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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    Hong Kong Memories

    Weather was good this January, its easy to go to different places, and Hong Kong is Travel Friendly, you will never get lost.

    Insider Tip:Talk to your hostelmates, don't be shy... Share stories and get around Hong kong with them if possible, you will be amazed after.

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    Amazing city, but not for solo travellers

    Hong Kong has beautiful skylines, the Peak was amazing, the nightlife, food etc, great. I was travelling solo which I wouldn't recommend to anyone going to here, it's the only place I've been to where I found unwelcoming and rude, the locals/mainland Chinese literally stare at you and are extremely rude (majority that is). Not a good place to make friends, luckily I knew people out there to see in the evenings or I would have hated the place simply due to the poor culture!

    Insider Tip:Great place to go with friends/partner but not as a solo traveller! Plenty to do and see but you don't need more than 3-4 days here. Fantastic shopping and nightlife, plenty of great restaurants. Virtually everywhere has a roof terrace and beautiful skyline views, but be prepared to spend a lot of money here!

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    Hong Kong!

    Hong Kong is a wonderful city to visit. It's all that you would expect from a metropolis. If you enjoy hustle and bustle and being able to have access to a metro system that will practically take you everywhere--it's amazing. Well, let's say the tourist attractions like seeing the 'Big Buddah' and Victoria Peak to capture panoramic views of the city is simply breathtaking. Back to the city itself...."dirty"....a city not shy to have rat poison out on its smaller streets (alleyways).

    Insider Tip:Be careful where you dine! Count your "Yen" (change) Do not expect smiles or customer service, virtually unheard of. Can be expensive (tourist sites--surcharges for everything) Food can be cheap

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    I loved my time in Hong Kong! Was way better than I expected. They have everything - huge bustling city (and everything it encompasses) to quant fishing villages.

    Insider Tip:Highly suggest doing the dragons back trail and going to the big Buddha!

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    Wonderful country.

    I really enjoyed my visit to Hong Kong. There is a bustling urban area and some quiet nature getaways, such as hiking the Dragon Back trail. There are also beaches and little villages. Hong Kong occupies a small area, but has lots of things to do. I have spent there almost two weeks, but I have not seen everything yet.

    Insider Tip:Hong Kong may seem expensive at a first glance, but it is possible to visit it on a budget. Stay in hostels and look for cheaper local eateries. The food is still very good.

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