Hong Kong Island
0.9 miles from downtown
Endure a few light-headed minutes and take a tram up Victoria Peak for views of the Hong Kong skyline. Sun-soaked Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay beckon you to a lazy day by the sea. Set sail for Aberdeen Island aboard a sampan (traditional boat) and lose yourself in the life of a traditional fishing community.
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1.9 miles from downtown
Catch a sea breeze in coastal Kowloon. As morning breaks, sport and Tai Chi enthusiasts head to Kowloon Park. Inside, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre exhibits the roots of British colonial rule. Strike it rich in one of the 400 shops at the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei, or haggle with shrewd vendors at the Temple Street Night Market.
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The bells still toll in St. John’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Hit Hollywood Road for galleries, look for critters at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, or chill out at the eateries along Victoria Harbour. At night, try out your moves at the clubs in expat-filled Lan Kwai Fong.
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2.6 miles from downtown
Mong Kok means "busy corner" in Cantonese. Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street sells everything for the modern girl. See Sai Yeung Choi Street for electronics and cosmetics, and the fruit, flower and goldfish markets need no explanation. On a hot day, find air-conditioned comfort at the Sino Centre’s multimedia shops.
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Tsim Sha Tsui
1.4 miles from downtown
The city’s busy tourist area mixes shopping and culture. Buy luxury clothing on Canton Road, or grab a bargain at Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard’s factory outlets. The city’s past comes to life at the interactive Hong Kong Museum of History, and kids can take a whirlwind tour of the galaxy at the Hong Kong Space Museum.
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1.1 miles from downtown
Wan Chai is a friendly assault on the senses. Walk up Stone Nullah Lane for striking pre-war architecture, or slurp up noodles and congee at the local "Dai Pai Dong" (open-air restaurants). Hong Kong Arts Centre hosts provocative exhibitions year-round. Wan Chai's theaters stage popular musicals with a dash of Broadway panache.
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1.8 miles from downtown
Causeway Bay is organized chaos. Shopping centers erupt with shoppers day and night, especially in Hysan Place with its 17 floors of shopping. If elbowing your way to a bargain doesn't appeal, head to Jardine Crescent, a local shopping area with bargains to boot. Exhausted? Reenergize in Victoria Park's open spaces, or listen to the Noonday Gun blast.
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Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated places and a unique blend of Chinese and western culture. While ultra-modern towers dominate the skyline, beyond the glass and steel of the commercial district, the inner city remains home to ancient holy shrines, maze-like markets, and historic teahouses.
Explore Kowloon's beautiful feng shui temples like Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin, chaotic markets selling everything from spicy stir-fries to lucky waving cats, and Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade – the best place to view Hong Kong Island and its amazing Symphony of Lights show.
Next, hop on board a Star Ferry headed to Hong Kong Island, the buzzing commercial hub that earned the city its title of East Asia’s financial capital. Ride the funicular to the summit of Victoria Peak to see the city laid out like a row of dominoes in front of a beautiful mountain backdrop.
