Hong Kong, China

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    ADUKE
    17 Apr 2021
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    Hong kong is a quite busy and dynamic city.
    But you can also find your safe heaven over there. There is a real contrast between the City and the new territories!
    You find yourself Between China Culture and Western Culture!
    I went to visit a friend, with no real interest in the city…But was amazed by the beauty of the new territories…
    But let’s start with the city’s heart, I stayed in the Wan chai neighborhood! Yous can visit the market and take The tram for a free city tour.

    Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong
    This temple was a quiet place in a so busy town…
    My first time in a Buddhist temple. It was nice to face Asian art and belief.
    There is a souvenir little market just near it.

    10 000 Buddhas Monastery
    It is like a little 40 min hike to the top of the monastery surround by every kind of Buddhas in every mood possible.
    And I did find a black status of Buddhas!!! For real
    Was a bit confuse… This place give also a Nice view of the city.

    Disney land is in Hongkong! You should check it out!

    Sunday hiking day? It was worth it, 3h to discover the beauty of the new territories. This part of Hong Kong is breathtaking.
    Hiking on the weekend is one of the famous outdoor activities for local people and tourists. The variety of trail is endless.

    Po Lin Monastery
    Monastery just near Hongkong big Buddha. Quiet and peaceful, you can hear the birds sing and see the #sunset on the big Buddha. The monk is still living and using this monastery as a holy place. They are so kind to share their place with tourists. This place is beautiful inside also, but out of respect I did not film as requested, so be sure to stop by if you visit HK.
    I am amazed by how Buddhist people and Musulin people holy place are free to visit(Dubaï and Hong Kong) and donation is up to you… While visiting Florence I have to pay for every holy place… We can do better

    On the road to see Hong Kong big Buddha and the monastery.
    Follow this journey on my story HK highlight on Instagram. You will see a glass cable car we took. Are you afraid of heights? You better not be!
    Me I have my limit this was a big deal already. Lol
    An amazing #break from the city, on a mountain of the little island, a tiny village. You can also hike (8 hours) to reach this place instead of taking the cable car. ( 30 min). Up to you!

    This city left my heart undecided.

    Hong Kong by night is magic
    Try the Rooftop launch SEVVA, the view is amazing.

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    guygarb
    31 Dec 2020
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    Let’s all go to the big Buddha!!! You see it in pictures so why not make the hike up the steep steps. I went with a friend of mine to Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The trip started funny enough because my friend and I (both black) were in a layover and the way the country citizens started at us was hilarious. My friend has a big afro wig on and I’m 6’2 so when we landed we were most certainly the spectacle. It was actually kind of funny to feel like we were somewhat of celebrities. If you want to feel like a fish out of water, this would certainly be the place as a black traveler.

    With that said, we decided to do a quick google search of the best thing to do with our layover time before heading to Bali. We came across the trek to the big Buddha. After we left the airport you take a train to what I believe was the downtown core. From there you get to a bus terminal where you purchase your ticket to drive about an hour or so to another destination. I must say the reason we took the bus was because at the time the easier route of the taking the local sky gondolas were down for repair. From what I had researched in the time we landed it would have been a much quicker and certainly more scenic way to see the island. Regardless, we were able to take a pretty adventures bus ride up the winding mountains to get to or next drop off spot where we took a local cab to get us to the entrance of the temple city that leads to the big Buddha. We took lots of pictures, enjoyed the custom jewelry and sacred temples, and felt pretty out of breath after climbing to the top to see all the amazing statues that lined the circumference of the big buddha. It was certainly a site to behold. Being a part of a duo doing it made it more exciting and you felt a sense of awe and majesty you walk through the beautiful compound. Certainly worth the visit if your’e in Hong Kong.

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    rari_Samari
    14 Jan 2020
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    Hong Kong was very historical, the culture was amazing. However, traveling while black there wasn’t a thing. My sister and I received so many stares and when we asked strangers for directions we got crazy looks. The nightlife there was poppin! It was surprisingly diverse and the music was great. The food ehh, not so much. It was hard to find good food there. Must visit the peak and take a train ride on the ding ding.

