Why Travel to Hong Kong? 15 Reasons to Go!

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Published on December 4, 2018 by Chris

15 Reasons why you should make Hong Kong your next travel destination! From the food, to the skyscrapers, the energy, the public transport, and the neon signs, there are tons of reasons to visit Hong Kong!
1 – Skyscrapers
Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than any other city in the world, over 8,000 buildings more than 14 stories
And they are built in crazy places on the side of a big mountain
And it has a really neat night time show every night at 8pm where all the buildings light up to music
Interesting Hi Rise Architecture
Not just boring buildings — Feng Shui makes people do interesting things

2. The View
The view from the Peak is Epic
Sky 100
Hong Kong Harbor (from the HK Side, and Kowloon)

3. For the craziness
There are so many people, and so many things going on in such a small space
16,469 people per square mile, and sometimes it feels like the entire population is located in Mongkok. The popular shopping district gained entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most crowded shopping district in the world.
What New York City and San Fran Should and could be!
Nice, Clean, Safe
Pedestrian traffic prioritized

4. Food
Dim Sum! This is the home of Dim Sum!
My favorite is Maxim’s Palace at City Hall. The carts have LCD screens!
More Dim Sum!
Roast Goose
Wonton Noodle Soup
Street food in Central and Mongkok
Lot of Michein Starred Restuarants

5. Tea
Chinese restaurants that actually serve food tea!
Often with a candle underneath your teapot to keep it warm
And a separate pot for hot water
Hong Kong Milk Tea

6. Hotels
JW Marriott Hong Kong is one of my favorites anywhere
Conrad Hong Kong
Really great service, but you pay for it!

7. Great public Transportation

Starting with the Airport — HKG Airport is really nice
And the Express Train (24 minutes to Central) every 10 minutes
Amazing Subway (MTR)
MTR all has safety doors, don’t have to worry about getting pushed in
Really nice Double Decker busses
Star Ferry!
And the ding ding!

8. Neon Signs

You like Neon signs? You’ll love Hong Kong!
Mongkok
Central
Wan Chai

9. For the escalator
Central Mid Levels Escalator is the longest in the world!

10. Big Buddha and the Cable Car

11. Jumbo

12. Day trip to Macau

13. Hong Kong Disneyland

14. Horse Racing
Twice a week, Wednesday and Sunday at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin

15. Street Markets
Especially if you like to haggle
Temple Street Night Market
Ladies Market
Sham Shui Po (Apliu Electronics Market)
Goldfish Market

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