travel guide in Hong Kong

Jun 16th, 2005, 06:54 PM
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travel guide in Hong Kong

Hello,

I'm planning on going to HK in July. Usually when I travel, I like to hire a private tour guide. Can someone please recommend a one...better yet, let me know if a tour guide is even worth the expense in this city?

Thanks!
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Jun 16th, 2005, 08:04 PM
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Hi,

Nov '04 we tried to hire a tour guide for a day in Hong Kong. Got three different quotes - all in the US400+ range for car and driver for 8 hours. To much for my money. Did it on our own- you do not need a guide- Hong Kong is very easy to get around in. We were going to try the buses, but used taxis instead, cost was ~US$50 and we went to Aberdeen and Stanley, to cloudy to see any thing from Victoria Peak , so spent time in Kowloon instead.

Do a search for Hong Kong and cwn, you will find tons of help the board gave us back in Sept & Oct '04.

Have a good trip!
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Jun 16th, 2005, 09:34 PM
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There aren't that many important historical sites to see in Hong Kong, and it'd be a waste of money and time to hire someone to point out "this is the Bank of China building, this is Cheong Kong Center", etc...

Plus, it's really a place to just explore at your own pace. Stop, shop, eat wherever you want and like. I'd hate to have a stranger going everywhere with you in Hong Kong.

If you want an overview of the history of Hong Kong, the Museum of History in Tsimshatsui East is pretty decent.
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Jun 17th, 2005, 06:20 AM
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Yup, I agree, there is no reason to get a guide in Hong Kong. You'll want to take public transport as it's more efficient (as well as much less expensive) than having a car and driver.
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Jun 17th, 2005, 08:39 AM
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Agree with others. We also took the bus to Aberdeen and Stanley- I enjoyed the journey.
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Jun 17th, 2005, 11:42 PM
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Definitely agree ...this is one city where you would waste your time and money with a guide. Definitely agree with rkkwan re the Museum of the Histry of Hong Kong. It is fabulous. Enjoy your stay!
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