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    Elcidjarhead
    10 Jan 2020
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    Hong Kong is a huge fashion hub and a place where Chinese cultural meets Western Cultural. NOTE: The people of Hong Kong can dress!

    Things to do: 1. Symphony of lights. Catch the Star Ferry and enjoy the show. 2. Big Buddha on Lantau Island. Ensure you reserve a ticket in advance for the lift up or share a taxi with someone. The lift down is much easier since the line is shorter. 3. Times Square Hong Kong. Here you can do some shopping and take in the huge crowd of folks moving about. 4. Victoria Peak. Pay more and skip the line for the trolley or you can hike up if you are the backpacking type. Bring your drone too! 5. Disneyland. I did not do this but it is there. 6. Quarry Bay. Get off at this stop, exit and walk right to find the place where everyone takes “the photo” with the buildings. Yickcheong, montane mansion, yickfat are all the different names it is called. Bring a friend to get a good shot. 7. Temple Street night Market. FOOD!!!!! 8. Ritz-Carlton. OZONE Bar. $$$ but really nice. 9. Lastly, the one thing I did not have time for in my four days. Hiking!!!

    Getting around: I caught the train everywhere. Uber is expensive but a necessity if you are in a time crunch. NOTE: You pay the toll charges when crossing the harbour.

    Traveling while black: A non-issue. No stares. My level of custom service and etc. was the same as everyone around me.

    @elcidjarhead for insta highlights and photos

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    JChrissy
    09 Jan 2020
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    I would definitely recommend going to Victoria Peak at sunset, there will be a ton of people but to me it was worth the view. Hong Kong is very packed almost even more than Beijing and Shanghai in my opinion. But there are tons of markets to explore, you have to try the egg waffles and remember that there are two sides of Hong Kong so don’t forget to explore both.

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    aleeseLightyear
    19 Nov 2019
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    I stayed in Hong Kong for 3 days–wish I could have stayed longer but I enjoyed the short trip regardless. I went with a friend and we split the costs for everything. I think there was tons to do in HK, it reminded me of NYC on steroids. It’s extremely tourist-friendly, just about everyone speaks English and the subways and taxis are very easy to navigate. I was there during the HK protests, so the subways shut down pretty early, like 9pm. There was anti China graffiti everywhere which was interesting but felt very non-threatening. I felt safe everywhere I went. The transportation was cheap, but the hotel and the food and paying for activity was very pricey– basically NYC prices. I didn’t eat much traditional HK food, I was much more interested in international restaurants. In 3 days we spent $577 on food and drinks and we weren’t going to particularly fancy places. The night life scene was great, it’s easy to bar hop in areas like SoHo, Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai, We did some sneaker shopping in Yau Tsim Mong district- be ready to bargin! During the day we went to Victoria Peak, which is the tallest mountain in HK to see the views of the whole city. We also checked out some museums and mega malls. If you love to shop, it’s easy to go broke there! But if you’re on the thicker side, there won’t be much to fit you unless you go to Western-type stores.

    Overall, HK is expensive, exciting and there is something to explore at every corner. It’s great for couples, friends or traveling solo.

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    Jermcmil
    01 Nov 2019
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    So I had the pleasure of traveling to Hong Kong for work and stayed for an entire week. I worked for 2 days on the main island and spent the remaining 5 days being a tourist in the city. Upon arrival to the Hong Kong you need to have/get 2 things! Having Cash and a mobile data SIM card are life savers. Leaving the airport you will need to take the “MTR“ Railway to the city. For me this was Kowloon, and boy did I have quite the experience navigating to my hotel.As soon as I stepped foot outside of the railway I was literally inside of a high fashion mall ( which there are ton of). It was at this moment I was hit with culture shock. Not only am I black man but I am traveling alone. To make a long story short I was lost trying to find transportation to my hotel for quite some time when a kind teenage girl and her 2 parents decided to help me. ( I must have looked miserable haha) They spoke a very small amount of English but I was able to use google translator and Maps to show them my destination. They literally walked me to the bus station and spoke to the driver for me. Much of my experience in Hong Kong was a breeze( as long as I knew where I was going). The MTR/Subway is efficient, somewhat clean, clear, and has English signs. The people are mostly to themselves but are friendly. I visited the Big Buddha, Victoria’s Peek, The shopping district, Kowloon Night Market, and more. It is relatively expensive in regards to hotels and transportation but the food was cheap. Speaking of food, when you eat at a restaurant you don’t have a server and the experience won’t be like in the U.S. To put it bluntly, it’s purely a transaction so don’t expect them to hold your hand because you’re a tourist. Do your research ( Yelp/WeChat). You have to try some Dim Sum for sure.I am from the south so I would say they don’t season their food as strongly as we do but it isn’t bad, just be mindful.

