On a tourist tour of China, one of the places that have a great attraction is Hong Kong. This city shows one of the most famous urbanistic landscapes in the world. This former British colony, transferred to China in 1997, and which maintains a special administrative regime, maintains a great mixture of modernity and Chinese culture.
Where to stay in Hong Kong
Contrary to what you might think, hotel prices in the city are quite similar to those found in major European cities. To find a quality hotel in the city prices can be up to 80€ for a double room. In general terms, Hong Kong Island is more modern and western, with large skyscrapers, a major financial area and major international brands. It is a more cosmopolitan area. Instead, the area of Kowloon is more chaotic, less modern and you live a more Asian atmosphere. The atmosphere can be a bit stressful because of the number of people, but it is very interesting and unique. With this in mind, it is far cheaper to stay in the Kowloon area that in the Hong Kong Island.
Places to visit in Hong Kong
This hill is located in the peninsula of Kowloon. From here, you can enjoy the best panoramic views of the old colony of the city. Both day and night views are worthwhile. There is a beautiful and old tram on the Hong Kong island that has been working for over 120 years and can take you to the top
Hong Kong Museum of History:
With an area of 7,000 square meters, the Hong Kong Museum of History shows the history of Hong Kong in a didactic and entertaining way, describing the natural environment, popular culture and historical development along 400 million years. It was established in 1957 and is free. What a best way to admire and understand the identity of this peculiar city.
Avenue of Stars:
Hong Kong’s cinematic productions are a very lucrative business. Each year, more than 100 films are produced and are only surpassed by Hollywood and Bollywood. Countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines or Indonesia are its main viewers. The Avenue of Stars is the city version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the floor of the street, you will see the hands of actors like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, among others. The street is in Kowloon, in front of the sea. The skyscrapers of the Hong Kong Island are visible from here. Tourists can enjoy the Symphony of Lights at every night, a show in which the skyscrapers of the city are filled with lights and lasers.
Activities to do in Hong Kong
In the upper part of the city, known as Mid-Levels, there are lush forests that you can access by various outdoor escalators, some of the great length. It is an ideal place for hiking.
Enjoy the Cantonese cuisine:
Hong Kong’s cuisine is famous around the world. If you come with enough money, you can spend what you want in food. There are even several restaurants with Michelin Stars. But if you want the true experience, the food on the street, in the small stalls, is delicious and is very cheap.
Make a picnic in the Hong Kong Park:
Hong Kong Park is located in the part of the Hong Kong Island, between the great skyscrapers of the city. It is a public park opened since 1991 that covers an area of 80,000 m2. And a great place to go to relax.