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Postby Lost » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 9:23 am

Any suggestion of places to see or visit in Hong Kong? This is for a couple visiting HK for the first time. They are thinking of spending 2 days 3 nites - is that enough? The last time I was in HK was at least ten years ago, am sure things must have changed quite a bit since then, any recommendation besides the disneyland?

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 1:27 pm

Try reading the 'Lonely Planet' travel guide lots of useful information plus good advice on dangers and annoyances. A few days won't be enough to see good much of what is there though.


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Re: Hong Kong

Postby marj_kee » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 4:48 pm

Lost wrote:They are thinking of spending 2 days 3 nites - is that enough?


Personally, I think 2 days' a little too short for HK.

Then again, it depends on what they like to do when travelling.

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Postby Lost » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 5:31 pm

Agreed that it is too short hence I am asking for advice. I guess the focus will be key areas and good bargain shopping. I recalled vaguely a place similar to a flea market selling clothes at bargain price but not sure where and what is it called now, does anyone know what I am talking about?

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Postby marj_kee » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 5:43 pm

Check out the links below. Hope you'll find something that you or your friend would really enjoy, and from there, plan the itinerary :)

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/ ... hong-kong/

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp

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Postby jpatokal » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 10:44 pm

Look into the signature... the signature is your friend...

http://wikitravel.org/en/Hong_Kong
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Postby Lost » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 4:58 pm

Thank you for your contribution, will forward links to friends.

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Postby schizoide » Wed, 12 Jul 2006 4:50 pm

you should check out chungking mansions if you don't mind sleaziness.. dunno how long that place will still exist until it gets refurbished or torn down..

if you like island hopping you can take a ferry from central which stops at lantau island, cheung chau and peng chau and see a different side of hk..

other things interesting: temple street, ladies market, the peak, central esculator..


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