Hong Kong/Macau Travel: Most Popular Articles
What country is Hong Kong in, you’ll hear the city is its own city country, that its part of China and, for those who’ve been sleeping for the past ten years, a colony of Britain. From laws and politics to borders and visas, we tell you exactly what country Hong Kong is in.
The ferry between Hong Kong and Macau is the only transport between the two SARs. Find out where to catch it, how much it costs and when it runs in our guide to the ferry between Hong Kong and Macau.
The best way to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is by using the MTR subway. Our step by step guide to travelling by subway from Hong Kong to Shenzhen covers the where, when and how much.
A one-day essential tour of the city's must-see sights. A comprehensive one day guide to essential sights, attractions and restaurants in our Hong Kong one day tour.
Hong Kong shopping can be a real pleasure; plenty of choice, low-prices and high quality, are just some of the reasons a trip around the shops here is world renowned.
The Hong Kong weather can be unpredictable and extreme. Find out when to find sunshine and clear skies and how to avoid the typhoons in our guide.
The train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou is the best connection between the two cities. See our guide to the train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou for information on timetables, prices and more.
Buy in Hong Kong –From electronics to suits, we look at what’s still cheap to buy in Hong Kong and where to go shopping for a bargain.
In Town Check In at Hong Kong Station – Before you go to the airport see if you can check in, in the city with our list of Airlines offering in town check in at Hong Kong Station.
January is one of the few months Hong Kong is rain free and, more importantly, humidity free. It’s a good month to explore the Hong Kong outdoors.
Hong Kong has a fantastic array of markets, use our guide to the best Hong Kong markets to find the cream of the crop. We guide you through the top eight Hong Kong markets will information on where they are and what they sell.
Hong Kong has thousands of tailors, producing top-class suits at low-cost prices. We've profiled the best Hong Kong tailors, to help you choose where to get the best suits made. The best Hong Kong tailors profiled.
Shops in Hong Kong - We pick the five best areas to find shops in Hong Kong, from the fashion stores of Causeway Bay to the cut price computer stores in Sham Shui Po.
Ten Places to See in Hong Kong – From the skyline to ancient walled villages and bustling temples, we pick our favourite ten places.
Hong Kong shopping malls are some of the biggest and most impressive in the world. In our essential guide we pick the top five, from boutique retreats to the big box mega malls.
Not sure what to bring family and friends back from Hong Kong? Take a look at our insiders guide on Hong Kong's best souvenirs.
Do I need a Hong Kong visa? Hong Kong visa rules remains much the same as they were under British rule and are very generous. That said, there are a few rules and restrictions to keep in mind.
Fakes in Hong Kong – We look at the where and how of shopping for fakes in Hong Kong and find out what the boys in blue think.
Shenzhen Visa – Shenzhen visas have very strict rules and regulations and aren’t offered to a number of nationalities. We have up to date and accurate information on their availability and validity.
Hong Kong's street markets offer some great street food. Named Dai Pai Dong's these markets serves up tasty traditional Chinese cusine, cheaply and quickly.
Hong Kong Dim Sum is one of the city's most famous experiences. The standard by which the world's best Dim Sum is judged, we've checked out Hong Kong's finest Dim Sum restaurants.
Chinese New Year Dates – Based on the lunar cycle, the dates for Chinese New Year vary from year to year. Plan ahead with the exact dates for the celebration from 2011 through 2015
Travel to China from Hong Kong is a road taken by many a traveller. We look at the China visa application in Hong Kong, where and how to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong, as well as transport, and other issues for those who want to make a China visa application in Hong Kong and travel north of the border.
Hong Kong Electronics – List of markets, shops and street locations on where to buy electronics in Hong Kong, including photography, computer and audio equipment.
Hong Kong Buffet, our top five selections. The perfect chance to try a selection of food from some of the world’s best chefs; we’ve selected five of the best Hong Kong buffets, from those that offer free flowing champagne to the best in al fresco dining.
What Is the Difference between Mandarin and Cantonese – They may both be Chinese, but Mandarin and Cantonese are very different. Find out where they’re used and why.
Shopping Shenzhen – A great place to pick up a bargain, the mean streets of Shenzhen can be a challenge for first time visitors. Let our Guide to Shopping in Shenzhen walk you in the right direction for the best bargains.