Even with all the buzz and bustle, Hong Kong still has plenty of quiet places. Spend some time getting lost in Victoria Peak’s woodlands or Kowloon's walled city park. If you're there in the summer, be sure to visit the pristine, white-sand beaches of Clear Water Bay.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||HK$ 10 = $1.29|
|Average weekend price||$98 per night|
|Average weekday price||$80 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Very easy to get around avoid taxi, shopping hub, night life is too good, never mind small rooms for most of the hotels in hkg, i will suggest just use it for sleeping only you have lot of things to do outside dont waste your time in room.have fun
We spent 2 weeks in HK in the end Dec up to middle January. Great transport organisation - Ding Ding trams, tube, Star Ferry boats, typical taxis... and many walking, walking,...km. The country is really nice - city and woods and beaches... clean, nice local people to help many times we opend the paper map on the street,... Green parks and tall Skysprapers,... HK Venice in village Mai O versus Peninsula Rolls Royce and Ritz hotel on 118 floor... Disneyland inspirating for adalts aswell, ... and feelling very safe here all the time - during the day and night... Happy new year HK. Milan not from Italy and Jane Lingi
I.m calling Hk small New York because u can find all but with prices more accetables.Must visit Pick ,Lan quai Fond and use Star ferry to reach Hk side from Kowloon. (Or opposite).Diner I suggest BBQ in Hilton Hotel and Bkfast in Peninsula hotel (so amazing). Very easy to move in Hk ,excellent Mtr (subway) many taxis and very easy check in in Kowloon Express (possible to do check in before taKe express train to reach airport.If uhv babies I can suggest a daily visit in Disney World park (near Xmas hv special show and artificial snow (super).Better city in the world for SHOPPING for any pockets.U can find fashion from all world .Nice visit a Big Buddha
Hong Kong is a fascinating blend of old and new. The city is clean and you feel safe travelling around. Public transportation is cheap and very efficient. We would recommend taking the tram up to Victoria Peak, visiting Hong Kong Park and also going to Lamma Island (30 minutes by boat) for a walk cross the island (approx. 2-3 hours). There are many really nice restaurants in Hong Kong of which we would highly recommend Tin Lung Heen (level 102 at the Ritz-Carlton with amazing harbour views) and Ming Court at the Cordis Hotel - both very excellent cantonese restaurants. Also Nobu (japanese) at the InterContinental was a great experience. For cocktails with nice city views we would recommend Ozone and Aqua.
Ten days was still not enough to adequately sample all the delights of this incredible east-meets-west city. We elected to stay in three totally different hotels (all in Kowloon- the Novotel in Yau Ma Tei, Rosedale in Mong Kok and the Langham in Tsim Sha Tsui) for an all round experience. We probably wouldn't recommend the Rosedale but that's only because it is very much geared to Chinese business travellers, is a little hard to get to and away from Nathan Road -however, it has the most amazing roof top bar and great views from the rooms!). The HOHO bus tours are a must to get your bearings and see the other side of HK Island including Stanley and Recluse Bay. It also includes a boat ride through the floating houseboats of Aberdeen. Whilst we loved morning tea at The Peninsula and HK high tea on the verandah of Hullett House, we felt incredibly safe in HK and highly recommend that you allow yourself to wander and explore the streets with their markets, street food and eateries, mah jong parlours, antiques, footpath opera, crazy items for sale on the footpath (tapware and toilet cisterns were particularly popular in Mong Kok), birds, fish, flowers, bonsais....not much English spoken but everyone is pleasant and patient so long as you remain respectful and polite. At night the flavour shifts again as the place comes alive all over again under the blinking neon lights! A Lantau Island tour was wonderful, as were trips to the History, interactive Science, and the Flagstaff tea museums (entrance to HK Park is right opposite the Shangri Lah Hotel). Flamingos in Kowloon Park were also an unexpected find. Next time we will get out to the New Territories and pop over to Macau for a look. Get yourself an Octopus card to use the excellent train system, explore, enjoy and open your mind to new experiences and culture and you won't be disappointed in Hong Kong. It really is much, much more than duty free shopping.
We were shocked and disappointed to discover how expensive Hong Kong now is. The cost of high end goods such as Coach and Burberry is actually higher in Hong Kong than Australia. But the range is bigger ad better. We ate at the Biergarten German Restaurant in Hanoi Road and were extremely ill for several days until the antibiotic took effect. This impacted badly on our holiday as we were unable to complete our itinerary. Hint for travellers: check the cleanliness of a restaurant's bathroom before placing an order. I discovered the bad news after I had already eaten. The practice of hotel reception taking a deposit that is larger than the actual total room cost plus the full cost of the room at the same time totally exhausts your credit card. An infuriating and costly exercise. For great dim sum eat at the chinese restaurant at the Eaton Hotel. Cabs are very inexpensive. The harbour view at night is breath-taking.
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