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Hong Kong Travel Information

Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong at night.

Hong Kong is a place which is a merger of varied culture and here you find Cantonese traditions with prolonged British influence as well as connections with China .

Explore the effervescence of this place with a feel of an urban landscape. You will find here trendy shopping malls, and boutiques juxtaposed with old world charm . You also find here lush greenery and hiking trails making the city complete holiday destination. The plus point of this tourist destination is sound transport network , efficient customer service, and of course its jet speed.

This Oriental Pearl has the convenience of modern living as well as memories of days of yore. When you discover its tourists hotspots like the spectacular Ocean Park, or the vantage point of Victoria Peak or the stunning Repulse Bay, you feel as if you have arrived in dreamland.

Hong Kong consists of four parts Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and the Outlying Islands. Hong Kong Island is the hub for economy, politics, entertainment, and shopping. Kowloon is a prospering region; and here there are Causeway Bay, Wan Chai , Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, and Mong Kok.

These are always buzzing with activity. The New Territories and Outlying Islands lets you explore the tranquility and scenic beauty of Hong Kong. Imagine having Yum Cha (tea and dim sum) in the bright morning or spending moon lit night on the top of Victoria Peak. Go on an exciting harbor cruise, and mingle with the shoppers in the various malls and markets around the Tsim Sha Tsui . Pamper your taste buds with delicacies at dai pai dong or take an enchanting boat cruise on a sampan or high speed ferry.

Hong Kong Map

Hong Kong Map

Getting In

Hong Kong enchants tourists not only with various tourist attractions, shopping extravaganza but getting to Hong Kong is also very easy, and you can reach here by air, train and even on a bike from neighboring places.

 By Plane
Hong Kong International Airport is a focal point connecting to different parts of the world . You have here direct flights to Hong Kong from across the globe. Majority of the cities in Oceania, Europe and North America are all linked with minimum one daily flight and thus Sydney has 6 daily flights, London 11(1 to Gatwick), Frankfurt 2, Paris 3, Amsterdam 2, Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 3, Vancouver 3, New York 3, Chicago 2 and Toronto 2 flights connecting to Hong Kong.

 By Train

Kowloon Canton Railway(KCR) has the option of regular Through Train service operating between Guangdong Province, Beijing, and Shanghai. The KCR also offers domestic rail service from the Hong Kong boundary with Mainland China.

To get the timetable and fare information you can see the online directory of the Kowloon Canton Railway. You should be informed of the fact that train service between Hong Kong and Mainland China ends before midnight because the Lo Wu border is closed at midnight.

 By Bike

If you want an innovative way to reach Hong Kong then come here on a bike . This is much of an attraction for cycle tourists, and there are the cross border arrangements from the Mainland China. You have 4 checkpoints on the Hong Kong – Shenzhen boundary, namely Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Man Kam To, and Sha Tau Kok.

 By Ship

The ships arriving Hong Kong anchor at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is in close proximity to Hong Kong’s cultural and shopping hub.

Transport

Transportation in Hong Kong is very sound and here you will get so many options that it becomes very difficult to choose which one is appropriate for you. Centamap helps you in deciding the location while the Octopus payment card is the base of the public transport system. This is a multi-utility contact less smart card. You can use it while traveling by MTR, KCR, as well as in some bus routes.

Subway or underground railway is the most swift mode of travel. You have here Mass Transit Railway (MTR) which is an underground network . This network has five lines and the Tsuen Wan Line is most important while the Tung Chung Line) is the fastest route to Lantau.

If you want to enjoy sightseeing along with traveling then go for Peak Tram operated by Hong Kong Tramways. These are slim double-decker city trams moving on the north coast of Hong Kong Island. They have a flat fare of only $2 and you will find that this is the cheapest way of sightseeing tour.

If you are located in the south side of the island and Lantau then transportation in Hong Kong by huge double-decker buses is a good option.

You can enjoy sightseeing sitting on the first seats of the upper deck. Various bus operators here are Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), Citybus, New World First Bus, and New Lantao Bus.

There are a large number of ferries plying between the many islands of Hong Kong. The most popular is the Star Ferry, don’t miss the route between Kowloon, and Central where you can enjoy spectacular views.

Traveling in Hong Kong by taxi is very convenient option and here the Taxicabs are quite spic and span and efficient . Also, there is a cable car service to Ocean Park located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, and Ngong Ping Skyrail on Lantau.

Leisure

For entertainment there are a lot of exciting options in Hong Kong, like a pulsating nightlife, going on a luxury night cruise over Victoria Harbor or rocking the night at the pubs, bars, nightclubs.

You can opt for Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village Dinner Cruise, which is a 5-hour trip beginning at dusk. You will tour the seafood bazaar at Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village, runway of the old Kai Tak airport and shop in the Temple Street Open Market after feasting on sumptuous seafood banquet. There are other luxury cruises like Star Ferry’s Harbor Tour with A Symphony of Lights, Pearl of the Orient Dinner Cruise, and Tsing Ma Night Cruise. You can also go for an exciting cable ride to the Victoria Peak.

You can also visit the bars and pubs in east Tsim Sha Tsui, Lan Kwai Fong, and Wan Chai. The most famous one is Lan Kwai Fong. You can taste wide range of beer, alcohol and wine which are indeed a connoisseur’s delight.

Then there are excellent nightclubs full of life like the western or Chinese night clubs . The ambiance is suitable both for business and family get together and here you can enjoy singing, acrobat, folk dances, and Cantonese Opera.

Another option is the discos which capture the attention of the youth with pulsating music, lights, and trendy décor. And some of the places you can hit for a rocking night are Cyber 8 Discotheque Pub, Club Ing, Kara OK bars, California Red – Red Box.

The options doesn’t end here only you also have the choice for seeing a good movie here. There are more than 100 cinemas screens which show the latest movies from across the globe. You can go and watch one at JP Causeway Bay or UA Times Square, Chinachem. Tsim Sha Tsui , an enchanting night park with astounding neon lights is also an exciting option in Hong Kong. Come to Hong Kong and have a swell time watching film, nightclub, bars and pubs, music and drama .

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