Hongkong TipidTrip: Cheapest way to travel Day 2

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HongKong TipidTrip Day 2: Off Beaten Path

Day 2 Itinerary:


07:00 Breakfast
8:00 Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City Walk Tour
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Tsim Sha Tsui Walk Tour
20:00 Symphony of lights
21:00 Temple Street Night Market
24:00 Back at hotel


07:00 Breakfast
Our day begins with a good and heavy breakfast. Today I wanted to taste the best milk tea in town, I’m addicted to this beverage and I’m so excited what does HK tea taste like. We had our breakfast at Hong Lin Restaurant a well known Cha Chaan Teng or HK Cafe.

Many first-timers at Hong Kong may hear the term ‘Cha Chaan Teng’ bandied about, but what exactly is it? Most commonly found in Hong Kong, though now you can find them in Chinatowns in the UK, Australia and the US, a cha chaan teng is a Chinese tea diner that serves Hong Kong-Western style dishes on the cheap. Well known snacks include wonton noodles, scrambled egg and ham sandwiches, instant noodles with luncheon meat and beef and rice dishes, accompanied by popular drinks such as milk tea, ovaltine and lemon tea. For the uninitiated, cups of black tea are plonked onto your table before you peruse the menu (both Chinese and English you’ll be glad to hear) and then you can flag down a passing waiter, who will take down your order in a blasé manner, seemingly without paying attention.

Hong Lin Restaurant (康年餐廳) G/F, 103-105 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok 旺角西洋菜南街103-105號地舖 Tel: +852 3428 2283 Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 2300 Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit B3)

I ordered the ham-corn macaroni soap set which I find weird but the tea is a two thumbs up. And after filling up our tummy we are now ready with our whole day walking tour. (You can download the walking tour map here)

  —————- Start of Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City Walk Tour ————–
I have fallen in love with this walking tour it’s a bit tiring but so satisfying. If you wanted to take the same diy tour that I have prepared pls, do not forget to bring at least a liter of water, hat, extra-shirt, sunscreen lotion and of course your camera.

8:00 Diamond Hill MTR Station Exit C2.
(Follow the signs pointing to Nan Lian Garden.)

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List of attractions:
1. Nan Lian Garden
2. Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
3. Hau Wong Temple
4. Kowloon Walled City Park
5. Kowloon City food district

11950296_10153660947379759_8006535001429198343_oNan Lian Garden. The temple hall area opens daily 9am to 4:30pm. The Lotus Garden opens daily 7am to 7pm. (Free admission)

12017596_10153664410384759_2730556046271946539_oSik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple (Free admission)

11887557_10153664421479759_3441635846333206666_oHau Wong Temple (Free admission)

12022530_10153664434839759_9132292319448184402_oKowloon Walled City Park  (Free admission)
11953335_10153664438639759_971307807172297566_oKowloon City food district

A group of around 10 streets bounded by Prince Edward Road West, Junction Road and Carpenter Road is where you can find around 200 inexpensive and often family-run eateries serving local favorites, Southeast Asian dishes as well as cuisines from around the world.
If you are planning to buy HK local products/produce this is the best place to go, we bought a pound(0.45 kilo) of pistachio at 50HKD, sungsong peanut at 11HKD, shiitake mushroom at 80HKD

—————- End of Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City Walk Tour ————–

13:00 Lunch
11953568_10153660018394759_7283052725245128463_oThe hot sun and the long walk including the heavy load of goods that we bought earlier drain our energy. We are now exhausted and decided to go back to our hotel to drop the pasalubong, men I’m so hungry by this time. And because we do not have any extra time and strength to look for a good resto, we had our lunch near our hotel, I cannot recall the name of the restaurant (it’s in chinese) but the meal is very yummy.

—————————– Start of Tsim Sha Tsui Walk Tour ————————

13:30 MTR Jordan Station, Exit D. Turn left and walk along Nathan Road, and then turn left again onto Hillwood Road.

To learn about the place or country deeply, a traveler must always include a visit to a local museum on his trip. On this next Walk Tour we skip some attractions from the map, this way we can use our time to appreciate the history of hongkong. All museums entrance are free during Wednesday (History Museum Ticket: 10HKD and Science Museum Ticket: 25HKD).

Tsim Sha Tsui
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List of attractions:
1. Hongkong History of Museum
2. Hongkong Science Museum
3. Avenue of Stars
4. Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art
5. Clock Tower

12010482_10153664475924759_6668520347907112100_oHongkong History Museum (Free Admission every Wednesday)

11923240_10153664496114759_2870230718888123512_oHongkong Science Museum (Free Admission every Wednesday)
12010733_10153664534224759_8219098392803814392_oAvenue of Stars

20:00 Symphony of lights
Pls. do not expect too much with the Symphony of Lights show, I was so disappointed 😦 If you’re expecting that the buildings from Victoria Harbour will display spectacular lights then you’re wrong.

21:00 Temple Street Night Market, MTR Jordan Station, Exit A. Turn right onto Jordan Road and then take another right onto Temple Street.

I’m not sure if the yuan inflation rate had a big impact with hongkong economy, during our visit everything is so expensive. From the food to beauty products. They say you can find bargain items at Temple night street, well I don’t! Everything is pricey.
10927834_10153664730214759_7536295381648026693_o23:00 Dinner

Really really hard to find..it’s located near HSBC Bldg, along Nathan Road… entrance has a small door and you have to go underground

24:00 Back at hotel

—————————– End of Tsim Sha Tsui Walk Tour ————————

Day 2 Expenses: (Per Person)
Breakfast – PHP210.00
Lunch – PHP222.00
Dinner – PHP240.00
Bottled Water – PHP96.00
Total: PHP768.00
**Shopping – PHP2,000.00

6 Comments Add yours

  1. I like how your blog is very informative. Thanks for the tips 🙂 great blog!

    1. Thank you Mukul Chand 🙂

  2. pics are really good..Mongkok market too is a very vibrant place..

    1. Thank you, I hope you get to see the beauty of Philippines not only the City but the provinces 🙂

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