HONG KONG & MACAU
is truly an international city, which blends in the best from
the East to the West, creating a unique personality. HongKong
offers plenty of options, ranging from a junk cruise to remote
islands with century old Chinese traditions to a breathtaking
hike over rolling green hills to stunning white beaches, a trek to charming Chinese fishing villages or
a fascinating city tour of art, history
and modern museums.
so much more to do and see in Asia's world city, let your clients
discover and fall in love with the diversity and sophistication
that is truly Hong kong.
more information, please visit http://DiscoverHongKong.com ,
or call Mileage Communications, our representative in New Delhi
(011-26511423) and Mumbai (022-26732763).
Best Time - The best time to visit HongKong is from mid
September to February when the weather is cool.
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Hong kongand macao tourism
subtropical climate experiences four distinct seasons. Summer
temperature's can reach 33 degree celcius
while winter (December to February) temperature
rarely falls below 10 degree celcius . The best
periods for most visitors are March to May and September to November.
some 37 gazetted beaches, HongKong offers many golden opportunities
for sun and surf. Water-skiing, diving, sailing, kayaking and water
cycling are all possible. The most famous past time in
HongKong is windsurfing.
Marine Park and Kayaking-
HoiHaWan is situated
on the northern coastline of
Sai Kung peninsula and is amongst the three marine parks of Hongkong.
The bay is sheltered and is a perfect place for kayaking and viewing coral and various reef fishes. Snorkelling, paddling and just plain relaxing in this beautiful marine
park is also ideal. The pickup point for a tour of this park is
Grand Stanford Harbour View at 9 am every Monday and Thursday.
The tour price is HK $ 450 per person and the duration is 9 am
to 3:30 pm.
has several golf courses that welcome visitors to play and the
Hong Kong Open golf Championship draws top players in December.
Road, the most famous road in HongKong is an endless boulevard
of shops. Latest models of electronic items, fashion and other
accessories get sold here first before becoming available in other
countries. Markets are open seven days a week. Late night shopping
To reach Nathan road get down at Tsim Sha Tsui MTR.
Stanley Market in the Hongkong island is the perfect
place to pick up something special for friends and family. There
are vendors selling Chinese artefacts, jade, silk and other curios items.
Apart from the assortment of goods, there are lots of local colors.
Fortunetellers, impromptu Chinese street opera, old folks playing
chess add to the richness and excitement. The other famous market
places are: Goldfish market, Temple
Street, Jade Market, Ladies market, Flower Market.
Some well known shopping stores in HongKong are : Cheong
Hing Store Ltd, CRC Departmental Store Ltd, BQ baby Store.
Popular Indian Restaurants in Hongkong:
G/f 57-59, Wyndham Street,
Telephone - 25249623
1/F Ashley Centre,
23-25, Ashley Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Telephone - 23761001
26-30, Elgin StreetSo Ho,
Telephone - 28015959
3/F ,On Hing Building,
18-20, Wyndham Street,
Telephone - 28452299
Kong for First-Timers
Start right at the top. Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak. Visit
Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium,
the Peak Explorer Motion Stimulator and Peak Galleria for a spot
of shopping. For lunch, take a pick of any of the restaurants.
a bus and drop off at Ocean Park for exciting rides and a closer
look at nature.
Explore Causeway Bay's many restaurants and nightlife.
Join the master al the Piazza by Victoria Harbour for Tai Chi.
Then hop onto a ferry to the island of Cheung Chau to take in the
Pak Tai Temple and the Po Tsai Cave before stopping for a seafood
lunch at the pierside stalls.
Move on to Repulse Bay and visit Murray House — a restored
colonial treasure — and Stanley Market for cool buys.
Make a beeline for one of Stanley's sea-fronting restaurants.
Tuck into dim sum and make a wish at Wong Tai Sin Temple. Slowdown
with a museum tour and cross the border into the Teddy Bear
Don't miss Harbour City and Nathan Road, from Tsim ShaTsui to
Mongkok. Rest your feet and watch "Who's Who" over
English tea at The Peninsula before heading for Sai Kung to watch
A seafood dinner along the harbour plus more shopping at Ladies
Street and Temple Street.
Kong for Regulars
Take time lo walk along Lugard Road lo Hong Kong Park. Learn more
about Chinese tea culture at the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea
Ware. Visit Man Ho Temple and shop at Western Market, an original
Afternoon Indulge the shopaholic in
you at Times
Square, Caroline Centre. Fashion Walk and Jardine's Bazaar
Night Wander among the quaint bistros in
Get earthy at the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden. Then pack a
picnic lunch and head on up to the top of the farm for an
Afternoon Follow the Heritage Trail in Hew
Territories to the Luen Wo Market, Tang Chung Ling Ancestral
Hall, Hong Kong Railway Museum and the Wishing Tree.
