A Rouge Guide to Hong Kong

Mimi ON Sep 30, 2010 AT 3:09 pm

Hong Kong - City Centre at night

The view from the mountain peak over the city centre

By Emma Skipper

I have never been wholeheartedly attracted to the bright lights, over population and congestion of big cities, however when an opportunity arose to visit Hong Kong, I was the first person to buy my flight!

Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (the other being Macau) and is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Its city centre is broadly split into two areas; Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong, along with Kowloon and the New Terriories (which are situated across the bay and further out from the centre respectively). With a subtropical humid climate and regular typhoons suring the summer, you can only imagine how wet and hot the living conditions can get in this busy city (!), however during my stay I was incredibly lucky… getting only 2/10 days of rain!

Having already arranged my accommodation with a family friend in the highly desirable residential area found half way up The Peak (the main slope on the city centre side of the mountain around which the city is developed), it was simply a case of trying to experience everything that this 24-hour destination had to offer. And boy did I try!

Read on and you’ll find my snippet reviews of some of the incredible places that I was lucky enough to visit, through friends or as a common tourist, and I would highly recommend any of them to someone who has some spare time on their hands whilst they’re out there… even if it’s just as a stopover!

Click here to see what I’d recommend to do around town…

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