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Hot Tips: Admission is free to many major museums once a week.
Caution: Be cautious if buying digital products on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Many travelers have reported being conned by the independent businesses.
Avoid: Major tourist attractions during the day, such as the Peak Tram. Get there at opening time to avoid the lines.
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.
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.
Avoid: Booking during Chinese New Year (usually in January or Feburary) and the Chinese National Day Holiday (the first week of October).
Caution: Many Hong Kong dishes involve novelty meats. When in doubt, ask clearly what is in your food.
Be Sure to Sample: Dim sum lunch at Fook Lam Moon and seafood spectacle at Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
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.
Avoid: Turning a fish over while dining with local guests. This act is considered to bring bad luck.
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.
Avoid: Ordering Chinese baijiu. Often translated as 'white wine,' it's actually 50 percent alcohol in content.
Hot Tips: Hong Kong's main sales seasons are in late summer and between Christmas and Chinese New Year.
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.
Best Local Souvenir: Magnets in Chinese characters or Peking Opera eye masks at Goods of Desire.