Hong Kong Travel Tips
Hong Kong has the big city specials like smog, 14 million elbows and an insane love of clatter. But it's also efficient, hushed and peaceful: the transport network is excellent, the shopping centers are sublime, and the temples and quiet parks are contemplative oases.
Just remember: Hong Kong is about savoring new tastes, weaving through a human gridlock and humming some dumb Cantopop tune while slurping your noodles.
Reminiscent of urban landscapes from cyberpunk novels, Hong Kong is eclectic, fast paced and modern, with enough towering skyscrapers, electric streetscapes, commercial fervor and cultural ...
Hong Kong, located on the coast of China at the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, was originally a fishing village. It became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War in the ...
Majestic skyscrapers and bustling harbor traffic feature on the ever changing Hong Kong waterfront scenery. To take it all in consider a daytime Hong Kong Harbour cruise or, at night, a traditional ...
Written by Jane Ormond, Australia, February 2012
Hong Kong – that compact, coordinated, chaotic and somehow still calming corner of China .
Before the humidity starts to really set in, why not hightail it over
to Hong Kong for some truly ...
Written by Lydia, January 2013
Like most of Asia, the lunar Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Hong Kong .
The 2013 Chinese New Year holiday falls from February 7 to 14, and if
you plan to be in Hong Kong ...
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2012
Famous for its casinos and Portuguese architecture, Macau is only 65km (40mi) west of Hong Kong and can easily be visited on a day trip.
A former Portuguese colony, the city is an historic ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Hong Kong is a territory of islands: 230 of them to be precise, and Lantau
is the biggest of them all. With Hong Kong’s highest mountain, a rugged
coastline and several pretty beaches, Lantau ...
Written by Emma, Australia, August 2011
If you are visiting Hong Kong
in the next couple of weeks, this colorful festival could be the
highlight of your visit. For 11 days in early September the city comes
alive with lantern ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
If you’re visiting Hong Kong
and have an appetite for shopping, the following suggestions should be
helpful. The opportunities for consumption in the Pearl of the Orient
are practically ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
Surrounded by Wong Nai Chung Road and Morrison Hill Road, Happy Valley Racecourse is one of just two significant racing facilities in Hong Kong . Built in 1845, the facility houses areas ...
Written by Lydia, October 2012
Sandwiched between Hong Kong Island and the New Territories that join Hong Kong to mainland China sits Kowloon .
Meaning ‘nine dragons’ in Cantonese, Kowloon got its name from the ...
Written by Lydia, March 2013
Just a 20-minute ferry ride from Hong Kong, one of the world’s greatest metropolises, sits Lamma Island, covered in greenery and home to a mere 5,000 permanent residents. The 8 square mile (13 ...
Written by Kiri105, Ireland, May 2011
After a stunning cable car ride (approx 6.5 Km) across Hong Kong harbour and two mountain peaks you arrive at Po Lin monastery and the sight of the second largest outdoor Buddha in the world, ...
Written by Emma, Australia, March 2012
is bursting with big events in March and April. See the blooms at the
Flower Show in Victoria Park, take in a premiere at the Film Festival,
buy a work of art at the International Art ...
Written by Emma, Australia, April 2012
To visit the Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island
is to see a way of life that has continued virtually unchanged for
centuries. As a contrast to the steel and mirrored high rises of Hong ...
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