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General Guide of Nanthan Road of Hong Kong

1. Nathan Road

It was my first Hong Kong travel.. I first need to decide where to stay. According to my search, I need to choose between Kowloon area and Hong Kong island.. Later I decided to stay at Kowloon area.. And when I was searching for tips about there, I have seen the pictures of Nathan Road..

It is definitely the most liveliest street at Hong Kong.. All shops are open till very late hours and people are all on the streets. Our hotel was just on the Nathan road, when we go out from the hotel it was the watch sellers attacking us.. "Copy watches, Do u wanna buy a rolex..etc".. As we are used to such insults, we have managed to clear the first raid..Just after some seconds it was now the tailors attack :).. "Do u wanna buy a suit for you,".. It was really funny, all those indians are handling the fake watch and Suit market..

Nathan Road is a wide avenue with heavy trafic, many shops, restaurants, bars and lively nightlife.. The shops in the street open at 9:00 am and after that till midnite the tendency never drops..

2. The well known Nathan Road

This famous Nathan Road, located at mainland Kowloon, is a must visit. Strolling down the road is a people watching activity. Other than that, as you'll notice, there is quite numbers of indians. As they involve more on money changer and other commercial business.

As Tsim Sha Tsui area well known as a shopping district, more local products and street shows, as well as the bright neon lights at night. As the area pack and crowd largely by immigrants it is advise and beware of pickpockets.

3. Shopping: Nathan Road and surrounds

If it's your cup of tea, there's plenty of shopping to be had. One area would be streets near Nathan Road on the Kowloon side.

Nathan Road and Jordan Street have all manners of shops.

Shanghai Street being near a temple has several stores selling buddhas and guanyins. On this road, you can buy anything you want after tired Hong Kong tour

The Mong Kok Computer Centre on Nelson Street has 3 floors of computing equiipment. And on nearby streets, there are street markets.

Near Ap Lu, you will find fabric stores, electronic stores and mobile phone stores.

4. Nathan Road and the night...

Nathan Road and the night market

Nathan road is an experience in itself, particularly at night after visiting Hong Kong attractions. It's safe enough, I think, but there are rows of seedy-looking electronics shops, which I think I'd discourage anyone from buying from. But there are legitimate shops too, like Timberland, for instance (which happens to be JUST as expensive as in the U.S.). There are karaoke bars, restaurants, men trying to sell you new suits ('NEW SUIT! YOU, NEW SUIT!'), men leading you off into alleys to take a look at their 'Rolexes' (here, I'd be wary of anyone leading you off, although we did - make sure you're with a sizeable group if you do this!!). There's the night market farther down on the left down an alley (as you're walking away from the harbor on Nathan). Ok, my best advice is to just wander and explore the different places around here. I spent a good amount of time here and still didn't see everything I could have.

5. Lady's Market in Kowloon

The Lady's Market is a great place for shopping, and just for seeing the wide range of goods available in Hong Kong. Definately worth a stroll through during daytime or evening.

Contain Hong Kong in your affordable China travel packages.

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What visitors can do in Ocean Park of Hong Kong


If I had to choose between Disneyland & Ocean Park (two famous Hong Kong scenic spots)...I'd go for Ocean Park! it's more value for the money and has something for everyone not just kids.

Ocean Park is mainly divided into two main attraction areas: the Waterfront and the Summit, which can be further divided into eight different attraction zones: Amazing Asian Animals, Aqua City, Whiskers Harbour, Marine World, Polar Adventure, Adventure Land, Thrill Mountain and the Rainforest. All these zones offer a wide array of exciting rides and animal exhibits.

It was my first time to see the Panda, the penguin and other exotic animals which is nice, the cable car ride was so cool and the view was breathtaking.

The only thing I didn't like is waiting for almost an hour for every ride but it's my fault for going on Saturday! so try to avoid going during weekends

How to get there by public transportation:
The Citybus Route 629 runs daily from Admiralty MTR Station or Central (Star Ferry). The bus fares are $10.6 for adults and $5.3 for children (aged 4-11).


Hong Kong is well served by theme parks and Ocean Park and its competitor Hong Kong Disneyland compete for tourist's (and locals) precious time and money for Hong Kong tour packages. In my opinion Disneyland is just too small to compete with the sheer variety of things to see and do at Ocean Park, so if I only had enough time to go to one theme park, then Ocean Park is an easy choice for me at least. In March this year (2012) the newest attraction - OLD HONG KONG opened.

Costing HK$10 million to build, as the name suggests, Old Hong Kong is a nostalgic recreation of a Hong Kong street scene from the 1950's to 1970's. You will find yourself among once famous rickshaws, a replica of an early Hong Kong tram with rattan style seats, a mid 20th century Kowloon Motor Bus and a replica of the Star Ferry clock tower which chimes on the quarter hour. Tenement buildings called tong lau have been recreated to add just the right amount of authenticity to the streetscape. These narrow buildings still seen all over Hong Kong (learn more via Hong Kong travel guide) combine small shops on the ground floor with small residences above. As well as sights along the street there are smells and tastes with numerous dai pai dong food stalls offering a mouth watering selection of classic hawker food and a Kee Wah Bakery. Live character actors are part of the experience.

