Things to do in Hong Kong

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Caution:

Be extra cautious if buying digital products on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Many travelers have reported being conned by the independent businesses.

Avoid:

Free or extremely cheap tour groups. Guides of such tours will usually force tourists to shop.

Hot Tips:

Many major museums in Hong Kong are free to enter every Wednesday, including Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Arts and Hong Kong Space Museum.

Avoid:

Booking during Chinese New Year (usually in January or Feburary) and the Chinese National Day Holiday (the first week of October).

Take It or Leave It:

Book way ahead to secure a room at hotels in shopping areas like Causeway Bay as they're the top picks for mainland Chinese tourists.

Hot Tips:

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is the world's highest hotel and offers an unparalleled panoramic view over the city and outlying islands.

Caution:

Many Hong Kong dishes involve aminal organs and novelty meats. When in doubt, ask clearly what is in your food.

Avoid:

Turning a fish over while dining with local guests. This act is considered to bring bad luck.

Take It or Leave It:

Tipping is not customary in China, but most Hong Kong restaurants will include a 10 percent service fee in the bills.

Be Sure to Sample:

Dim sum lunch at Fook Lam Moon, barbecued goose at Yung Kee and seafood spectacle at Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

Avoid:

Ordering Chinese baijiu. Often translated as 'white wine,' it's actually 50 percent alcohol in content.

Take It or Leave It:

Lan Kwai Fong holds an annual carnival every November featuring a great selection of beers and spirits as well as a street parade.

Hot Tips:

Get a martini at the world's highest bar, Ozone, while taking in the amazing view of the city.

Caution:

If you plan to buy gadgets or electronic products in Hong Kong, make sure you compare the prices at several stores and check if the operation system would work in your country.

Hot Tips:

Hong Kong's main sales seasons are in late summer and between Christmas and Chinese New Year.

Best Local Souvenir:

Magnets in Chinese characters or Peking Opera eye masks at Goods of Desire.

Hong Kong Neighborhoods

Things to do in Hong Kong


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