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“Great for people people”
Review of Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay
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USD 42.74*
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Hong Kong Harbour Pre-Dinner Night Cruise
Ranked #60 of 845 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Causeway Bay is somewhere to go if you feel a bit lonely in Hong Kong - it's jampacked with people almost all of the time. The majority of them are congregated around Times Square, the enormous mall in the centre of Causeway Bay, but there will also be thousands everywhere else. In particular many of Hong Kong's domestic helpers will be in Victoria Park on Sundays - very crowded on that day, whereas the Hong Kong locals will tend to mill around the malls.

The tram is probably the best way to get in and out of Causeway Bay - it can be hard to get a taxi at peak times, and the MTR station is enormous and you may not enjoy traipsing for hours down its corridors.

4  Thank MrCushtie
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

In Kowloon, you visit Mongkok or Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) area for shopping malls, shops and street markets. The equivalent to these areas on Hong Kong island can be found in Causeway Bay. This district is teaming with shopping opportunities from street markets like the Jardine's Cresent to the very good Time Square shopping mall, all within walking distance. Dining options are also equally varied for street food, coffee shops, small restaurants of local and foreign cuisine as well as a few nicer establishments if required.

However, the real joy of the Causeway Bay area is the energy and people movement that can be seen, felt and admired. Masses of people frequent, pass through and use this area daily. Complimented by endless tall buildings decked out in traditional Chinese signage and neon light colours as well as the sounds of the street, Causeway Bay is a dazzling area to spend time, either for shopping of just to enjoy the atmosphere.

We particularly enjoy arriving in Causeway Bay from the Central district via the 'Ding Ding' Tram (HK$2.30 per person) before spending a few hours wondering its many streets, alley passages and malls (especially during the blazing heat of the summer months). The famous Victoria Park is nearby as is the equally popular and famous Happy Valley Racecourse.

Hint: Like the Mongkok district in Kowloon, Causeway Bay can become ridiculously crowded at times because of how popular it is with the locals and visitors alike. For a more peaceful visit, its best to come here in the very early afternoon, when the shops are open but before the crowds really begin to swell. Even Victoria Park can swell to uncomfortable numbers, particularly during Chinese New Year when the open flower market takes place here. While a spectacle to be seen, it can be difficult to enjoy due to the staggering number of visitors it sees at times.

16  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Too many people, too much traffic, too much noise, too much tat!
Where have all the bargains gones?

Thank Nick C
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Times Square is the main Causeway Bay shopping mall and SOGO is the biggest department store in Hong Kong. There many more local retailers and markets around there. The area is packed with people for shopping, eating and for more shopping.

4  Thank KumarDaCritique
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

Wanna feel the fast moving and vibrant Hong Kong? Causeway Bay is the best signatory place!

1  Thank Libera C
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