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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China2,838 contributions
    I can’t find any fault at all with this park. It’s very well done, clean, green, good for families, couples, joggers, singles. Even good during a lunch break. Very conveniently located in Admiralty - walking distance from the train stop, shopping complex and hotels. You can spend a good hour there and not feel bored. It has an impressive aviary. No charges for entry. Lots of turtles in a very nice pond, a man made waterfall, a look-out post, a tea museum, nice jogging grounds, toilets - all in one place. Highly recommend to visit.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,453 contributions
    For those who want to see a different side to Hong Kong, visiting one of the outlying islands is a great thing to do. Cheung Chau Island is one of the easiest and best to visit. It has all the old-world charm of a fishing village, with a colourful harbour, traditional temples, small roadside shrines and a string of local seafood restaurants along the waterfront.
    The highlights of our most recent trip were swimming, a coastal walk along part of the Looped Family Trail and lunch at Pirate Bay, where the French owner does a whole roast chicken.
    Rather than swim at the main Tung Wan Beach, we prefer to continue a little further around the headland instead to Kwan Yum Beach. It’s smaller but it’s also prettier, quieter and has the charming Hing See beach-shack bar.
    GETTING TO CHEUNG CHAU: Public ferries run all day, roughly every 30 min from #5 Central Pier. It is only a short walk from HK MTR station and the piers are numbered in order, from 1-10 so it is easy to find the #5. If you don’t already have an Octopus travel card then you can buy tickets at the gate. There are 2 choices of ferries – the big, slow ferry or the smaller, fast ferry. Both leave from #5. The slow ferry takes just under an hour and is $14 HKD one way. The fast ferry takes half that and is $25 HKD. If you tend to get queasy on boats, the fast ferry is a much smoother ride and is a/c throughout. The advantage of the slow ferry is that you can sit outside. If you have the time, the slow ferry is a very cruisy and scenic trip.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • Ken-Ye
    Hong Kong, China125 contributions
    If you're travelling to Hong Kong, the Victoria Harbour undoubtedly is a must-visit spot. You can witness the prosperous of the city built on both sides of the harbour.

    Here, you can enjoy the sun rising on one side of the harbour and sun setting in another side. When the night comes, the stunning view of Hong Kong cityview will appear along the Victoria Harbour.

    Locate just beside the Central Ferry Pier, the observation wheel of Hong Kong, will only cost you 20HKD for a 10-minute ride (was over 100HKD/ride before the acquisition).

    This is our third time here and the family is still enjoying the view much. I must say, this 20HKD is one of the best well spent 20HKD in Hong Kong.
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    Tai Kwun has probably been Hong Kong's very best revitalisation projects to date, making superb use of the historic Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and Central Magistracy situated along Hollywood Road for the purpose of heritage preservation and fostering of local arts and culture. It is mostly free to the public to enjoy throughout the year and a place well worth visiting from time to time.

    First and foremost, this is a collection of declared monument buildings which have been restored and repurposed with several permanent exhibitions (Story-telling spaces) related to the former Police Station, Prison and Magistracy. The old Parade grounds are regularly used for large scale events and new buildings such as the JC contemporary art museum have been added to provide more performance space. There is some retail shopping available and a surprisingly good collection of restaurants, bars and coffee shops within.

    You can pick up brochures, map and other general information from the Visitor Centre as well as by visiting the Tai Kwun website. Many events require reservations but the museum and permanent exhibitions can be viewed at any time. Easy to pass by for a quick 30 minute walk around while spending time in the Central District or allow for 2-3 hours to walk through the various historical buildings, see whatever art exhibitions are being held and to grab a light bite to eat at one of the food and drink venues at Tai Kwun. This can make for a rewarding experience for those who enjoy history, architecture, heritage, arts and culture.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Lee Grint
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK326 contributions
    I have visited the Peak Tram twice now and it offers the most beautiful scenic views of HK. It's best to visit when it's quiet, otherwise there can be long queues.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    IFC is a luxury and high-end shopping mall in Central District that has an interesting Orient Express themed Christmas decoration programme for the 2021 holiday season. There are a few smaller displays scattered around the mall. However, the main display area is found in the oval atrium area.

    What you find here is a make-shift train station with ticket collection booth, platform as well as a train engine and carriage car. Some history of the Orient Express exhibited at the back of the station for the history buffs.

