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Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Facts & Information

 Location Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
 Climate Tropical monsoon, cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall
 Terrain Hilly to mountainous with steep slopes, lowlands in north
 Population 6,898,686
 Nationality Chinese/Hong Kong
 Ethnic groups Chinese 95%, other 5%
 Religions Mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10
 Languages Chinese (Cantonese), English; both are official
 Government Type Limited Democracy
 Currency Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
 Description of Flag Red with a stylized, white, five-petal bauhinia flower in the center
 Hong Kong Flag Hong Kong Flag

More Information
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Hong Kong Culture

Hong Kong is a diverse area with a population to match. The business suits that eagerly perpetuate the hustle and bustle of commerce and trade usually offer up apologies even if you bump into them, although they’ve usually mastered when and where to cross so that they can avoid wandering tourists.

On Lantau Island, you’ll quickly notice the lackadaisical, sleepy-eyed fishermen who, after an

early morning’s catch, slowly exhale smoke from their cigarettes. Meanwhile, their bubbly wives chatter in small groups while gutting and cleaning fish. But even if you don’t purchase anything, whether here or another area of Hong Kong, you can always count on friendly conversation from those who stand outside of restaurants and shops, enticing you to try their food and goods. They’ll also gladly give you pointers on chopstick etiquette and how to pronounce certain words in Cantonese, as long as you return the favor by helping them out with choice phrases in English.

More Information
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Hong Kong Shopping

Like New York, Hong Kong’s streets are full of contrasts, and so are the shops. Fortunately, budget travelers and high-spenders alike can enjoy the many niche markets that Hong Kong offers. If you’re into marbled atriums and designer boutiques, then stay near the Central shopping district or Admiralty: The Times Square mall and places like The Landmark, The Galleria, Prince’s Building, Alexandra House, ifc Mall and Pacific Place are full of designer shops,

pricey brands and exclusive clothing wear.

But if bargain-bin finds are more your style, then you’ll feel more at ease at Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West in Central, where vendors sell low-cost jewelry, toys, clothing and shoes. Head over to Mong Kok, Kowloon, and you’ll find an eclectic mix of flower, gold fish and bird markets that provide great gifts if you’re staying with anyone local. One of the most popular one-stop-shopping spots, Stanley Market, is located on Hong Kong Island. Here, you’ll find traditional Chinese artwork, clothing and collectibles.

More Information
 www.discoverhongkong.com

 

Hong Kong Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.

   

Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Fook Lam Moon 53-59 Kimberley Rd 852/2366 0286 Cantonese
 Napa 64 Mody Rd 852/2733 8752 American
 Ruth's Chris Steak House 68 Mody Rd 852/2366 6000 American
 Y? Salisbury Rd. 852/2721 1211 Seafood
 caf? TOO Supreme Court Rd. 852/2820 8571 International
 The Ashoka 57-59 Wyndham St 852/2524 9623 Indian
 Luk Yu Tea House 24-26 Stanley St 852/2523 5464 Cantonese
 Mandarin Grill 5 Connaught Rd 852/2522 0111 Continental
 Red Pepper 7 Lan Fong Rd 852/2577 3811 Sichuan
 Bebek Bengil 3 54-62 Lockhart Rd 852/2217 8000 Indonesian
 Felix Salisbury Rd 852/2315 3188 Asian
 Zen Chinese 88 Queensway 852/2845 4555 Cantonese
 Va Bene 58-62 D'Aguilar St 852/2845 5577 Italian
 Nicholini's 88 Queensway Rd 852/2521 3838 Italian
 Man Wah 5 Connaught Rd 852/2522 0111 Cantonese
 Yan Toh Heen 18 Salisbury Rd 852/2721 1211 Cantonese
 Indochine 1929 30-32 D'Aguilar 852/2869 7399 Vietnamese
 TOTT'S 281 Gloucester Rd 852/2837 6786 Asian
 Unkai 20 Nathan Rd 852/2369 1111 Japanese
 SPOON Salisbury Rd 852/2313 2256 French

 


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