I have visited South Korea many times but fortunately for my last two trips I got return trip via Hong Kong with layover of nine hours !! Yes 9 full Hrs…
I know sometimes these 9 hours will be painful but if you use these in other way, its like visiting a new country on way back to your home. Specially for me who loves to travel, its a nice travel treat. Many times I will be day dreaming if I have enough money, will plan for world tour the very next day…
Jokes apart, for Indian passport holder we can get ON ARRIVAL fourteen days Hong Kong Visa. Immigration officer will put paper stamp on your passport and you will be outside airport on Hong Kong streets.
We visited two main tourist attraction places,
1. Big Buddha also know as Tian Tan Buddha, is a big bronze statue of buddha located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. There are other ways to reach this place but we traveled through most famous Ngong Ping Cable Car which is 5.7 KM cable-way and can give traveler mesmerizing view of lush green mountains, HK International Airport, South China sea and of course Big Buddha all together in your transparent ( even bottom view) cable car.
2. Victoria Harbor by Star Ferry – Star is a company which provides traveler and passenger service between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It gives the spectacular skyline view of Hong Kong Island.
Its worth going outside Hong Kong airport, if you have overlay of more than 6 hours. Just make sure you return back and catch your flight on time 🙂