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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
I managed to get some bargain tickets to Hong Kong with Air New Zealand. Has anyone been there and have a few tips on where to stay, what to see etc. Thanks. Rep added for all helpers:)
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#1
how much were the flights out of interest?
#2
dcx_badass;5135540
I'm here now, landed a few hours ago, I don't like it, people follow you in the streets, give you false info to trick oyu into the wrong place, and shout at you for no reason.

eh?doesn't sound like HK to me
#3
dcx_badass
I'm here now, landed a few hours ago, I don't like it, people follow you in the streets, give you false info to trick oyu into the wrong place, and shout at you for no reason.


Sounds more like Germany!
#4
my advice is make sure the girls ar actually girls before you sleep with them my mate had a nice suprise when he got off with a nurse rofl:whistling:
#5
Why on earth would you be on HUKD if you were on hol in Hong Kong...
#6
kiwinator
how much were the flights out of interest?

.£170 with a "bag it" deal posted in Bitter Wallet :thumbsup:
jamespir
my advice is make sure the girls ar actually girls before you sleep with them my mate had a nice suprise when he got off with a nurse rofl:whistling:

No probs there , being a girl I'll just sit back and have a laugh at the blokes chatting up the "Lady Boys" lol:-D
#7
dcx_badass
I'm here now, landed a few hours ago, I don't like it, people follow you in the streets, give you false info to trick oyu into the wrong place, and shout at you for no reason.


I think not
#8
MAIA
.£170 with a "bag it" deal posted in Bitter Wallet :thumbsup:

No probs there , being a girl I'll just sit back and have a laugh at the blokes chatting up the "Lady Boys" lol:-D


Thought you were going to Hong Kong not Thailand????
#9
martyn_3000
Why on earth would you be on HUKD if you were on hol in Hong Kong...


To give feedback for me:) Hope it gets better, maybe you're very well dressed and they 've decided you've got loadsamoney. Have you tried dressing down?

Rep given btw dcx_badass. I like to be forewarned! Which area are you in?
#10
boothy
Thought you were going to Hong Kong not Thailand????


Oh.:? Is it only Thailand that has Lady Boys?:roll:
#11
Dont get HK confused with some other asian destinations.

HK is a major world business centre and a very expensive city to live and play.

Lots to do as a tourist but it could never be described as a budget backpacker type destination,take plenty of money with you.
2 Likes #12
dcx_badass
Because I' m in my room on my laptop tool. Flight BA0027 left Heathrow termical 5 at 22:20 may 5th arrived about 5pm hong kong time on the 6th look it up.


If you really are there,get out and do something!!!!!,you are in one of the best cities in the world.
#13
boothy
Dont get HK confused with some other asian destinations.

HK is a major world business centre and a very expensive city to live and play.

Lots to do as a tourist but it could never be described as a budget backpacker type destination,take plenty of money with you.


Yes, we want to see all sides of the place. Already surprised to see the area it covers, after looking at maps on the net.
Intending to go prepared with the dosh, but we don't need the fancy hotels etc that they have. Want to see all the street markets, harbour etc. Try out lots of local food:p
Rep for the advice
#14
dcx_badass
Because I' m in my room on my laptop tool. Flight BA0027 left Heathrow termical 5 at 22:20 may 5th arrived about 5pm hong kong time on the 6th look it up.



Kowloon, right on the main retail streets, watch out people pretend to help but send you to a slightly different place they own.


Oh, yes I'm familiar with all that from a trip to Morrocco.
The only thing to do is avoid eye contact and walk on, ignoring them.
May be better when you get out of the centre?
#15
dcx_badass
I started shouting go away we already paid somewhere.

Also our #hostel is pretty nice was £95 for a twin room for 3 nights. Room is small but nice.


