Tips On How To Explore Hong Kong Like A Local

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This is a page about Hong Kong and how to experience it like a local.


Southeast Asia is home to many tourist attractions. Though it may be difficult to pick which country to visit, there’s no question that you’ll surely go for Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the hottest destination in Asia as it is the country that exudes its history, and culture while still being modern at the same time. It is a place where you can experience things you couldn't experience them anywhere else, from traditional hong kong massage to eating unique food and seeing beauty in every part of the city. There is no shortage in sightseeing opportunities and local experiences if you know where to look. Hong Kong may be a costly city to travel, it may well be worth it as its sights are boundless. Despite being one of the most expensive cities to live in there are many ways to save money in your trip. You may well be surprised in saving a lot of money when you follow the local’s pace in Hong Kong, and here are a few things you can do to save money in the world’s top 5 most expensive places in the world to live in.

1) Resort to Local Transportation

There are many means of Public Transportations in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has an underground transit system and public buses that go through main roads. It may be wiser to take short walking tours in the hidden streets of Hong Kong instead of riding in bus tours. Hook up in local tour companies that offer back street walking tours that immerse tourists into the daily life of Hong Kong locals.

2) Buy Fresh Produce in Wet Markets

Expensive restaurant may be an amazing way in order to experience the local eats in the country, but believe me it is wiser, and immersive to eat in Hong Kong’s wet market. Hong Kong’s wet market are open almost 24/7 as there are day time & night time market. You can skip the expensive tourist-catering Bangkok Ladies market and instead bargain at Fa Yuen Street where locals buy. You can just point the commodities you’d like to buy if you don’t know how to their native tongue.

3) Eat in Food stalls

Market-like Food hubs that contain stalls are round in Hong Kong’s Dai Pai Dongs. Dai Pai Dongs is where locals go at lunch time to fill their bellies. In the diverse food being served in Dai Pai Dongs, and you may get fill your heart’s delight. Dai Pai Dongs serve local delicacies such as noodles, fish balls, seafood, dim sum, roasted meat, and stir fries.

4) Use Mid-Level Escalators

As the country is relatively hilly, you may want to use Mid-Level Escalators in order to save money and time. These escalators are called elevators as they are the longest elevators in the world. During the ride, you will be able to take in the beauty of the Hong Kong’s Hilly parts.

5) Ride the Ferry

The evening offers a scenic opportunity which is best for an evening ferry ride from around the Hong Kong Island. The ferry ride is one of the cheapest in the world, and it may be surprising to note how the journey is smooth, and therapeutic. Aside from sightseeing, you may also go shopping. There are also many Spa opportunities for tourists.


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