You are most likely to enter Hong Kong through Hong Kong International Airport. Connecting one hundred and fifty international destinations and forty cities in Mainland China, it is the fourth busiest airport in the world. Trains from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong Province also bring visitors into Hong Kong at a cheaper rate than air travel. Several points on the mainland including Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport have direct cross border bus routes. Passengers need to clear immigration at Hung Hom Station which is located right in the heart of Kowloon. It is the entry point for passengers travelling into Hong Kong by train, bus and many other form of public transport.
Once in the city, a centrally located Hong Kong hotel is what most travellers seek. The Causeway Bay area is much like New York’s Lower Manhattan; located between major entertainment and shopping attractions and the commercial district of Wan Chai is the Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong, a competitively priced property that is a classic blend of Eastern and Western.
An excellent public transportation system makes getting around this busy city convenient and if you are spending a few days in the city, purchasing an Octopus Card maybe worth your while. They can be purchased at any MRT station and topped up as you go to pay for public transport as well as purchases in convenience stores, food outlets and even vending machines. The MRT network is well connected, fast, and easy to use; it also runs an express line to the airport. Double decker buses are plentiful and offering cheap fares, they are a make a good sightseeing option. Trams or ‘Ding ding’ as they have been nicknamed by locals have been running in downtown Hong Kong for over a century. Taxis are easy to access at taxi stands or by hailing them in the street. Ferries connect Hong Kong, Kowloon and the outlying islands. Decorations at Christmas and New Year give these usually scenic boat rides a particularly festive view.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+
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