Bargain.:) When we arrive we'll probably go to bed for half a day. Dreading the trip, even I'm not expecting it to take 23hours:w00t:
I remember you saying you were going to Hong Kong, be really good if you could keep us posted:)
#16
boothy
If you really are there,get out and do something!!!!!,you are in one of the best cities in the world.


Well said, rep left for making me smile lol.
#17
dcx_badass
5 hour coach from leeds, 1hr tube journey 3 hours in airport, 12 hour flight 1hr bus in HK.

Will do upadtes but we leave on saturday morning.


Cheers,:thumbsup:

It's bringing back memories of travelling back from Athens on Magic Bus. Took 3 days solid,no breaks and couldn't feel my backside for a month!
Enjoy the rest of your stay, and hope the trip gets better;-)
2 Likes #18
You can go to Disneyland & Ocean Park, the Peak. HK also got all sort of restaurants (Korean, Thai, Japanese...etc), you should try the local chinese foods, it will definately taste differently than the chinese takeaway back in UK. You can even do a short trip to Mainland China depend on how long you are staying. You should get a Octopus Card when you arrive in HK, it can make your travel more easy and convenience. I hope this can help.
1 Like #19
oooooo i went there for honeymoon and HIGHLY reccomend it. we stayed in the madarin oriental with views of the harobour and it was fab!! we booked excursions with the hotel and loved them. they usually incorporate a few different things. i can remeber

seeing the temples, vry nice experience
orange wishing tree good laugh...u write a wish on a tag with a weight on/or ornage cant rmbr, and then throw it up and hope it gets looped around the branches/basically gets stuck in the tree.... anyways its fun!
little jewlerry makers i liked it cos at end they tk u to a shop where they sell the stuff and i git a white gold diamond ring!! wooo!! but was interesting seeing hw the rings etc are made!!

obviously went to town area etc..... but see what the hotel offer u and book the excursions; ull love them!
#20
Ferry to Macau(or helicopter) is a good day trip

Spa treatments at Hyatt or Four Seasons,pricey but worth it.
1 Like #21
minnie77
You can go to Disneyland & Ocean Park, the Peak. HK also got all sort of restaurants (Korean, Thai, Japanese...etc), you should try the local chinese foods, it will definately taste differently than the chinese takeaway back in UK. You can even do a short trip to Mainland China depend on how long you are staying. You should get a Octopus Card when you arrive in HK, it can make your travel more easy and convenience. I hope this can help.


magicbeans
oooooo i went there for honeymoon and HIGHLY reccomend it. we stayed in the madarin oriental with views of the harobour and it was fab!! we booked excursions with the hotel and loved them. they usually incorporate a few different things. i can remeber

seeing the temples, vry nice experience
orange wishing tree good laugh...u write a wish on a tag with a weight on/or ornage cant rmbr, and then throw it up and hope it gets looped around the branches/basically gets stuck in the tree.... anyways its fun!
little jewlerry makers i liked it cos at end they tk u to a shop where they sell the stuff and i git a white gold diamond ring!! wooo!! but was interesting seeing hw the rings etc are made!!

obviously went to town area etc..... but see what the hotel offer u and book the excursions; ull love them!


boothy
Ferry to Macau(or helicopter) is a good day trip

Spa treatments at Hyatt or Four Seasons,pricey but worth it.


dcx_badass
Disneyland is $198 with the leaflet from the airport if not it's $350, free bus service from the airport to it, our bus from the airport to kowloon was $33


Thanks to all.:-D
We are thinking to go to Disneyland there, will definitely pick the leaflets up at the airport :thumbsup. Good tip.
Temples sound good, and even though we definitly wont be staying at the Hyatt or Four Seasons, may need their help after going around Hong Kong! All repd:thumbsup:
1 Like #22
1. Watch Chinese Opera
You may have seen those elaborately dressed actor-singers with overly done face paintings. I think this is the epitome of Chinese entertainment and a reason for gathering of families and friends. The standard opera is based on folklore, legends, and historical incidents from the past. One of the popular landmarks of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong is the Sunbeam Theatre.

