About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a vibrant city with everything from Cantonese opera to international cuisine. This city blends eastern and western cultures flawlessly, creating a metropolis with the self-proclaimed title of Asia's World City. Hong Kong vacation rentals can give you a home away from home in this bustling destination, so you're conveniently located to enjoy it all.
Things to do in Hong Kong
Hong Kong offers a wealth of attractions, both modern and historic. You can get a glimpse of China's fascinating past as you explore Lai Chi Wo, a 400-year-old village with two temples, three ancestral halls, and a feng shui woodland. Man Mo Temple is one of the oldest in the city, constructed in 1847. Hong Kong Disneyland brings the magic of Disney to China, where beloved characters and world-famous rides get a new look. Ocean Park Hong Kong is another immersive park experience, where you can view sharks in a 360-degree exhibit; see penguins, arctic foxes, walruses, and seals in the Polar Adventure; or take a raft ride through the rainforest exhibit. For more of Hong Kong's modern highlights, visit the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, where you'll find the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Space Museum, and stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline.
Getting around Hong Kong
If you have a centrally located Hong Kong vacation rental, you can explore many of the city's top highlights on foot. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) can supplement where your stamina fails. The MTR includes both a light rail system and a subway. A one-way ticket starts at HK$4.50, with increasing prices for longer distances.
Shopping in Hong Kong
Shopping is one of the city's most popular pastimes. On Hong Kong Island, Causeway Bay is the most notable mecca for shopping. You should set aside an entire day for this area alone. Go bargain-hunting at Jardine's Crescent street market, scour the latest fashions at Hysan Place or Fashion Walk, and check out the chic boutiques in the Island Beverly Centre. Sheung Wan is an eclectic shopping destination for travelers who like scouring diverse stalls and shops for intriguing finds. For high-end fashion and accordingly high prices, head to Admiralty, Central, and SoHo.
Dining in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has 12,000 restaurants, so you can always find something satisfying to eat. If you're looking for local flavor, don't miss the noodles and congee, hotpot, or stir fry. For a distinctive dining experience, try Jumbo Kingdom, a massive floating restaurant. For an unforgettable view, try RyuGin, on the 101st floor of the ICC. For fine Cantonese dining, book a table at Ming Court at the Langham Place Hotel.
Hong Kong Nightlife
The nightlife in Hong Kong has something for every taste, whether you're headed to the prohibition-style Stockton for stellar cocktails, watching the Victoria Harbour Symphony of Lights, or rubbing elbows with the talented mixologists at Quinary. The Temple Street Night Market comes to life after dark with fortune tellers, opera singers, and lively traders.