Hong Kong Travel Guide Introduction: The name "Hong Kong" is a phonetic reproduction of the spoken Cantonese name

, meaning "fragrant harbour". The origins of the name may have reference to the harbour waters sweetened by the fresh water influx of the Pearl River. This city has many nicknames, the most famous being "Pearl of the Orient". It was named so because it symbolized the sparkling city lights from both sides of Victoria Harbour and the towering skyline. In addition, Hong Kong is also called "Golden Egg", "The World's most vertical City", "The Orient Manhattan", "The paradise of shopping", "Food paradise" and "City of life". Do any of these names make you want to pack your suitcases to come over? Touché! Getting there and going around: There are direct flights to Hong Kong International Airport from every continent, and the airport itself has been rewarded multiple times for being world class. Once you are here, the first priority should be to get an Octopus card, which works like a debit card and will give you access to Hong Kong’s public transport system. Additionally, Octopus is also accepted for payment in most convenience stores, restaurants like McDonald's and 7-Eleven, vending machines, roadside parking and certain car parks. Taxis are easily available and are reasonably priced. If you don’t mind gaining the speed and losing the views, then the Mass Transit Railway network of underground rail is the fastest way to get around the territory. If you want to sample the local flavor, take a tram ride, also called a ting ting, which, while not air conditioned, is the cheapest mode and will trundle along leisurely to show you views ranging from vibrating Hong Kong street life to its snazzy financial and shopping districts and, finally, a taste of suburban bliss. The attractions: The best bird’s eye view of Hong Kong can be had atop Peak Tower on Victoria Peak. A picturesque way of reaching it is by taking a bus from the Star Ferry pier in Central. As the bus winds up the mountain, you can soak in beautiful views of both sides of Hong Kong Island and passing the priciest neighborhoods. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is on Lantau Island, about 12km east of Hong Kong International Airport. The highlights of this resort are Disneyland park, two resort hotels and a lake recreation centre. The park has recently undergone an expansion to offer attractions to delight the entire family. Another incentive to come here with children is short queues most of the year, except during the week of Chinese New Year, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. A strong recommendation is to visit the Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon, which gives a descriptive overview of Hong Kong's evocative past. It is not the typical framed-and-caged format of museums you find elsewhere in China. You can see history come to life in innovative galleries, such as a mock-up of a colonial era street. Please allow two hours to appreciate everything in detail. In order to wander off the beaten path, take one of the many heritage walks in Hong Kong. For example you can relish the Ping Shan Heritage Trail passing by striking ancient sights - the walled Hakka village of Tsang Tai Uk, Fu Shin Street Traditional Bazaar as well places of worship including Che Kung Temple, Man Mo Temple and the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Delights Nearby: A ferry ride away, Macau is best known as Asia's largest destination for gambling raking in even more revenue than Las Vegas. Ferries to Macau ply from several points in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong

Its main attractions are flashy casinos.International Airport where you will be able to bypass Hong Kong Immigration and transfer directly into a ferry to take you there. . and charming colonial buildings. indulgent European food and wine.

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