2. Climb atop ifc 2 and see the Victoria Harbour and beyond
Go to ifc in Central and get a view of Hong Kong from the 88th floor.

3. Take a helicopter ride overlooking Hong Kong
If you think the aerial view from your 747 jet to Hong Kong airport is just so small, consider hiring a helicopter tour. Heliservices Hong Kong charges from HK$6,000 per 15 minutes to HK$18,000 for an hour touring the whole territory.

4. Take the harbour cruise
This will enhance your view of the Victoria Harbour, which can be done via HK$2.20 ride from Wan Chai or Central to Tsim Sha Tsui or vice versa. Hong Kong Tourism Board provides more information on a variety of cruises (morning, afternoon, evening, sunset).

5. Go to the Peak by bus, the Peak Tram and hiking
Bus 15 costs less than HK$10 from Central (bus stop is near the ifc 2 and Outlying Islands Ferry Terminal) and enables you to take a view of Happy Valley as well as the expensive homes alongside the Peak area via Stubbs Road that snakes through to the backdoors of The Peak.

The Peak Tram is usually where tourists go and why not, it's still affordable at HK$20 for one way and HK$30 return tickets via the steep inclines from the station located at Murray Building in Garden Road. From Star Ferry, take the 15C bus where you can ride the open air top deck, the only one of its kind in Hong Kong.

Hiking is obviously the one that takes most time, but it's also healthy and costs nothing but a bottled water. This is a good choice during spring or autumn as winters can be cold and summers are scorching hot (plus the mosquito infestation). I usually take the Pok Fu Lam Country Park Trail.

6. Have high tea at The Peninsula
This is rather expensive but also popular in Hong Kong. It's not just sipping tea but it usually consists of cold meats, eggs and/or fish, cakes and sandwiches. Peninsula Hotel's Spring Moon is one of the best in Hong Kong.


7. Join the Cheung Chau Bun festivities
The bun snatching event is a popular activity during the Cheung Chau Bun festival held at the island of Cheung Chau.

8. Witness the Chinese New Year fireworks at Tamar Site
Chinese New Year is celebrated within the mid-January to mid-February, brave the crowds and the chilly evening air to witness an extravagant display of fireworks that drape the Victoria Harbour with a variety of colors and shapes. Join the oohs and aahs of the excited crowd.

9. Climb the stairs leading to the Big Buddha
It's not just big Buddha, it's BIG Buddha. It requires 268 steps to reach the Buddha through a series of steps. Visitors may then travel to and from and Buddha via the following bus routes: Mui Wo to/from Ngong Ping — NLB No. 2 and Tung Chung to/from Ngong Ping — NLB No. 23

10. Tell the time using Central Plaza
Strange but it actually works. Look at the top spire of Central Plaza in Wan Chai (it's the tallest building in Hong Kong before ifc2 was erected). Known as Lightime, it describes its operation as:

It consists of four (spandrel) neon bands, each representing 15 minutes, that change colour on the quarter hour, progressing through the hour, according to a six-hour colour cycle.

11. Try some dose of Chinese medicine
Only when you are sick and see no complications to try. Chinese medicine is a regulated profession in Hong Kong protected by ordinance and has an updated list of accredited practitioners.

12. Drink the local Chinese tonic tea
These are usually found on streets of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay or just about everywhere in Hong Kong (photo). Unlike its cousin, the teabags, this specially concocted tonic tea drink has better preventative powers against several diseases. Obviously, this is a better alternative to coffee or cola drinks. You pay a few dollars (typically HK$4 to HK$7) for a gulp. Can be served hot or cold.

