Hong Kong

City of Life, Heaven of Shopping

 

General Information of Hong Kong

 

Another Name: Xiangzhou (香洲 in Chinese)

Location: A city situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea.

Population: A population of seven million people. 

 

 

 

 

Disneyland in Hong Kong, a famous theme park in Hong Kong China

Interesting in Hong Kong

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Introduction of Hong Kong

Bird-view of Hong Kong city, a famous business and economy city in China

Bird Eye-view of Hong Kong City

 

Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets west", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony. The fusion of east and west also characterizes Hong Kong's cuisine, where dim sum, hot pot, and fast food restaurants coexist with haute cuisine.


Hong Kong is a recognized global center of trade, and calls itself an "entertainment hub". Its martial arts film genre gained a high level of popularity in the late 1960s and 1970s. Several Hollywood performers, notable actors and martial artists have originated from Hong Kong cinema, notably Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Jet Li. A number of Hong Kong film-makers have achieved widespread fame in Hollywood, such as John Woo, Wong Kar-wai, and Stephen Chow


Hong Kong homegrown films such as Chungking Express, Infernal Affairs, Shaolin Soccer, Rumble in the Bronx, In the Mood for Love and Echoes of the Rainbow have gained international recognition. Hong Kong is the center for Cantopop music, which draws its influence from other forms of Chinese music and Western genres, and has a multinational fanbase.


The Hong Kong government supports cultural institutions such as the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department subsidises and sponsors international performers brought to Hong Kong. Many international cultural activities are organised by the government, consulates, and privately.

 

 

Famous Attractions of Hong Kong

 

The Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

1. Disneyland: Hong Kong Disneyland consists of four themed lands similar to other Disneyland parks: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. All of them may bring you numerous fun and wonderful experience.

 


2. Ocean Park Hong Kong: Theme park about ocean, it has Ocean Theatre, Atoll Reef, Shark Aquarium, Giant Panda Habitat, Sea Lion and Seals Colony and many exciting rides.


3. Stanley Market: Hong Kong’s most famous Stanley Market, Murray House, bayside pubs and restaurants and Tin Hau Temple.


4. Victoria Peak: View whole Hong Kong Island at its top point.

 


5. Lantau Island: The tranquil Po Lin Monastery and world's biggest Buddha statue is the feature of Hong Kong Lantau Island.

 

Nightlife in Hong Kong

The Night View of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour, a famous night view in Hong Kong

Night View of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour

 

What to Do at Night in Hong Kong? When the evening comes Hong Kong wears a completely new look. Tourists, after a long day of sightseeing, shopping and other activities, head towards the glittering network of pubs, bars, casinos, karaoke and nightclubs. Residents shed the burden of the day and dedicate the night for partying. Night Park in Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui is known for its dashing look. Visit Hong Kong nightlife spots to get a glimpse of the night life of the city.

1. Pubs and Bars: Hong Kong boasts some of the best pubs and bars in Asia, where one can chill out. Beer and alcohol from a myriad of countries make whole of Hong Kong a trendy nightlife area. Tourist and locals, both visit these bars for cool evening. Locals arrive for mental and physical after the day of hectic work, while tourists come with the view of sampling Hong Kong's delightful nightlife.

2. Clubs: Almost all hotels and clubs have clubs. These clubs are the city's trendiest hangouts where DJs entertain the guests with latest hits. Hong Kong nightclubs can be segregated in two streams: Western and Chinese. While Western clubs take care of the needs of foreign tourists, there are of the Chinese variety to cater to the locals and Chinese. Both the versions work for full entertainment of their patrons.

3. Casinos: Horse-tracks and pari-mutuel, only two types of gambling are legally allowed in Hong Kong. Tourists who desire to try their luck in gambling go to Macau, which is at 50-minute jetfoil ride away. Both the trip and the casinos demand passports and the age limit are fixed. Dress code in Macau casinos ranges from smart casual to formal.

4. Night Park: The glittering Hong Kong Night Park in Tsim Sha Tsui is thronged by people at nights. Dazzling neon lights give the Park a dashing look. People love to bathe in the light of the Park. You can indulge in activities like dining, watching movies and strolling. After lot of shopping, passing some hours in the Park is very relaxing.
 

