Our day 4 in Hong Kong is another simple and chill walk around day. We visited a few places includes Apliu Street, Ladies Street and Aqua Spirit Rooftop Bar Hong Kong.
Read more of my earlier days in Hong Kong:
Peak Tram Station, Central Hong Kong
(But we failed to buy ticket to go up to Victoria Peak)
Our morning plan was to visit the Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram. You can of course book for a tour bus or go to Victoria Peak by Taxi. I would recommend riding the Peak Tram because you get to enjoy the view of Hong Kong. However, please make sure you book the ticket in advance online! We did not book our Peak Tram ticket in advance and it was a big mistake! The queue to get a ticket in the Peak Tram Station is 2 hours and a taxi to go up to Victoria Peak was insanely expensive (HKD300+). So in the end we gave up and just explored Hong Kong Central again.
PEAK TRAM TICKETS
FOR TICKET BOOKING PLEASE VISIT THE PEAK WEBSITE.
- Adult Price – HK$ 52 (Return)/ HK$37 (Single)
- Child (Aged 3-11) & Senior (Aged 65 or above) /Concession – HK$23 (Return)/ HK$14 (Single)
HOW TO GET THERE:
- From MTR Central Station Exit J2, walk to the Peak Tram Station from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road; or,
- Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D); or,
- Minibus 1 from the public transport interchange at MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit E.
Hong Kong Central Area Walk-Around
Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong Central
Unlike what you saw in the movie, this place is actually a small street in Hong Kong Central. We came in the morning so there isn’t much to look at, most shops aren’t open during the day. I have heard of a few great bars that make superb quality cocktail on this street but hadn’t got a chance to visit due to time constraint.
“Lan Kwai Fong is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. The atmosphere ranges from stylish wine pairings to raucous jelly shots and the food on offer is as diverse as the clientele.” – Discover Hong Kong
How to Get There:
By Taxi; or By MTR Central station at exit D2 / MTR Hong Kong, exit C and go around the Pedder Building on Theatre Lane
Landmark Atrium (Shopping Centre)
15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
Landmark Atrium is a mixture of office and luxury retail space, also the flagship of the four heritage rich inter-connected shopping areas owned and managed by Hong Kong Land. This mall is known for their attractive window displays on ground floor, you will find stunning decoration around if you visit during festive seasons like Chinese New Year or Christmas. The mall feature numerous luxury brands and high end shopping including Louis Vuitton’s Asia flagship store, Harvey Nichols and Tiffany. They also have prestigious dining and Michelin-starred restaurants in the mall.
How to Get There:
MTR Central Station, Exit G
Apliu Street, Sham Sui Po
Apliu Street is similar to Ladies Street, but they sell electronics devices instead. You can find all kinds of brand new and second handed electronic stuff, audio-visual equipment and telecommunications products on this street. This place is not as crowded as Ladies street and it is also not as big.
How to Get There:
MTR Sham Shui Po Station, Exit C2
Kam Wah Cafe, Mong Kok
G/F, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward
You can’t say you have been to Hong Kong if you haven’t try two of their famous pastries – Egg tart and Polo Bun (Pineapple Bun 菠蘿包). It is sweared by not only travellers but also locals that you can get the best of both at Kam Wah Cafe. They are very famous for their freshly baked Polo Bun and Traditional Egg Tart. Kam Wah Cafe literally have THE BEST Polo bun in Hong Kong. I have tried POLO-BUN in different places and restaurant in Hong Kong, nothing beats Kam Wah Cafe so far.
Ladies Street, Mong Kok
Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
“With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs, you don’t need to be just in the market for a pair of nylon stockings to find something within its crowded aisles.” – Discover Hong Kong.
I remember when I was younger I loved to visit Ladies street. They have a whole lot of affordable clothing, cosmetics, bags and souvenirs. We came back this time and we didn’t enjoyed it as much as 5 years ago. It was way too crowded that it’s difficult to walk from one end to another. We did a quick walk around and we left the place without looking too much.
The one thing that you might find interesting on Ladies Street is the street performances. There are live singing, live acting and all sort of funny performances that might worth a stay.
How to Get There:
- MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2. Walk along Nelson Street for two blocks; or,
- take bus 1, 1A, 2, 6 or 9 from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and get off at Nelson Street
Explore Mong Kok and walk back to Tsim Sha Tsui
Aqua Spirit Rooftop Bar Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
29/30F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
When I visited Aqua Spirit/ Aqua Rooftop Bar Hong Kong in 2017, they were one of the TOP 100 Rooftop Bar in the world. I love the incredible view you get, the ambience of the bar is really good and high class. I’d say what’s on the menu are expensive, but you definitely get what you paid for, especially their cocktail.
“Aqua Spirit is one of the most talked-about rooftop bars in Hong Kong, having opened up on the 29th and 30th floors of the One Peking building at the turn of the millennium. Whilst most lofty bars in Hong Kong rely on good views, Aqua Spirit takes things to a whole new level, with one of the most incredible interior spaces you’ll ever see in a bar… anywhere in the world. ” – Hong Kong Hotels
How to Get there:
By MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui station and take Exit L5.
That ends our simple Day 4 in Hong Kong Itinerary.
Thanks for stopping by!