For thrillseekers Ocean Park has 27 rides to choose from including six new ones in the recently opened Thrill Mountain section. The most talked about is the Hair Raiser which is a floorless rollercoaster. If you are brave enough to go on it you will be hurled through multiple inversions, reaching 4.0G in acceleration and a top speed of 88 kilometres an hour while experiencing gut wrenching twists and turns all with your feet dangling in mid-air. Sounds like fun.....NOT!!!

There is a lot to see and do which requires plenty of walking so you do need a full day, taking into account that queueing is inevitable especially for the cable car which links the two main sections of the park. My tip is to drink plenty of water as you can get quite hot. For those who like to keep their feet on the ground Ocean Park also has lots of animal exhibits (the Giant Panda Adventure is my favourite) and there is a conservation marine life park with a wonderful Aquarium.

Because of its ongoing improvement strategies over the last few years Ocean Park has remodelled itself as a must see attraction for both tourists and locals. If you are thinking of spending Halloween there be aware that the park will be incredibly busy. I was told the park employs an extra 2,000 staff to cater for the crowds over the Halloween period.

There is a dedicated bus service to/from Ocean Park. Any 629 Citybus from outside the Lippo Centre in Admiralty or from Central Pier 7 at 9.45am, 10.05am, 10.25am, 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm will take you to the Ocean Park Main Entrance. This bus also goes via the Exchange Square Bus Terminal.

From Ocean Park to Central Pier 7 buses depart at at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. From Ocean Park to Exchange Square Bus Station, departures at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
So you should not miss the Ocean Park for your affordable China travel packages.

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Things to do on Sai Kung of Hong Kong

1. Fish Boat Market and yummy food in Sai Kung

I appreciate the way people in Hong Kong (learn more via Hong Kong travel guide) prepare their seafood. A charming little town called Sai Kung has some good restaurants that will have you coming back for more. Although a little steep in price given that many tourist frequent this place, Sai Kung has more than just seafood restaurants to offer.

It's fun eating at a seafood restaurent as u actually get to pick the seafood fresh from the aquariums of different prawns, lobsters, fishes and all sorts of sea creatures. My favourite dish to date is the cheese lobster ...yum!

After seafood (be sure to save some room in your tummy, you won't regret this!), head over to a restaurant called 'Moon Kei' where they serve some of the most interesting chinese delicacies that Hongkies have long prided themselves in. Moon Kei is a famous delicacy shop in Hong Kong where they sold over 40 types of 'thong sui' that are served cold or hot and comes in sweet or savoury flavour...Oh, be sure not to miss out the pancakes they have too! Might throw some of you off but nothing like a durian pancake...hahaha...

After a sumptious lunch, take a stroll along the pier and you will come across a most interesting scene. A 'live' fish market. You will see boat men marketing their fresh sea food (you should try to taste after Hong Kong tour) from boats with scores of customers littered along the pier selecting and haggling the price for their purchase. It's interesting to watch the whole process and to see how the boat men would pass the seafood via a 'basket' from their boats to the customers standing on the pier.

Sai Kung is overall a charming and relaxing get away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city. It sure is interesting to walk around and just look at the relatively quaint chinese shops.

2. Scub diving in Hoi Ha Bay - Marine park

After 1 year , the Government of Hk coorperate with the environmental association, the coral and the marine organisims are protected. I can see that the clear water and fishes as well as coral.

If you want to see more inside the water, you have find the way inside the brushes. Or you can wear swimming suit walk or swimming is ok , the water is not deep.Or if you don't want to wet your body, there are engine-boat will take you to go to the shore to see the coral. It takes almost $90 per ride maximam people of the boat is 6 including the owner of the boat. Maybe the price will be a bit higher in holidays. And the tools for you to see the coral will be a plastic bucket with glass bottom , just use as a magifying glass in the surface of the water. The park is one of must-see Hong Kong attractions.

3. Seafood on the Sea~

Sai Kung is famous for its seafood (hoi sin)restaurants, mainly because of its close location to the sea.

When you are enjoying your seafood at a seaside restaurant, have you ever thought of cooking seafood by yourself in Hong Kong?

Instead of go fishing, you can get fresh seafood easily in Sai Kung. At the pier, a floating seafood market operates in the afternoon everyday. The fishermen sell what they've caught on the same day, the quality of the seafood can be guranteed --> 100% FRESH!!!

4. ever thought of getting real fresh seafood?

What a funny scene to spend your afternoon. those boats come at about 2 something - 3 and sell the seafood that they just got not long ago. you can see many people are standing and waiting for them at the pier.
bargaining with fishermen and fisherwomen and it's great fun!

You can consider Hong Kong for your affordable China travel packages.

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