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Pagoda in Nan Lian Garden, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The ultimate guide for Hong Kong with less time

The best recommendations for 6, 24, 48 or 96 hours in Hong Kong

I never grow tired of telling you how much there is to explore, see and do in Hong Kong. Unfortunately enough, most tourists still see Hong Kong rather as a transit destination and only plan for a short stay with not too much time. As these visitors nevertheless want to get the most out of their stay, I wrote this article to show you how to optimize your Hong Kong experience according to the duration of your visit:

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Nathan Road, Hong Kong, in February 2011

My first encounter with Hong Kong – and why I hated it

Six Beginner’s mistakes and how to avoid them

Hong Kong is an overwhelming city – in the truest sense of the word. Thus, it is recommendable to be well prepared when visiting, especially as most visitors only stay for a rather short term. I speak from experience, since I was not prepared at all when I first visited the city in 2011. On the contrary, me and my friends made practically every beginner’s mistake one could imagine. Honestly speaking, we weren’t really enthusiastic about Hong Kong when we left again after three days. Meanwhile, I know better: I learned to love the 852 and feel a moral obligation to let other travelers learn from my mistakes in order to avoid disappointments and facilitate a great Hong Kong experience!Continue reading

View of Hong Kong skyline after hiking up to Victoria Peak - Victoria Peak hike

Reward yourself: Hike to Victoria Peak

A nice way to escape the concrete jungle of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s nature is mesmerizing. A pity that most visitors and tourists only plan for a short stay and never get to see the green side of Hong Kong when chasing the supposedly “must see” attractions. But it needn’t be the all-day hiking excursion in the New Territories. There are nice trails on Hong Kong Island, too. Especially the hike up to Victoria Peak is recommendable for many reasons:

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Hong Kong Dollar - the currency of Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong on a budget

Best Tourist attractions (almost) for free

Cost of living in Hong Kong is staggering. Tourists will get to know that especially when looking for accommodation or when hanging out for a drink in the bars of Hong Kong. Luckily, public transportation is very affordable. And there’s more good news: The majority of the most interesting sights can be visited either for free or for rather small money, too! This article shall serve as your guide to the best low-budget activities in Hong Kong that make your stay perfect without financial worries. Fifteen sights (almost) for free to enjoy your holidays without regrets!

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View from Victoria Peak on Hong Kongs Victoria Harbour

Victoria Peak – On top of Hong Kong Island

Things to do on and around Victoria Peak

Associated with the city like no other place, Victoria Peak, towering above the city’s skyscrapers at a height of 552 meters, is the place to go to for almost all visitors. Although it’s not the highest peak in Hong Kong and there are other, less frequented places with equally mind-blowing vistas, Victoria Peak, however, has an unparalleled appeal with tourists. 

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