Discover Hong Kong's rural beauty, and get a first-hand glimpse of mainland China from Hong Kong, away from the bustling streets, neon lights and skyscrapers. 'The Land Between' allows you to see another side of Hong Kong, a gentle reminder of Hong Kong's past and a symbol of its hopes and dreams for the future. Travel past banana plantations and up the tallest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, browse among colorful stalls in the traditional rural market at Luen Wo, and see how local fisherfolk breed fish in the fishing village of Sam Mun Tsai.
The New Territories region comprises the area north of the Boundary Street and south of the Sham Chun River (Shenzhen River) on the border between Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as most of Hong Kong's outlying islands. Explore Kowloon and the New Territories, fromWong Tai Sin Temple, the largest Taoist temple in Hong Kong, to China's Shenzhen special economic zone skyline and the fortified village of Tsang Tai Uk.
Or, start with Shekou Industrial Zone, China's first Special Economic Zone, see the Chinese panda and the Eighth Wonder of the World, the display of Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses unearthed in Xian. Tour Guangzhou (Canton), one of the largest cities in southern China, and the political, economic and cultural heart of Guangdong province.
Reply by Viator, March 2013
Doing what: Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong
The tour was great! The tour guide who stayed with us the whole trip was very good- helped with tips like "get a snack before we start because it is a very late lunch" and where's the best place to go to the"happy room" (toilet), was very organised and just generally nice. The guy, Richard, who did the spruking during the china portion of the tour, was the "information" guide- he was excellent and had a great sense of humour.
The tour itself was good too, we were a little rushed for time at times but not unpleasantly so. Initially I thought going to a "kindergarten" was a weird thing, but the guides helped that part of the trip give a good insight into life in China.
The people we saw seemed friendly and were - on the most part - good natured with us tourists snapping photos everywhere.
The lunch was fabulous and the walk thru the market too quick for this shutterbug, but great. Some people were disappointed that there were only 3 Terracotta Warriors, but the tour clearly states that - the full collection very much further away.
I wouldn't recommend their "souvenir pack" with map and postcards - a waste f money! it's the worst printing and photography I have ever seen. Another tip, at the little market outside the restaurant they only take Chinese dollars so get some before you go.
The train trip home was very comfortable - shame it was dark and we didn't see much out our windows.
I would heartily recommend the trip as a whole, very well organised (not only the trip but particularly with the visas in and out of china) and a great day.
Some people wished we could stop to shop in shenzhen, If shopping is your thing, get a similar tour without the long trek to "Canton" and a stop in Shenzhen - But that is fairly easily done by yourself from Hong Kong (allow an hour for the visa thing when you're organising it yourself) and its probably better done on your own anyway, to allow you plenty of time to shop .
Reply by Viator, January 2013
Doing what: 6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl River
Reply by Viator, January 2013
Doing what: New Territories of Hong Kong 'The Land Between' Tour
The guide was excellent, very informative and we enjoyed our visit to the monastery.
Also excellent lunch to finish. We would recommend this tour and will take it again on our next visit to Hong Kong.