Flights from Hong Kong
Flights from Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated cities, bustling with life at every corner and sporting a unique blend of Eastern and Western culture. Many would consider it the Mecca of shopping in Asia, as its malls, complexes and roadside shops are sufficient to occupy one for hours on end. Besides shopping, food is the other huge draw for tourists in Hong Kong, where you can find some of the world’s best dim sum and teas. During your time in Hong Kong, you’ll also be captivated by the city’s beautiful skylines, dotted by skyscrapers that light up in an enchanting fashion when night falls. If you’re planning on moving on from Hong Kong already, be sure that you’ve done all your shopping, eating and sightseeing at the following places:
Tsim Sha Tsui
If the purpose of your trip is shopping, you must make your way to Tsim Sha Tsui, which is at the south of the Kowloon Peninsula. While traffic is heavy, the streets are orderly and it’s a shopper’s paradise from the moment you set foot in the area. Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard is especially known for fashionable clothing and Granville Road for cosmetic products. When you’re done shopping, you can also see the beautiful Victoria Bay in full view and the Avenue of Stars, a waterside walk lined with the statues of famous Hong Kong film celebrities.
Shanghai Street in Yau Ma Tei will give you a taste of olden Hong Kong as you walk past shop houses preserved for decades and traditional businesses that have been handed down the generations. Shopping is typically on the affordable end on this street and it is a good place to buy cook ware, medicines and herbal teas.
Sham Shui Po
Sham Shui Po defines street shopping in Hong Kong, where the working class scramble around to get their hands on second hand and inexpensive goods. Apliu Street Flea Market sells a variety of computer gadgets and electronic accessories while wholesale clothes can be found on Cheung Sha Wan Road.
If you’re looking for your next destination, the following places can be considered:
Taiwan is approximately an hour’s flight away from the east of Hong Kong and is similarly known for taking Chinese food to new heights. Delight your taste buds at major night markets such as Shilin and Tainan Flowers Night Market.
Another country that is relatively nearby is Vietnam, a 2 hour flight away. Vietnam is the country of pagodas, with symbolic meaning behind many of its structures. In its largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, you can row down the Mekong Delta to see paddy fields and observe life of the rural Vietnamese community.
Japan is one of Asia’s leaders in technology and this is well reflected in the many state of the art facilities you’ll encounter while touring the country. The country is also home to many world class hot springs. You can enjoy therapeutic experiences at sites such as Kusatsu Onsen, Manza Onsen and Hakone Onsen.
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