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Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificChina · 1 decade ago

Planning to go to Hongkong in June with a friend (3D/2N). Give tips on scenic places to see (cheapest mode).?

We need to shop also for inexpensive but quality items. Night market recommended? Will stay on the Kowloon side of HK.

Shenzhen and Guangdong- Cheap items there?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depends on what you want to buy. All on the Kowloon side:

    The Night Market in Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei sells knick-knacks and souvenirs. Otherwise there are not many night markets (though the shops and malls do tend to close relatively late compared to other countries and stay busy till around 9 or 10 pm)

    If you're up for Chinese- themed souvenirs, do drop by one of those Chinese products department stores like "Chinese Arts" at Park Lane/Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui or "Yue Hwa" in Jordan. These goods are from China and again, relatively cheap.

    For quality digital and electronic products, software and hardware, go to Mongkok. There is also an entire street for quality sports products and sneakers.

    For fashion and accessories, there's an entire street of trendy shops, some selling export items, on Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. All really quite inexpensive and of good quality.

    If you're up for even better stuff, the Harbour City (and in fact the entire Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui) is peppered with brand name shops and restaurants.

    Finally, yes, you get good cheap stuff from Shenzhen and Guangdong, especially at the Lo Wu Commercial City right across the HK-Mainland border. However, be careful of counterfeits. They are everywhere. You could also get into trouble if you're caught with counterfeit CD/bags...whatever, when you cross the border. It is advisable to only eat in large, well-lit restaurants that look busy.

    Scenic places wise, do check the HK tourist association website:- http://www.discoverhongkong.com/login.html

    I recommend the city skyline at night as seen from the Tsimshatsui harbourfront/the peak on the HK side (HK is so small and transportation is dirt cheap, so don't confine yourself to any one area)

    Of course, there's Disneyland....but I'd recommend Ocean Park a lot more....that's an amusement park with a fantastic sea life component.

    Have fun!

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can get on the MTR and cross over in Shenzhen. Many things will be cheaper there...It depends what you are looking for. To get to Shenzhen, you can get on the MTR/subway and head to LoWu (LuoHu) -- that is the last station on the Hong Kong side, then you cross the border on foot. On the other side (on China side) you will find a nice Shangri-La hotel where you could spend a day/night.

    For information on China you can check out my blog at http://travel.chinafinds.com/

    With regard to Hong Kong, you should also plan a late afternoon and evening on the Peak (Victoria Peak on Hong Kong island). You can see the amazing skyline of night Hong Kong as well as a beautiful sunset. plan to get there by 4:30-5pm and then you can have dinner in the restaurant there and observe the night lights of Hong Kong (visible all the way across the water into Kowloon).

    Source(s): Personal experience from living in China
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    7 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    We've lived here in H.K. for many, many years and one of our "cheap" scenic thing we like to do with friends/family when they visit is to jump on the free ferry for one of the seafood restaurants on Lamma. Of course, you have to buy their food -- which is cheap and good. The staff has a good command of English (with all the gweilos who live here) and can help with the menu. Search on the internet for Rainbow Seafood Restaurant. (There may be other restaurants who offer free ferry but this is the only one we know of).

    They only operate during meal times so if you want to go early in the day, ferries are reasonable and lot of hiking trails can be found on Lamma island.

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    4 years ago

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  • nofj2
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    1 decade ago

    Kowloon really is a shopper's paradise. Top name brand stores huddle around the Tsim Sha Tsui end of the Kowloon peninsular while bustling street markets dominate the Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok areas at the other end of Nathan Road.

    Below, listed the main shopping malls and markets for you to visit...

    Granville Road

    Shopping Street

    This affordable shopping road spills out onto the surrounding streets providing clothes, bags, accessories, home furnishings, tailors and local restaurants and cafes. Because of its range and affordability, it has become a real drawcard for locals and expats alike.

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit B1.

    Nathan Rd & Park Lane Shoppers Blvd

    Shopping Streets

    Nathan Road is the pulse and life-blood of Kowloon. Stretching from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Nathan Road extends all the way up the length of Kowloon. The lower part of the road, marked at one end by the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the other end by the Jordan MTR Station, is the place to go if you want to experience shopping Kowloon style. Anything and everything from cheap bargain stores aimed at tourists, to high class brand names congregate here.

    Halfway along the stretch between the Tsim Sha Tsui and Jordan MTR Stations, positioned along the Nathan Road side of Kowloon Park is the Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard. It’s here where you’ll find a bunch of boutiques of both international and local brands.

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exits A1, A2, C1, C2 and D1.

    New World Centre

    Shopping Mall

    Right next to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, the New World Centre offers a range of mall shopping options. Part of the lure of this mall is that it is right next to the Promenade and its myriad of attractions.

