Planning your Trip to Hong Kong

The other day I was at my daughters school talking to another mom. We have had a long and cold winter here in Canada and many of us have travel on the brain. She told me she just came from the local library where she picked up some books on China. It seemed like such a random destination for her to pick up books about. I asked her if she was planning a trip and it turns out she was. She has family roots in Hong Kong and has never visited. So her and a friend were going to visit. After chatting for a bit I asked her if she looked up any online resources about the destination. I was surprised she had not.

My husband and I have often spoken about visiting Hong Kong. Usually when we are watching an epic movie and a scene is based in the unique location. There are so many places in this world of ours that we would love to visit. We just need to figure out what destinations will be family trips and which ones we will wait to visit alone. I started doing my research and am amazed by all there is to see and do in Hong Kong.

When planning your trip to Hong Kong there are plenty of resources online. Having a few friends who have visited I have asked them as well about places to see and things to do.

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.

When planning your trip to Hong Kong you will want to explore the city restaurants, waterfront and unique marketplace. Best way to do this is with a a tour guide from Hong Kong private tours.  Whether you’re a foodie, aspiring photographer or a culture lover, there’s a Hong Kong private tour perfect for you!

Hong Kong is a foodies paradise! Hong Kong cuisine is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine, European cuisines and non-Cantonese Chinese cuisines, as well as Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian cuisines, due to Hong Kong’s past as a British colony and a long history of being an international port of commerce. You can expect a little bit of everything when eating in Hong Kong.  A few items you will want to be sure to try when visiting are

  • Sweet and Sour Pork.
  • Wontons.
  • Roast Goose.
  • Wind Sand Chicken.
  • Shrimp and Chicken Balls.
  • Phoenix Talons (Chickens’ Feet)
  • Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow)
  • Fish Balls.

Just like planning any trip, you will want to watch for deals on flights and accommodation. It is mild for more than half the year. There are mild, relatively dry winters, and hot, humid, and wet summers. The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December, when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant. Spring is a cloudy season in Hong Kong.

Compared to some destinations the flight from Canada to Hong Kong is not that bad. You can find flights around 14 hours and if you time them right, you can sleep the entire time. The more I think about planning a trip the more I think I would like to go with my daughters. They would be more appreciative of the food than my husband would be. We will see what to do. I know he would love to come and he would love the scenery and culture.

A few places you will want to check out when visiting may include Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, Victoria Peak, Tian Tan Buddha, The Peak Tram and the Avenue of Stars. There are many other places and depending on the length of the visit you may be able to see and experience them all. as far as accommodation go I personally would be looking to stay in one of the hotels that make up the cities skyline. I miss the city and love to explore all urban life has to offer when traveling.

Have you been to Hong Kong? Where do you recommend a person visit when traveling?

 

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