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    Tuffgong
    17 Oct 2019
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    Hong Kong was filled with a bunch of activities to do. Ocean Park is definitely a must do adventure while staying there. The rides are fun, you’ll be able to see different types of animals, my favourite was the Panda. There’s also a huge aquarium inside with different kinds of sharks. I went ending March early April so the weather wasn’t hot nor cold, in between perfect fall weather. There’s also a cable car at Ocean Park that connects you to different parts of the Park to other rides while overlooking some parts of Hong Kong. We also got to see Seals which was a first for me esp up close. We visited Ten Thousand Budda Monastery in Sha Tin which was filled with monkeys.
    Night scene was dope, as a New Yorker the “bright lights, big city” setting wasn’t a first to see but definitely a different vibe to it esp being I another country & also another language. TIan Tan Budda was probably my favourite memory of Hong Kong, climbed a bunch of steps to get there but in the end the pictures were dope & the statue was huge. Hong Kong Central at night is very nice always, there’s a huge Ferris wheel similar to the one in a London which lights up & gives the area life. The Peak is also a must see while there, it overlooks the high rise buildings & makes you appreciate the scenery in Hong Kong for what it is.

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    Greedyglobetrotta
    11 Aug 2019
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    My friend and I were challenged by our Bartender “Xay Xay” (random man in the vest) in Hong Kong to eat an exotic dish. Anyone who has crossed my path, knows that I find it difficult to turn down a challenge.
    Anywho, he took us down a dark alley to a road full of street vendors and bought a cup of squid. The tentacles are grilled with a chewy and rubbery texture.. a little tougher than calamari. What makes it stand out is not the texture, it’s the SAUCE. Mine were teriyaki flavored, but they come in honey, barbecue, or chilli. You can tell by smile that I absolutely loved it.
    Definitely a must try! Let me know your thoughts
    Here is where I got the squid:
    Food stalls @ FUK WA Street
    Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Greedy Tip: Try the Egg Waffles too

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    datjassychick
    06 Jul 2019
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    I visited in the summer and it was really hot and humid, even late in the evening. The best place to catch the light show is at the avenue of stars. You will have to catch the star ferry at one of the ports. We stayed at the 4seasons and it was attached to a mall that had a walking bridge to the port. The admission to the ferry was less than 10 per person. The ferry stops at 12 AM so we took a cab back to the hotel. It was a bit more expensive but more convenient. The ferry ride is maybe 10 minutes. Hong Kong has a great skyline and views to match with nice swanky spots. We visited ozone bar on the 117th floor of the ritz carlton. This is the second highest bar in the world. It is located both in and outdoors and is worth a visit.

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    marcusmeetsworld
    23 Jun 2019
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    Hong Kong is one of my favorite places in Asia. Just went back couple weeks ago and I suggest visiting quarry bay, big Buddha you can take the bus just heads up if you are scared to take the rail up through the mountains like me haha, the night life is definitely what’s up also you can’t go to Hong Kong and not visit the night markets it’s one of a kind