13. Learn tai chi for FREE
In a land of expensive vices and hobbies, learning tai chi is supposed to be no different. But thanks to Hong Kong Tourism Board, at least one professional free tai chi lesson is conducted here. There are two venues to choose from: Tsim Sha Tsui (Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit E, take pedestrian tunnel ahead and follow the signs to the Avenue) at 8am-9am (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) and The Peak's Viewing Terrace (Central MTR Exit A, take bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus up the twisting roads to the Peak, follow signage to the Peak Tower) at 9am-10am (Saturday). Call +852 2508 1234 for enquiries.

If you can't find time to both venues, tai chi practitioners are plenty in parks, notably Hong Kong Park in Admiralty, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai and in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. I am not sure if it's an offense to mimic an action without prior notification. :(

14. Watch the Dragon Boat races during the Tuen Ng festival. Better yet, join one of the participating dragon boat teams
Tuen Ng Festival is also known as Dragon Boat Festival which is celebrated sometime in June. Although it's usually very hot and humid at this time of the year, it is just the traditional beginning of the summer season. Races are held in Stanley and Shatin. There are dragon boat organizations that promote the development of the sport. Every year, several teams from different countries compete in the competitions.

15. Go high (literally) to the Mid-Levels using the world's longest covered outdoor escalator
Follow the trail of this magnificent structure as you are tempted to terminate the journey by an array of bars andrestaurants that sprout along the sidewalks.

16. Be a kid again and join the rides at Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest Disneyland in the world but who cares if it's already sufficient enough to bring back the memories as a kid who is fond of riding roller coasters and pose with your favorite cartoon characters?

Ocean Park is themed after sea creatures with some affection towards preserving endangered species such as the two latest residents, giant pandas Le Le and Ying Ying who maintain a blog!

17. Bet on Mark Six for twenty dollars at one of HK Jockey Clubs betting stations
Enjoy the frenzy and excitement of sharing the chance to win millions with other bettors. I haven't tried Mark Six betting ever, believe it or not, but I do recommend this one. No ideas on which numbers to bet? Try the random number generator. Do this only if you don't suspect you're a habitual offender. Maybe I suspect I am.

18. Take the Maclehose Trail for hiking and making a stop at Hong Kong's tallest peak
If you are into extreme hiking adventure and all trails in Hong Kong island are patsies, brace yourself for this 100 kilometer long trail.

19. Take a milder hiking route at Dragon's Back or Battery Path in Hong Kong island
OK, you're fairly new to the hiking adventure and want to take the milder road conditions. The English Centre of Hong Kong U has a list of Hong Kong island hiking trails to choose from.

20. Witness the Noon Day Gun being fired at midday in Causeway Bay
From Wikipedia:

The tradition seems to have originated over an incident in the 1860s when Jardines, who had their main godowns and offices at East Point, had their private militia fire a gun salute to welcome the tai pans arrival by sea. The Royal Navy thought that such a salute should be reserved only for government officials or senior officers of the armed services. In penance, Jardines has been required to fire a gun at noon ever since, to serve as a time signal.

To watch the event, people must make their way to the enclosure - the easiest way to get there is to take the tunnel under the road from the basement car park in The Excelsior hotel - ask at reception if you cannot find it as the signage is poor.
#23
21. Test your bargaining power and negotiating skills at Mong Kok
Ladies Market and Temple Street is haven for bargain hunters who go home with sometimes unwanted items at unbelievable prices. Brave the crowds, avoid the pickpockets and test your negotiating and acting skills.

22. Do snorkelling, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing or go fishing on any of Hong Kong's 30 beaches around Stanley and Sai Kung area
Unless you fear getting more tanned or fear the UV rays, this is the place to enjoy summer in Hong Kong. Never mind the humidity, you're getting soaked anyway. 12HK has a information on Hong Kong's fine beaches.

23. Go to the Happy Valley or Shatin racecourses and scream to exhort your favorite horses to win
Same as #17 but go there for the fun of it and not mainly to win. Visit Hong Kong Jockey Club website for more info.

