If it is your first time to visit Hong Kong, you may want to spend more time there to completely immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Usually we recommend a stay of only one or two days to just hit the main highlights, such as Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village and the Stanley Market before moving on to Mainland China.From Hong Kong, you can choose from many gateway cities in Mainland China before moving on to Tibet.We recommend 4 or 5 days to explore around Lhasa to allow enough time to visit the Potala Palace, the sacred monasteries and nearby holy lakes. If you have more time, you can extend your visit to Tibet with a trip to Shigatse (add 2 days), Mount Everest (add 4 days), Namtso Lake (add 1 day), Nyingchi (add 3 days) as some examples.
There is neither direct flight nor train from Hong Kong to Tibet. Travelers have to transfer from Hong Kong to China Mainland to catch a flight or train to Tibet. In order to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet better, it is suggested to stay in China Mainland for one day and fly or take a train to Tibet the next day. If you want flight only itinerary, it is suggested to fly to Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing or Shanghai first, and then take another flight to Lhasa. If you want a train trip, Xining is the best place to board on a train to Lhasa, because a Xining-Lhasa train ride takes only 22 hours and allows you to see the beautiful sceneries and lovely wild animals along the railway.
Enjoying a reputation of the Oriental Pearl, Hong Kong is absolutely worth an exploration. If you are traveling with your kids, the Disneyland and Ocean Park are the best destinations. If you are hunting for luxury brands, the Causeway Bay and Central are must-visit places. If you want to explore the old Hong Kong, Mong Kok, Tin Shui Wai and Island District are the right places for you.
Besides, there are also various museums, Hiking paths and bars in Hong Kong. Almost every factor of an international metropolis can be found in Hong Kong. However, please note that you need to take a good rest in order to better acclimatize the high altitude in Tibet.
Yes, it takes around 1 hour to go to Macau from Hong Kong by bus or ferry. Before the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was built in 2018, most tourists take a ferry to go to Macau from Hong Kong. More and more tourists take a bus through the 55-kilometer long bridge to Macau now. The sea view is excellent during the bus trip.
Popular tourist attractions in Macau include Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau Tower and Macau Museum. It is suggested to spend more time at the Ruins of St. Paul’s, where you can admire exquisite relief sculpture.
You may want to visit some casinos in Macau, it is important to avoid getting addicted.