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    18 May 2019
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    I visited Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year which as a first tip, I would advise against. Hong Kong is already expensive without the holiday season influence. Also, most places either shut down or are terribly crowded during the Lunar New Year. Regardless, I still enjoyed myself for the three days and two nights I was there. This was a solo trip, which I enjoy at most times due to the freedom to do and explore whatever you like, whenever you want to, on a budget set solely for and by yourself. I was staying at L’etoile de Mer, a capsule hotel in Causeway Bay for US$67 a night. The best mode of transportation in Hong Kong is the MTR. From the airport to Hong Kong Island, the ride was HK$110 which was the most expensive ride that I spent on during my stay. I also used the MTR to travel around the city and it was pretty affordable. It is best to get yourself an octopus card from the airport as soon as you land. It makes your life so much easier as you can use it on public transportation and to make purchases at the convenient stores. I pre-booked all my activities through KLOOK which I have found to be very helpful, affordable and hassle-free on all my travels. It also helps to have pre-bookings when you go through immigration especially when you don’t need a visa for that country or territory. I spent my first day in Macau. I took the Cotai Water Jet ferry from Hong Kong to Macau Taipa for about HK$350 return. I needed an entry permit for Macau which I got on arrival for HK$100. However, some nationalities can enter visa-free whilst some need to apply for a visa before arriving to Macau. I suggest checking the government website before traveling. There are two ferry terminals in Macau that allow easy access to different areas on the island so it is best to know where your activities are located before you book your ferry. I had booked a gondola ride at the Venetian for HK$100 and access to the Eiffel tower’s observation deck at the Parisian for HK$80 through KLOOK, so the most convenient ferry terminal was Taipa. There are free shuttle buses from Taipa Ferry Terminal to the hotels and it is less than a 10 minute ride. The gondola ride was alright, the staff was very nice and since I was traveling alone, I got to skip the long line and join another family on their ride (the gondola rides are shared). It was a 10 minute ride and the gondolier serenades you throughout the ride. The staff will help you take photos in the gondola with your gondolier before the ride starts, which they will then sell to you for between HK$200 to HK$400 after. The Eiffel tower observation deck has a lovely view of the city especially at night. They also had a short performance that I was lucky enough to catch as I came down and out of the elevator. I am not sure if it is a regular performance or if it was just for the Lunar New Year. In my personal opinion, Macau was just alright, mainly because of the area I explored. I am not really a fan of casinos and overpriced retail. The next time I go, I will definitely explore the historical part of it. Anyways, back to Hong Kong, I spent the entire second day at Disneyland which I really enjoyed. Hong Kong Disneyland has an app that is pretty convenient but useless without internet connection. Also, do not go to Disneyland during a holiday let alone the Lunar New Year. I had to wait in line for 2 hours for a 5 minute ride and missed the Mickey and the Wondrous Book show four times until I decided to queue up an hour before the next show-time. Characters show up for pictures after lunch in not very obvious places. When the staff tell you to come back for a picture at 4, be there at 3:45. The Lion King show was the best for me and also the only time I saw other black people during my stay. Being black in Hong Kong wasn’t that different from being black in some of the other Asian countries I have travelled to. You encounter the same reactions, stares, pointing and if they are brave enough, questions about your hair. There were a couple of snarky remarks but they only bothered me because I can understand the language. On my third and final day, I took a fellow traveller’s advice, whom I met at the hostel I was staying at, to walk all the way from Causeway Bay to the Peak. WORST IDEA EVER!!! I honestly don’t know what I was thinking, but I was definitely cussing myself out all the way up. If you are a fan of hiking, don’t let me stop you. It took me 3 hours to get to the top, stayed there for 10 minutes due to the crowds and walked down in 20. The queue for the peak tram was unbelievable and the crowds at the top were crazy especially inside the mall. However, the view is amazing and you can enjoy an unobstructed one right before you get to the top. There are also botanical gardens where you can relax a bit after your hike up the peak. Hong Kong, overall, was a lovely trip. I will definitely be going back as there is still a lot more to explore.