Causeway Bay is Hong Kong's best shopping district. We introduce you to the best streets, the best malls and the secret local shops.
Budget Guide to Hong Kong – Find out how to save money in one of the world’s most expensive cities in our budget guide to Hong Kong, including tips on cheap accommodation, food, sightseeing and more.
The best sights and best food in our Macau one day tour.
All the must see Hong Kong tourist attractions, sights and must dos boiled down into a top 10.
Hong Kong has long been a prime destination for buyers of cheap electronics. Make sure you get the best value and avoid the city's ubiquitous rip-offs.
The train from Hong Kong to Shanghai is the best connection between the two cities. See our guide to the train from Hong Kong to Shanghai for information on timetables, prices and discounts.
The MTR is Hong Kong's award-winning subway system. Hong Kong's most popluar form of public transport, find out how to use the Hong Kong MTR.
Hong Kong is no longer the bargain bin it once was, to save a few dollars check out our article on the Hong Kong shopping sales. We’ve got the lowdown on when are the Hong Kong shopping sales, and where to find them.
Can I Get a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong – Rules and regulations about obtaining a Chinese visa in Hong Kong change rapidly, our monthly updated page has the most current information.
We review the Lion Rock hike in Hong Kong as part of our top five Hong Kong hikes series.
Club in Hong Kong – There are some world-beating clubs in Hong Kong, from Dragon-I to Volar, we’ve got reviews of the top five.
Mongkok is officially the world's most densely populated area, and the area is packed with high rise residential buildings, shops, street restaurants and the legendary Mongkok Ladies Market. One of the best markets in the city, not an easy boast, Mongkok Ladies Market features a myriad of goods at cheap, cheap prices.
Shenzhen Visa – Most nationalities are eligible for the Shenzhen visa in Hong Kong, but there are notable exceptions, which often includes US and UK nationals. We have a current and up to date list of those passport holders who aren’t eligible.
Hong Kong Tips - the etiquette and how much you should leave at restaurants, hotels and in taxis
We find out if it’s still cheap to buy jade jewelry and what scams and tricks you need to watch out for.
Hong Kong Deals – From online deals to free extras, check out our top five tips for grabbing the best hotel deals in Hong Kong.
Lamma Island Hong Kong – How to take a ferry to Lamma Island Hong Kong, including timetables, fares and advice on which ferry to take.
Hong Kong Airport transport offers plenty of options. We look at the quickest, the cheapest and the most scenic way to get to and from Hong Kong Airport.
The best bars in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong district have plenty to keep the night owl happy, with Lan Kwai Fong boasting Hong Kong's most raucous nightlife. Our guide to the best bars in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong district will highlight the best Hong Kong's party central has to offer.
A comprehensive guide to Hong Kong's best nightlife areas, with reviews of the best bars, pubs and clubs - starting with party central Lan Kwai Fong. A Hong Kong nightlife guide.
We’ve got a list of left luggage facilities and lockers in Hong Kong. Find out where to find and how to use the left luggage facilities in Hong Kong. Including the airport and train station
Step by step guide to taking the ferry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. Information and schedules on the ferry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen
We’ve picked the best gay bars and nightclubs in Hong Kong, from old classics like Propaganda to young pretenders like Volume, you’ll find our top five gay bars and nightclubs in Hong Kong the ideal guide to the city’s gay nightlife.
The best way to reach the Macau casinos. Find out where, when and how to catch the Cotaijet ferry to Taipa Island.
Hong Kong beaches are some of the best in the region. Check out our guide to the top five Hong Kong beaches.
Can't decide. We pick out the pros and cons of staying on Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.
Bargaining in Hong Kong – Follow our eight rules of bargaining at Hong Kong’s markets and shops and bag yourself a bargain.
It might be getting a little cooler but December can still be one of the best times to see Hong Kong. Find out more about December in Hong Kong.
Lamma Island - Temples, hiking trails, and some of Hong Kong's best beaches are just a handful of the highlights in our what to see on Lamma Island guide.
List of Michelin Guide restaurants with stars in Hong Kong. We’ve got a full list of restaurants in Hong Kong with Michelin Stars.
Hung Hom station Hong Kong, formerly Kowloon Station, is the city’s international railway station. Use our guide to find out how to get there, where to buy tickets and check in and about other station facilities.
