Hong Kong
China
By Chelsie Kozera

Discovering China’s ultra-modern southwestern region of Hong Kong will fill your eyes with neon lights, your mouth with delicious Cantonese dishes, and your head with ideas about a culture that exhibits the perfect blend of old and new. Hong Kong is a Special Administration Region of China with its own flag, currency, and legal system, but retains a lot of traditional Chinese culture.  A visit here comes at a higher cost than other Asian vacation destinations, but don’t let Hong Kong’s price tag keep you from experiencing this truly magnificent place.

Book your ticket to Hong Kong International airport (HKG) through WhatsCheaper.com by clicking here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Hong Kong’s airport is impressive; it’s the third largest airport passenger terminal in the world, after Dubai and Beijing. There is a subway, taxis, and a reliable bus system to transport you from the airport to the city center, 34 kilometers away.

Accommodations range from moderate to expensive to I could buy a small car for one night at that hotel.  The most common spot for tourists to stay is near Victoria Harbor, either in Kowloon (the mainland) or on Hong Kong Island, just a short ferry ride away from the mainland. WhatsCheaper.com can help you find the best rates for hotels in Hong Kong (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

High above the city is Victoria Peak: a mountain top view of skyscrapers and the harbor. To get to Victoria Peak you can either take a trolley up the side of the mountain or ride a bus for a much cheaper cost. Once you arrive you’ll notice shops, restaurants, and an enormous rooftop deck to take photos of the most spectacular city skyline in the world.

Another attraction in Hong Kong is Victoria Harbor, a well-known spot in the heart of the dense city center; this harbor is where you can catch a nightly laser show called A Symphony of Lights at 8pm from the surrounding skyscrapers. This spectacular 14 minutes of oohing and awing is best seen from the Avenue of the Stars in Kowloon or the Star Ferry in the harbor (you can pay a small fee to ride the ferry around the harbor for an hour).

If you’re itching to shop for one-of-a-kind trinkets then visit Antique Street on Hong Kong Island. You can find real treasures here and it’s always fun to haggle down the merchants in price. For department stores and boutiques check out Causeway Bay, but if its Chinese fabrics and herbs you’re after head over to the Western Market. An easy way to get around the city is to join a bus tour. Many of the tours will be on double-decker buses equip with headsets to inform you about what you’re seeing as you ride along admiring this city full of architectural wonders. You can hop off a bus at any spot - the convention center, the longest escalator in the world, the gold fish market, Causeway Bay - and then join the next bus tour that comes by when you’re finished exploring that area.

You can also ride the subway out to Lantau Island to catch a glimpse of Hong Kong’s famous giant Buddha statue. After riding a gondola up the mountain, you’ll arrive at a quaint village with a Starbucks, theater, restaurants, souvenir shops, and a monastery. But you’re trek to Big Buddha isn’t complete until you hike up the 268 stairs to the very top of the mountain where this gold guy stoically sits overlooking the village. Hong Kong’s Buddha is the largest outdoor Buddha statue in the world - at 112 feet tall - and a must see on your Asian adventure.

If you’ve brought the kids along, or still feel like a kid at heart, then Hong Kong’s Disneyland is an attraction that should be on your list. Disney is located on Lantau Island. It’s easy to take public transport to the park; you can ride the subway’s Tung Chung Line all the way to Hong Kong Disney Resort or Sunny Bay Station. Then enjoy a day among your favorite Disney characters.

Hong Kong is one of the most high tech cities in the world and will not bore you with its numerous sites, lights, and sounds. WhatsCheaper.com can help you book your escape to Hong Kong today!

MUST SEE IN Hong Kong LIST:

  • 1. Victoria Harbour
  • 2. Nan Lian Garden
  • 3. Star Ferry Pier
  • 4. Hong Kong Skyline
  • 5. Lantau Island
  • 6. Hong Kong's Big Budda
  • 7. Victoria Peak
  • 8. Ocean Park
  • 9. Cheung Chau Island
  • 10. Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Spring Festival - February
  • 2. Lantern Festival - March
  • 3. Qingming - April
  • 4. Tin Hau Festival - April
  • 5. Dragon Boat Festival - June
  • 6. Hungry Ghosts Festival - August
  • 7. Mid-Autumn Festival - September
  • 8. Monkey God Festival - September
  • 9. Cheung Yeung Festival - October
  • 10. Dong Zhi Festival - December

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Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
By Keleigh M. Quinn

Situated along the Victoria Harbor, the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is a beautiful and convenient place for travelers to stay while visiting Hong Kong. It is just 35 minutes away from Hong Kong International Airport and right near both the ferry terminal and the main railway station. It is perfectly positioned to allow easy access to cultural activities, shopping, and business centers. You can enjoy Nathan Road Shopping Area as well as Jade Market, located just down the street. Other sights nearby include Repulse Bay, Big Buddha, Aberdeen fishing village, and the Hong Kong Space Museum.

Choose from seven different types of rooms and suites, many offering beautiful views of the city or harbor. All rooms feature large windows and contemporary furnishings, including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Business travelers will enjoy having a separate work area, Audio Visual Connections Panel with HDMI, available internet access for an extra fee and direct international dialing. You will also find a 37" flat screen television with satellite channels, a DVD player, an iPod docking station, and a free daily newspaper for your entertainment. The bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and massage showerheads.

