HOW TO SEE THE BEST OF HONG KONG IN 48 HRS
Travelling can sometimes be a whirlwind of stress and excitement all at the same time. With the idea of the unknown at your fingertips and the wanderlust feeling running through your veins. For our Editor, Laura – Hong Kong was her first destination on the itinerary where she had less than 48hrs to make a stand for the first time ever visiting. Lucky for her, she had one of her best friends, Camilla Mount of Misha Designs act as her personal tour guide showing her the best of the best in Hong Kong with the clock ticking away the hours. They, together have put a list of places to play, stay and roam around in the heart of Hong Kong for those Vaulties interested in this destination. Yes, it’s for the fast-paced, experimental-foodie, child at heart that craves the adrenalin-rushed destination to get lost in…
WHERE TO STAY…
HONG KONG CENTRAL
Hong Kong Central would be the best place to stay for those wanting to experience the best of Hong Kong in a short period of time. With shops, restaurants and experiences to do at your fingertips, Hong Kong Central is the key to staying amongst the hustle and bustle that Hong Kong offers.
WHERE TO PLAY…
For those wanting to see the whole of Hong Kong (from the best spot in our opinion) The Peak is for you! Laura’s recommendation: As you come through the entrance, grab yourself a delicious gelato and stroll on up to the scenery point. Again, a great instagram-ready photo opportunity for you and your bestie, The Peak is a must-visit to tick off on your “tourist” map!
MAN MO TEMPLE
Tapping into the cultural element of the trip, visit Man Mo Temple to delve into your more spiritual side. Laura’s recommendation: If you do visit this beautiful temple, be sure to step over the “Red Step” at the entrance of each door and not onto it – it’s been said that this step is to stop ghosts from wandering into the temple and stepping on it entails bad luck!
CAT STREET ALLEY
Feeling like you want a taste of a vintage market? Check out this alleyway full of vintage silver trinkets, Chinese bangles and even interior accents. Best to do this straight after visiting Man Mo Temple to immerse yourself in a little culture!
WHERE TO EAT…
YUM CHA CENTRAL
This dim sum menu strives off it’s photogenic concept for the instagram-ready customers. It’s a place for those that believe “the camera eats first,” with it’s their creative approach to a standard dim sum that’s the breath-taking part of the experience. Although, they look too cute to eat – within 2 minutes of hitting the table, your baskets will be wiped clean. Laura’s recommendations: Try the trio dim sum of green tea custard pau, custard pau & bbq pau (the little piggies!) all of which have googley-eyed details and a lava-like centre that proves to be messy if you bite into it too quickly!
For those that don’t mind to splurge on a costly cocktail whilst overlooking a sunset view, this is the place to go! Top floor of Central Princess building, this bar overlooks the entirety of Hong Kong whilst you sit back on the terrace sipping a champagne. Great ambience and location if you are wanting to have a starter drink. Laura’s recommendation: This is quite a pricey bar, so opt for a sunset or evening drink just for a glimpse of the view.
Another pricier eating spot but absolutely worth it! Recommened by Mott-goers as the best lunching spot, we opted for dinner and wasn’t disappointed by the display of deliciousness. With it’s industrial and mysterious interiors of endless antique mirrors and chain decor, Mott 32 is breathtakingly beautiful. Laura’s recommendations: Pre order the Iberico BBQ Pork because it sells out in no time. I also would have gone here more than once if it wasn’t so pricey – in saying that, it was definitely a must-visit in my travel book!
One of the best restaurants in our dining experience, Yardbird offers that cool dining experience with an edgy spin. It’s Yakitori style menu made us almost order the whole amount – and it’s energetic ambience with friendly staff was an absolute winner to dine at. Laura’s recommendations: Try the skewer of chicken skin – yes, sounds like an odd choice but a definite must-try. The Duck fried rice was also out of this world along with their KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower), literally the best restaurant for that “sharing is caring” experience. Ps. Line up early, as this restaurant can take a little while to be seated!