Things to do in Hong Kong. Sightseeing in Hong Kong doesn't need to blow a hole in your wallet, from free Tai Chi to a trip to a temple, we've listed the best ten things to do in Hong Kong on a budget.
Budget accommodation in Hong Kong can be difficult to find. Check out our top tips on budget accommodation in hong kong to secure the best value to deals in the city.
We’ve split the list into five different cuisines, so your tastebuds can take a budget trip around the world, with great food at great prices.
With the humidity at an end November is the perfect time to visit the city. We look at the events, festivals and weather in November in Hong Kong.
Working in Hong Kong – There are a limited number of specific jobs, industries and work opportunities that are open to English speaking expatriates wanting to work in Hong Kong
Work Visa in Hong Kong – Many people assume obtaining a work visa in Hong Kong will be straightforward, it’s not, and the Hong Kong Immigration Service is increasingly demanding. Find out what you need to prove to get a visa.
The independent retailers where you can buy cheap iPads and iPhones and how not to get ripped off.
Halloween in Hong Kong has been growing over the past few years and we’ve got the very best events and celebrations covered so you can enjoy a fantastic Halloween in Hong Kong.
Some claim that the best sights of Shenzhen are its shops, they might be right. Shenzhen certainly lacks the bonafida sights that most cities of eight million can boast.
Day Trips from Hong Kong – Our top five day trips from Hong Kong, including Macau, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.
How to Open a Bank Account in Hong Kong – Opening a bank account in Hong Kong is incredibly easy and doesn’t require a work visa.
Hong Kong vs Singapore is a grudge match to rival the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox. We compare sights, transport, shopping and more to answer should I visit Hong Kong or Singapore
Big Buddha Hong Kong – One of the city’s most popular attractions, the grand Hong Kong Big Buddha statue on Lantau Island is an awe inspiring sight. Read all about it in our tourist guide
Budget Airlines flying from Hong Kong – A comprehensive list of budget airlines flying from Hong Kong, including the routes they serve.
Spas in Hong Kong are rightly considered as some of the best in the world. From the princely service to the exquisite products on offer, the best spas in Hong Kong will leave you refreshed and revitalized.
Shenzhen Visas in Hong Kong – Tour agents and travel agencies in Hong Kong cannot sell you a Shenzhen Visa; it can only be purchased at a single border crossing.
English in Hong Kong - Hong Kongers are not quite the masters of the Queen's language you might imagine, find out where people speak English in Hong Kong, and where they don't.
Times Square shopping mall Hong Kong review and Hong Kong Times Square shopping mall list of shops.
Many visitors want to know, is Hong Kong expensive? with most assuming that it is. While prices in Hong Kong can certainly be top heavy, the city has an unfair reputation for putting huge dents in people's wallets. We take a look at the prices in Hong Kong for transport, food and other essentials to answer the question is Hong Kong Expensive?
Hong Kong's Mid-Levels Escalator is the longest system of escalators in the world. Winding from Central through Soho and up to Mid-Levels, we’ve got all the essential information on the Hong Kong Central-Mid Levels Escalator
From the glitz an glamour of the Venetian to the local flavour of the Lisboa we've got the best Macau casinos reviewed.
Cheung Chau Island is one of Hong Kong’s most popular day trips. We look at its popular beaches, the Cheung Po Tsai Cave, the famous bun festival and more
Buy a Suit Tips – Buying a tailor made suit can feel like a trip to the dentist for first timers. We’ve got some top tips on the right questions to ask, the right materials to choose and the right prices to pay.
Price of a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong – Full prices of Chinese visas in Hong Kong by nationality and speed of delivery.
As the competition heats up, trying to pick the best Macau hotels for luxury is harder than ever. From the best resort hotel to the best budget luxury hotel, we've picked out five of the best Macau hotels for luxury, for those who want to enjoy their stay in style.
Causeway Bay Hong Kong is one of the city’s prime shopping areas, where the crowds of people throng the neon lit streets to hunt down a bargain. Our Causeway Bay Hong Kong profile covers what’s in the area, how to get there, and where to shop, including SOGO.
