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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2015
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 21 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 5 Mar
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr
The day following Ching Ming Festival 6 Apr
Good Friday 3 Apr
The day following Good Friday 4 Apr
Easter Monday 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

also Tam Kung's Birthday

25 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 20 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 8 Aug
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 20 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 27 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 27 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

28 Sep
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 9 Oct
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chung Yeung Festival  
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

 

Hong Kong Festivals 2016
Hong Kong Festivals 2017

   

 

 

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Hong Kong Sightseeing Itineraries

I am planning the itinerary by themes and districts at the moment but I'll try to estimate on the time spent for those who have limited time to stay.

Most districts mentioned here are easily accessed by public transport.

Districts:

Hong Kong Island Causeway Bay, Wanchai, Admiralty, Happy Valley
  CentralSoHo (South of Hollywood Road), Lan Kwai Fong
  Stanley Market, South Side: Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village
Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui: Nathan Road , Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po
New Territories Shatin, Mai Po Marsh, Sai Kung
Outlying islands Lantau, Cheung Chau, Peng Chau and Lamma

Attractions:

Shopping:

If you enjoy shopping, or if you don't but you "HAVE TO", you may find some tips here.

Markets

Malls

Countryside

Amazing buildings

  • Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • International Finance Centre (IFC)
  • International Commerce Centre (ICC)
  • Tsing Ma suspension bridge
  • Stonecutters Bridge
  • HSBC Headquarters

Theme Parks / 'Kingdoms':

  • Ocean Park - One of the best aquarium in the world I'll say, plus the new jelly fish aquarium, they are simply fantastic!  Don't forget to see the panda!
  • Teddy Bear Kingdom in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon
  • SnoopyLand - any Snoopy fan?
  • DisneyLand - quite small

City Parks

Beaches

  • Repulse Bay - good for Children
  • Middle Bay - more private and popular with gay community
  • Shek O - popular with local teens
  • Big Wave Bay - with small surf
  • Hung Shing Yeh Beach - on Lamma
  • Tai Long Wan - in accessible remote beach on Lantau (reached via sam pan from Cheung Chau)
  • Trio Beach - Cleanest water of any beach with lifeguards in HK (and that's official)

 

 

Museums:

District Place of Interest
Hong Kong Island Law Uk Folk Museum
  Flagstaff House Museum of Tea ware
  Museum of Coastal Defense
  Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
  Hong Kong Film Archive
  Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  Hong Kong Racing Museum
   
Kowloon Museum of History
  Science Museum
  Space Museum
  Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum
  Hong Kong Museum of Art
   
New Territories Sam Tung Uk Museum
  Sheung Yiu Folk Museum
  Hong Kong Railway Museum
  Hong Kong Heritage Museum

 

Harbour Cruise

  Star Ferry's Harbour Tour Hong Kong Dragon Cruise
Scope It basically goes round the Victoria Harbour and pick up or drop off at:
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry pier
  • Central Star Ferry pier
  • Wan Chai Star Ferry pier
  • Hung Hom Star Ferry pier
The Dragon Cruise on the other hand goes a bit further than the Victoria Harbour.  It begins at the Victoria Harbour, and covers the Tsing Ma Bridge - the world's longest suspension bridge carrying both motorway and railway, the  Island South and various outlying islands.

Pick up/drop off at:

  • New Wan Chai temporary pier
  • Hung Hom ferry pier
Duration one hour 6:15 - 9:45pm (Thur and Fri only)
 $ from HK$30 to $150 per person (depends whether you choose single ride or unlimited ride, with or without refreshment coupon) HK$220 per person (free nuts, soft drink, beer and red wine.  Refreshment available for ordering)
Launched on 8 July 2003 21 Nov 2003
Type of ferry Built in 1964, the double-decker "Shining Star" ferry is used. This is what it's like from the outside and inside of the ferry. Two new double-deck Catamaran are used.  Picture of inside and outside of the ferry.
More information Star Ferry Official web site First Ferry official web site
 

 

 

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