Discover the best of Kowloon with Big Bus Tours
Hong Kong is the perfect place to visit for a quick trip. So if you’ve got just a handful of days for a trip to this vibrant city, don’t fret! In this guide, we’ll show you how you can make the most out of your time at Hong Kong’s Kowloon neighbourhood. With Big Bus Tours, you’ll be able to identify areas you’d like to prioritize and spend more time in – convenient transportation included!
Big Bus Tours, the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, offers three different routes for Hong Kong. We have The Red Route – Hong Kong Island, Green Route – Aberdeen & Stanley, and Blue Route – Kowloon. For this specific guide, we will be focusing on the latter. However, whichever route you choose, you are assured an exciting and well-rounded tour aboard any its buses thanks to its open-top feature and hop-on, hop-off facilities.
Stop #10: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
First Bus: 10:00 AM
Last Bus: 6:00 PM
Start off your day with a classic Hong Kong breakfast at Tsui Wah Restaurant, just a couple minutes walk from the first Big Bus Tour stop at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. As you make your way to the bus stop, you’ll pass by Mody Road, one of Kowloon’s popular shopping areas.
If you’ve got a couple minutes before the next bus, you might want to check out Garden of Stars by the Promenade and take a couple of pictures!
EAT: Tsui Wah Restaurant
SHOP: Mody Road
VISIT: Promenade, Garden of Stars
Stop #11: The Peninsula
First Bus: 10:05 AM
Last Bus: 6:05 PM
Next to the grand Peninsula Hotel, you’ll find a row of high-end shops along Nathan Road and Canton Road with brands like Chanel, Hermes, and Gucci. For more budget-friendly options, check out iSquare, a shopping complex located in the same area. After shopping, fuel up for your next adventure at Ichiran, a popular Japanese ramen house, or at Spaghetti House.
This second Big Bus Tour stop is also the closest stop to the Museum of Art – the perfect attraction for art-lovers out there, and the AquaLuna dock. If you’ve booked your AquaLuna Evening Sail, Harbor Day Tour, or Symphony of Lights Cruise tickets, this is your stop!
EAT: Ichiran, The Spaghetti House
SHOP: iSquare, Canton Road, Nathan Road
VISIT: Museum of Art, Clock Tower, AquaLuna
Stop #12: Langham Place
First Bus: 10:15 AM
Last Bus: 6:15 PM
If you’ve got the shopping bug, hop off the third stop and get ready for a shopping experience like no other! Start off in Langham Place and work your way to Ladies Market and Fa Yuen Street for some bargain shopping, and end at Sneaker Street for some brand new kicks!
Cool down from your shopping extravaganza and grab a fruity drink from HEERETEA which you can enjoy at a discounted price thanks to Klook! If the stomach needs more fuel, a delectable meal at Hee Wan Roasted Kitchen is a must when you’re in the area.
EAT: Hands On Coffee, Hee Wan Roasted Kitchen, HEERETEA
SHOP: Ladies Market, Fa Yuen Street, Langham Place, Sneaker Street
Stop #13: Temple Street
First Bus: 10:20 AM
Last Bus: 6:20 PM
Temple Street is home to one of Hong Kong’s most popular night markets – the Temple Street Night Market, aka, the best place to curb your midnight cravings and shopping urges. However, if you’re keen to experience something more cultural, a visit to the Tin Hau Temple or the Kowloon Park might interest you!
When you’re in the area, we highly recommend giving Mammy Pancake’s egg waffles a try! Pair this with some noodles from Hee Kee Cart Noodles for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. While you’re here, be sure to pick up some pasalubong from Mr. Rich Bakery to bring back home to your fam!
EAT: Mammy Pancake, Hee Kee Cart Noodle, Mr Rich Bakery
SHOP: Temple Street Night Market
VISIT: Kowloon Park, Tin Hau Temple
Stop #14: Sky100
First Bus: 10:30 AM
Last Bus: 6:30 PM
Rocket up the 100th floor of the tallest building in the city for panoramic views you won’t find elsewhere! From the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, you’ll be able to witness stunning sights from the Victoria Harbour all the way to Lantau Island.
It also introduces facets of Hong Kong culture via various multimedia exhibits. “Love in the Sky” light show resonates with the dramatic views of Victoria Harbour in the background. The “Sky-High Tech Zone” creates a virtual dynamic world which allows you to discover the beauty of Hong Kong in a brand new perspective through AR and VR technology.
This experience is made even better with Klook’s discounted ticket options – with tickets going as low as Php 643!
Afterwards, head over to Cafe 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong for a scrumptious meal overlooking the city! We cannot think of a better way to cap off your visit to Sky100.
EAT: Cafe 100 by The Ritz-Carlton
SHOP: Elements Mall
VISIT: Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
Stop #15: Hankow Road
First Bus: 10:40 AM
Last Bus: 6:40 PM
If you want to experience a little bit of everything in one go, hop off Stop # 15 at Hankow Road! Here you’ll find a great range of restaurants and bars, like Delaney’s The Irish Pub for one, shopping areas such as Harbour City and DFS Galleria, and cultural attractions like the Clock Tower and the Space Museum!
EAT: Delaney’s The Irish Pub, Kowloon Tap Room
SHOP: Harbour City, DFS Galleria, Canton Road, iSquare
VISIT: 1881 Heritage, Cultural Centre, Space Museum
Stop #16: Mody Road
First Bus: 10:50 AM
Last Bus: 6:50 PM
The Mody Road stops will get you closer to some top cultural attractions in Kowloon, including the Museum of History and the Museum of Science. Alternatively, you can also opt to chill it out at the beautiful Mody Road Garden, or keep up with the shopping spree at Mody Road!
Cap off your trip at Shangri-La’s Tapas Bar, or with some top-rated Indian food at Sangeetha Vegetarian. Choose either one and we can assure you, it’ll be a great meal!
EAT: Tapas Bar at Kowloon Shangri-La, Sangeetha Vegetarian
SHOP: Mody Road
VISIT: Mody Road Garden, Museum of History, Museum of Science
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