13 Tips for an AWESOME Trip to Hong Kong

13 Tips for an AWESOME Trip to Hong Kong

One of the most astounding cities in the world…join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, where to stay, and what to eat in wonderful Hong Kong.

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Hotel: Mini Hotel Central
I found my room for around $80 (which had big windows and a view). Note…there are even cheaper rooms at this hotel (around 50 dollars), but they will be even smaller and they may or may have a window…it was unclear when I was booking. I’d call the hotel to double check.

Food:
-Tim Ho Wan
-Luk Yu Tea House
-Lin Hueng Tea Room (formerly called Lin Huen Tea House)
-Mak’s Noodle
-Tsim Chai Kee
-Kam’s Roast Goose
-Joy Hing Roasted Meat
-Little Bao
-Ho Lee Fook
-Street Food (Most of my favorite stalls are in Mong Kok)
-Oddies Foodies
-Tai Cheong Bakery
-Mammy Pancake
-Hong Lin Restaurant
-Spicy Crab (Temple Night Market)
-Mankamana Nepalese Cuisine
-Lord Stow’s Bakery (Macau egg tarts)
-So Bor Kee Seafood (on Cheung Chau Island)
-Din Tai Fong (not directly featured in the video…but a few of the shots of the food are from here)

Bars/Nightlife:
-Lan Kwai Fong
-Lockhart Road (Wan Chai)
-Hollywood Road (Central/Soho)
-The Old Man (cool delicious drinks all named after Hemingway references)
-Mrs. Pound (also amazing food here)

Neighborhoods:
-Central Business district
-Wan Chai
-Tsim Cha Tsui
-Mong Kok
-Soho

Markets:
-Temple Night Street Market
-Mong Kok Ladies Market
-Upper Lascar Row Antique Market (also known as Cat Street)
-Stanly Market

Temples/Monasterys:
-Tian Tan (Giant) Buddha on Lantau Island…get here by taking the tram at Tung Chung
-Man Mo Temple (Central)
-Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (North Kowloon)

Hong Kong Park:
(some shots of the next door botanical gardens are also included in this segment)Star Ferry: Terminal 7 in Central or in Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side

Victoria Peak:
Tram up to the top (beware the lines)
Take a Taxi
Or there are buses
And of course you can always walk if you want the exercise:)

Day Trip to Macau:
Ruins of St. Paul
Senado Square
Taipa Village
Venetian Casino
Lagoon near the Wynn (for many of the aerial shots…note…I received permission from local police to fly my drone)

Nature/Hikes/etc:
-Dragon’s Back Hike
-Shek O Beach
-Big Wave Bay Beach (kind of haha)
-Lion Rock Hike
-Tai O Fishing Village (easily accessible from the Tian Tan (Giant) Buddha
-Cheung Chau Island

MY EQUIPMENT:
Camera: Panasonic GH5 (w/ Metabones Speedbooster adapter, and an XLR shoe mount for my lav mic)
Second Camera (For Studio shots): Sony FS5
Lenses: Panasonic Lumix 12-35 2.8, Panasonic Lumix 35-100 2.8, Sigma Art Lens 18-35 1.8, Canon 24-70 2.8
Gimbal: Zhiyun Crane 2
Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Camera Slider: Rhino ROV Pro

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