The City Full of Everything
Hong Kong is a province in China close to the shore. The city bustling with activity makes it the perfect site for tourists. If you haven't wasted your energy flying a 2 1/2 day-2 night flight from the Americas to China, here is a preview of Hong Kong.
Of course, you might want to stay at some place while on your trip. There are several great hotels to stay. There is the Cosmo Hotel, which is a great option if you are on a budget. The same goes to the Silka Seaview hotel, which is also a budget hotel. Next, if you want to glam it up, try the Peninsula. It is a hotel full of luxury. Any of these three are great to stay.
Cosmo hotel: www.cosmohotel.com.hk
This hotel, located in the center of Hong Kong, is (as they say) "going beyond with unmatched hospitality", with different rooms to choose from that are even color-coded!
Silka Seaview Hotel: silkahotels.com/seaview/
The Silka Seaview hotel is located near Yau Ma Tei MTR Station. It includes a shuttle-bus service that is available at most times.
The Peninsula hotel: hongkong.peninsula.en
If luxury is to your liking, then go try the Peninsula. They have almost everything; beautiful rooms, family-style suites and exquisite gastronomic adventures.
Of course, you will not want to have the wrong clothes ate the wrong time. Hong Kong generally has a sunny climate with warm, humid air, although it doesn't hurt to bring a jacket or two just in case. It also rains a lot in Hong Kong so you might want to pack a rain coat. Make sure to bring swimsuits because there's a chance you might want to go swimming in a pool or go to the beach.
Being in a huge city with nothing to do can be a little frustrating. There are many attractions to suit your fancy. Here are a few:
Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery is a temple that isn't in use because there are no Buddhists actually there. It is located in Po Fook Hill in Pai Tau Village, actually completed in 1957. Temples are well-known tourist attractions that are sure to impress you. www.hongkongextras.com/_ten_thousand_buddhas_monastery.html
The Hong Kong Museum of History is the one museum that will catch your attention. It contains years of research and collecting antiques from olden Hong Kong. The two story building contains exhibitions that tell the story of when Hong Kong was first born.
The Hong Kong Disneyland exists for all you kids (or just kids at heart) out there. It includes most of the incredible features of the American Disneylands. The games and the character dining are all situated in this amazing bunch of joy.
In this city, a day full of exploring and walking can make you feel famished. There are a bunch of restaurants in Hong Kong. Here are a few:
Lin Heung Tea House: This restaurant is a dainty little tea house. It serves traditional Cantonese dim sum, or dishes served in metal or bamboo containers. This restaurant is located in 160-164 Wellington Street, Central. (this restaurant doesn't have a website)
Liu Yuan Pavilion: Liu Yuan Pavilion serves none than the best Shanghai cuisine. If you don't like to eat crab, this may not be the place to go, but this restaurant serves the best Shanghai cooking. This restaurant is located at The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai. (this may also not be the best place to go if you are on a budget)(this restaurant doesn't have a website)
Enjoy Appolo: After a somewhat heavy lunch, have a nice dessert at Enjoy Appolo. This ice cream parlor includes various ice cream desserts like ice cream cakes, ice cream pies and ice cream rolls?! This place clearly has everything ice cream! This has various locations across Hong Kong.
Of course, you'll want to be up-to-date with everything in the city. The newspaper is here to help!
Asia Today is the online newspaper both in English and Chinese! Now you can understand what you are reading if you aren't a Chinese citizen.
So there is the quick preview of Hong Kong. Huan Ying Lai Dao Zhe Li! Welcome here! :)