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"Hong Kong!" Hong Kong by skullcrusher

Hong Kong Travel Guide: 8,717 reviews and 21,598 photos

I visited this large island/city for the first time recently. It may sound odd, but I was impressed by how large and built up Hong Kong was. I knew that the city had a great movie production scene & that it was a large financial center, yet I just never imagined such a clean, efficient & modern metropolis. Though now a part of the large nation of Communist China, this SAR (special administrative region) is certainly a breed apart .... and it still holds on to some of it's recent British colonial past. I liked the energy of the place and the people are generally friendly and relaxed, especially for such a large city. The transit system is quite good: clean, safe (of course) and very efficient.

In addition, HK is a rather attractive city with gorgeous natural scenery with the views of the bay and the city ringed by mountains in the background. At night the city lights up with all sorts of lively colors. Cruising the bay is certainly a worthwhile option for good views. For another angle on the city, ride the Peak Tram up to the top of Victoria Peak for a panorama of the area. Like all cool place, HK has it's fair share of temples, museums & parks - not to mention a thriving nightlife scene. I rather enjoy all such things.

It seems a lot of people complain of HK being expensive, yet anyone used to visiting destinations such as New York, Tokyo, London, etc (such as myself) will have no idea what folks are complaining about. I look forward to a return trip sometime in the future.

  • Last visit to Hong Kong: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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