Hong Kong is a place full of history. War and old traditions are a part of this place which is why I think you should walk to the Hong Kong Museum of History to learn a bit more of the many years of development. I know what you think when I say ‘museum’ but the Hong Kong Museum of History is not like one of those super-boring, grey places talking about crazy-old things. No, this place is real.
When you get there, it feels like you’re walking through time. You’ll pass by scenes of ‘life long time ago’, short videos telling stories and showing pictures of important events in Hong Kong and real products and posters produced in Hong Kong.
The price of 10 HK Dollars is ridiculously low compared to how many hours, you can easily spend in this museum. Anyway, that’s just nice for a backpacker on a budget, right?
After a visit into the historical time-machine of the Hong Kong Museum, you can move on through small streets to see locals selling everything from dry fish to ballerina shoes, souvenirs and fresh fruit. If you look at the map below, you’ll know exactly how to get down to the harbor for a perfect short trip across the water while the sun is going down behind the mountains and all the tall buildings of Hong Kong.
(Thanks to my lovely friend Analisa who created it)
Ps. My route is much longer than if you walk straight down to the boat but it’s for you to see a glimpse of local life as well. You’ll even pass by a local outdoor food court on your way. Enjoy!
- Ticket is 2.00 HK Dollar which you can buy in the ticket machine just before getting on board.
- It takes less than ten minutes to cross the water
- If you don’t want to sail back, you can take the subway from Central Station back to Tsim Sha Tsui. This is the fast route for locals who don’t have time for the ferry.
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