Hong Kong Journals

Hong Kong: Gateway to Asia

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A December 2009 trip to Hong Kong by alias843

Boat Life In Aberdeen Photo, Hong Kong, China More Photos
Quote: Five days in Hong Kong before Christmas.

Hong Kong Museum of History

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Attraction | "A Great Intro to Hong Kong"

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This wonderful history museum should absolutely be on the agenda for the beginning of your trip. Full of wonderful exhibits showcasing Hong Kong from its pre-historic beginnings to its place as a cosmopolitan city of worldwide prominence, several hours in this museum will give you a wonderful foundation for understanding all the other attractions the city has to offer. Be forewarned that it's a huge museum and unless you're moving at a lightning pace, it will take some time to take it all in.The museum touches on all facets of Hong Kong history, from it's prehistoric ecology to its growing role as a meeting point of east and west. The exhibits on the Opium Wars as well as World War II we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2010

Hong Kong Museum of History
100 Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2724 9042

From Big Buddha to Tai O

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Big Buddha Photo, Hong Kong, China
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We were determined that our last day in Hong Kong be as packed full of memorable experiences as possible. This meant getting up and getting going. We were staying at an airport hotel very near to the Ngong Ping cable car station and we thought we might as well start there. We arrived at the base of the station a little after nine and nothing was moving yet, so we joined a line of people to ask what was going on. Instead of finding out we were shuffled onto a bus that would take us to the top of the mountain. We found out later that the cable car doesn't start to run until 10am. It turned out to be fortuitous though, as this meant we were the first ones to the top. We got unobstructe...Read More
Boat Life In Aberdeen Photo, Hong Kong, China
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We decided to head for Aberdeen in the morning for no reason other than we had nothing else planned. If we had it to do over again we would probably go a little later as the Jumbo restaurant was barely open when we arrived.Getting there was not a big deal, we went to the main bus terminal at Central and wandered around until we saw a bus with the destination Aberdeen. We paid the fare and secured the upper deck seats near the window. The only problem was that we weren't sure where to get off, the stops weren't announced and the signs were too small to read. So I went with my usual tactic of following the crowd and/or the people who look most like like-minded tourists. For the record, ...Read More

Jen Hotel

Hotel | "In the Real Heart of Hong Kong"

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We picked the hotel Jen for its rate. It was a great deal in relation to the level of accommodation. We also thought it would be a good base for us to get a feel for Hong Kong. It turned out that we were very right.The Hotel Jen is definitely off the tourist's beaten path, and this is a good thing! It's located in the Western District, on Hong Kong island, well away from the maddening crowds of Kowloon. It's situated in a very residential area. The first day we set out towards downtown on foot and we walked past open air markets, fireworks stores, dozens of dried seafood shops, acupuncturists and pretty much everything you think of when you think of Hong Kong. As an added bonus, no ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 4, 2010

Jen Hotel
508 Queen's Road Western District
Hong Kong, China
+852 2974 1234

Lin Heung Tea House

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Restaurant | "Very Authentic Dim Sum"

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We had read about the Lin Heung Tea House before we got to Hong Kong and we were enticed by the promise of some authentic dim sum served from trolleys. We wound up getting way more authenticity than we had bargained for. This was our first stop on our first day in Hong Kong and our jetlagged minds had no idea what to expect.The restaurant is easy to find and once you get there you head through the downstairs bakery to the upstairs restaurant. We were there during peak lunch hour and the place was packed. We couldn't see anywhere to sit down until a helpful server guided us to a table with some empty chairs. This is the kind of place where small parties share big tables. We got to our...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 3, 2010

Lin Heung Tea House

Hong Kong, China