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Hong Kong Travel Guide

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Want to learn more about Hong Kong? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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...


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...


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...


That's a Wrap

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


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...


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...


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....


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...


Mid-Levels Escalators

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


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...


Yum Cha

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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