24. Experience Hong Kong's nature side by visiting Mai Po marshes, Wetland Park and numerous country parks
Go away from polluted places I recommended earlier and instead head to Hong Kong's parks to do bird watching, observing the flora and fauna on your own or friends or loved ones.

25. Watch the orchestra at City Hall or shows at the Space Museum
I am fond of the orchestra so I highly recommend to watch the live performance more than just listening to CDs. I'ved watched SAR Philharmonic Orchestra but the more popular ones are Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

26. Enjoy fresh seafood served at Lamma and Cheung Chau islands' specialty restaurants
Lamma has been known for a long time to be a good source of delectable dishes that's really fresh. A familiar hiking mishap I took a few years ago leads to a famous restaurant that offers relief to tired wanderers of the island.

27. Spend time for a yum cha or eating out with a local Chinese family
Chinese people are probably more reserved than you think. You have to have a Chinese friend for a long time who is able to introduce his/her family to you and eventually invite you to join them for a supposed family affair like yum cha. As I can't order in Cantonese, it was a nice idea too. But you don't have to join a Chinese family to enjoy yum cha though.

28. Ride the sampan/junk Duk Ling
Duk Ling is a famous junk that has been an icon of Hong Kong on postcards, symbols and other visual representations of Hong Kong. I guess more foreign tourists take the ride more than the locals. Have a look at Duk Ling's website for more info.

29. Ride the tram from one end at Kennedy Town to the other end at Shau Kei Wan
Have a ride and explore the typical busy Hong Kong lifestyle all in the comforts (or otherwise) of a mobile viewing platform. From end to end it takes roughly an hour, plus the waiting and transfer times. I did it before and I had a few observations.

30. Join the crowd root for a team and scream at Hong Kong Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens happens around March/April where the summer feeling starts to creep in. Tickets aren't hard to find but can be prized way up. Perhaps you'd get more than what you paid for. Animated audience in colorful and hilarious costumes attract the press photographers and simple bloggers. Just be careful with the beer and acting. It could land you at the headlines of HK Magazine or at AsiaXpat.
banned#24
Have a fabulous holiday, I wish I was coming with you x x
#25
Somebody
21. Test your bargaining power and negotiating skills at Mong Kok
Ladies Market and Temple Street is haven for bargain hunters who go home with sometimes unwanted items at unbelievable prices. Brave the crowds, avoid the pickpockets and test your negotiating and acting skills.

22. Do snorkelling, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing or go fishing on any of Hong Kong's 30 beaches around Stanley and Sai Kung area
Unless you fear getting more tanned or fear the UV rays, this is the place to enjoy summer in Hong Kong. Never mind the humidity, you're getting soaked anyway. 12HK has a information on Hong Kong's fine beaches.

23. Go to the Happy Valley or Shatin racecourses and scream to exhort your favorite horses to win
Same as #17 but go there for the fun of it and not mainly to win. Visit Hong Kong Jockey Club website for more info.

24. Experience Hong Kong's nature side by visiting Mai Po marshes, Wetland Park and numerous country parks
Go away from polluted places I recommended earlier and instead head to Hong Kong's parks to do bird watching, observing the flora and fauna on your own or friends or loved ones.

25. Watch the orchestra at City Hall or shows at the Space Museum
I am fond of the orchestra so I highly recommend to watch the live performance more than just listening to CDs. I'ved watched SAR Philharmonic Orchestra but the more popular ones are Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

26. Enjoy fresh seafood served at Lamma and Cheung Chau islands' specialty restaurants
Lamma has been known for a long time to be a good source of delectable dishes that's really fresh. A familiar hiking mishap I took a few years ago leads to a famous restaurant that offers relief to tired wanderers of the island.

27. Spend time for a yum cha or eating out with a local Chinese family
Chinese people are probably more reserved than you think. You have to have a Chinese friend for a long time who is able to introduce his/her family to you and eventually invite you to join them for a supposed family affair like yum cha. As I can't order in Cantonese, it was a nice idea too. But you don't have to join a Chinese family to enjoy yum cha though.

