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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

An exciting culture

Written by BrainyblondeNC on 12 Feb, 2002

Hong Kong is a different world. First of all, all the people there look different. They are Chinese! And you won't believe it, but even the children there are fluent in Chinese! Old joke :) But what is really noticable is that there…Read More


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The MTR -- Mass Transit Railway

Written by Overlander on 28 Jan, 2002

Most mass transit systems are not something one generally waxes enthusiastic about, as I’m sure you’ll agree. Indeed, more often than not, they’re something that frequently provokes dismay, derision, and disgust. Hong Kong’s MTR network, however, is an exception to this rule. It is nothing short of brilliant.…Read More


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Hong Kong - The Outer Limits and a Good Meal at a Monastery

Written by jmineo on 03 May, 2001

If you want to get out of the city take a ferry to one of the islands. I spent a day in Lantau and a day in Cheung Chau. Lantau is bigger than HK Island but only has 17000 people. Since most people are Buddhists,…Read More


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Some Sights - Both Known and Not So Well Known

Written by jmineo on 03 May, 2001

My nightly adventures brought me into many suburbs such as Aberdeen, famous for the junks, the dirty water, and the restaurants in the middle of the bay surrounded by water. Other trips showed me North Point, Yau Ma Tai, and Chai Wan. I felt always…Read More


Oodles of Noodles

Written by jmineo on 07 May, 2001

You think I ate a lot of rice in HK? I know you've heard the "all the rice in China" line (or was it tea?), and you''ve all eaten Chinese take-out with rice in the States, but I was pretty much rice-free in HK. The…Read More


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More contemporary architecture in Hong Kong

Written by billmoy on 07 Jan, 2006

The last few decades have seen lots of growth in Hong Kong in many areas. If my grandmother were to ever return to Hong Kong, she would be shocked at how things have changed over the last 50 years. There are plenty of new skyscrapers,…Read More


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Hong Kong Days 6 and 7

Written by blueskygirl on 08 Dec, 2008

The morning we spent just lazing around, reading some new magazines we had bought and drinking our grande lattes from the Starbucks down the street.We had lunch at this great place:The Press Room 108 Hollywood Road / Central Tel: 2525 3444I had the club sandwich…Read More


Hong Kong Day 5

Written by blueskygirl on 08 Dec, 2008

Today we slept in really late probably due to jet lag and being non-stop since the minute we arrived. Our mission for today is to find some really good dim sum. Someone I work with (she’s from Hong Kong) told me that her favorite place…Read More


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Hong Kong Day 4

Written by blueskygirl on 08 Dec, 2008

As noted earlier, we chose to switch hotels half way through our trip just to experience a new neighborhood and to be close to a park for our morning runs.Of course the only problem with this brilliant plan is that you do need to pack…Read More


Hong Kong Day 3

Written by blueskygirl on 08 Dec, 2008

A Day at Stanley and cosmopolitans at the Four SeasonsMonday – we went to the Central Exchange to board the #6 bus to Stanley, riding the first row on the top deck. The one hour ride was alternately exhilarating and horrifying. We were not…Read More


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