Hong Kong Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Hong Kong Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Hong Kong is located on the southern coast
of The Peoples Republic of China. The former British colony consists of three
main areas; The New Territories, The Kowloon Peninsula,
and Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated
places on the planet. It’s dramatic cityscapes cling to the hillsides
and the edges of its spectacular harbor. Hong Kong is the embodiment of yin and yang,
the Chinese concept of balance. It is filled with neighborhoods that resonate
with Chinese and colonial tradition, while it’s soaring skylines look boldly towards
the future. For visitors, Hong Kong offers some of the
world’s most intense shopping, sightseeing and dining experiences, yet moments of stillness await at every turn. Faith is an integral part of local life. Everywhere you go you’ll smell the scent of
incense wafting from shrines. Hong Kong has over 600 places of worship, from small neighborhood temples, to hilltop
complexes like the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. In Hong Kong, shopping is almost a religion
too! From opulent malls like Pacific Place to the bustling markets of Temple Street and
Ladies Street, tax-free Hong Kong is heaven bargain hunters. At the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula is Tsim
Sha Tsui, an area filled with classic neighborhoods. Take a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
which overlooks Victoria Harbor, one of the busiest and most scenic ports in
the world. The promenade is home to some of the territories
premier arts institutions, like the Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Cultural
Centre. From the promenade, hop aboard an historic
Star Ferry for the short crossing to Hong Kong Island. Explore the malls and futuristic architecture
of Hong Kong’s main business district, Central. Then take tram to the island’s highest mountain,
Victoria Peak. At the Peak Tower, meet some of the giants
of history, politics, and popular culture at Madam Tussauds. Then head up to the observation deck for the
best views in Hong Kong. Looking down upon the skyscrapers and apartment
towers, you might wonder how so many people can live
in such a tightly packed area. Yet Hong Kong offers plenty of green spaces
too. Take a stroll around Lugard Road to experience
the Peak’s dense woodlands. While closer to earth, Hong Kong’s urban centers
feature pockets of peace everywhere. There’s the wide open spaces of Victoria garden, the hillside tranquility of Hong Kong Garden, and the birdsong of the Po Lin Street Bird
Garden. Kowloon’s Walled City Park is a gateway into
the world of classic Qing Dynasty design, and features statues of the twelve animals
of the Chinese zodiac. Outside the urban areas, visitors are often
surprised to learn that over forty percent of the Hong Kong’s
territory has been designated as national park Thanks to Hong Kong’s excellent public transport
system, quiet beaches, sparsely populated islands and wild places
are never more than short ride away. From Hong Kong Island’s central business district, take the half hour bus ride to the tranquil
beaches of Shek O. Or, jump on a ferry to traffic-free Lamma
Island and spend the day swimming, exploring villages,
and hiking its many trails. Lantau is the largest of Hong Kong’s 250 Islands. Take the 25 minute cable car ride to the mountain-top
village of Ngong Ping. Here you’ll find the Po Lin Monastery, and
one of Hong Kong’s biggest attractions, the Tian Tan Buddha. After paying your respects at the Big Buddha
seek a little enlightenment along the Wisdom Path a trail dedicated to the centuries-old Buddhist
scripture, the Heart Sutra. Down on Lantau’s western coast, lose yourself
in the narrow lane ways of Tai O. This village has been home to fishing families
for generations. The ramshackle stilt houses are a favorite
with photographers, and its dried seafood is highly prized by
cooks from all over Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, no matter how far you roam,
you’re never more than an hour from your hotel room. At the end of the day, let the outdoor escalators
on Central carry you up to the midlevel neighborhoods. Cruise the fashionable bars of Soho, then
choose a restaurant in the popular dinning district of Lan Kwai Fong. Hong Kong is a place of contrasts after dark
too. Enjoy the bustle of the night markets, or
just sit back and relax by the cool of the harbor. That’s pure yin and yang. That’s pure Hong Kong.

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    Team Dibo

    Hong Kong is surely more than just retail therapy. The city is abuzz with lots of activity and a unique culture. Like Macau, HK is a shining special city of China, the Pearl of the Orient.

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    Rahul Thapar

    That's pure yin and yang…that's pure Hong Kong..what a lovely sentence… visited there in June 2018.. beautiful city

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    Jonathan Ng

    And China's gonna take this away in 2047 guys! I hope China can fk off pls that would be much appreciated by locals and visitors

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    Theo Tripcrafting

    Hong Kong is just an amazing city. Travel here with your backpack and have find great adventures, delicious food and just so much to do. Read the article for some cool tricks how to have a great time in Hong Kong!

    https://tripcrafting.com/good-fortunes-in-hong-kong/

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    Wingfu Fung

    Why seldom people go visit Bruce Lee's exhibition at Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha-Tin???? That's one of the coolest exhibition in the world and the best part, its free entry on Wednesday.  Is it because no photo is allowed that's why not many people knows it online?

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    Jamie Cheng

    Alas, I saw a lot of comments comparing Hong Kong to other cities but every city has its own charm and beauty so there's really no need for all these debates. We all have a soft spot for something or somewhere, and being born and raised in Hong Kong myself I love this city. I love how convenient and efficient the public transportation is. I love how loud and noisy a dim sum place is. I love the humid weather, the night view from the Peak, the food (wanton noodles with beef brisket, bubble egg waffles, ginger milk pudding) and my personal favourite, the view from the tram as it goes through Central during sunset.

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    chikara

    Came back today morning from Hong Kong. This was first visit of mine. I was amazed by it. One of the densely populated area but still traffic issues are minimal. Ladies market, man you must know how to bargain. You can even buy stuff 20% of the asked price

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    abicute

    Planing to go back again soon!! I didn't know there are alot more places in hong kong that I havent beeen to. So I read this book and it helped me ALOT! check this one out! https://amzn.to/2VMiUiE HIGHLY RECON!.

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    Andy Lee Wah Hong

    I live in Hong Kong. Whenever I feel down, I watch this video to remind myself about my city's fabulous beauty. It never fails to lift my spirits. Thanks Expedia, your videos are amazing!

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    Mikael Nilsson

    I decided when I was very young to visit Hong Kong before the handover 1997. I achieved the goal with 3 months margin.

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    Enad Evanz

    Remembering the memories! My first travel vlog. Hong Kong is one of the best cities in the world lot of things to do.

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    Daniel D Gordon

    It was so much fun to see Hong Kong for the first time. It's vastly different than mainland China. Finding things to do in Hong Kong is so much easier when you look them up long in advance like I did.

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    mikkANGEL AIKE

    i've stayed in hongkong for 1month vacation but haven't been to those places ..😂staying in the house is all i've done …tsk tsk tsk …but peng chau island where i stayed is peacefull …planning to have a trip again soon😘😘just sharing🙏🙏may god guide and bless each and everyone of us

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