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Hong Kong - Shenzhen border crossing

A September 2003 trip to Hong Kong by Jameskyoto

Luhou entry point Photo, Hong Kong, China More Photos
Quote: This is a procedural outline of what to expect for US citizens interested in visiting mainland China from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong - Shenzhen border crossing

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Luhou entry point Photo, Hong Kong, China
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In order to go from Hong Kong to Shenzen, it is necessary to take the KCR train from Hung Hom Station to Luohu Station. Trains operate until 1am. Check out this website for train schedules. Quick Tips: In order to cross from Hong Kong to Shenzen, one will be required to purchase the special 'Shenzen Visa' or Sprecial Economic Zone visa, which costs HK and is valid for 24 hours. It seems that the visa-free stay of up to 72 hours is no longer permitted. U.S. citizens are allowed same day visa processing. The processing time is determined on a first come first served basis, but doesn't typically take more than an hour.B...Read More
Best Western - Rosedale on the Park Photo, Hong Kong, China
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Best Western’s Rosedale on the Park is a unique hotel offering guests what it dubs "the Cyber Boutique Hotel" experience. I was totally unaware of this hotel genre when I made the reservations. However, upon arrival, I quickly became completely au fait on this the latest of hotel fads. From check-in to check-out, a stay at Rosedale on the Park is a constant barrage of pleas from the modern world to reconnect. Let me put it to this way: there are sattelite plasma TVs, cordless telephones, broadband connections, and novelty reminders of the IT-dot-COM turn of the millennium eccentricity everywhere one looks. Vacationing IgoUgo writers may find the high-speed internet and 24 hour on-site IT support no...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 24, 2004

Best Western - Rosedale on the Park
8 Shelter Street
Hong Kong
(852) 2736-0922

Temple Street Night Market

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Attraction | "Temple Street Night Market - Chinese street opera"

Temple Street Night Market Photo, Hong Kong, China
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Temple Street at dusk can best be described as a maddening swarm of humanity. Street vendors spout up under their stalls on the filthy concrete like mushrooms under dank logs. By nightfall the famous bustling Temple Street Night Market is in full swing, with vendors hawking goods ranging from casual clothing to semi-ligament mobile phone schemes and all makes of faux designer watches. Temple Street gained fame for impromptu Chinese street opera, fortune tellers, even the streetside dental exams, and in the process earned the name "Hong Kong's Poor Man's Nightclub". Despite Temple Street’s long history of Chinese street opera, unfortunately, visitors to Temple Street Market in contemporary times a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street
Hong Kong
+852 2807 6543 (HK T