A chaotic, packed fun city, skyscrapers, alongside junkboats, smog, and street food. A city of major finance, and a great Soho area for a night out. What use to be a regular haunt of mine 25 years ago, I find it surprising still to be one of my favorites after a recent visit. The fast pace creates a sense of permanent change, the crowds, multiculturalism, and food ... I could sit eating a noodles all day long! and you can not visit Hong Kong without eating Peking duck an absolute favorite of mine.
Hong Kong is a busy city, eight million inhabitants, one of the biggest hub airports in the world. It can be overwhelming for many visitors, especially those not used to crowded places. Here are a few of our favorite places and highlights if ever you get chance to past through and visit such a fun city.
The Hotel Icon with a rooftop heated pool, a 24-hour gym, spa, TV room and bar run by the University with an excellent location, facilities and service. A great extra is that when checking out you can hang out here whilst waiting for a night flight www.hotel-icon.com
This area of Hong Kong has some of the largest and busiest markets in which to soak up. The two best markets for inexpensive souvenirs are the Ladies Market (bargain clothing, accessories, and souvenirs) and the Temple Street Night Market (flea market). Temple street night market Even if your not shopping it's a great place to go and soak up the atmosphere and eat some street food.
Another stop you have to make is the Wholesale Aberdeen Fish Market full of hustle and bustle. You can wander in here and watch for hours, a lot more local than touristy with a restaurant that also operates as a canteen for workers. You can also take a trip along the river and in a junk boat and stop off at the Riverside restaurants for fresh fish.
And of course a trip across the the harbor from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island is via the Star Ferry, an awesome view of the city skyline. It’s one of my favorites.