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City Guide Hong Kong

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Hong Kong City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Nice city, a few hazards

    Hong Kong is a great city with a lot of amazing sights. The public transportation system can be a little confusing at first, but it's great and covers almost everything on the islands. It can also get you between the islands, no problem. Many of the museums, etc. are very cheap and are very interesting. The only real problem I had was with the severely uneven sidewalks and pavement. If you have weak ankles or knee problems, you'll want to bring some sort of support.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Overall stay in Hong Kong

    Prices of food in Hong Kong generally cost HKD$150 - 250 which can be over our budget at times. The Octopus card in Hong Kong is absolutely useful for taking trains, buses, paying for entertainment tickets, food and many others which I might not have covered. Master & Visa cards are hardly seen so make sure to purchase the Octopus card @ the airport and top it up, you will not regret making that decision.

    Insider Tip:If you're solely staying in Hong Kong, 4 nights is apt to get through all the popular spots and if needed "A Symphony of Lights" @ Victoria Harbour can be skipped because it wasn't as astounding as I thought it would be. You could get better light show at Ocean Park's "Symbio". If you're considering to take the Peak Tram, some websites had stated to take it at night which is absurd. There is no view at night to catch, instead, go for the morning - evening ride, your money would be better worth that way.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Neon City Hong Kong!

    Awesome city, even though it rained a lot! Tonne of things to do, eat and see. Check out Mong Kok, Kowloon City and Sham Shiu Po districts especially for 2nd hand bric a brac.

    Insider Tip:Check out the weekly pub crawl and dim sum experience food tour, delicious! Get an octopus card immediately to make transport super easy.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Hong Kong Review

    Hong Kong has so much to offer the very casual visitor being ideal for all kinds of city and rural interests. The food is excellent combing the Cantonese location with so many different global influences to a very high standard. A very popular way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life is to go to the beach and relax doing various water sports.

    Insider Tip:The easiest trip on Honk Kong island is to take bus 15 from central station to the peak giving beautiful views of the harbour. I also recommend any visitor to visit Kowloon on the main island as it gives a very traditional view of Hong Kong. Another recommendation is the Lantau Trail which is a long distance hike on Lantau island. Beach enthusiasts are easily satisfied by visiting the village of Shek O which is the ideal location for anyone to practice water sports.

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    HK is where I grew up

    HK keeps changing. This time, I found it very annoying that lots of people were smoking on the street (either standing by corner or walking down the street). Also, it's slowly emerging into a mandarin speaking area which is not what I am used to. People there are also becoming un-friendly, either minding their own business or looking at their hand-held device.

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