Travel: China - Hong Kong

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Em
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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Post by Em » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:46 pm

tankee wrote:Is Hong Kong still packed with tourists from mainland China?
Didn’t feel stifled by mainlanders when I went to hong kong past 2 years. But then I’d been deliberately avoiding tourist fun spots like disneyland, ocean park. Went round the local estates instead. Felt like i saw more mainlanders as service staff (as you would in Sg) than tourists,

Macau on the other hand..... swamped up to the gills with mainlanders at Senado Square.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Post by .zeit » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:02 am

tankee wrote:Is Hong Kong still packed with tourists from mainland China?
Definitely, continually. Tour groups from inner cities will be at the theme parks, Victoria Harbour and the Peak. There are also small group or individual repeat tourists in NT and shopping districts in TST and CWB, but you won't notice them if they don't speak. Some of them are on business day trips.

There aren't many mainlanders in Taiwan since Tsai took office. Conversely, there were more mainland tour groups visiting Taipei during Ma's years.

Those PRC tourists have flocked to Japan and South Korea. Sino-Jap relations are remarkably warm in recent years, so more visas are issued to those who fulfil the financial criteria.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Post by Laura19 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:22 pm

Hong Kong is one of the safest places of China and people find foreigners quite interesting. Many people in Hong Kong can speak English and having some knowledge of Mandarin will certainly help.
Some of these places are certainly worth going to:
Victoria Peak
Ocean Park
Disneyland
Victoria Harbour
Ngong Ping 360 - will bring you to the giant Buddha!

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Post by kaye88 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:05 pm

The shopping there is great. Also Hong Kong is very modern. The food there is amazing. I really enjoyed my time in Hong Kong.

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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Post by alison75 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:59 pm

HK is a very good place to visit. It is where the east meets west. HK is very famous for its tall buildings. Don't worry if you can't speak Cantonese, because English is widely spoken there. HK is a very modern city, and also safe. It has become a famous tourist destination so of course it's tourist friendly.


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Re: Travel: China - Hong Kong

Post by Brenda3700 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:22 am

After a busy day of traveling, it is highly recommended to appreciate the colorful nightlife. Leisurely sightseeing activities such as watching a Symphony of Lights and roaming around the Avenue of Stars, or heading for pubs or nightclubs at Lan Kwai Fong, or eating local snacks at night markets will enrich your trip.

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