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

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    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.

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    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%


    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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    Bustling City

    Hong Kong has a very well working public transportation, which is very clean and safe. There are a lot of cheap eats around Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui.

    Insider Tip:I highly recommend the taiwanese restaurant: Din Tai Fung on Causeway Bay.

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    Don't be a tourist!

    Find the restaurants that are built into the alleys at night and take the Sunday bike path ride with the locals. I can assure you that you will be the only foreigner for miles. Visit the parks before the city wakes up to see the early birds doing Tai Chi and other forms of martial arts or even dance. Hong Kong is an expensive city if you're a backpacker, but it's a fun city if you know what to do. Sky car to see the Buddha on the hill is worth the wait to disappear into the clouds.

    Insider Tip:The Octopus Card can be used everywhere! No need to carry a ton of cash unless you're eating at the smaller, less touristed restaurants. Also, it discounts your travel around Hong Kong significantly over day passes.

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