    Address: 20 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

    Tel: (852) 2734 8800

    Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit E.

    DFS Galleria

    Shopping Malls

    There are two DFS Galleria outlets in Kowloon – the first along Canton Road, while another sits over on Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui East. DFS stocks all the top brands for some quality duty-free shopping.

    CANTON ROAD

    Address: The Sun Arcade, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

    Tel: (852) 2732 5229

    Opening hours: 10am-11pm daily.

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit C1.

    MODY ROAD

    Address: Chinachem Golden Plaza, 77 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.

    Tel: (852) 2732 5229

    Opening hours: 9am-10pm daily

    Getting there: Hung Hom KCR Rail Station

    Harbour City

    Shopping Mall

    Mall shopping with top brands, dining options, entertainment options and hotel accommodation all in one.

    Address: Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

    Tel: (852) 2118 8666

    Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR, exit A1.

    China Hong Kong City

    Shopping Mall

    With nearly 100 specialty shops and restaurants, China Hong Kong City is also very well placed along Canton Road.

    Address: 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

    Tel: (852) 3119 0288

    Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily.

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit A.

    Miramar Shopping Centre

    Shopping Mall

    With more than 10 restaurants and a range of all the fashion shopping you need, Miramar is a popular mall for the shoppers of Hong Kong.

    Address: 132-134 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

    Tel: (852) 2730 5300

    Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily.

    Getting there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit B1.

    Jade Market

    Street Market

    The trinket searchers and souvenir hunters will love Jade Market. There are about 450 stalls here selling all sorts of things from the Jade jewelry that gives the market its name, to plenty of other interesting buys that will keep you thinking of Hong Kong when you return home. The stall holders are a pretty friendly bunch and, as with all the other market areas around the city, get ready to bargain on your preferred price.

    Opening hours: 10am-4pm

    Getting there: Yau Ma Tei MTR Station, exit C

    Temple Street

    Night Market

    Temple Street used to be known as “Men’s Street” in the old days as it was the place where you could buy men’s clothing. But like it’s other half – Ladies Street – today its vendors sell anything and everything from cheap clothes and footwear to food and every day items. The street gets its name from the Tin Hau Temple that cuts the street in half and is open from 4pm daily, although the best time to go really is after dark.

    A word of advice before you go – many of the stalls have prices marked on their items, however these should be used as a guide only. Bargaining for a better price is expected and encouraged. Also while you’re there, look out for the fortune tellers and palm readers lining the road for a glimpse into your future!

    Opening hours: 4pm-11pm daily

    Getting there: Jordan MTR Station, exit A, or Yau Ma Tei MTR Station, exit C.

    Goldfish Market & Flower Market

    Specialty Markets

    The Flower and Goldfish Markets in Mong Kok are interesting side attractions to your shopping spree. Both situated in the Monk Kok district nearby Ladies Market, they specialise in exactly what their names suggest. The goldfish market has shops lining the street with all sorts of interesting aquariums and exotic fish, while Flower Market Road is an explosion of colour from all the different flowers on sale.

    Opening hours: 10am-9pm daily

    Getting there: Prince Edward MTR Station, exit B1 or B2 Look for Tung Choi Street (Goldfish Market) and Flower Market Road.

    Ladies St & Fa Yuen St

    Street Markets

    While Ladies Market is by far the bigger and brasher of the two, Fa Yuen Street is also a brilliant introduction to consumerism, Hong Kong style. Ladies Market is packed to the rafters with all sorts of clothing, bags and accessories for both men and women.

    There is so much to see and buy here that the path that runs down the centre is no wider than one person at some points while the stock is stacked so high that vendors need to use poles to retrieve many items.

    Fa Yuen Street is a little smaller, but also has stalls selling fresh fruit of all the local varieties and favourites.

    Opening hours: 12.30pm-10.30pm daily.

    Getting there: Mong Kok MTR Station, exit E2.

    Bowring Street

    Shopping Street

    Like Ladies Market and Fa Yuen Street, Bowring Street is a great place to go to get cheap clothing.

    Getting there: Jordan MTR Station, exit C2.

    Reclamation Street

    Shopping Street

    Not usually listed in visitor guides, Reclamation Street is a good place to go to get a glimpse of everyday shopping life for Hong Kong’s citizens. The street is lined with fresh fruit and vegetable stalls that make for a nice stroll.

    Getting there: Jordan, MTR Station, exit A.

    Sai Yeung Choi Street

    Shopping Street

    For electronic goods, Sai Yeung Choi Street is a good option to visit. Also you’ll find plenty of factory outlets for designer clothing such as Adidas and Levis.

    Getting there: Mong Kok MTR Station, exit E2.

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