Dining options at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers are plentiful. The Lobby Lounge and Sky Lounge are perfect places to relax with a cocktail, while The Café serves international dishes all day long. If you are craving seafood, you can try the Oyster & Wine bar, a fine dining establishment overlooking the city skyline. For traditional Japanese fare, visit Unkai Japanese restaurant for lunch or dinner, or sample Chinese dishes at Celestial Court. There is also a luxurious Wineroom available for tastings.

Stay relaxed and in shape by taking advantage of the gym and health club on the 18th floor. Enjoy spectacular views while you work out, or pamper yourself with a beauty treatment or massage. There is also a heated pool and three Jacuzzis located on the rooftop deck, complete with snack bar.

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W Hong Kong
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
By Chrystyne Jackson

When you think of Hong Kong, you think beautiful, exotic, and stimulating. Make the most of your visit to this fascinating city by staying at the W Hong Kong. Check in times begin at 3 p.m. Check out is at 12 p.m.

The W Hong Kong boasts a wide array of spacious, contemporary rooms and suites. The Wonderful Room is 431-square feet. Rooms increase in size and luxury to the 2,153-square foot Extreme Wow Suite, with its panoramic views of the city and harbor. All rooms provide lush bathrobes to relax in. There is laundry and valet service available for your convenience. High speed Internet is available throughout the hotel.  Rooms come with high definition televisions. There are in room safes for your valuables.

Guests will enjoy the hotel’s many amenities. The Bliss Spa provides a number of tension relieving treatments to indulge in. You can swim laps in the beautiful pool. If working out is a part of your routine, the Sweat Fitness Center is on site to meet your exercise needs. The Living Room offers light fare and cocktails in a chic and sexy environment. You can dine on Cantonese fare for lunch and dinner at Sing Yin Dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at The Kitchen, where you can enjoy international cuisine along with stunning harbor views. If you prefer to dine in your room there is 24-hour room service available. If you like shopping, the W is just steps away from Elements, one of Hong Kong’s most luxurious shopping malls. And, of course, you will be in close proximity to the city’s hot nightlife.

Enhance your memories of your visit to Hong Kong by staying at the W Hong Kong. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Le Meridien Cyberport
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, China
By Chrystyne Jackson

Located by the blue waters of Telegraph Bay, Le Méridien Cyberport is a prime choice of places to stay when visiting Hong Kong. The hotel’s unique architecture, state of the art technology, and close proximity to Hong Kong’s central business center offer guests accommodations that far exceed the ordinary.

All rooms are furnished in stylish and functional décor. Each comes with a 42-inch plasma television. There is a minibar for your convenience, and complimentary bottled water is provided. Knowing that the business traveler cannot afford to miss that important phone call, there are telephones in the bathrooms. Many rooms come with a stunning view of the South China Sea. Disability accessible rooms are available.

Guests will find all of the necessary amenities at Le Méridien. The 24-hour Cardio Vascular Suite features cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights for those looking to stay physically active. After a workout, you can unwind in the adjacent steam and sauna rooms. There is an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. There are a number of options for dining on site. The Nam Fong offers Cantonese cuisine in a casual setting. Cocktails and light snacks can be enjoyed at either the PSI or the Podium. Restaurant + Bar Umami features Japanese fare. The Prompt serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Finally, there is room service available 24-hours a day. Business travelers will appreciate the close proximity to Hong Kong’s business center. For more leisurely activity, get in some shopping and exploring at the historic Stanley Village and Stanley Market.

Hong Kong is a vibrant and exciting city, and you can make your visit more memorable by staying at Le Méridien Cyberport. Whatscheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, China
By Katelyn Mohney

Famous since 1963, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong is the perfect place for guests to relax in a comfortable environment, while benefiting from the convenient location and all the stupendous amenities offered by the hotel. The hotel is about a 40 minute drive from the nearest airport Hong Kong offers many options for traveling around the area: the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), bus, minibus, tram and taxi, ferry and airport express, to name the most popular and easily accessible. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by friendly hotel staff, who may assist you to your room and provide you with delicious refreshments.

Guests may choose one of the 501 guest rooms and suites offered by the hotel, featuring gorgeous views of the city's highlights or the Victoria Harbor. Guests are offered a variety of options when it comes to what type of room in which you decide to stay. There is certainly something to suit everyone at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.

Every guest room features a 37" television with various channels, an interactive entertainment system, wireless high speed internet for a daily fee, a docking station for your iPod, a CD and DVD player, a telephone with duel lines, an electronic safe for storage of personal and valuable items, a coffee and tea maker, a hairdryer, a bathrobe, and a mini-bar. Flat screen televisions are placed in both the bedroom and bathroom so guests can be entertained and kept up to date no matter where you choose to relax. If you don't feel like dining out at one of Hong Kong's spectacular restaurants, room service is available 24 hours a day.

There is nothing like the Mandarin Oriental, which is located along the beautiful Victoria Harbor. WhatsCheaper.com can help you make reservations today. Just follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started.

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