28. Ride the sampan/junk Duk Ling
Duk Ling is a famous junk that has been an icon of Hong Kong on postcards, symbols and other visual representations of Hong Kong. I guess more foreign tourists take the ride more than the locals. Have a look at Duk Ling's website for more info.

29. Ride the tram from one end at Kennedy Town to the other end at Shau Kei Wan
Have a ride and explore the typical busy Hong Kong lifestyle all in the comforts (or otherwise) of a mobile viewing platform. From end to end it takes roughly an hour, plus the waiting and transfer times. I did it before and I had a few observations.

30. Join the crowd root for a team and scream at Hong Kong Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens happens around March/April where the summer feeling starts to creep in. Tickets aren't hard to find but can be prized way up. Perhaps you'd get more than what you paid for. Animated audience in colorful and hilarious costumes attract the press photographers and simple bloggers. Just be careful with the beer and acting. It could land you at the headlines of HK Magazine or at AsiaXpat.


Wow, thank you so much for all this:-D I'm printing it all out for reference. Getting v excited about the trip reading all your stuff. Fantastic. Rep added, of course.:-D

DLM
Have a fabulous holiday, I wish I was coming with you x x


Hi DLM, you would be welcome. :thumbsup: I will bring some rock back;-)
Is your post box accepting mail yet btw?
banned#26
MAIA
Hi DLM, you would be welcome. :thumbsup: I will bring some rock back;-)
Is your post box accepting mail yet btw?


Thank you

Post box is now empty x x
#27
dcx_badass
We might go to the Temple street market tomorrow, I'll report back.


Thanks dcx-badass. Hope the post above from Somebody is usefull to you too.

Can't believe you are still awake. What time is it now in Hong Kong? About 2am, and you've been travelling 24 hours. Must be adrenalin:roll:
#28
dcx_badass
yup 2am, well i slept for the last 5 hours of the flight so until about 4pm HK time, might go to bed soon, me and my mate are both up on our laptops.


Was that exhaustion or do BA have really comfy long haul seats?

Did you do the first lap of the journey by Megabus or National Express?

If so, that would probably be the worst part of the trip for me, with the constant stopping.
#29
dcx_badass
Comfy, plane was fairly empty (maybe 30% in our section), you get a pillow and blanket, we got the back seats and the guy in front moved seats before we took off because I was playing with the lights, so we had space free. They still ran out of english breakfasts so we got some crap which we left.


Reckon our plane will be chocker because the tickets were cheap.
I'm hoping for more than that to eat over 12 hours:w00t:
Thanks for that info, probably pack some decent butties, if they're allowed through security
#30
i LOVED HK when i went there last year

people were SO friendly and pleasant

as someone said - get an oyster card at the train stations, makes purchasing low value stuff/tickets etc so easy

try to see buddha at lantau island

also try to get to bird street (dunno real name - look it up on web)

i just loved the vibrancy of the place and the fact that it is ultra safe - wandering back to hotel at 3am, no probs at all

oh - star ferry for a few pennies is a great photo op

also try going to a cinema


so jealous - i'd be back there tomorrow if i could
#31
scrumpypaul
i LOVED HK when i went there last year

people were SO friendly and pleasant

as someone said - get an oyster card at the train stations, makes purchasing low value stuff/tickets etc so easy

try to see buddha at lantau island

also try to get to bird street (dunno real name - look it up on web)

i just loved the vibrancy of the place and the fact that it is ultra safe - wandering back to hotel at 3am, no probs at all

oh - star ferry for a few pennies is a great photo op

also try going to a cinema


so jealous - i'd be back there tomorrow if i could


Is bird street what it sounds like? Do they sell birds? I love birds, but feel sad seeing them in cages. Sounds as if we will need two visits:-D
#32
scrumpypaul
i LOVED HK when i went there last year

