1 Day Tour in Yau Tsim Mong

15 SEPTEMBER 2019

For a long time, the Kowloon Peninsula has developed itself in an alternative way in comparison with the Hong Kong Island. The development of Hong Kong Island has a high emphasis in Western culture while Kowloon Peninsula remain a certain significant respect on Chinese culture. This phenomenon caused the two sides of Victoria Harbour being alike but not similar, if you truly seek to discover the merge of Western and Chinese culture in Hong Kong Kowloon Peninsula especially the districts of Yau (Yau Mai Tei) Tsim (Tsim Sha Tsui) Mong (Mong Kok) would be the most ideal destinations for you to visit.

 

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08:00- 09:00 am

First Stop: Breakfast at Cross Café

Kicking start your day with a blissful taste of traditional café in Hong Kong! Pineapple bun with milk tea is always the best match for locals. Don’t get it wrong, pineapple bun has nothing with pineapple, it’s just the appearance looks like a pineapple (Sorry if you are cheated).

Direction: Located in 102 Argyle Street Ground, Mong Kok. Exit from Mong Kok MTR Station D2, it is 7 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: 07:30 – 22:00

Koalabeds’ Tips: Order their signature menu: Pineapple Bun with Black Truffle Scrambled Egg. Delicious!

 

09:00-10:00 am

Second Stop: Mong Kok Market

Experiencing a local’s life, market is a must-visit spot to mingle. Fresh fruit, vegetable, meat, dry goods and seafood which delivering every early morning at 6 are all what you can find. People might look like unfriendly to you, but no, talk to them, you will be thrilled by their friendliness, I promised (Price is usually negotiable, be courageous!).

Direction: Located in Argyle Street. 10 minutes walking distance away from Cross Café. You may also exit from Mong Kok MTR Station D1, and it is 3 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: (Not fixed) usually from 06:00- 19:00 until stock lasts

Koalabeds’ Tips: Foods are fresher in the morning! And try Lychee if you are visiting in the summer time.

 

10:00 am-12:00 noon

Third Stop: Langham Place Mall

Just the opposite of Mong Kok Market, Langham Place is the ideal place for shopping, and chilling under the air- conditioner during summer time. Hong Kong is known as ‘Shopping Paradise’ because tourists are able to shop all the brands around the world. The 15 stories high shopping mall will definitely satisfy your shopping desire.

Direction: Located in 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok. Exactly exit from Mong Kok MTR Station C2.

Opening Hours: 11:00- 23:00

Koalabeds’ Tips: There is seasonal event holding in third floor occasionally, go check it out!

 

12:00 noon- 01:30 pm

Fourth Stop: Lunch at Tower 18 Doggie’s Noodle

Doggie’s noodle sounds scary? It is a traditional Hong Kong Street food that you shouldn’t miss. This chewy noodle with rich and concentrated soup was honored to be Michelin Street Food in 2016- 2018. Beside, you should try the Fake Shark’s Fin Soup with Duck there too!

Direction: Located in 27A Ning Bo Street, Jordan. Exit from Jordan MTR Station B1, it is 4 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Koalabeds’ Tips: Seats are limited and old- styles, be ready to stand and eat!

 

01:30- 03:30 pm

Fifth Stop: Avenue of Stars

Find the statue of Bruce Lee there, and all the others signature palm prints and statues. Visitors now may also scan the QR code with their mobile phones to read the introduction of the stars, watch a short film and take a picture with Bruce Lee, Anita Mui and Mc Dull via AR technology.

Direction: Located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui. Exit from Tsim Sha Tsui Station exit B2, it is 10 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Koalabeds’ Tips: Enjoy the specular view of Victoria Harbour also! Feeling hot? Get into Harbour City which is right next to Avenue of Stars.

 

03:30- 04:00 pm

Sixth Stop: Mammy Pancake

Highly recommended street food in Hong Kong. You shouldn’t said you have been in Hong Kong if you never tried Egg Waffle. It, called ‘Gai Daan Jai’ in Cantonese’, looks like bee nest, and can be served with fruit or different flavors such as chocolate, chestnut or coffee etc. You will definitely fall in love with that once you try it!

Direction: Located in Carnarvon Mansion, 8-12 Carnarvon Road Tsim Sha Tsui. Exit from Tsim Sha Tsui/ Tsim Sha Tsui East Station D2, it is just 2 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: 11:00- 23:00

Koalabeds’ Tips: Enjoy your egg waffle while it’s hot!

 

04:00-07:00 pm

Seventh Stop: Hong Kong Museum of History

The best way to get to know a city is to know its history. Established in 1975, it encompass natural history, archaeology, ethnography and local history. The Hong Kong Story permanent exhibition shows the history and development of Hong Kong, and it comprises 8 galleries in two floors. You are highly encourage to spend 3-4 hours here!

Direction: Located in 100 Chatham Road South Tsim Sha Tsui. Exit from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station B2, it is only 8 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: Sat- Sun: 10:00- 19:00/ Mon, Wen- Fri: 10:00- 18:00/ Tue: Closed

Koalabeds’ Tips: You might also visit Hong Kong Science Museum which is just in the opposite.

 

07:00-08:30 pm

Eighth Stop: Dinner at Yum Cha

Bored for traditional dim sum? Here’s are a fusion dim sum place, that will rewrite the definition of dim sum. ‘Yum Cha’ is a Cantonese phrase of dining in a dim sum restaurant, which literally means ‘drinking tea’. It’s not only a place to enjoy dim sum, but also a place that gathering people together.

Direction: Located in 3/F, Attitude Granville Hotel, 20-22 Granville Road Tsim Sha Tsui. Exit from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station B2. It is 4 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: 11:00- 23:00

Koalabeds’ Tips: Try the Piggy Lava Bun there, and don’t forget to take a picture.

 

08:30-10:00pm

Final Stop: Enjoy the night view of Victoria Harbour

The panoramic view of Victoria Harbour in day and night time are totally different. Besides viewing along the promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui, riding on the Star Ferry, via the route between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, is another recommended way to view the harbour and cityscape.

Direction: Located in Tsim Sha Tsui next to the Ferry Pier. Exit from Tsim Sha Tsui Station exit B2, it is 10 minutes walking distance away.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Koalabeds’ Tips: Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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