Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019
Content: We have arrived to Hong Kong International Airport from Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island.
Content: From the airport we took a bus to our accommodation in the city. Our accommodation was located in Tsim Sha Tsui district, pretty close to the famous Victoria Harbour.
Content: On our first day we walked to Victoria Harbour to watch the sunset and SOL - The Symphony of Lights - you can admire the lightshow everyday at 20:00. The view is amazing and the light show is really worth it.
Day 2 - 2 Jun 2019
Content: Next day in the morning we grabbed a coffee in Victoria Harbour and admired the view during day light. It was so relaxing to watch the ferries come and go while enjoying our morning coffee.
Content: After that we walked to the Clock Tower and snapped some photos. From the harbour we took the ferry to the other part of the city, in order to visit the most popular place of the city, Victoria Peak.
Content: To get to Victoria Peak we took the ferry from Victoria Harbor, followed by a long bus ride. Because we really enjoyed being here, we came during our short stay in the city three times. The place is worth visiting both during the day and in the evening. The view is magnificent! Victoria Peak is the highest hill in Hong Kong, with an altitude of 552 m. It is known as Mount Austin or The Peak.
Content: Because we wanted a complete experience we paid for the entrance to Sky Terrace 428, to be able to see a different perspective on the view and enjoy the highest 360 degree panoramic platform in the city (428 m). The entrance fee was 13 USD / 2 people + 25 USD for a picture taken by a professional photographer. Yes, we know that it is a trap for tourists, but because we have few pictures together, we decided to make this financial sacrifice.
Content: A worthwhile dessert, eggettes, are delicious egg waffles that you can find on any street corner. We tried the ones at Victoria Peak.
Content: After dessert we walked to the Lugard Road Lookout, from where you can admire the stunning view of the city.
Day 3 - 3 Jun 2019
Content: Man Mo Temple is a Taoist temple dedicated to the god of Man Cheong Literature and the god of martial arts, Mo Tai. There are several kind of agest temples in the city, but the largest is in Sheung Wan.
Content: We love street art, so we stopped for a few pictures on the way back from Man Mo Temple.We love street art, so we stopped for a few pictures on the way back from Man Mo Temple.
Day 3 - 3 Jun 2019
Content: Head to Sham Shui Po district for the best street food, particularly on and around the intersection of Fuk Wing Street and Kweilin Street. Options here are so many, that a day is not enough to look around. Photo added from the internet for your reference.
Day 4 - 4 Jun 2019
Content: Because Macao is so close to Hong Kong, we did not want to miss the opportunity to visit this city that reflects a mixture of cultural influences. I bought the tickets for the ferry to Macao (only 1 hour away) at the price of 73 USD / 2 people round trip. This is the easiest way to get to Macao. You can choose between the two operators, Cotai Jet or Turbo Jet, the prices being similar. The only difference is that Turbo Jet is the historic center of the city, and Cotai is the destination of Taipa, where you will find the most popular hotels.
Day 4 - 4 Jun 2019
Content: Although we only had half a day to visit the city, we wanted to make the most of it, visiting as many tourist attractions as possible. Macao is a city with strong Portuguese influences being a Portuguese territory until 1999, which is why throughout the visit I had the impression that we are in a European city, not Asian. The architecture, the streets, even the food reminded us of Portugal. Don't forget to bring your travel documents with you, as they will be requested at the checkpoints.
Content: We started our visit at the Fortress and Lighthouse of Guia. A beautiful place, full of history and a wonderful view over the city. The complex is part of the Historic Center of Macao and is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. The colonial military fort, chapel and lighthouse date back to the 17th century.
Content: Also known as Mount Fort or Fortaleza do Monte, Mount Fortress was built by the Jesuits in the early 17th century and was crucial to the city's defense of the Dutch '1622 invasion of Macao. It is located at the top of Mount Hill. and offers a panoramic view of the city as well as a different photographic perspective on the ruins of St. Paul.
Content: Ruins of St. Paul’s is probably the most popular attraction in the city, located in the heart of the historic center. The ruins are the remains of the church of St. Paul, dating from the early 17th century. The grand façade is over 25 meters high and is made of granite, which is why it survived the fire that destroyed the rest of the church. The popularity of the ruins attracts a lot of people, it is almost impossible to take a picture in front of the ruins. That's why we chose to take photos of this place, which you can find on the road coming from Mount Fortress.
Content: Located right in the heart of the town square, St. Dominic was built by three Spanish Dominican priests in 1587. It was renovated in 1828 and has been extended to its current size. The bell tower has been transformed into a museum, the Museum of Sacred Art, which has over 300 artifacts. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in July 2005 and became China's 31st World Heritage Site.
Content: What mainly attracted us to this building was the Portuguese tiles on the entrance walls as well as its inner courtyard, where you can sit for a few minutes to catch your breath.
Content: Senado Square is right in the heart of the city's historic center and is across from the Municipal Affairs Bureau.Senado Square is right in the heart of the city's historic center and is across from the Municipal Affairs Bureau. You can stop by on this area for lunch.
Content: Located in the southern part of the city, the church was built by the Jesuits in the mid-16th century and is one of the oldest churches in Macau. It is believed that, based on the neoclassical architectural structure of the church, it was once considered the "church of the rich."
Content: Mandarin’s House is a historic residential complex located in São Lourenço. It was the family residence of the terrorist and reformist Zheng Guanying between 1842 and 1921. Covering an area of 4,000 square meters, it is one of the largest family homes in Macao.
Content: We continued our way to one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center, a 338 m high building that has the most beautiful view over the city. Adrenaline lovers have the opportunity to do bungee junping, jumping from a height of 233. Frightening! 😱 If you are not a fan of extreme sports, do not worry, it is worth climbing for the view.
Content: Opened in 2007, The Venetian is the first integrated resort in Macao, with stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural buildings of Venice, Italy. With luxurious spacious rooms, The Venetian offers a luxurious casino, shops, outdoor pool and 30 elegant dining options, serving Chinese, Japanese and international cuisine. Even if you are not staying here, The Venetian is an attraction in itself that is worth visiting.
Content: Centrally located in Cotai, Parisian Macao offers a luxury shopping mall, an outdoor pool and a water park. The French-themed hotel also has a replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower. A selection of relaxing massages and care treatments can be enjoyed at the on-site spa. From this attraction we went to the ferry terminal back to Hong-Kong.
Day 5 - 5 Jun 2019
Content: Central Plaza is a 78-storey skyscraper with a height of 374 m, being the third tallest building in the city. The view from here through the large glass walls is sensational.Central Plaza is a 78-storey skyscraper with a height of 374 m, being the third tallest building in the city. The view from here through the large glass walls is sensational.
Content: It took us a while to find this popular place on Instagram. It is a complex of tall blocks of flats, where many people come to take pictures. We didn't think it was wow, but we thought of mentioning this place for those who hunt instagramable places.
Day 6 - 6 Jun 2019
Content: If you haven't tried it yet, you should definitely grab a bobba tea! I have tried it in Hong-Kong frst, at one of the bobba tea stalls in Tsim Sha Tsui, but you can find it literally everywhere in the city. It is so delicious. P.S. don't count the calories. 😁
Content: On this day we went back to Victoria Peak to admire the views and we stayed till late in the evening to see the view of the city at night at the Lugard Road Lookout. Hong-Kong, you have been amazing!