Best Cheap Macau Hotels -We select the top five cheap hotels in Macau that will leave you change from $75
Information on Macau visas and immigration regulations for American, European and Japanese citizens, including what you'll need to conduct business there.
Cheap Hong Kong hotels – Check out our reviews of the top five cheap Hong Kong hotels, all for $75 or less.
Thanks to a unique, colonial history, Macau has a somewhat complicated arrangement with China and in many respects is its own, independent city state.
Hong Kong sightseeing for beginners. We’ve put together the top ten Hong Kong sightseeing sights and experiences to help you get started on your trip to the city. You’ll find everything from the skyline to the Star Ferry.
Surprisingly, Hong Kong has a wide selection of cheap and budget accommodation. Hong Kong hostels and guesthouses do, however vary wildly in quality, from bug-ridden dives to stylish bolt-holes. Make sure you check-in to the latter, by checking out our guide to the best Hong Kong hostels.
Soho Hong Kong – The streets of Soho Hong Kong are spilling over with restaurants. If you’re stomachs rumbling but you don’t know where to start, dig into our list of the area’s five best restaurants.
Trying to find cheap restaurants in Hong Kong can be difficult. These five Hong Kong restaurant are as tasty as they are inexpensive.
A comprehensive guide to Hong Kong's best nightlife areas, with reviews of the best bars, pubs and clubs in Wan Chai
Hong Kong's red light district and prostitution industry have been made famous by the film Suzy Wong and various other stories of what was a booming red light prostitution business. Find out if prostitution is legal in Hong Kong.
Macau has plenty of sightseeing for tourists, and is the perfect complement to Hong Kong. A Portuguese colony for over 500 years, Hong Kong's sister SAR has a reputation for gambling and casinos - but the city also boasts beautiful beaches, enduring traditions and a colonial character. Find out all about it here.
Things to do in Hong Kong. From free Tai Chi on Victoria Harbour to bagging a bargain at the ladies market, the list of things to do in Hong Kong is endless, we’ve picked twelve of the best
The seafood in Hong Kong is some of the best in the world. We uncover the city's best places to find it - from island boltholes to the people’s favourite.
The perpetual grudge match of Ocean Park vs Hong Kong Disneyland often has visitors asking which one they should visit. We've got the answer.
Hong Kong Disneyland Tickets – Guide to Hong Kong Disneyland ticket prices and tips on the various entry options available.
Our Macau travel guide is your comprehensive guide on how to get to Macau, including information on language, visas, and more. We've also got the practicalities of reaching Macau from Hong Kong covered in our how to get to Macau guide.
Hong Kong Language – The official languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English but when it comes to the languages people actually speak, Mandarin and Cantonese, the picture is a little more complex.
When you just can’t slurp any more noodles, when you just can’t dig into anymore rice, try these top five pizzas in Hong Kong.
Why buying a camera in Hong Kong isn't necessarily and good idea and advice on shops and prices.
Kowloon Hong Kong - Often overlooked but rarely underwhelming, we pick out the must see sights of Hong Kong's Kowloon Peninsula.
October in Hong Kong can be hot, humid and rainy, but it's also a month packed with events. See our guide for full details of the weather and what's on.
Hong Kong's best breakfasts - from congee to the great British fry up.
The rules in Macau's casinos have slowly been relaxed, but nevertheless, from dress code to what you can bring in, we've got a comprehensive list of the rules in Macau's casinos.
The Dim Sum joint of choice for Hong Kong’s tourists we review the food at Maxim’s Palace City Hall.
hong kong food guide, weird, disgusting, strange
Luxury hotels are in abundance in Hong Kong, we review the best Hong Kong luxury hotels
Review of Hong Kong Harbour City mall and a list of shops.
Reviews of the best Michelin Restaurants in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Octopus card is essential for traveling around the city. See our guide for how to use the Hong Kong Octopus card.
Ngong Ping Cable Car – Review of Ngong Ping Cable Car, including prices, information on attractions and discussion of problems with the ride.
Electronics in Shenzhen – One of the city’s great bargains, we look at where to buy electronics and computer equipment in Shenzhen and the SEG Electronics Market
Hong Kong taxi is one of the best ways to get around the city. That said, you’ll need to know the difference between your red, green and blue services.
How to Get to Cheung Chau Island – Find out how to take the ferry to the isolated island of Cheung Chau.
