Posted by Selena Travel / 03 02, 2024
One of the main layover points for getting to Ulaanbaatar is through Hong Kong. Choosing this as your layover spot is a great idea, there are a ton of great luxuries and things to do while you wait for your flight to Mongolia.
The airport has many restaurants with many different cuisines. You can get both Western and Asian flavors, and give into your sweet tooth with dessert shops and bakeries. There are even casual fast food places if you don’t have much time to spend. It also packs some local Chinese and Hong Kong restaurants, and even has a Michelin guide restaurant.
The restaurant Hung’s Delicacies has a branch at the airport, and its main restaurant has maintained a Michelin star for five years. You can get sesame flavored chicken leg, and “vegetarian goose.”
For just HK $12, you can also store your baggage while you roam around the airport and head into the city. If you want to stay in Terminal 2 has the largest IMAX screen in Hong Kong, and can hold up to 350 viewers. You can watch the current blockbuster instead of the older movies on the flight. Or you can head into the city.
There are a couple ways to get into the city, but the best way is the Airport Express. It may be on the pricier side, but it is unaffected by the road traffic and goes quickly. If you get a “Same Day Return” ticket, your ride back is basically free. There are also a couple shuttles that take you into the city as well.
Despite having only two airports, the Hong Kong airport is huge. Travelers need to ride a train to get to the various gates. When in the shops, you should watch the clock and wear good shoes in case you have to run. Make sure you don’t buy a huge a container of something security would be annoyed by.
Before your flight, you should relax in a lounge. Treat yourself at one of the two lounges at the airport. You can book your stay at one of the lounges in the airport online, or just walk up and check in. You can take a shower, have a ton of food, and stay the night to avoid getting a hotel room.