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    Sarah
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    HongKong is an amazing city and its definitely one of my favorite one ! I stayed there for 4 days and it was not enough, there so much things to do that you won’t be bored and you’ll always find something to do. It can be overwhelming but just take it all and enjoy the vibes there.
    First, you need to know that Hong Kong is an expensive city for China, being from Europe it was still affordable for me. I stayed in Kowloon and the neighborhood is really nice and quiet compare to the center. One of the thing that I liked about the HongKong is that most of the atttactions are free.
    Know that Citymapper works there and you need this app to get around is so easy that you can’t be lost.
    So here are some of the things I did and loved :
    – Big Buddha, which is located on Lantau Island. When you’re visiting the big Buddha be aware it closes at 5:30- 6pm. There you’ll be able to see the Ngong Ping village, Po Lin Monastery, The Wisdom path and of course TianTian Buddha.
    – Victoria Peak & Sky Terrace 428 : you can either get there with the Peak Tram or with public transportation which is cheaper. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t have pay for the Peak Tram. Also when you there take the short walk to have a nice view from the city.
    – Mongkok neighborhood : it’s in the heart of HongKong and it’s where you’ll be able to see all of the light signs from the restaurants. Just walk through the neighborhood and enjoy the vibes.
    – Quarry Bay : famous place in the city where a part of the movie Transformer where filmed. You’re not supposed to take pictures there but if you ask nicely to some habitants they will let you do it. Indeed people live here so try not to bother their daily life. I went on the evening nobody was there I had the place for myself.
    – Choi Hung Estate : à colorful basket ball court above a Parking lot. This place is now famous so if you want it for yourself you better wake up early in the morning.
    – Chin Lin Nunnery Temple : it’s a nice park in the city where you can enjoy some quiet time. I recommend you to get there by 2-3pm as it’s closed at 6pm like most of the temple in town.
    – Symphony of lights : it’s at the HongKong skyline at 8pm every day situated and the Avenue of stars, I was a lil disappointed so I recommend you to be there right before the sunset in order to enjoy the walk but also to enjoy the skyline by nice.
    – Temple street night market : you can find all kind of local food or souvenirs. For the food it’s a lil more expensive that others parts of the city. In terms of souvenirs you have to negotiate in order to have the better price.
    I loved the vibes in Hong Kong and I know I will come back fore sure. When you’re there just enjoy the city, walk around, eat some local food, drink some bubble tea, have dim sum and have a good time. And if you like to party Central is where you should be going. Traveling while black there is great, from time to time people will look at you or take pics of you but not as much as other part of China. This city has so much to offer that it would be a shame not visiting it.

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    Jstratosphere
    01 Apr 2019
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    I love Hong Kong. It’s exotic, it’s chaotic, and it’s electrifying lol .The city is just so big and there are so many things to do in Hong Kong, it can be overwhelming so much to see I was there for 7 days I stayed Close to the Kowloon Side I visited the Shopping markets, Big Buddha Statue shopping area in MONG KOK as well Victoria Harbour..also the Tram Sky Passos the best way to go it includes the
    • Ngong Ping Cable Car and Guided Tour (aka the Big Buddha)
    • Ocean Park
    • Sky100 HK Observation Deck
    • Airport Express Return Ticket
    • Aberdeen Sampan Ride
    • Cotai Jet: Hong Kong Macau Ferry
    • Macau Tow .. Also their subway system was so efficient and easy to maneuver and I did This 10years ago .. definitely love Hong Kong ?? can’t wait to visit again.

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    JuaLee
    11 Mar 2019
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    Hong Kong can definitely be done in 2 days. Found it hard to shop since I don’t purchase many luxury items, but I enjoyed the food. The Ngong Ping cable car will be closed until the 27th of March. We got all the way over there just to find out that it closed the day before we arrived…it rained quite a bit as well. Only 1 of those rainy days required an umbrella

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    24 Jan 2019
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    I visited Hong Kong and stayed in the Kowloon area. The hotels in the area were a little expensive for a nicer hotel. I stayed near the night market and not too far from the bay area. The night market is a pretty cool experience, lots of vendors selling souvenirs and trinkets. Also alot of cheap local food to try. I wasn’t in the area for too long but the city was very walkable, reminded me of a chinese version of new york city.

