We took Philippines Airlines to Hong Kong from Manila. Before writing down the itinerary of what you can do in 3 days; I added the below map from Trails of Indo China to explain our trip in a more simplified matter.
As you can see there are 3 main islands which are all easily connected by a train.
Day 1: Kowloon (Orange Island)
We landed at Lantua Island where the airport is located and took the train to Kowloon. It took us almost an hour to find our hostel and we just gave up looking for it and asked a stranger if he knew where Urban Pack Hostel is located. He just pointed up and we realised it was on the 14th floor. (Interesting for a Hostel)
We left the hostel to have lunch and our first stop was to have lunch at the famous Michelin star Dim Sum Restaurant called ‘One Dim Sum’.
For day one in Hong Kong, we decided to check out Kowloon so we visited 4 main markets.
- Flower Market: You can make out what kind of market it is by its name. LOL.
- Ladies Market: Good for souvenirs. Men can shop there too.
- Gold Fish Market: They sell lots of fish, turtles and have pet shops. Weirdly, they sell the fish in plastic bags.
- Temple Street Night Market: We enjoyed walking around and exploring the local area. They have good and interesting street food.
Tim and I decided to walk to the Garden of Stars to take a picture with the famous Bruce Lee Statue. Afterwards, we walked back to the hostel to get enough sleep for the the next day trip to Macau
Day 2: Hong Kong (Red Island)
Half of the day was spent in Macau.
As soon as we got back we took the train and headed to Hong Kong Island. We visited the Central Market and Mid-Level Escalator. Hong Kong Island was highly recommended for night life.
They’ve got great bars, clubs and restaurants. We spent the night at the Habour and headed back to Kawloon Island to have hot chocolate at Charlie Brown’s Cafe.
Day 3: Lantua Island (Yellow Island)
Lantua Island is the yellow part of the map. We got up early in the morning, packed our bags and took the bus to the airport. It worked out cheaper for us but took longer.
We headed straight to the airport and rented a locker for 5 hours at the Airport Storage.
Disneyland is located in Lantua Island but since we did not have enough time, we decided to go and visit Tian Tan Buddha followed by Ngong Ping Village and Po Lin Monastery. They are all located in the one area. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get on the cable car (AKA Ngong Ping) because it was under maintenance.
We headed back to the airport to catch our flight back to the Philippines.
So here is our 3 day itinerary in Hong Kong. We will post a separate blog about our stay and hostel.