markets, food stands and restaurants and the amazing view on the skyline of Hong Kong Island, especially at night. You can visit the Former KCR Clock Tower, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum und the Hong Kong Museum of Art. One thing I also really enjoyed in Kowloon was the popular Mong Kok Night Market.
Central is Hong Kong’s central business district and can be found on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. You can visit the lovely HongKong Park and admire famous buildings like the Bank of China Tower, the Lippo Centre, St. John’s Cathedral and the Two International Finance Centre.
This district lies in the north of Hong Kong Island and is one of Hong Kong’s most important business districts. The most important sights are the Hung Shing Temple, the Wan Chai Market and Jaffe Road.
Sheung Wan is famous for its Man Mo Temple but also because it’s a trendy and elegant district that attracts many visitors. You can also visit the lovely Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences and take a stroll in the Hollywood Road Park.
Causeway Bay is Hong Kong’s best shopping district and popular for its restaurants and nightlife. The Tin Hau Temple, Victoria Park and Noonday Gun are amongst the most important sights.