On the modest size of the island of Hong Kong there is no place for anything. For example, for the airport. Therefore, it was built on a specially created artificial island, which increased the total area of Hong Kong by 1%. The airport itself is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive airport construction project ever.
It is often called as one of the most convenient airports for passengers. It’s comfortable to move around, the pointer system is as clear as possible, so getting lost here is simply impossible. In general, the infrastructure is perfectly thought out and all customs processes pass without unnecessary stress.
There are three ways to reach the center of Hong Kong from the airport: taxi, train and bus.
The most comfortable way is to take a taxi. The trip will cost about $ 50 and will take a little more than half an hour of time.
The train would be even faster. In just 24 minutes you will find yourself in the heart of Hong Kong. A one-way ticket costs about $ 15. At the same time, for this price you get free Wi-Fi and access to charging (priceless benefits for the traveler).
Well, bus is the cheapest option. It will take you to the center for only $ 5, but in return will take much more time — the trip will take more than an hour.
There are enough reasons to visit Hong Kong at least once in your life. Firstly, it is such a "China as if it were not communist." Secondly, in Hong Kong there are really a lot of cool places that impress both adults and children. It also has everything from beaches to mountains.
Kowloon is known as a center for commerce, art and entertainment. Here you can buy anything: from animals to jewelry, from clothes to objects of art.
And the main local market opens in the evenings on Temple Street. In the market you can find great clothes and shoes at a nice price. Or dig up some handmade treasures. And at the same time find tons of food in the market's endless rows.
The best parties of the city are held here. There are about a hundred restaurants and bars in the area. Each with its own unique atmosphere. Some come to play darts, others sing in karaoke, and others come just for an interesting concept or live music. Crowds of expats flock here at night, so you can meet half the world in one evening.
The parties at Lan Kwai Fong Street are so popular that they have one hundred percent copies in other Chinese cities in an attempt to recreate this fun.
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is located in the Po Fook Hill Mountains and is one of the must-see attractions. To get there you will have to climb a rather steep hill, but your efforts will be rewarded with an impressive temple complex. It consists of the main temple hall and a nine-story pagoda, as well as several shrines and pavilions. There will be many steps on your way to the top of the temple, but you will be encouraged by ten thousand Buddhas placed in all parts of the complex.
Hong Kong is famous for its food. It’s always delicious regardless of the place: you can eat well in an expensive restaurant or at the street vendor’s counter. Moreover, even a street vendor can have a Michelin star here. Like a tiny establishment Tim Ho Wan which is a literally small serving window and a couple of tables. The place is known for its pork buns that received a star from a world-famous guide. But the most pleasant: the prices remain the same even now.
By the way, these pork buns are called Dim Sum. Dim Sum is a common word used to name various snacks. Dumplings are called Dim Sims, and spring rolls, and various pies. All that is served in small portions and, as a rule, in a container of bamboo. You can easily try Dim Sums of any kind. It is convenient to order a lot of different snacks on a common table for a small company. They often serve free green tea.
Be prepared for the fact that in Hong Kong they are preparing everyone and everything. For example, you may be served deep-fried chicken legs (limbs with fingers to be sure) or snake soup. And if you order a chicken stewed in one of these wonderful sauces, be prepared for the fact that it was cooked whole without even cutting off its head. Such are the Hong Kong people and their non-waste production.
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