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    The Hawkins Experience
    20 Dec 2018
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    OK so let me preface this by saying we saw enough of Hong Kong on a layover flight. (13ish hours total there.) Getting around Hong Kong is extremely easy and the people are fairly to themselves for the most part. We took the airport express train into Hong Kong and from there another train over to Pick Fat (the infamous scene from Transformers. (Don’t be freaked out by how quiet it is in the the train stations they are as noisy as we are in the states apparently ?) We had lunch at Joy Jing Roasted Meat restaurant and it was honestly the best meal we had while in Asia. Took another train to victory peak to check out the insane view of Hong Kong. (pro-tip – if you’re against standing in line and are on a tight schedule grab an uber to take you to the top. it ends up way cheaper and faster plus you still get some dope views along the way.) While you’re here you must see BIG BUDDHA. I suggest ending your day here because its pretty magical seeing the sunset behind Big Buddha.

    Also, this might have been the one stop on our tour of Asia where someone didn’t try to touch my locs ?.

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    Moniquegoesglobal
    18 Oct 2018
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    Hong Kong is truly expensive compared to the rest of Asia, I consider myself a budget traveller/backpacker. I stayed at rainbow lodge hostel, which wasn’t the greatest hostel I’ve stayed at but as I was out exploring the majority of the day I just needed somewhere to lay my head at night. It was £18 a night for a 10 bed dorm – wasn’t great for the price but it is Hong Kong after all.
    I did a 2 and a half hour free walking tour on Hong Kong island, which was a great way to learn about the history of Hong Kong whilst taking in the sights. Although the tour was free a tip for the guide is recommended, the company is called “hongkongfreetours”. We also& went to see “Big Buddha” we took a half hour train ride on the subway to Tung Chung and then the cable car up to the Buddha, the cable car coast 235 HKD. I believe you can get a bus up which would be cheaper but that takes a couple hours. Victoria peak is also a must but timing the weather so you get a good view is a bit of struggle 54HKD for a round trip on the tram.
    We found a couple good places to eat on Wellington street Maks noodles was great and also a Michelin star restaurant without the price tag you expect from a Michelin star restaurant.
    I would probably say I spent just over £200 for food,accommodation and transportation around the city on my four day trip to Hong Kong.

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    MikaDeann
    25 Aug 2018
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    Hong Kong is a very metropolitan city with tons to do and see and plenty of restaurants to keep you satisfied.
    For a spectacular view and IG worthy pics, The Peak is an absolute must.
    Take a drive to Sai Kung for the best seafood. Spend the day by renting a boat for you and your crew and take in all the beauty. You can make a pit stop on a small island called Yim Tin Tsai for trinket shopping, unique deserts and great photo ops.
    The Stanley Markey flea market is a must see at least once. Beware…super crowded but great deals on souvenirs and knick knacks.
    If you have time, take a ferry out to Lamma Island for some beach time and hiking.
    I’ve been to HK several times and I’ve only had one racial incident…And I’m only guessing it was racial. My last visit I had a tough time getting a taxi on my own. I had typically always been with others in my group (white or Asian) and this was my first time venturing on my own. Could not get a taxi to save my life! Thank God for open minded Uber drivers.

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    Jetsetjeli
    09 Aug 2018
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    Disclaimer : I only had one day in Hong Kong and I didn’t plan much for my stay but I thought it was a cool city! I stayed in a hostel where our sleeping quarters were individual capsules.. coolest thing ever. The highlight of my stay here was Victoria’s Peak. The views were simply breathtaking. If you do nothing else in Hong Kong, please do this! It didn’t cost much but the lines were long so be prepared for a little wait. It was very easy to get around.. in my 24 hours there I used the bus, shuttle, train, taxi, uber, and a ferry. It’s safe to say I got around HK lol. The ferry was to Tsim Sha Tsui. Near the port were tons of restaurants, a very nice mall, and when you look across the water there’s Hong Kong’s skyline! They have a light show at night that was pretty cool. I was alone and I felt very safe. I have nothing bad to say about this city!

  21. Lonniesare
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    05 Jun 2018
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    Hong Kong is a pretty fun city. Victoria’s Peak was breathtakingly beautiful. But even doper than that was going up to see Big Buddha statue. I’ve never seen anything like that or even imagined I’d be up close and personal to something so amazing.

