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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China - feature photo

Well here was a photo I took in a typical street in Hong Kong at about 2am, and as you can see it’s never quiet.

Hong Kong sits at the south eastern tip of China adjoining the province of Canton also known as Guangdong. Hong Kong is about 1080 kmĀ², comprising of Hong Kong Island Kowloon and the New Territories, including 235 smaller islands.

The primary tourist area in Hong Kong is Kowloon, here you can find almost an unlimited amount of electronics shops nestled between clubs, bars and restaurants. Some backpackers/travellers may find this area to be a little tacky, however I found it to be a very good opportunity to get orientated in more familiar surroundings.

There are some sights worth seeing such as Victoria Peak which rises 552m above sea level. This was also my very first trip on a funicular railway, to the top of Victoria Peak which offers excellent views over Hong Kong. There is also a Madame Tussauds wax works and the most cheesiest simulator ride in the world.

I remember a large night market which was on Temple Street which is worth a visit to. Unfortunately as with most markets it has fallen victim to the tourist trade but is still worth a look. There are Zoological & Botanic gardens somewhere near here too, or why not chill out at the beach at Repulse Bay

Also near here is the Hong Kong Space museum featuring an OMNIMAX projector. There was also a Museum of History and of course the Hong Kong Cultural centre which I never went to.

Hong Kong island was even busier than the mainland of Hong Kong. Most backpackers and tourists I met come to see the ships anchored off the port. There are many boat tours in Aberdeen which are very expensive but worth it. Try not to indulge in a meal on one of the tour boats as there are many floating restaurants here. Other attractions include the Central Market and the ancient Man Mo Temple.

Hong Kong, China – Travel Photos