Food in Hong Kong

Various Hong Kong Local Food, Dim Sum

Famous Hong Kong Food -- Dim Sum

 

Hong Kong has a world of exquisite, mouth-watering international dining options. Enjoy five-star haute cuisine, fast-food, snacks or casual family-style meals in some of Hong Kong's Eastern and Western restaurants.

Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian and Filipino restaurants make for a pleasant change from Chinese food, as do Japanese sushi bars and fine restaurants. The Western culinary traditions are well represented with American, French, Italian, Mediterranean and other cuisines for those with a penchant for western food or Mexican makes for a spicy alternative.

Moreover, your Hong Kong tour can’t miss Hong Kong local must-try dishes are dim sum and fresh seafood.

1. Dim Sum: Dim Sum is the most famous in the long list of dishes in a Hong Kong meal. Impressively shaped, bite-size portions of dumplings with lightly seasoned fillings of meat and seafish, fluffy buns with various fillings and glutinous rice - all deliciously steamed - just ignite the tastebuds.


2. Hot Pot: Hot Pot in Hong Kong is best savored with a pot of tea. Served in little bamboo steamers or pretty plates, dim sum is light in content. It is a favorite dish of the Chinese. There are few better ways to pass time than eating some bites of Hot Pot accompaniments and drinking the soup.

 

 

Shopping in Hong Kong

Famous Shopping Are in Hong Kong -- Causeway Bay at night

Hong Kong Causeway Bay -- Famous Hong Kong Shopping Area


Hong Kong is perhaps the best shopping place in the world with reasonable prices, various types and best service. Shops in Hong Kong offer completed goods as well as comfortable shopping environment since they combine shopping and recreation together. Many shopping malls have facilities like restaurants, book stores and cinemas and some large ones are even with skating grounds. Besides, some book stores even have coffee café, which enable customers to choose their favorable books in leisure atmosphere.

There are shops in Hong Kong crammed into every possible space. This is a shopper's paradise. Below, we look at five of the best areas to find shops in Hong Kong to help you hit the city's shopping hotspots.

Shopping Area 1: Causeway Bay - Probably Hong Kong’s premier shopping area, just about every square inch of Causeway Bay is covered in malls, shops and neon advertising signs. If you’re looking for the manic Hong Kong shopping experience, this is it.

Shopping Area 2: Mongkok – Although Mongkok is far less glitzy than Causeway Bay, it is the most populated area per square meter in the world and amongst the crowded streets you’ll find a host of markets which sell everything from cheap Chinese fashion.
Shopping Area 3: Central - Hong Kong’s Central district is awash with cash and unsurprisingly you’ll find most of the city’s swankiest, malls, shops and boutiques nestled in amongst the skyscrapers.

 

 

Hong Kong Travel Guide

 

China Travel in Hong Kong -- Transportation in Hong Kong
Famous Hong Kong transportation means in the site of Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak Tram

Hong Kong's transportation network is highly developed. Over 90% of daily travels (11 million) are on public transport, the highest such percentage in the world. Payment can be made using the Octopus card, a stored value system introduced by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), which is widely accepted on railways, buses and ferries, and accepted like cash at other outlets.

 


1. Bus: Hong Kong's bus service is franchised and run by private operators. Five privately owned companies provide franchised bus service across the territory, together operating more than 700 routes. 


2. Taxis: There are three colors of taxis in Hong Kong. Red ones can cover most Hong Kong destinations except Tung Chung Road and roads in south Lantau Island. Green cabs run around in New Territories and on some appointed roads on Lantau Island. Blue taxis serve most destinations on Lantau Island. 


3. Railway: The MTR has an accuracy of 99.9%. Also, the urban lines have trains running every 2 to 3 minutes, while the Tung Chung lines have trains running every 4 to 5 minutes during peak hours. Therefore catching the MTR is the first choice for public transportation in Hong Kong.

 

 

China Travel in Hong Kong--Best Time to Hong Kong

 


Hong Kong has a monsoon-influenced subtropical climate, being temperate for nearly half the year, with distinct seasons--cool, dry winters and hot, humid summers. Typhoon season is May to November.

It is important and necessary to know when is the best time for your Hong Kong tour before booking your sightseeing package. Hong Kong is an all-year-round tourist destination. But in terms of weather condition, the best time to visit Hong Kong is from autumn to winter. The peak travel season of Hong Kong is from September through to Christmas time.

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