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Hong Kong Travel Guide

Bird's-eye view of Hong Kong sky train traveling through the city

Day trips from Hong Kong range from tranquil hikes on remote islands to group tours down boisterous casino strips. Whether you prefer wandering around nature reserves or fast cars and Chinese shopping sprees, these getaways from Hong Kong will get you out of the city.

AGODA EXTRA: Hong Kong contains more than 7 million people who live in almost 8,000 high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. The total combined height of the buildings equals more than 330 kilometers and makes HK the tallest urban agglomeration in the world. Still, almost 40 percent of HK’s territory is comprised of public parks and nature reserves.

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Shopper on ice skating rink at luxury mall in Hong Kong

Shopping in Hong Kong is serious business and should be approached one zone at a time. Spend one day hunting down a perfect designer handbag, and spend the next day at local markets filling it up!

AGODA EXTRA: Visit Hong Kong anytime between July and February, and you’re bound to find some excellent bargains. Summer sales begin in July and end in September. Winter sales take place each year from December to February, particularly before Christmas and Chinese New Year. Download a currency conversion app, and don’t get confused: prices are in Hong Kong dollars, not USD!

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Cantonese cuisine rules in Hong Kong, but traditional dishes from Hakka, Teochew and Shanghainese cultures are just as easy to find in the more than 14,000 restaurants packed side-by-side throughout the city. Local markets are the best places to find authentic Hong Kong food, but this gourmet city has a fantastic choice of fine dining options as well. Keep an eye out for some of the city’s most celebrated foods, like wife cake, abalone and Hong Kong-style milk tea.

AGODA EXTRA: Stinky tofu is a staple street food in Hong Kong. Created from a fermented brine of milk, vegetables, meat and shrimp, stinky tofu is a rank example of a food that requires an open mind and an “acquired taste.” Find it deep-fried and drenched in hoisin sauce in Hong Kong, and don’t forget to stash a pack of napkins or tissues wherever you eat, because in HK, diners are expected to provide their own!

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Junk boat in Victoria Harbour with Hong Kong skyline in background

While standing in awe of Hong Kong’s lavish skyline, it might be hard to believe that hidden amongst some of the world’s most incredible skyscrapers are some of the city’s most noted landmarks. Dive into the history of this Special Administrative Region of China to unearth Hong Kong landmarks drenched in Chinese and British colonial heritage.

AGODA EXTRA: The Tsing Ma Bridge, which connects the islands of Tsing Yi and Ma Wan, is the largest suspension bridge in the world. The six-lane, double-decker bridge carries both rail and automobile traffic and serves as a vital element to the Lantau Link, which connects mainland Hong Kong to Lantau Island and Hong Kong International Airport.

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Hikers on Hong Kong Trail in Hong Kong

Discover an intense mix of British and Chinese savoir-faire during a holiday in Hong Kong, which flaunts as much tradition as it does modern culture. Uncover the personality of this Special Administration Region in its five distinct districts, which contain more than 16,000 people per square mile and enough sightseeing adventures to keep everyone on the go!

AGODA EXTRA: Wealthy and stealthy, Hong Kong’s elite residents own more Rolls Royce luxury vehicles per person than anywhere else on earth. The Peninsula Hong Kong contributes to the total by keeping a fleet of more than a dozen Rolls Royce cars on hand to transport guests.

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This seaside city is most famous for its mega shopping centers and densely-populated metropolitan areas, but knowing exactly where to stay in Hong Kong will give you a front-row seat to the HK attractions you want to see most.

AGODA EXTRA: Don’t freak out if you don’t find the number 4 in office buildings, apartments and hotels. The Chinese word for “death” is eerily similar to the word “four,” making the number 4 unlucky in Hong Kong and several other countries in Asia.

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Skyline view of Hong Kong harbor

Hop aboard a ferry to explore the many islands surrounding Hong Kong, or take in fantastic seaside views while shopping along Victoria Harbour. Whether traveling first-class or backpacking, Hong Kong offers an array of culture, food and activities for everyone, and best of all, this vibrant former British colony is SUPER budget friendly!

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