To Do List for a Layover in Hong Kong 短暫停留香港的必做清單

If you ever stopped in Hong Kong and had to wait for more than 6 hours for your next flight, you should be able to get the most of it and fall in love with this incredible place in a second. Follow the list below and get ready to explore Hong Kong for a few hours like a local!


假如有一天你來到了香港轉機,中間的等候時間也多於六個小時,那你可以到市區走走看,你會發現你能很快地愛上了這個城市的。現在就跟著以下的清單,在幾個小時裡好好探索一下香港吧!


Things to Buy in Hong Kong


1. Hong Kong Dollars - a lifesaver for Cash Only's places


You never know if the shops accept card or not; so carrying some cash with you is somehow important. The currency in Hong Kong is Hong Kong Dollar (HKD$). There are some places also accept Chinese Yuan (RMB¥) with a very bad exchange rate. It's better to have some Hong Kong dollars ready in hand to make your trip smoother.


2. Octopus Card - the most convenient contactless smart card for everything


This handy contactless Octopus Card can take you everywhere around Hong Kong! So just make sure you top up and you will be good to go! Use it for all public transports from bus and tram to underground and ferry. You can even use it at convenience store, supermarket and many more places that you can't even imagine!


3. Souvenirs - a memory of your time in Hong Kong


You probably won't have time to buy anything in a few hours, but I suppose you would get back to the airport at least 2 hours before your flight departure time. Get something such as magnet, keychain or collectable postcard in the airport. There's quite a few high-quality souvenirs shop like Discover Hong Kong or Disney Official Store in the departure hall after security check. But I would say, the best souvenir for yourself is the photos you took during your trip, right?


在香港買什麼


1. 港幣 - 用於「只收現金」的地方


你總是不知道商店會否接受信用卡,那帶點港幣在身上就顯得很重要了。香港的貨幣是港幣 HKD$,有些商店也會接受人民幣 RMB¥,不過當然匯率就不會很好了。所以為了你的旅程順暢一點,還是帶一點港幣吧!


2. 八達通卡 - 超級方便的多用途智能交通卡


這超級方便的智能交通卡八達通可以帶你遊遍全香港!把它充值後便能隨心所欲地用了!你可以用在不同的公共交通,如巴士、電車、地鐵和渡輪,甚至在便利商店和超市,還有你想不到的地方都能用得上的喔!


3. 紀念品 - 在香港的美好回憶


在幾小時內你可能買不了什麼,不過我想你們都會提早兩個小時回到機場的吧。那你們可以考慮在機場買一點像磁貼鑰匙扣或一些收藏用的明信片。過了安檢後那裡都有很多高質素的紀念品店,就好像迪士尼官方商店Discover Hong Kong 的紀念品店。不過我還是覺得,你拍到的照片已經是在香港最好的紀念品了吧。


Ways to Travel in Hong Kong


4. Airport Express - the quickest way to get you to town from the airport


Airport Express takes you to city centre in no time! This is probably the best way for you to get to town especially when you are in a hurry. With the massive connection of MTR, buses, minibuses, trams, ferries and other public transports, you can go wherever you want without any limitation!


在香港坐什麼


4. 機場快線 - 以最快的速度從機場到市區


機場快線真的是超快的!如果時間有點趕的話,那就坐它吧!接連著港鐵、各種大小巴士電車渡輪,以及其他不同的公共交通工具,你想去那就到那吧!


5. The Star Ferry - the cheapest way to view the Victoria Harbour over the sea


I could still remember a tourist asked me how to get to Victoria Harbour, and I told her that she could either swim or take the Star Ferry otherwise she would never be able to get there. Well, of course I knew what she actually meant. But this is really hard to say. The location would be different since it depends if you want to see the harbour from Kowloon side or from the opposite Hong Kong Island. I suggest that you take the ferry to Central or Wan Chai from Tsim Sha Tsui, where you would be able to see the skyline of both side at the same time.


5. 天星小輪 - 以最便宜的價格在海上看維多利亞港


我還記得曾經有個旅客問我要怎樣到維多利亞港,然後我就笑說她可以游泳或是坐天星小輪,不然她是沒有辦法到海上去的。哈哈,我當然知道她其實是想問什麼,但是真的很難說呢,這可是要看你想從香港島那邊還是九龍那邊看過去呢。那我的建議就是從尖沙咀坐天星小輪到中環灣仔,那你便可以同時看到兩邊的維多利亞港的景色了!