Night Eat out
at Yucca de Lac Restaurant.
Tempt your taste buds with provincial soybean milk and sticky
Afternoon Take a ferry to Lamma Island
for fresh seafood.
Get retrospective at the Hong Kong Museum of History or simply get
in touch with the child in you at Teddy Bear Kingdom. Hop over to
the Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa for shopping and dining.
Still feeling peckish? Lei King Wan is a new dining district. End
on a high note at the Oriental Golf City.
Every visitor to HongKong makes the trip
to Victoria Peak, which has one of the most spectacular views
in the world. Its also a good way to orient yourself with HongKong's
somewhat confusing geography. Whether by day or night, Victoria
peak is a must see.
The best way to get to the top is on the
Peak Tram, a funicular railway which carves a steep 373 meter
high swathe up the lush mountainside. The tram has been in operation
since 1888, and used to compete with sedan chairs as the most
popular way up.
How to Reach-The tram leaves from the lower terminus across
from St John's Cathedral on Garden Road.
Open Top Bus No.15C - It runs daily and charges are HK $ 3 per
single journey. The peak is also accessible by minibus, bus or
Kowloon means "Nine Dragons"
and refers to the hills that form the backdrop to this area. Kowloon
is the heart of HongKong, literally and in essence. But it is
this small area that travellers remember the most after a trip
to HongKong. Kowloon is a blend of tradition and modernity in
contrasting details, lending a special quality to the place. Kowloon
is also known as the shopper's heaven. Tsim
Sha Tsui, at the tip of the Kowloon peninsula is the territory's
tourist ghetto. It consists of shops, pubs, restaurants, topless
bars and camera stores. The Promenade, in the eastern side of
Tsim Sha Tsui is a great place for a stroll and has wonderful
views of Victoria harbour, particularly at night. The liveliest
night market in the territory is on temple Str in Yau Ma Tei.
Year round bargains are common here.
Water Bay Beach:
Deep water Bay Beach is on the residential
South side of HongKong Island and provides facilities such as
refreshment kiosks, toilets and lifeguard service from April to
October. Also on the South side are Repulse bay Beach and Stanley
Main Beach which are equally good.
Near Repulse Bay is South Bay Beach, one of HongKong Island's
best and most secluded spots for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.
On weekdays you could have the beach virtually for yourself. The
beach has all facilities like changing rooms, toilets, umbrellas
for rent and lifeguards on duty.
Long Wan Beach:
If you want to find HongKong's best surf
and a stunning stretch of wild beach surrounded
by glorious hills, make the trek to Tai Long Wan Beach in Sai
Kung Country Park. There are actually three beaches connected
by walking trails. This is a favorite spot for the city's growing
surfing community. There are no lifeguards about you will find
restaurants in the area.
Park is one of South East Asia's largest
Oceanaria and theme parks where you can have a fabulous time.
It is a place for thrilling rides and fantastic marine attractions
to spectacular dolphin shows and more. Here you will discover
more than four thousand species of fish including a eighty-year-old
six feet long giant grouper. There is also a hugely popular Ocean
theatre where adorable marine mammals show off their spectacular
tricks to thrill you. The other park attractions are the bird
paradise, adventure land and the kid's world. This park is open
daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
How to Reach- A Special Shuttle City Bus (No.629) leaves
from near the Star Ferry in Central and Admirality MTR.
Tai Sin Temple:
This is a huge colorful Taoist
temple dedicated to the God of Healing.
In the temple you will find a throng of petitioners and the largest
concentration of fortunetellers in Asia. It is a shining example
of traditional Chinese architecture, with red pillars, a golden
ceiling and ornate lattice work The temple is open daily and worth
giving a visit. The temple is open daily from morning 7 to 5:30
How to reach- Short walk from Wong Tai Sin MTR station
Zoological and Botanical Gardens:
Established in the 1860's, the garden still
retains formal Victorian elements such as a wrought iron bandstand
and an unusual greenhouse. The zoo houses 207 bird species as
well as echidnas and jaguars. There are more than 750 species
of flora in the gardens.
The park is open daily from 6 am to 7 pm.
How to Reach - Albany Road, Central, HongKong Island. Take
Np.3B from the Jardine House bus stop or 12 M from in front of
the HongKong Bank headquarters.
This park is in the midst of Tsim
Sha Tsui. It has numerous attractions and gardens, including
some 90 species of birds and 130-year-old camphor trees.
Kowloon park is a modern interpretation of city greenscaping.
The park is open daily from 6 am to midnight.
How to Reach- Tsim Sha Tsui MTR exit A1.