Itinerary around Chinese New Year

Old Nov 11th, 2018, 05:45 PM
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Itinerary around Chinese New Year

We will be visiting HK for the first time around CNY. Could you please comment on our plans? The * indicates a fixed event / time. For example, we are staying at an airport hotel Saturday night and visiting the Big Buddha first thing Sunday morning. I'm wondering if we should switch some things around, specifically go to Macau on CNY day 1, visit the temple, nunnery, and garden on CNY day 2, and do the Peak, ding ding, etc on CNY eve. Of course, we'll be flexible, but I'd like to have a starting plan. Although, I do want to buy the Macau ferry tickets in advance. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

*Big Buddha / Po Lin Monastery
Lunch at DTF in TST

Kung Fu Corner of Kowloon Park
Tin Hau Temple
Yue Hwa Department Store
Victoria Peak (night visit)

Monday CNY Eve
*Flower Market at Victoria Park

Tuesday Day 1 of CNY
Won Tai Sin Temple

Chi Lin Nunnery
Nan Lian Garden

Wednesday Day 2 of CNY
Star Ferry

Victoria Peak and Tram (day visit if not able to do night visit on Sunday)
Ding Ding through Central Skyscrapers
Mid- Level Elevators

Man Mo Temple
Lin Heung Tea House
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Old Dec 3rd, 2018, 01:51 PM
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I think your itinerary looks a little too cramped. You want want to build in some flexibility in your schedule. Keep in mind there will be many tourists in Hong Kong over the holidays. Tourist attraction sites will be packed and have long waits especially the tram up the Peak and Wong Tai Sin.
From Hong Kong, you can now take a bus to Macau on the newly constructed bridge that spans 55 km across the sea. Bus is cheaper and faster than the ferry.
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Old Dec 4th, 2018, 04:47 PM
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Many Chinese go "home" for the New Year and some facilities may be shut. That's info from a long time ago and things may have changed, but it could be good to check schedules in advance.
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Old Dec 9th, 2018, 10:50 AM
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It looks like you might be planning too much, give yourself enough time to fully enjoy a few things!
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Don't forget Sai Kung and the numerous Lion dances performing there. And the 'al fresco' seafood restaurants, on the waterfront, are world class. For more excitement, esp if windy and stormy, take the easy ferry to the golf island and grab lunch or drink as you watch the clouds build on Ma On Shan. Sai Kung also has a great temple and not as jammed as in Kowloon. Upcoming will be the Year of the Pig, very auspicious for travelers.
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Old Dec 15th, 2018, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts; I'm modifying!
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