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20 FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO IN HONGKONG
Hongkong could easily be one of the most expensive places to live in the world, but it still has many things to do and see for free. If you're visiting HongKong for less than a week, there are a lot of things you can do and most of it are free. As the saying goes, the best thing in life are free.
1. When you arrive at the international airport, at the Star Ferry Concourse (Kowloon) The Victoria Peak (Hongkong Island) or at the Lo Wu border crossing, grab a free map, a free SIM card if available, and get a free information from the staff at the Hongkong Tourism Board offices.
2. The Peak - the Victoria peak has a fantastic view of Hongkong. You pay for your transportation to get to the Peak but the view is free - unless you prefer to walk up which is also possible. Don't forget to visit the Victoria Peak Garden.
3. Walk the Golden Mile -Take a walk down Nathan Road, Kowloon's main thoroughfare, also known as the Golden Mile and marvel at the profusion of neon signs jutting all over each side of the street.
4. Peruse Hongkong Avenue of Stars - About 400 meters long and celebrates many Chinese film stars and celebrities modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
5. Nan Lian Gardens - Have no worries in life at the stunning Nan Lian Gardens.
6. Symphony of Lights - Stroll Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and be mesmerized by the Symphony of Lights which is on every night at 8pm.
7. Hongkong Museum of History - Discover the cultural heritage of the city.
8. Stanley Market - another popular spot for visitor is the small town of Stanley where you can find the Stanley Street Market.
9. Ng Tung Chai - Need a little exercise? cascade along Ng Tung Chai waterfalls.
10. Governor's Residence - Get a quick tour of the impressive exterior. It's free and open to the public on certain days.
11. KowloonWalled City Park - Rich in history and worth your while if you just want a lazy day.
12. Lamma Island - Roam around the island for its beach, temple and even the market, you might find it interesting.
13. Science Museum - The Science Museum is free every Wednesday. Check it out if you are interested in science.
14. Lions Nature Education Center - Lovers of eco things, this country park in Sai Kung could be for you.
15. If you’ve taken a little trip to Macau, hop on the Guia Cable Car up to the Guia Fortress for incredible city views. If you want to do it for free you can always walk up!
16. Whilst you’re in Macau, you might want to visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House – it’s free and will
keep everybody busy for half an hour or so.
17. Sun Yat Sen Park - Hongkong Sun Yat Sen Park is a good place for picnic if you just want to relax and chill out if your traveling with your kids.
18. Shek O's - Visit Shek O's beautiful beach and its nice scenery. You might want to bring a sunscreen if you're planning to have a dip.
19. Kat Hing Wai Walled Village - Needing a calm and serene scene for a change, this ancient site is just what you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
20. For a hike down colonial Hong Kong memory lane, meander down the 1km Ping Shan Heritage Trail in Yuen Long, and spot treasures such as the Hung Shing Temple on your way round.
Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral
MotherMonkeyme in Macau
MotherMonkeyme in Hongkong
Photo: Ray Siglos
Photo: Ray Siglos
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