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The ultimate 12-hour layover in Hong Kong

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The Ultimate 12-hour Layover in Hong Kong

With its super-efficient transportation and endless things to do, Hong Kong makes for the perfect layover. Maximise your time with our itinerary, covering must-visit spots as well as where to savour some of the delicious food our city is famed for. Enjoy dim sum at a traditional teahouse, take in views from the peak, ride the star ferry, pose with Bruce Lee, learn about Hong Kong’s past, pick up some souvenirs and try popular street food and local restaurants.


Luk Yu Teahouse

Morning

Fly in and drop your bags at the luggage storage before hopping on the Airport Express to Central — you’ll be there in less than 30 minutes! Get a good start to the day with a delicious dim sum breakfast. Head to either Luk Yu Teahouse Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info for old-world charm or Lin Heung Tea Room Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info for a more working class experience.

 

Peak Tram

Now it’s time to explore the city, starting with a walk to Central’s Peak Tram Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info terminus to hop on the century-old Peak Tram and scale steep inclines as the tramcar climbs high above the city. Take in stunning views at The Peak Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info — Hong Kong Island’s highest point — before having a nosey in Peak Galleria Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info .

Star Ferry

Afternoon

Descend back down to Central and refuel with lunch at Sing Kee Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info to experience the humble dai pai dong (outdoor restaurant). After lunch, ride the Star Ferry Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info to enjoy skyline views as you make your way across the harbour to Kowloon. Disembark and stroll down Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info , taking in the Clock Tower Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info and posing with Bruce Lee’s statue at the Avenue of Stars Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info .

Temple Street and Ladies’ Market

Visit the  The Hong Kong Museum of History Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info to explore Hong Kong’s past, from early cave dwellings through to fishing villages and colonial growth. Afterwards, head to Yau Ma Tei, where  Temple Street Night Market Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info and Ladies' Market Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info sell every kind of souvenir from ‘I love Hong Kong’ t-shirts to knock-offs and vintage trinkets.

 

Mido Cafe

Evening

Grab a quick dinner of street snacks at Dundas Street, ranging from Hong Kong classics to favourites from across Asia, or sit down to a simple dish at Mido Cafe Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info , a humble cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style diner) that feels like something out of a vintage Hong Kong movie. Connect from the MTR to the Airport Express and arrive back at the airport for your flight out.

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