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Hong Kong Travel Guide

by on June 24, 2011

Hong KongDeserted beaches and crowded streets, antique markets amongst neon jungles, endless energy and also quietness of the Buddha, Hong Kong is both dynamic and overwhelming, and thoroughly easy on travellers.

The sub-tropical climate of Hong Kong means summers are hot and humid, hence, getting around is sweaty and uncomfortable. Spring season (from March to April) and autumn (from October to November) is the best season to visit Hong Kong.

City sights

To enjoy the iconic views of the city, a tram from Central to Peak Tower, can be a perfect start. Get photographed with resemblance of Michelle Yeoh or Jackie Chan at famous wax museum. Capture some of the fabulous snapshots of the city skyline at Avenue of Stars. Don’t miss to enjoy the splendid sound and light show here at night called as Symphony of Stars.

To get closer to Hong Kong, wander around Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, or Tsim Sha Tsui districts. Explore the Chinese antiquities in Museum of Art. Go to Pak Tai, one of oldest temples of Hong Kong, built in 18th century. Aberdeen is immensely popular amongst travellers for its amazing floating village. The huge floating restaurant here has hosted guests like Queen Elizabeth II and many Hollywood stars.

Food, drink and nightlife

To explore the splendid range of international cuisines, head to Lang Kwai Fong and SoHo. The local cuisine is Cantonese. Do not miss to taste a various kinds of dim sums, vegetable or meat filled steamed dumplings.
Every night in Hong Kong is bustling, energetic and full of surprises. A visit to the glitzy cocktail bars, nightclubs and karaoke joints in SoHo, Wan Chai and hat Avenue can be an amazing experience.

Shopping

Though Hong Kong is no longer a bargain paradise especially for electronic goods, but shopping is still irresistible here. Buying locally designed clothes from Stanley Market can be a wonderful choice. Take back home those traditional Chinese cheongsams and jackets from Shanghai Tang. Pick up some souvenirs at Nathan Road or at Jade Market, which has about 400 stalls to choose from.

The Night Market at Tempe Street is all flooded with both fake and wondrous herbal cures, so pick wisely. Tempting and exotic aromas waft in from dai pai dong. After satisfying your appetite, spending some few minutes with fortune-tellers and relishing local street performances can be a total fun.
It doesn’t matter if you have come for a short-break or a long relaxing one, Hong Kong is one travel destination that will never fail to surprise you with its plethora of experiences.

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