Hong Kong is a dazzling cosmopolitan city that should be on everyone’s travel list. A former British Colony, the relics from Hong Kong’s colonial past can be seen throughout the city standing proudly beside sleek, modern skyscrapers. With so much to see and do in Hong Kong, here are a few useful tips to ensure an enjoyable vacation.
Despite its reputation as an expensive city, Hong Kong’s public transport system is a cheap, safe and reliable way to get around. By obtaining an Octopus card for a HKD 50 refundable deposit and a HKD 100 reload, you will be able to use the City’s efficient public transportation system that includes ferries, buses and trains. Despite the many commuting options, it is best to find accommodation at a hotel that is nearest to Hong Kong’s main attractions like Hotel Pravo Hong Kong. Although the City has many five-star hotels Kowloon Hong Kong, budget accommodation is also widely available for the more frugal travellers.
Once settled in your lodgings you can leisurely explore this great city. Hong Kong’s awe-inspiring skyline can best be viewed from Victoria Peak which offers some of the best views of the City and the bustling Victoria Harbour. Embark on a ten minute ride on the upper deck of Star Ferry along Hong Kong Bay and admire the cityscape from another vantage. Not only is Hong Kong Bay the epicentre of the City’s thriving cultural scene, it also comes alive each night when the Victoria Harbour puts on a spectacular laser light show that illuminates the City’s skyline with dancing lights.
Much of Hong Kong’s greatest attractions can be admired during a leisurely stroll through the city. Pose like movie stars in the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, home to Hong Kong’s film industry and visit the City’s many museums and galleries. Window-shop at Hong Kong’s lavish malls and shop for souvenirs in the busy Night Market at Mong Kong Temple Street. Explore Hong Kong city suburbs and discover the quaint fishing village in Sai Kung, the market at Stanley and the 34-meter tall seated Giant Buddha.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.
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