Hong Kong is a vibrant and exotic metropolis on the south coast of the China. This is a city famous for its gorgeous skyline and harbor as well as its rich cultural history. There are endless opportunities to explore the fascinating blend Chinese and western culture in Hong Kong. You will find fresh Cantonese foods served by street vendors, exuberant and exciting holiday festivals, and ancient Buddhist and Taoist temples. Hong Kong was once a British colony and is often described as an area where “East meets West”, referring to its fusion of Chinese and British cultures. Hong Kong also has its own “Times Square” and one of the most popular tourist attractions, the Avenue of Stars, is Hong Kong’s own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and pays tribute to the huge film industry here. If you want get a spectacular view of Hong Kong island, you should definitely visit The Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island. The Peak also has a fascinating gallery where you can witness Hong Kong’s huge transformation over the years. Another must see in Hong Kong is the Temple Street Night Market where you will get a huge taste of Chinese culture. Here you can browse through trinkets, sample local cuisine and see live cultural performances. So keep your options open, Hong Kong has a host of activities from festivals to hiking, theatre to a visit to a fascinating temple. This vibrant city has to be seen to be believed.
Wimdu Accommodation rentals –Villas and apartments to rent in Hong Kong.
With so much to see and to do during your vacation in Hong Kong , planning your vacation can seem daunting task. Wimdu can help you by giving you access to the best apartments and rentals in Hong Kong! Choose from hundreds of accommodation and rental options in Hong Kong’s best districts. If you are on a budget, don’t worry, we have options to suit all, rather than renting an entire apartment why not take a private room in a hosts apartment. With so many options you can really tailor your apartment and villa’s location and room amenities to your needs. Our friendly local apartment and vacation rental hosts will also be able to give you some fantastic local knowledge which will ensure no stone is unturned when visiting Hong Kong.
Did you know?
With 6620 people per square kilometer, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated cities in the world.
Despite this almost 90% of the Hong Kong territory is greenery.
Hong Kong’s harbor is the biggest and busiest port in the world.
The city has a higher ratio of Rolls Royce to people than anywhere else in the world.
Remember that unlike in mainland China, cars in Hong Kong drive on the left.
The average IQ in Honk Kong is 107, making it one of the world’s smartest cities.
Food and Shopping
Shopping is a major pastime for locals and visitors in major Asian cities none more so than Hong Kong. Quirky boutiques stand side by side with large department stores, and whether you are haggling for souvenirs in Temple Street Night Market or if you are scouring the rails of the designer outlets, there is always a mode of shopping to suit your holiday. Check out the Sun, Moon and Star streets in Wan Chai, this quirky neighborhood offers the best boutiques and bric-a-brac shops in the city. Make sure you haggle with locals and get some great deals.
It is said in Hong Kong that for ten years you could eat out three times a day and never eat at the same restaurant twice. And with some 11,000 restaurants it’s not hard to see why. Head to the district Mongkok and try some of the best dim sum (steamed pork buns) in the world at Tim Ho Wan. Costing just under $1.50 it is the cheapest Michelin starred food in the world. For a true Hong Kong experience eat out on a floating restraint in the city’s main harbor. After trying several dishes, attempt to make authentic food yourself. Source the products form the best night markets and take it back to yourself self-catering apartment and try it out yourself. This is just one of the many additional benefits of taking a Wimdu accommodation rental in Hong Kong .
Hong Kong is a truly 24-hour city. Many of the citizens have a work hard play hard attitude, and this is reflected in the diverse nature of the night life on offer in the city. Those who look to rub shoulders with the rich of famous should head to the Ozone Bar at the top of the Ritz-Carlton, the world’s tallest hotel. The bar offers stunning views of the Victoria Harbor and the city’s trademark skyscrapers, all whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying delicious Asian tapas. If you are hoping for a more down to earth night head over to the Lan Kwai Fong district on Hong Kong Island for the most popular bars and clubs in Hong Kong.
The city is well served by Hong Kong International Airport . Based to the west of Kowloon island, take the Airport Express train to and from the city center. For internal travel take an Octopus Card, this makes travel quicker and cheaper. The best attractions are all centrally located and well connected by bus and metro services. The subway in particular is amongst the most efficient services in the world. The perfect way to see the city however is by a ferry ride from central Hong Kong to the Island of Kowloon, from here you can see some of the city’s most renowned landmarks and skyscrapers from a unique perspective.