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

  • 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

  • 80%


    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%


    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.

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