I'll be visiting Hong Kong for 3 days in November and am wondering what are some MUST SEE sights, things to do and most importantly - TO EAT!
I'll be mainly on my own and am thinking to do a day trip to Macau. Do you think a day in Macau is worth it? From what I hear Macau is mainly casinos but I think it would be cool to check out a former Portuguese colony located in a Chinese region.
Also if anyone is in HK at this time (Nov 26-29) please msg me. I would love for some adventurous travel buddies.
Can't comment about Macau as I didn't know. However I can recommend going up to Victoria Peak on the tram, the tram itself is quite exciting as it goes on a really sharp incline, and the views from the top over Hong Kong are great.
A visit to the Po Lin Monastery is also very worthwhile though it was quite foggy the day I went so the view of the Giant Buddha was very obscured. You can do a day trip there which also takes you on a 25 minute cable car ride.
Also don't miss the nightly laser/light display over the harbour which I think happens at 8pm every evening for about 10 minutes. You can take a ferry trip across from Kowloon while the light display is actually happening, then you can see it from both sides.
There are also interesting night markets to wander around in Kowloon.
I would stick to hong kong if I only had 3 days. I visited both this spring, and there really wasnt much in macau except casinos. Also it takes a while to get between the cities. Also gotta go through migration both ways (more stamps in your passport yay!). Its doable though and you would have time to see the main sites in macau. Try the egg tarts if you go there btw, they sell them everywhere and they are delicious 😊
In Hong Kong Id recommend the big buddah trip (Ngong Ping 360) cus you get to see the parts of hong kong that isnt just a city. There is a street that is only aquarium shops that was quite cool, thats also near a few markets (ladies- and thieves- I think) and the birdmarket. I also enjoyed the art museum and the science museum.
Use the metro to get around, its cheap, fast and generally awesome. Should perhaps try the tram along hong kong island though.
You will find any kind of food in hong kong, so whatever you want you will find it, cant really recommend anything particular.
If you decide to take a day trip to another city I would look into guangzhou instead its the nearest city on the mainland and got some amazing sights. Probably no worth the hassle of getting a mainland visa for one day though.