How To Spend a Rainy Day in Hong Kong Featured

April, despite being the start of spring, is synonymous for its rainy weather and Hong Kong is prone to a thunderstorm or two. However rain doesn't mean your day needs to be spent at home - get out and make the most of the city at its favoured indoor spots.

by Catherine Hamilton

9 am Breakfast at Teakha

Start your morning off right with a piece of homemade cake and hot cup of tea. Teakha believes that tea connects people of all cultures and opens up windows to our hearts and homes. This craft tea company offers a wide range of both local and foreign teas to drink. Read more about their plantation on their website. 

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10 AM Tour the Temples

Step out of the rain and choose from the plethora of ancient and historical temples dedicated to various religions such as Taoism, Buddhism and Ancestor Worship. Check out the stunning Wong Tai Sin, the most popular temple In Hong Kong. This massive entity entertains guests for hours with its gardens, fortune tellers and intricate details. We also recommend the famed and stunning 10,000 Buddha’s Monastery. With over 13,000 mini statues of Buddha and 431 steps leading to the temple, this provides an exciting yet cultural experience. Other popular temples include Po Lin Monastery and Man Mo Temple - the oldest temple in the city.

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12:30 PM Lunch at Tim Ho Wan

Take a break from the temples and appease your appetite by enjoying some famous and savory Cantonese dim sum at this Michelin-star restaurant. With three locations in the city and no reservations allowed, try to arrive off hours to get a table and revel in the ambiance. Indulge yourself in various types of dim sum and savour authentic flavours of the city.

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2 PM Hong Kong's Famed Museums and Art Galleries

Rain still not letting up? No Problem. Continue to explore the culture and history of the city by pondering over the art and items in Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History or the Hong Kong Museum of Space.

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3:30 PM Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare Cantonese specialties and other delicacies at Yum Cha. Known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong, Yum Cha offers daily cooking classes from 3:30-5:45 PM. With a minimum of eight people and maximum of 20, this activity caters to groups of friends and family. Perfect your cooking skills as a professional chef teaches you how to make traditional hot custard buns as well as pork and shrimp siu mai. 

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6 PM Spa Ritz Carlton

Wind down for the evening and providing the clouds disappear - maybe even catch a sunset, at the world’s highest spa. Pamper yourself with a non-surgical face toning, Lava Shell Body Treatment, private luxury retreat and/or a massage and mediation session. Make sure to make an appointment for your desired treatment. 

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8:30 Aperitif – The Woods

Sip on a handmade, artisan cocktail, concocted with the freshest seasonal ingredients, while sampling the restaurant’s Prix-Fixe option. The Prix-Fixe option combines both cocktails and delectable small bites in what comes out as a light 4-course meal. Tucked away in the centre of Hong Kong, this concept cocktail bar offers something for everyone. Make sure to make a reservation if you want to experience the Prix-Fixe menu option.

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