    Overall, this is a pretty good change of pace from the traditional Christmas themes and decorations they've done in past years. It is worth a look-see if you plan to be at IFC between now and the end of the holiday season.
    Written 16 December 2021
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  • Snowy’s Cooking Kitchen
    Hong Kong, China134 contributions
    又去咗中環搵嘢食,原來嗰邊好多嘢食好多飲品店
    🍔Honey Mustard蜜糖芥辣雞肉漢堡💰$68
    呢間專係食雞肉burger,配上honey mustard好夾,本身炸雞或多或少有啲油,但配上芥辣可中和一下油膩感,入面都有好多菜一齊食十分好
    🍔Wasabi Mayo日式芥辣雞肉漢堡💰$68
    Wasabi味嘅芥辣再多一重刺激,但佢甜甜哋都好好食,一樣可中和炸雞油膩感,個包好大,其實食完都好飽已經
    🌶麻辣炸雞翼$35
    呢個雞翼見到都覺得辣🤣好彩我食得辣嘅,新鮮炸起好熱,辣嘅感覺特別重,雞翼醃得夠味,好食~
    🥔炸薯格$30
    好鐘意炸薯格,炸得香脆又唔油,食到停唔到
    💰$1063/2ppl (included 10% service charge)
    🚩Munchies (新中環大廈) (中環)
    📍中環結志街39-49號新中環大廈地下G號舖
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    Written 21 December 2021
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  • Shelliu
    Hilton Head, SC4,077 contributions
    Lan Kwai Fong (known as LKF) used to be a bustling area full of locals and tourists alike. It’s known for music playing in the streets, amazing restaurants, people drinking and dancing while roaming establishments and some of the best bands in the world but it has taken a major hit. Compared to last year, a shop owner told us sales are down more than. 60% and I believe it...the streets were bare and most places empty at 10pm on a Saturday night. It’s worth checking out in any trip to HK but it’s not what it used to be and I hope it comes back.
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • globaltravellerworld
    Grasse, France405 contributions
    A MUST visit when coming to Hong Kong! The unsuspecting name does not reveal the true importance and value of this museum. It describes vividly the more than 300 years of trade between the West and China - especially the European trade with China via Hong Kong. We can learn that there is nothing new to this world - todays trade and relationship issues and mutual benefits for both worlds have not much changed in principle - all that changed is technology and media. We can learn from this museum that trade between the western world and China is mutually beneficial since hundreds of years - so we can truly relax a little bit in our overexcited times and refrain from getting carried away with the different political systems in place. It's does not matter on either side - Let's learn a bit from history and how we are in the end all just humans who want to have a decent good life ! this museum is very educational and teaches is us daily life in the "old times" and you will be surprised how close it is to the "new times" that we live in. Spend 2 hours there BUT GO ON WEEKENDS when volunteers are there to explain you details - otherwise you will not capture the essence of the trade history and how it relates to today's world. THE guides are very knowledgeable and competent and extremely friendly and helpful. A privately run Museum - my respect.
    Absolutely worth a visit.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • mayccm2018
    Hong Kong, China332 contributions
    Even the garden was small, there were different kinds of animals, birds, pretty flowers and plants there. The condition was comfortable and not crowded. Resting place was provided. A good place for relaxation. Such landscaped garden was suitable for the family also. There was about 15-20 minutes walking from Central MTR station. It was real attraction although Green House was closed due to COVID-19.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,453 contributions
    A fun, free aviary in the centre of Hong Kong, this is one of the sights inside Hong Kong Park. The birds fly freely inside a large netted tent-like enclosure, often swooping past quite close to you. The boarded walkways are elevated like bridges, winding their way through the enclosure and letting you walk through the tree canopy.
    The artificial valley floor has a stream and small waterfall effect, with lush green growth, ferns and tall trees so the whole thing is lovely to walk through.
    Altogether there is something like 500+ birds and about 70 different species, including some endangered ones. However, the area is large enough and the greenery is dense enough that you only see a small fraction of them. Nevertheless, it is good fun and we spent 15-20 minutes wandering through. The parrots had sudden, startling calls that alerted you to their presence and the brilliantly white Bali Mynas constantly swept past. I particularly liked the small, cherry red that darted around and the beautiful cobalt blue bird that sat, chipping away at a suspended corn feeder, happy to be photographed.
    This is a great, free activity for kids. As you walk in, pick up one of the brochures. It has a chart listing some of the birds and their habitats, diet etc. Kids can check off how many of the birds they can spot.
    The park has a number of other free attractions also, including a central lake with a waterfall that you can walk behind, turtles and giant koi fish, the colonial Flagstaff House, a playground and a little-known viewing tower with a wonderful outlook.
    GETTING THERE: Hong Kong Park is easy to access. There are several entry points but I generally go from Admiralty MTR station, then cross over to the lovely Pacific Place shopping centre and use the escalators near Harvey Nicholls to take you up and outside to the park.
    Written 14 June 2021
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  • jenkle89
    Hendaye, France405 contributions
    It is definately worth visiting this impressive building, you can literally walk through/underneath it and look up into the building. You can ride the elevator up to the 1st floor where there are ATMs. I was really looking forward to seeing the two bronze lions Stephen and Stitt, but unfortunately they were 'boxed up' due to damages.
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,978 contributions
    …despite the obvious difficulty of the incline and the steady gentrification all around. Whenever I walk down here, it’s always great to see it it still being used and the fruit and veg, for example, is similarly priced to markets I’ve been to in North Point, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay so you’ll pay a LOT less than in a supermarket.
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • MalcH
    Loughborough, UK2,731 contributions
    Impressive building and one of the key landmarks in HK which also contains a large shopping mall primarily full of all the top brand names you would expect.
    Written 7 May 2019
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,453 contributions
    The tea museum won’t be for everyone and is a small, niche museum. It’s housed inside the lovely old, colonial Flagstaff House (1846), a very stately white house, which is the oldest colonial building still standing in Hong Kong. Even if you don’t go inside, it’s worth strolling through the grounds of Hong Kong Park, past it.
    Entry is free and it has recently re-opened after closing during the covid 19 restrictions. Some sections are still closed, like the children’s playroom.
    The entire collection is only small with 8 separate rooms but the displays are well supported with good information on tea making ceremonies and traditions. Signs are in both English and Chinese.
    Some teaware dated back to 11th century BC. I found it astonishing to think that 3000+ years ago, people were brewing a cuppa, using these sophisticated, decorative bowls and ewers.
    The blue and white Ming dynasty china was extremely delicate and beautiful but I was equally intrigued by the rustic Yixing earthenware, with teapots and cups that imitated tree trunks and featured realistic looking grasshoppers and toads.
    There’s a small, good quality but expensive gift shop near the entry.
    Afterwards allow some time to wander through Hong Kong Park, past the waterfall, ponds and aviary.
    Written 15 June 2021
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