5 ways to have free fun in Hong Kong
The vibrant and lively city of Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest financial centers and most entertaining cities. The city is filled with ambitious city dwellers and spectacular skyscrapers. As glamorous as Hong Kong is, you can still visit without emptying your bank account. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun, amazing, and free things to do in Hong Kong for budget conscious travelers.
Symphony of Light
Along Victoria Harbour you can witness the world’s largest permanent light and sound show! It includes stunning lights and laser beams all synced up to music and narration. The best spot to view the show is at the Avenue of Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
What makes the show even better is that it’s completely free! If you are unable to hear the narration at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, there is no need to worry. You can tune into the show on the radio or even your phone.
Free Museum Wednesdays
Museum costs can quickly add up. Thankfully, many Hong Kong museums are free on Wednesdays. At the Hong Kong Museum of Art, you can find endless Chinese ceramics, calligraphy and paintings.
When visiting Hong Kong, it is easy to get distracted by the many advancements and changes that have gone on in the last two decades. The Hong Kong History Museum will take you back in time and show you the deep history of Hong Kong, which goes back hundreds of millions of years.
It is easy to get lost in the museums of Hong Kong for hours. Plan Your Visit and navigation apps, such as HKe Transport, will help you decide which museums you would like to visit and how to get to them. If you have a favorite app or website you prefer to use when navigating through a new city, it is a wise idea to have a Virtual Private Network (VPN) ready to use on your smartphone or tablet. This will allow you to access any website or app, regardless of regional restrictions, when traveling to any country or city, as well as protect your information from cyberthreats on public networks.
Explore the Street Markets
You can get lost in the street markets for hours and hours. You can find anything and everything on the streets of Hong Kong from nice shoes to Chinese artifacts to all sorts of electronics. Although it is very tempting to spend a few dollars, browsing can be just as enjoyable.
However, if you are on a hunt for a particular item or souvenir, then it is helpful to know where to go. Discover Hong Kong can help guide you to find just what you are looking for.
Take a Hike
You may not think about packing your hiking shoes when going to Hong Kong, but surprisingly, right outside of Hong Kong’s downtown area there are plenty of beautiful hiking adventures and escapes. You can find everything from beaches to volcanoes to remote temples.
One of the more popular tours is the Dragon’s Back. It is extremely close to Hong Kong, but you will feel miles away as you hike through exotic vegetation and stumble upon breathtaking views of islands in the eastern sea. Apps such as Trail Watch will help guide you and keep you safe as you hike through the many trails Hong Kong has to offer.
Visit the Zoological and Botanical Gardens
In the vibrant and lively city of Hong Kong, it can seem challenging to find a peaceful and tranquil location to spend an afternoon. Thankfully, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens provides a refuge for all city dwellers to get away for a couple hours without ever having to leave the city. This stunning space is home to fountains, beautiful plants and gardens, zoo animals, and large bird houses. The best part is that everyone gets to enjoy this space for free.
Hopefully you now feel a little more confident, and ready to take on Hong Kong, regardless of your budget. With so many free places to explore in Hong Kong, you may even have enough money to splurge a little on the many street markets and delicious foods.
About the Author: Cassie Phillips is a travel and technology blogger for Secure Thoughts, a website that specialized in online security. Cassie enjoys writing about travel tips, technology news and cybersecurity.
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