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Hong Kong Features

  • Hong Kong Today

    You may have caught glimpses of Hong Kong in old Jackie Chan or Chow Yun-fat movies, the city set against a clattering backdrop of surreal high-rises... Read more

  • Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

    The longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world covers half a mile of moving stairs, walkways, and passageways from the business hub... Read more

  • Top Experiences in Hong Kong

    No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a yum cha (translates into "drink tea") experience. Along with their tea, guests nibble on small plates... Read more

  • Free Things to Do in Hong Kong

    It's easy to spend money in the big city: shopping, entrance fees, food, shows, late-night cocktails. But if you'd like to put your wallet away... Read more

  • Best Fests and Fêtes

    Cheung Chau Bun Festival. Thousands make the yearly trip to Cheung Chau Island for the exuberant Cheung Chau Bun Festival, a four-day-long Taoist... Read more

  • Touring Hong Kong

    With so many things to see and do in bustling Hong Kong, it can be daunting to tackle it all by yourself. If you want to leave the planning to... Read more

  • Hong Kong with Kids

    One child's buzz is another child's bore, so plan a variety of amusements to keep everyone entertained. Hong Kong has two major amusement parks... Read more

  • Understanding Feng Shui

    Feng shui (pronounced foong soy in Cantonese, fung shway in Mandarin, and literally translated as "wind" and "water") is the art of placing objects... Read more

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Primer

    In recent years Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has caused a lot of holistic hype in the West. Around here, though, it's been going strong... Read more

  • Hong Kong Beaches

    Hong Kong has many fantastic beaches with gorgeous views of the sea dotted with small green islands. On the southern coast of the main island... Read more

  • Hiking

    Although most visitors to Hong Kong don't come for the lush lowlands, bamboo and pine forests, rugged mountains with panoramas of the sea, or... Read more

  • Cinema Hong Kong

    Hong Kong cinema still projects an image of classic martial arts and prolific Triad flicks, with a few auteurs capturing the nuanced poetry of... Read more

  • Get Out of Town

    Whether it's the sights of Central or the whirring sounds of Tsim Sha Tsui, spending a few days in Hong Kong's city center can be a sensory overload... Read more

  • What to Shop For in Hong Kong

    Calligraphy Supplies. Granted, becoming a master brush painter takes years. But calligraphy equipment makes a wonderful display, even if your... Read more

  • Dim Sum Guide and Menu

    Dim sum restaurants have always been associated with noise, so don't be dissuaded by the boisterous throngs of locals gathered around large round... Read more

  • The Top Spots for Tea in Hong Kong

    Legend has it that the first cup dates from 2737 BC, when Camellia sinensis leaves fell into water being boiled for Emperor Shenong. He loved... Read more

  • Lodging Alternatives

    Almost every hotel will offer you a special rate for longer-term stays of a week or more—and some, like The Upper House, J Plus, and Lanson Place... Read more

  • That's a Wrap

    Wander into the pretty Edwardian-style Western Market (www.westernmarket.com.hk) in Sheung Wan and you'll find the entire second floor bursting... Read more

  • Shopping Guide to Tailor-Made Clothes

    No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to one of its world-famous tailors, as many celebrities and dignitaries can attest. In... Read more

  • Lan Kwai Fong

    A curious, L-shape cobblestone lane in Central is the pulsating center of nightlife and dining in Hong Kong. Lan Kwai Fong, or just "the Fong,"... Read more

  • Shark's Fin Soup

    It makes sense that soup made from a shark's fin—said to be an aphrodisiac—costs so much. Only the promise of increased virility would lead someone... Read more

  • Art Spaces

    Fringe Club. The pioneer of Hong Kong's alternative arts scene has been staging excellent independent theater, music, and art productions since... Read more

  • Late-Night Bites

    The Flying Pan. Nix that looming hangover with a greasy fry-up before you hit the sack. The Flying Pan is a popular 24-hour breakfast diner... Read more

  • Chinese Opera

    There are 10 Cantonese opera troupes headquartered in Hong Kong, as well as many amateur singing groups. Some put on performances of "street... Read more

  • Performance Places

    City Hall. From Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, and the New York Philharmonic to the Bee Gees; from the Royal Danish Ballet to the People's Liberation... Read more

  • Boutique Alert: Jeans

    A crop of fun boutiques, many with several locations, capitalizes on the world's fascination with high-end denim and contemporary clothing... Read more

  • The Best Markets in Hong Kong

    Chinese markets are hectic and crowded, but great fun for the savvy shopper. The intensity of the bargaining and the variety of goods available... Read more

  • Shop Smart

    Do some research beforehand and know what you want. Then ask lots of questions and compare prices before making a purchase. Stick to shops listed... Read more

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