Hong Kong Pocket Guide

Images Of Hong Kong

Enjoying a spectacular waterside setting, and home to one of the world's most famous skylines, Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant, dazzling, and electric (literally) cities in the world. Neon signs advertising everything from restaurants to foot massages decorate Kowloon islands' streets, while it is the skyscrapers that provide the sparkle after dark on Hong Kong Island. It's also one of the busiest places on earth with a population of 7 million people sharing a very small land mass.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what road in Kowloon has an abundance of restaurants.
  • Don't Miss The world's largest outdoor seated Buddha, the most famous peak in the city and more.
  • Retail Therapy Where the locals shop and what is the city's best-known market.
  • Budget Tips Discover when you can catch a free laser show every night.

Hong Kong City Reviews

  • 70%


    Hong Kong is not China

    Busy big city with blend of old and new. 10,000 Buddha Temple was great as were the bird and flower markets. Great traditional food in the malls. The escalators up the hill were fun as was the pleasant botanical garden and small zoo. The Star Ferry is a must as is the view from the Peak.

    Insider Tip:Drink plenty of water, haggle for good prices--especially taxi services, and take advantage of those things that are still free.

  • 90%



    Hong Kong is definitely a great city to visit. Coming from mainland China, it was surprising to see how much more expensive everything was: food, clothes, drinks, transportation. Is was also interesting to see how different the culture is. There is definitely a lot to do in a week trip here. There are plenty of museums, bars, restaurants, hiking areas, and other entertainment. It's definitely worth the visit!

    Insider Tip:The subway is very, very big with each stop having exits A1, A2 all the way to N2, etc. Even though the subway is very English-friendly, you can spend way too much time just trying to navigate your way to where you want to go. I recommend having an address and looking up the directions with the exit number and everything before going out, as you can waste a lot of time underground just trying to get to where you want to go.

  • 80%


    Such a Unique Place with a Complicated History!

    I came to Hong Kong to get repairs done on electronics I couldn't get fixed elsewhere. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed my visit there! The problem I ran into is that it's not acceptable to linger in a cafe once you're finished. I had a lot of work to do, and Hong Kong wasn't conducive to that. The ferry was such fun though, the food was good, the ladies' market had good shopping, the bird and flower markets picturesque, the History Museum enlightening, and the Peak-well worth seeing!

    Insider Tip:When you take the tram to The Peak, don't buy the extra ticket to go to the top of the building. Instead, ask a staff member how to exit the building and get to historic Lugard Road (completed 1913). Once you exit, follow the street around the right side of The Peak Tower and find the picturesque forest walk with some of the best views of the city with far fewer tourists, and free of charge. What a wonderful, peaceful walk! (After you get to the main overlook of the city, you can turn around and go back.)

  • 80%


    The most complecated but the most attractive city in the world

    I visited HK second time~ sooo many ppl, soooooo many delicious foods, soooooo many fantastic tourist attractions~

  • 70%


    So different from the mainland

    A multicultural city, very different from anything Ive seen in China. Easy to learn your way around and has some really nice sights.

    Insider Tip:Buy an octopus card

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