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Hong Kong, China Hotels and City Guide

Hong Kong Hotels and Hong Kong Guide with Hong Kong maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Hong Kong hotels

Hong Kong - Entertainment


Hong Kong– Arts and Events

There is much to see and do in Hong Kong, and while there are so many things to visit no matter what time of year you go, there are a few exciting things to consider to help you make the most of this exciting area of the world.

Winter is fairly warm here, but Christmas and the celebration of the New Year celebrated Hong Kong style are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Western-style decorations appear across the city, as do Santas and some amazing sales at shops. New Year’s Eve brings one giant party, though most celebrations are wholly devoid of alcohol. Fireworks go off at the harbor, and the MTR and buses run all night to shuttle you from party to party. The end of January brings the Chinese New Year, and while shops remain open, the festivities that surround it are quite exciting.

As spring approaches, the humidity begins to increase, but so do the number of exciting events. Don’t miss the Spring Lantern Festival and the Ching Ming Festival, both of which are culturally significant.

Summer brings rain and heat, but it also brings Dragon Boat races as well as some amazing foods visitors will love.


Value for Sight Seeing Money

Like almost in place in the world, the cost of a trip to Hong Kong can get out of hand at times. Because the number of tourists is increasing each year, so too is the price of the trip. As with most destinations, though, there really are lots of things to do if you look. One thing you may want to do is take advantage of the beauty of the area itself.

You can also visit the street markets for both an exciting atmosphere and some cheap shopping. From beautiful jade jewelry to freshly cooked seafood, there are few things like a street market to help you soak in the culture and save a bit of cash in the process.

Don’t forget to take part in a tea ceremony while you’re here. Tea is an important part of the culture, and the chance to participate in this important aspect is essential to the overall experience.

Dotted with beaches, Hong Kong is a great place to catch a few rays and enjoy the quiet of the sand and surf while cooling off and escaping the humidity for a day. If you wish, you can rent equipment for water sports such as snorkeling or wind surfing gear, but just enjoying the beach isn’t a bad idea either. For a very small amount of money, you can purchase island-hopping tickets on the ferry and wander among the beaches you like best.

There’s quite a bit to do throughout the city that can get costly, but there are also some good ways to enjoy inexpensive fun while you’re here.


Annual Events

Cheung Chau Bun Festival (May)
On the island of Cheung Chau is this fun festival that would be an exciting excursion for the day. A veritable showcase of traditional cultural aspects, it lasts for seven days. For three of these days, the entire island becomes vegetarian. During the festival, towers of ‘buns’ (actually steel structures) are climbed in competitions, and parades are held.

Ching Ming Festival (April)
Locations throughout Hong Kong
This festival is similar to religious holidays in the West where residents go to grave sites to show respect for the deceased by cleaning up the area and clearing it of weeds and debris. Also called grave sweeping day, food is left around ancestors’ graves and paper money is burned. Families kneel around graves to show their respect for their ancestors.

Chung Yeung Festival (September/October)
Locations throughout Hong Kong
Also called Autumn Remembrance, this is the autumn grave sweeping festival similar to that of the Ching Ming Festival in the spring. Food is again brought along and left at the grave, particularly cakes called ko. Beliefs suggest those who consume the cakes will be promoted.

Hungry Ghost Festival (August)
Locations throughout Hong Kong
According to local tradition, the gates of hell open during the 7th month of the Chinese calendar allowing the hungry ghosts to wander. During this period you will see many locals making offerings of food and burning paper as well as special performances of the Chinese opera. There are some similarities with the Mexican El Día de los Muertos, and many visitors call this ‘Chinese Halloween.’

Mid Autumn Festival/Moon Festival (September/October)
Locations Throughout Hong Kong
On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month be prepared for "moon cakes" prepared with lotus seed paste and duck egg yolks during the lantern festival. If that is too difficult for you to enjoy fear not, there is a Westerner-friendly ice cream version.

Spring Lantern Festival (January/February)
Causeway Bay
A beautiful festival at Victoria Park, this is typically referred to as Chinese Valentine’s Day. Colorful lanterns are displayed all over the city, and singles tend to gather to see if they can ‘catch’ a lover for the upcoming year.

Tuen Ng Festival (June)
Shing Mun River
Held in memory of a national hero, this festival features dragon boat, dim sum, and a festive atmosphere. Games and activities surround the races, and it’s a national holiday, so few shops and offices are open.





Hotels in Hong Kong, China

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

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InterContinental Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong

18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel is among the internationally acclaimed best hotels for business or leisure travellers to enjoy. Located in the unique Kowloon waterfront, InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel features a variety of hotel services and facilities of unsurpassed...




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Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile

Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile

50 Nathan Road ,Tsim Sha Tsui,Kowloon,Hong Kong

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Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay

33 Sharp St. East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China

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Conrad Hong Kong

Conrad Hong Kong

Pacific Place 88 Queensway Hong Kong

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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

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Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

199 Kowloon City Road Tokwawan Kowloon Hong Kong

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JW Marriott Hong Kong

JW Marriott Hong Kong

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

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Langham Place Hotel Mongkok

Langham Place Hotel Mongkok

555 Shanghai Street Mongkok Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Built to mix business and pleasure, the brand new 5-star Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong offers fantastic views across Hong Kong.Hong Kong is as fascinating and thriving as ever; with increasingly new opportunities coming up on the mainland.Luxuriously... more
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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

5 Connaught Road Hong Kong, China

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The Excelsior Hong Kong

The Excelsior Hong Kong

281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

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The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR

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Le Meridien Cyberport

Le Meridien Cyberport

100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

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Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Harbour City Kowloon Hong Kong

The Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is centrally situated among an abundance of shopping, entertainment and business in the district of Tsimshatsui. With easy access to Hong Kong International Airport via the Airport Express train, the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel provides... more
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Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, 0 HONG KONG

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Prince, Hong Kong

Prince, Hong Kong

Harbour City,Kowloon,Hong Kong

The Marco Polo Prince Hong Kong Hotel is located in Harbour City, neighbouring Kowloon's bustling waterfront. Well served by all major transportation systems of the city, The Marco Polo Prince Hong Kong Hotel conveniently situated just 35 minutes from Hong Kong International... more
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The Park Lane

The Park Lane

310 Gloucester Road Hong Kong SAR People's Republic of China

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Gateway, Hong Kong

Gateway, Hong Kong

Harbour City,Kowloon,Hong Kong

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