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6 days in HK with husband and 6 yr old son-would love recs

Mar 23rd, 2015, 06:21 PM
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6 days in HK with husband and 6 yr old son-would love recs

We are leaving next week to spend 6 days in HK. We are staying at the Renaissance Harbor View near Wan Chai. We plan to visit Disneyland, the Big Buddha and a day at the beach (is Repulse Bay or Stanley Bay better?) as well as time in the city and of course will see the Symphony of Lights. I would love some restaurant recommendations for good dim sum/HK specialities. Where can we go to have a wondeful seafood meal? I would like to ferries to some of the smaller islands. Which islands are good to visit? It would be cool to see a fishing village and eat at a restaurant where we pick our fish out of the tank. Any tips would be great welcomed. Thanks!
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Mar 23rd, 2015, 08:27 PM
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The nicer beaches on HK Island itself are Shek O and Big Wave Bay. Shek O can be reached by bus #9 from Shau Kei Wan MTR.

Or if you want to combine the beach trip with the islands, there are the Tung Wan (East Bay) on Cheung Chau that's just behind the main "town", or the quiet Cheung Sha on Lantau (on bus routes towards the Big Buddha and Tai O). There is also Hung Shing Yeh on Lamma, but it's closer to Yung Shue Wan ferry and not the seafood restaurants at Sok Kwu Wan.

There are a few places with "pick your seafood from the tank". The above mentioned Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma has plenty, and it's a nice ferry ride to get there, but not the cheapest. Cheung Chau has some as well. Closer to the city, Lei Yu Mun is near You Tong MTR, or go further to Sai Kung.
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Mar 24th, 2015, 12:53 AM
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Go to Sai Kung for lunch. Pick lobster/fish/clam from tank. See it killed and cooked. Then take bus 94 to Wong Shek Pier and grab ferry to Grass Island (Tap Mun). Continue ferry ride to Ma Liu Shui pier, 2 hr ride, near Hyatt Regency Hotel (MTR Univ Station), eat dinner at Hyatt, take MTR back to HK island. Only Hyatt expensive.
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Mar 24th, 2015, 04:47 PM
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For Cantonese dim sum, my favourites are:

Tsui Hang Village in Central or Causeway Bay
Tim's Kitchen in Sheung Wan
Lei Gardens at IFC in Central
Yat Tung Heen in Wan Chai
Tim Ho Wan (cheapest Micheline star restaurant) in North Point but there are other locations in IFC and Kowloon. No reservation at THW so go before midday or after 2 pm to avoid a long wait.
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Mar 24th, 2015, 04:58 PM
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Take the tram up Victoria Peak, see Aberdeen Harbour and visit Stanley Market for some shopping. Visit the busy Aberdeen Harbour with its fishing boats and floating restaurants. Pass by the picturesque Repulse Bay. Explore Stanley Market and hunt for the best bargains and souvenirs. Climb up Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram, one of the worlds oldest funicular railways. Those are just some of the activities i recommend!
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Mar 25th, 2015, 05:16 PM
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Thank you all for your responses. We are looking forward to a wonderful trip.
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