If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Hong Kong; you will not be stuck for places to see or things to do. The densely populated and extremely vibrant destination ensures you can be on the move for your whole stay, and your senses will be on overdrive (make sure you have something to take photos with, you’re going to want to record these memories).
Let’s begin in the middle. Crammed full of the infamous skyscrapers that define its skyline, central Hong Kong is where you’ll find the most hustle and bustle. There are bars, restaurants, and cafes around each corner, and the city center boasts a huge expat community, so you’ll be getting to know as many nationalities as you like.
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Tsim Sha Tsui
If you’re in the mood to spend your money, then Tsim Sha Tsui is the spot to visit. Aside from the beautiful harbor views, it boasts colorful markets and plenty of shopping malls for you to spend time (and cash) in. You can enjoy a swish lunch, or a pamper session at any of the luxury hotels that overlook the harbor; so book yourself in for a treat.
Wan Chai is the perfect place to take note and record the changes and progression happening in areas of Hong Kong. Once thought of a downtrodden destination, the money, and construction invested in the district are ensuring that great changes are taking place, and at lightning speed!
For an eclectic mix of activities, finding hotel deals in Southside, and staying to enjoy them is an exciting option. Whether you’re in the mood for a huge, Disney-esque theme park in the shape of Ocean Park (both an assault and a delight for the senses), or you fancy a chilled out day checking out the incredible coastal and mountain scenery, Southside has it all.
If you have an issue with people invading your personal space; then Causeway Bay is not for you. If you love being packed into public areas like a sardine as you shop; it’s worth a visit (you’ll never forget it).
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When you need to recover from your trip to Causeway Island, Lamma Island can offer you some peace and tranquility. Perfect for hiking and enjoying picturesque landscapes, the island will be a retreat for your mind and senses.
This is where you’ll find the Big Buddha statue; making it the ideal stop for your Instagram account selfies (it’s also pretty breathtaking). There will be loads of other tourists milling around, but don’t let that put you off visiting this lovely fishing village area of HK.
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Loud and unapologetic about it, Mongkok offers an authentic Hong Kong experience. Crammed with every market stall imaginable, the sights, sounds, and smells can be somewhat overwhelming at times, but it’s worth a trip if you want to get into the nitty gritty of city life.
The up and coming neighborhood of Sheung Wan is a treasure trove of quirky shops filled with Chinese antiques and vintage discoveries. The busy district is another area that seems to be constantly evolving due to investment and interest within it, so it’s well worth a visit to appreciate all the changes.
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