people were SO friendly and pleasant

as someone said - get an oyster card at the train stations, makes purchasing low value stuff/tickets etc so easy

try to see buddha at lantau island

also try to get to bird street (dunno real name - look it up on web)

i just loved the vibrancy of the place and the fact that it is ultra safe - wandering back to hotel at 3am, no probs at all

oh - star ferry for a few pennies is a great photo op

also try going to a cinema


so jealous - i'd be back there tomorrow if i could


Totally agree with that, Hong Kong is an awesome place, very friendly and lots to do day and night. If I were there now I wouldn't be spending any time on the Internet as there is so much to do!!

Victoria peak is good, getting the tram upto the top and then seeing the views over hong kong!

The night markets are also pretty cool, temple market I think one is called!
1 Like #33
dcx_badass
yup 2am, well i slept for the last 5 hours of the flight so until about 4pm HK time, might go to bed soon, me and my mate are both up on our laptops.


dcx_badass
Comfy, plane was fairly empty (maybe 30% in our section), you get a pillow and blanket, we got the back seats and the guy in front moved seats before we took off because I was playingwith the lights, so we had space free. They still ran out of english breakfasts so we got some crap which we left.


!!!!!!!!!!
1 Like #34
boothy
!!!!!!!!!!


LOL!!
1 Like #35
MAIA
Is bird street what it sounds like? Do they sell birds? I love birds, but feel sad seeing them in cages. Sounds as if we will need two visits:-D



it's in yuen po street near to the mongkok metro station (about two mins walk away) - also known as the bird garden, people do sell birds there but it's actually more of a social environment, with people taking their birds (in cages of course) for "walks"

the place was absolutely fascinating



i love hong kong
#36
gerrard_d
Totally agree with that, Hong Kong is an awesome place, very friendly and lots to do day and night. If I were there now I wouldn't be spending any time on the Internet as there is so much to do!!

Victoria peak is good, getting the tram upto the top and then seeing the views over hong kong!

The night markets are also pretty cool, temple market I think one is called!


scrumpypaul
it's in yuen po street near to the mongkok metro station (about two mins walk away) - also known as the bird garden, people do sell birds there but it's actually more of a social environment, with people taking their birds (in cages of course) for "walks"

the place was absolutely fascinating




Thanks, Victoria Peak and bird street going in the itinerary. Probably Temple Markets too, dcx_badass very kindly updating on the market ;-) Fantastic I can talk to someone on the spot, better than any travel programme. I really do appreciate all the experience everyone has contributed here. All repd:)

i love hong kong
#37
Hi, sounds as if things are getting better:thumbsup: What's the food like? Eating local food is a big part of the holiday for me:p We are really looking forward to eating authentic Chinese food. I've heard the seafood is really good. Have you got jetlag, being 8hours ahead in Hong Kong?
#38
dcx_badass
Nope not jet lag for us! We've only had a macdonalds (they do breakfasts all day!) so far lol! I don't trust the local food.


I always rely on Macdonalds for the clean loos when I go abroad;-) I heard there is some sort of quality mark to look out for in their restaurants. Maybe someone else on here will know what it's called. Haha, that would be Somebody that would know:thumbsup: Think they have definitely lived here.
#39
dcx_badass
Nope not jet lag for us! We've only had a macdonalds (they do breakfasts all day!) so far lol! I don't trust the local food.


You are really missing out, the food is one of the best things about Hong Kong, dont waste your time eating that muck from Mcdonalds!!!
1 Like #40
dcx_badass
I know I hate macdonalds not had it in england for like 10 years, but it seems like the safest option, apart from the "Traditional Indian Muck House" that we were just given a leaflet for.


Oh you have to try the local food - just avoid the salad!

I intend to try it when I'm over there, I just love Chinese.

Can't be any worse than the dodgy tummy I got in Egypt....

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