Is Hong Kong Democratic? We look at the Chief Executive election, LEGCO, and whether Hong Kong really is a democracy.
Learn Cantonese language. Cantonese is the langauge of Southern China and importantly Hong Kong. Although you're unlikely to have any difficulty using English, a little basic Cantonese can come in useful when bargaining or in local restaurants. Take a look at our basic learn Cantonese language guide.
How to Get to Tai O – Transport to Tai O Fishing Village by bus and ferry
Information on tickets, timetables in our guide to travel from Hong to Beijing China by train. We’ve also covered the types of trains and passport formalities for travel from Hong Kong to Beijing China by train.
The best attractions and events to make Hong Kong for kids as fun as for adults.
Jobs in Hong Kong – Top expat FAQ about jobs in Hong Kong, including what sort of work is available to expats, how to find work, visa information, taxes, apartments and more.
Face Masks in Hong Kong – The number of people wearing medical face masks in Hong Kong can be alarming for tourists. Find out why Hong Kongers wear them and whether you should to.
Landmark Hong Kong shopping mall review and Landmark Hong Kong shopping mall list of shops.
Hong Kong Museum - Yes, the city does have soul. History, art and blowing bubbles in the top five Hong Kong museums.
From helicopters and junk trips to picnics in the park, read our pick of the top eight Hong Kong romantic experiences.
Top tips on where to eat in Kowloon - from districts like Kowloon City to street food markets and the maze of Chungking Mansions.
Hong Kong Harbour – One of the city’s major attractions, we list the five best places to view Hong Kong Harbour and its amazing skyscraper backdrop.
There are a variety of Hong Kong Disneyland packages on offer – but are they really the cheapest way to visit the park?
From the skyscrapers to the skyline, these are the top ten Hong Kong sights you need to tick off
The best shops to buy tea in Hong Kong.
Air Asia - Cheap Flights from London to Kuala Lumpur. Find out about prices, schedules and service, in our profile of Air Asia's budget, long-haul service.
Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) is the name given to Hong Kong city and its surrounding region. What does this mean for democracy, the press & the people?
Bait and Switch – Probably one of the most popular scams used to rip off naïve shoppers, we explain what bait and switch is and how to avoid it.
Chinese New Year Animals – Based on what year you were born, find out which Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal you are and your typical characteristics.
Temple Street Market in Hong Kong is one of the city's major tourist attractions. Our Profile of Temple Street Market tells you why should go, why you shouldn’t and what to buy.
Jobs in Hong Kong – Essential resources and advice for finding a job in Hong Kong.
Facts About Hong Kong. A selection of interesting facts about Hong Kong, from Rolls Royces to Mad Dogs.
One of Hong Kong’s most exciting districts – with a reputation for nightlife and naughtiness – we explore the neon lit streets and sights in our Wan Chai vistors guide.
Victoria Peak Hong Kong - Find out about the amazing views and other attractions at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.
While not as draconian as some of its neighbours, Hong Kong drug laws are strict.
Many visitors are worried about triads in Hong Kong. We look at the current situation and address what tourists need to know about triads in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Pollution – The rapidly rising Hong Kong air pollution has become a major issue for both residents and visitors. We look at how bad the problem really is and how to deal with it on a day to day basis.
Cheap Hong Kong sightseeing can be difficult, however bargains can be found and some of Hong Kong's best sightseeing can be done for free, or almost free. Our top five, has the best of cheap Hong Kong sightseeing.
Best Hotels in Hong Kong on a Budget. We pick the five best hotels in Hong Kong on a budget of less than $100.
Stanley Market in Hong Kong is one the city's major tourist attractions. Read our review for the lowdown on why should go, why you shouldn’t and what to buy.
Hong Kong Ocean park is the biggest and best theme park in the city. Read our review for the low down on the rides, the animals and everything else.
Hong Kong Hotels with a Harbour View - We profile the best five hotels in Hong Kong to enjoy a view of the famous Victoria Harbour.
Guest House Hong Kong, there’s hundreds of them, some in the much talked about Chunking Mansions, and while a stay in a guest house in Hong Kong I never going to be luxury, it also doesn’t mean stained sheets and grimy walls. You can get in-room TV, showers and even wifi, just check out our top five guesthouse in Hong Kong list.