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

  • 100%


    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.

  • 80%


    hong kong

    one of my favorite destinations. it's a shopping haven, one time visit is not enough. there's a reason to come back.

    Insider Tip:stay in hostels to save money for shopping. for beauty finds - explore mongkok, causeway bay area, granville road and its side streets. for branded clothes/samples, i suggest to check stanley market. cafe de coral is the best and affordable too.

  • 90%


    It's like the NYC of Asia

    Hong Kong is great and diverse. Having spent time in Tokyo and London, I didn't experience culture shock since it had elements of both.

    Insider Tip:You don't need to understand Cantonese because everything is English and younger, educated people speak English fluently.

  • 80%


    Honkers: Not China

    Hong Kong is awesome. Vibrant, teeming with energy and youthful exuberance. Something for everyone, provided everyone likes hectic big cities crammed into tiny places. Hong Kong is enjoys a unique place on the planet, a space you have to visit to appreciate fully.

    Insider Tip:It's hard not to spend money. Go to Lamma Island, find the most gorgeous hidden little bay, take your towel and spend a couple of lonely hours unwinding just 30 minutes from the bustle of Hong Kong. I'm not telling you exactly where the bay is, but it's there, look for it.

  • 90%


    Good food but impatient waiters

    There are really a lot of good food in Hong Kong, but almost all the waiters and waitresses are lack of patience. They assumed all customers know their dishes well and couldn't stand that you ask them questions. The price of local canteens is also not cheap. Besides the protest issue, the service is the only thing that leaves me a bad impression of Hong Kong.

    Insider Tip:Buy the unlimited MTR ticket as the single trip is just too expensive! they have 24Hrs, 3-days, airport+city, and other choices, choose one that suits your trip. Almost all the waiters and waitresses are lack of patience, (except those in high-class restaurants), please decide what you want before calling them... So... try not to disturb them or let them affect your holiday mood. The current protest really affected a lot on transport and safety.

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