6. The Ding Ding Tram - the slowest way to explore Hong Kong Island


You will only be able to see trams in Hong Kong Island. They have a very cute nickname 'Ding Ding' because of their signature warning sound. You know one is approaching when you hear the sound of 'ding ding' from a distance. This cheap, drive-in-a-slow-speed and somehow romantic tram experience takes you on a very local journey that you will never forget. Be sure to check it out if you have spare time!


6. 叮叮電車 - 以最慢的車速欣賞香港


你只會在香港島那邊找到叮叮電車。它們因為清脆的警告聲而得了一個很可愛的小名,就是「叮叮」了。聽到這聲音就知道叮叮電車要來了喔!這便宜、慢駛,同時又挺浪漫的坐電車體驗將會帶你看到最道地的香港,而且會讓你畢生難忘。有空檔的時間就來坐一回吧!


Places to Go in Hong Kong


7. Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfont - for the best skyline of Hong Kong Island


Nothing else in Hong Kong beats the skyline of Hong Kong Island! No doubt with that when I finally saw such beautiful sunset with one of the best views of Hong Kong. The best places for the best view from Tsim Sha Tsui are Ocean Terminal Deck, Harbour City shopping centre, Star Ferry Pier and Avenue of stars. Let's get your camera ready for it!


在香港玩什麼


7. 尖沙咀海旁 - 為了看到最棒的香港海岸線


沒有什麼可以勝過香港的海岸線了吧。從我看到了這麼美的景色以後,我就沒再懷疑過了。在尖沙咀看風景的好地方有海運大廈海港城天星碼頭星光大道。準備好你的相機了嗎?


8. Clock Tower - one of the busiest district in Tsim Sha Tsui


Basically you would never missed this stop if you explored Tsim Sha Tsui. This clock tower (Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower) might look less interesting to you but this area is definitely one of the busiest district in Hong Kong. You will be able to find not only the clock tower, but also the signature Hong Kong styled ice-cream truck Mobile Softee, the newly reopened Hong Kong Museum of Art, and also the Hong Kong Space Museum next door.


8. 鐘樓 - 尖沙咀最繁忙的區域之一


基本上如果你到了尖沙咀,你就不會錯過了這個地方。這鐘樓全名是前九廣鐵路鐘樓,這地方可能不夠吸引,可是這裡卻是非常繁忙的。在這裡,你不僅會看到這個鐘樓,還會找到了充滿香港風味的雪糕車,剛則重新再開的香港藝術館,還有就是在藝術館旁邊的香港太空館了。


Food to Eat in Hong Kong


9. Dim Sum - the signature dish of Cantonese food


You can't leave Hong Kong without a proper dim sum meal. It's a shame that I can't list out everything here as there are too many dishes you have to try in a food paradise but I imagine you only have a bit of time for a layover. So put dim sum as your very first priority! Siu mai, steamed shrimp dumpling as you can see from the picture, char siu bao (barbecue pork bun), cheung fun (rice roll) and spring roll that are five top dim sums that you should try! Michelin starred Tim Ho Wan, Social Place or Dragon Noodles Academy are some good dim sum restaurants that you might consider giving it a go if you are in Central.


在香港吃什麼


9. 點心 - 廣東菜的招牌美食


你怎麼可以在離開香港之前不去好好吃一頓正宗的點心呢?可惜我沒辦法把全部在香港這個美食天堂能吃到的都列出來啦,畢竟也只有幾個小時的轉機時間喔?所以就一定要把點心放在第一位了!燒賣蝦餃叉燒包腸粉春卷都是首五位必吃的點心喔!米芝蓮餐廳添好運點心專門店唐宮小聚龍麵館都是一些在中環區裡不錯的點心餐廳選擇喔。


10. Sweet Soup - not that kind of soup you would ever known of


It's always a dessert time after a big meal, right? If you couldn't find an egg tart or bubble waffle in a street at night, why not trying something in a dessert restaurant instead? Cong Sao Star Dessert and Kai Kai Dessert are both best-known for their traditional sweet soups. Mango sago pomelo pudding is something that I always go for, or alternatively I'd choose tofu pudding if I wanted something else.


10. 糖水 - 並不是你想像中的那些湯水


吃完飯後就必須吃點甜的,對吧?那如果你在晚上的街頭上,買不了蛋撻或是雞蛋仔,那不如到中式甜品店去吃糖水吧?聰嫂星級甜品佳佳甜品都是以傳統糖水馳名的。楊枝甘露都是我經常都點的糖水,有時候想換個口味,便會點一份豆腐花囉。


Let me know if you had a short-yet-great time in Hong Kong?


你在香港的時間,會是短暫卻美好嗎?


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