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Visiting Hong Kong

Long a site of cultural convergence, Hong Kong leads a double life, with skyscrapers towering over temples and double-decker buses making room for rickshaws. Sea and sky share in the action, too, as the Star Ferry shuttles between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and a beloved tram continually climbs Victoria Peak. It’s this mix of up, down, old, and new that defines the city and provides visitors with so many different sights, sounds, and attractions.

And just as there are many things to do in Hong Kong, there are many places to eat, from traditional Chinese restaurants to imports like Italian. Hotels in Hong Kong are varied as well; check out an IgoUgo trip journal about mid-market options or treat yourself to one of the city’s luxury hotels. If you’re headed to Hong Kong because it’s one of the world’s leading financial centers and the world’s... Read More
Long a site of cultural convergence, Hong Kong leads a double life, with skyscrapers towering over temples and double-decker buses making room for rickshaws. Sea and sky share in the action, too, as the Star Ferry shuttles between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and a beloved tram continually climbs Victoria Peak. It’s this mix of up, down, old, and new that defines the city and provides visitors with so many different sights, sounds, and attractions.

And just as there are many things to do in Hong Kong, there are many places to eat, from traditional Chinese restaurants to imports like Italian. Hotels in Hong Kong are varied as well; check out an IgoUgo trip journal about mid-market options or treat yourself to one of the city’s luxury hotels. If you’re headed to Hong Kong because it’s one of the world’s leading financial centers and the world’s eleventh-largest trading entity, there is no shortage of business hotels. Once you’ve worked, or vacationed, all day, though, save energy for Hong Kong’s exciting nightlife.

No matter why you’re visiting the place where East meets West, check out stunning photos by our travelers before you go. After viewing a panoramic of the skyline and a few shots of temples, street markets, and Victoria Harbor, you’ll be ready to find a flight and hop on a plane to this Pearl of the Orient.    Close

Stories and Tips Hong Kong

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From Big Buddha to Tai O

Written by alias843 on 05 Dec, 2010

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…Read More


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Don't Do What I Did Travel Moment - Hong Kong

Written by Battered Orange Suitcase on 02 Jan, 2010

There is a deliberately unassuming little club on Staunton Street in Hong Kong called Feather Boa. From the outside, you would never know it existed. There is no sign, indeed no indication whatsoever that a popular bôite can be found within. The…Read More


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Hong Kong - Incense and Bird's Nest

Written by Bill Pfeffer on 22 Mar, 2009

Arriving in Hong Kong on the luxurious express train from Guangzhou, we checked into our hotel and hurried out on a sparkling spring day to walk the harbor promenade. Hong Kong seemed to me as just another huge urban shopping center. Although beautiful, I was…Read More


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Dim Sum, Naan, and Lan Kwai Fong...three things in HK that you don't want to miss!

Written by Tim Thornton on 08 Jan, 2007

While Hong Kong has an array of foods from Asia and the world (see SOHO area even if you don’t like Asian food), you should experience one of Hong Kong’s specialties at least once: Dim Sum. Dim Sum is largely a collection of steamed and…Read More


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Things to Do When Traveling in Hong Kong

Written by Tim Thornton on 29 Dec, 2006

Visiting Hong Kong can be an outstanding experience for anyone - even those of us who do not speak the language and are not sure what Chinese language is spoken in Hong Kong. I highly recommend Hong Kong and Asia to anyone who is interested…Read More


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A Taste of China

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 08 Aug, 2005

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China: That’s Hong Kong to you and me. It's located at the southern tip of China and is split into two large islands, a slice of the mainland, and 200-odd smaller islands. Hong Kong Island…Read More


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The Buses in Hong Kong

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 08 Aug, 2005

The mood turned from jovial to sour in an instant. One minute, we were sitting by a pay phone, joking away as usual, and then Thom's face dropped as he read a text message saying, "London's been attacked by terrorists - 6 bombs". We both lived…Read More


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Being a Tour Guide In Your Own Home Town

Written by Ed Hahn on 10 May, 2006

I recently had the opportunity to show a couple of first time visitors around Hong Kong. They were connecting to a cruise and only had a day and a half. Additionally, the weather was hot and extremely muggy, a condition they were not used to.…Read More


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Street Markets of Kowloon

Written by Mr. Wonka on 29 Feb, 2004

It felt like we were advancing through levels of street markets in Mong Kok like Super Mario advances through game stages. Once you hit the Ladies Market at the corner of Dundas and Tung Choi Road, you’ll plunge into a veritable canyon of stalls that…Read More


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10 Tips, General Thoughts, and Observations

Written by Mr. Wonka on 27 Feb, 2004

#1 - I love the crosswalks in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon! Not only are the pedestrian signals equipped with the normal lights to indicate whether to walk or not, but also a "clicking device" that gives you a clear auditory signal of when to…Read More


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