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Hong Kong Holidays, Honeymoons and Stop Over Hotels in Hong KongHong Kong is just one of those places that you have got to do! It's perfect for families, honeymooners, couples and back packers. There really is something there to entertain and delight everyone. Hong Kong offers the most luxurious hotels to the cheapest basic hostels to lay your head for the night. Hong Kong can be enjoyed as a one centre destination or use it as an excellent stop over en route to Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China and even Thailand.
There is so much to do on holiday in Hong Kong that it's hard to tell you where to start and how to plan your holiday. Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise, a families dream for entertainment and a couple's choice for sophisticated dining and evening entertainment. At goeasy travel we can offer you a tailor made itinerary for Hong Kong as a twin centre or a single centre holiday, complete our Honeymoon Holiday Planner for your personalised travel guide.
Hong Kong was until 1997 under British rule and the colonial feel can still be found in some areas, although now under China's rule. Hong Kong is situated south of China and consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsular, New Territories and and over 260 offshore islands, one of which is Lantu Island the home of Disney Land Hong Kong and the International Airport.
Official language is Chinese and English and has a population of over 7 million.
Honeymoons in Hong KongIf you fancy a different type of honeymoon from the normal beach option then Hong Kong is an excellent destination to consider. Whatever time of year there is something to do and see as well as many restaurants and bars to stop off and relax, enjoy a sundowner watching the sun set over the harbour at Kowloon. The shopping is excellent with a choice of discounted electrical good to the latest copies of designer hand bags and clothes. If theme parks are your choice then Disneyland Hong Kong is worth a visit as well as Hong Kong's Ocean Theme park. Twin Hong Kong with Thailand and add a beach stay on at the end to put yor feet up and relax after all that shopping and partying.
Best time to Visit Hong KongHong Kong is a sub tropical destination with hot humid summers with occassional showers and thunderstorms. Typhoons can are common in the summer months. The best time to visit Hong Kong is in the spring and autum time in the months of November to March. Winters can be sunny but often have cloudy skies by the end of the day.
Things to do in Hong KongThe airport at Hong Kong itself is a hive of activity and entertainment with a 4D movie There is even a 9 hole golf course beside the airport that you can rent some clubs and play a round of golf. How cool is that for a stop over enroute to Australia.
Visit one of the only solid gold bathrooms at the 3 D gold jewllers in Kowloon. The bathroom is made out of 24 carat gold but you wouldn't really want to use it due to the number of other visitors taking pictures!
Hopewell centre is worth a visit to rid eup in the glass elevatr 40 floors to the top where the chinese restaurant provides amazing views of the city. For other views take a trip up to Victoria Peak or the Big Buddha on the hill side of Lantau Island.
If clothes are your thing then you need to visit one of the many tailors to have a suit made in 24 hours. Try on eof the very famous Hong Kong tailors such as Sam Tailor in Kowloon in the Burlington Arcade just off Nathan Road.
If you are down the harbour at Kowloon then make sure you are there at around 8pm of an evening and enjoy the symphony of lights on the waterfront. Take a stoll along Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and stop of at Aqua Spirit for cocktails and excellent food with a Japanese and italian fusion.
If you are looking for a lively night with cheaper beer and food then head down to Knutsford terrace or Ashley Road for Pizza, chinese, indian and Steak houses. For girlie bars and more budget restaurants and Irish pubs head out to wanchai's lockhart road.
For a day trip out of the city head out to Stanley Main Beach for a days sunbathing and enjoy the local market and a pub lunch on the waterfront.
How to get to Hong KongFlights fly daily from London to Hong Kong offering flights with several airlines direct and indirect. Flying time to Hong Kong from london is just over 12 hours and no visas are required for UK visitors. On arrival at Hong Kong airport there are serveral means of transport available including taxis from 300HK dollars or the airport express train for $100 dollars each way. Once in the city make use of the trams, MTR (Mass Transit Railway) and the sar Ferry to cross from Hong Kong island to Kowloon at a cost of $2.50 dollars.
Local currency is Hong Kong dollar and in April 2011 conversion approximately £1=12.6HKD.
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