Monday, 23 July 2012

Travel Destinations: Hong Kong

Hong Kong, known for its Sky scraper sky line, great food, shopping and mix of cultures. This Chinese city, sits alone as a state from China, but up until 1997 belonged to the UK as a colony. It has it's own currency, parliament, passports and legal system, but Beijing still appoints it's Chief Executive.
It has a lot to offer from the shopping experience on The Golden Mile in Kowloon to the Ocean park with its marine centre and even Pandas (pictured below)! The Ocean park is located to the south of Hong Kong Island and relatively easy to get to.

The currency is HKD or Hong Kong Dollar and the official languages spoken are English and Cantonese. There are four main parts to Hong Kong: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Lantau Island and The New territories. The tourist traps are Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Pictured above is Kimberley Road, which is in Tsim Sha Tsui, (famous for it's pier) and houses many hotels, restaurants, and neon signs! It looks 'typical' Hong Kong and it worth a visit.
Also the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier (view in picture above taken from the pier) that looks out onto Hong Kong Island is worth a visit, especially at night to witness the laser show as shown below (sorry for the poor quality- my camera didn't seem to enjoy the show!)
So to sum up, Hong is worth well worth a visit, the food is amazing, there's so much to do: Victoria Bay (the beach between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island), Ocean Park and Stanley Market, both on the Island, as is Hong Kong Disneyland. On Kowloon there's the Tsim Sha Tsui star ferry pier, The Golden Mile for shopping, and Temple Street which houses Hong Kong's famous open air night market. This is just a small list of things to do in Hong Kong, there's even the option of taking a ferry to visit Macau known as the Las Vegas of the east! The airport is located just off Lantau Island and is known as Chep Lap Kok. It is fairly pricey to get there from the UK but many airlines travel there and there are lots throughout the day, Visas (short term ones) are available upon arrival- I believe! Transport is relatively easy to use, from taxis to trains to ferries.
I loved it there, I hope to go again sometime soon! Have any of you been to Hong Kong?

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33 comments :

  1. oh hong kong looks amazing <3
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  2. I haven't been to Hong Kong for a few years now but I'm sure it hasn't changed too much - crowded and full of people, great food, great shopping !

    I really enjoy the variety of your posts being a mix of beauty, fashion, travel, etc so keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you that's such a compliment :)
      I really loved Hong Kong! Want to go back soon hopefully
      I'll definitely follow you
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  3. I've always wanted to go to Hong Kong and your post makes me want to even more! The view from the pier looks amazing, you got some really great photos!

    Ali xx

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    1. Thanks :) It's great over there, really want to go back!
      Daniella x

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  4. Aww this looks awesome! I want to travel around the world so bad, this will definitely be one of my stops! followed you :) hope you check my blog out in return xox

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    1. Thanks, it was beautiful there.
      I'll definitely check out your blog, thanks for stopping by :)
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  5. ahh no way! i've always wanted to travel abroad, but it's so damn expensive, which is sad :( i think above everything thing else, travel is the most important thing a young person can invest in :)

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    1. I agree, I'd always choose the opportunity to travel somewhere or anything. I love travelling and discovering new places
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  6. omg, those pics are amazing! I would love to go there! following you now, follow back? ;)

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  7. Hong Kong sounds so exciting and those pandas are too cute :)

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    1. It was really exciting, so much happening- yeah I loved the pandas!
      Daniella x

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  8. Hong Kong looks like a really interesting place!
    Hope someday I have the chance to visit it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

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    1. No problem :) It's so interesting, I'd really recommend it to everyone
      Daniella x

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  9. Love this post! I went to Hong Kong back in 2009 for my cousin's wedding and absolutely loved it. I didn't get to spend as much time there as I would have liked, but I really enjoyed Ocean Park and also evening strolls around all the restaurants and the light shows at night. Lovely photos xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yes I wasn't there for as long as I'd liked either, could have spent 2 weeks there easily, but was only there 5 days (I loved the light shows!)
      Daniella x

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  10. Aww that panda! So cute! :)

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    1. I loved the pandas they were adorable, they just sat eating all day
      Daniella x

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  11. So envious you were in Hong Kong! I've never been to China, I'd love to go!
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    much love
    Alexa
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    1. It really is lovely there, I really want to go to mainland China, I bet it's beautiful
      Daniella x

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  12. How cute is that panda!? Love your blog, such beautiful images :)
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    1. I know I loved the Pandas :) Thank you, that's so nice of you to say!
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  13. love everything!

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  14. I love this xxx such prettiness <3

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  15. beautiful pics!

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  17. I go to HK every 2-3 years and stay at my grandad's for 1 week-a month.
    I'm glad you enjoyed your time there, I luv the food!!! and shopping!!! and travel is so convinent.
    Btw, it's great to see a post on a variety of beauty, travel, books etc, I am your new follower!
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    1. Hi, sorry I only just saw your comment! I loved the food and the shopping over there! You're so lucky you get to go over regularly. I've just been the once.
      Thanks for following, I'll check out your blog :)
      Daniella x

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