  22. Nate-RS
    26 May 2018
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    I went to Hong Kong in October of 2017, for 4 days. The weather was perfect, no rain, daily highs around 28 and lows around 22 (Celsius), everyday. Hong Kong is an extremely dense place, with a lot of skyscrapers. It was like an asian New York City, with all the buildings. The shopping centers there are huge and finding designer brands is extremely easy, as brands such as Rolex and LV, were on almost every corner. Aside from impressive shopping centers, there is much more to do and see. I also visited Lantau Island to see the big buddha and the monastery there, which was quite impressive. The cable cart ride to Lantau Island was quite scenic. While in Hong Kong i used the local transit to get around and it was quite easy to use and also all the stops were in english, which was a huge plus. Everyone i came in contact there spoke english. The food was expensive, as was the city on a whole, but it was worth every dollar, as the food there is amazing. The best dim sum and peking duck i have ever had was in Hong Kong. All in all, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend other give it a visit.

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    21 May 2018
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    I went to HongKong about 3 weeks ago and i will definitely be going back. I had a great time, i visited the big Buddha it’s about 280 steps to walk up before you reach. There were 2 Brazilian bulls roaming around but they were harmless. The view was stunning the weather was beautiful, it was the ending of April when I went. I also went to the peak of Hongkong which is a cable car ride up to the highest point. So high up i felt like i was standing in between clouds ! About 20 USD

  24. Yung.Queen.Symba
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    17 Apr 2018
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    Things to do: Almost everyone knows about Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s infamous party street, but there are also a number of really beautiful places you should visit off the island if you’re here for more than a few days! You should check out the Dragon’s back hike which will take you to the gorgeous Big Wave Bay Beach, visit the big Buddha on Lantau Island, make your way to the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery in Hong Kong or take a gorgeous bike ride from Tai Wai to Tai Po.

    Diversity (Visibility of black people in HK): I first moved to Hong Kong when I was 15, stayed for two year, and then returned when I was 22. When we landed in Hong Kong when I was in high school, I was suddenly made hyper aware of my race. Although we lived in Central, often purported to be a more international area of the city, it was possible for me to go days without seeing someone with the same skin-tone as mine. When I returned in 2016 as a Yale-China Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), I was shocked by the heightened visibility of African diaspora members throughout the city. Now I have friends from countries such as Tanzania and Nigeria who can go entire days here in Hong Kong only speaking Kiswahili or Igbo respectively. I’ve sat in hidden restaurants in Chunking Mansions (a densely packed commercial/residential cluster of ethnic communities from South Asia and Africa) eating ugali and groundnut stew. I’ve barbecued with French-speaking Cameroonians on rooftops, and attended Nigerian community gatherings where everyone glowed in Aso-oke fabrics regardless of their race. Although Hong Kong might not be as diverse as New York or London, it has been an incredible experience to watch the city become more and more international. If you’re every having a day when you want to see the wide range of international blacks that live in Hong Kong, visit Rummin’ Tings on hollywood road in central (especially poppin on a Friday or Saturday!)

  25. NOstopINme
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    03 Apr 2018
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    Victorias Peak is amazing. I also enjoy walking through the 10,000 Buddhas. Stayed at the Butterfly Hotel and ate at this amazing Thai restaurant ChaChawan across the street.

  26. Reastma1
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    19 Mar 2018
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    I spend Chinese New Years in Hong Kong and it was a memorable experience. So many people came to bring in the new year on the island. I love the trains because it could drop you to or close to a temple or a cool spot in Hong Kong. Hong Kong reminded me of New York due to the diversity of people, the food, and the night life.

  27. Traveltadey
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    19 Nov 2017
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    I currently reside in Hong Kong and it’s one of the best cities in the world
    It’s infrastructures are top notch
    All types of Asian food are sold here from Thailand to Japanese
    And it’s stratigcally close to other Asian nations
    If your here
    You can visit macao for a day trip and fly to Taiwan for a day
    It’s a very safe city with low crime levels
    However if you have partied in New York London miami or lagos Nigeria do not expect the same level of pump overall it’s amazing City

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