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    The historic fishing village Tai O is a popular destination for tourists but especially also for Hong Kong residents. Although fishing is no longer the main income source, there are still fishermen around. It is located on the west end of Lantau island, partly being a small island by itself, at the place where one of Lantau's small rivers ends in the ocean.

    Tai O is famous for its houses on stilts along the river mouth, its little shop fronts and eateries, its dried fish and shrimp paste, and its historic look, which is very much in contrast with the sky scraper skyline of Hong Kong Island. Some call it the "Venice of the East", but that comparison is misleading. Although it can be crowded, especially in weekends, Tai O still has kept some of its own authenticity as a fishing village: a bit chaotic, and plenty to see, smell and taste, and quite photogenic.
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    From the city, it can be visited as a half a day's trip (min. 4 hours) including travel time. Tai O can be reached by bus from Mui Wo (bus #1), Tung Chung (bus #11) and Ngong Ping (bus #21), as well as by ferry from Tuen Mun, Tung Chung and Sha Lo Wan. Combining Tai O and the big Buddha monastery at Lantau is very well possible as a day trip.
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    • Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
      19.31 Km from Tai O
      Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is the second Disney hotel in the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The theme of the hotel is of a Victorian style, and is located near Disneyland Harbour. The hotel is built on reclaimed land and officially opened on Monday, 12 September 2005 at 13:00 HKT. The hotel, as with other buildings in the resort, has been completely built using the feng shui technique. It draws inspiration from Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at the...
    • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
      19.46 Km from Tai O
      The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園度假區) is a resort built by the Government of Hong Kong and The Walt Disney Company in Hong Kong on reclaimed land beside Penny's Bay, at the northeastern tip of Lantau Island, approximately two kilometres from Discovery Bay. Officially opened on 12 September 2005, the resort contains the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park, the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Hollywood Hotel, and several retail, dining and entertainment facilities covering 1.3 squ...
    • Hong Kong Disneyland
      19.46 Km from Tai O
      Hong Kong Disneyland (simplified Chinese: 香港迪士尼乐园; traditional Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園) is located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is the first theme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks. It is, together with Ocean Park Hong Kong, one of the two large theme parks in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Disneyland opened to visitors on Monday, 12 September 2005 at 13:00 HKT. Disney attempted to avoid problems of cultu...
    • Lan Kwai Fong
      29.95 Km from Tai O
      Lan Kwai Fong is a small square of streets in Central, Hong Kong. The area was dedicated to hawkers before the Second World War, but underwent a renaissance in the mid-1980s. It is now a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing and dining. The street Lan Kwai Fong is L-shaped with two ends joining with D'Aguilar Street. The Lan Kwai Fong Association is a non-profit making business chamber which groups together over 100 restaurants, bars, clubs, retailers and service providers...
    • LHT Tower
      30.07 Km from Tai O
    • AIA Central
      30.60 Km from Tai O
      The AIA Central , formerly called AIG Tower, (Chinese: 友邦金融中心) in Hong Kong is a 185-metre (607 ft.), 37-storey skyscraper that was completed in 2005. It is located in Central, not far from the landmark Bank of China Tower. The Furama Kempinski Hotel, famous for its revolving restaurant, formerly stood on the same lot that the former AIG Tower rises from, but in December 2001, the 33-story hotel was demolished in order to make way for the AIG Tower. The tower was renamed to AIA Central on 9 July...
    • City Gallery (Hong Kong)
      30.63 Km from Tai O
      City Gallery is an exhibition centre about the planning and development of Hong Kong. It is located at Edinburgh Place in Central. It is a public relations effort of the Planning Department of the Hong Kong government.
    • Novotel Century Hong Kong
      32.10 Km from Tai O
      Novotel Century Hong Kong (Chinese: 世紀香港酒店) is a 4-star hotel in Hong Kong. It is located at 238 Jaffe Road, at the junction of Jaffe Road and Steward Road in Wan Chai. Novotel Century Hong Kong is a convention and business hotel located close to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is equipped with business and meeting facilities, three restaurants, a bar, health club, swimming pool, sauna and a range of leisure facilities.
    • Whampoa Garden
      34.04 Km from Tai O
      Whampoa Garden (traditional Chinese: 黃埔花園; simplified Chinese: 黄埔花园; Jyutping: wong4 bou3 faa1 jyun4; pinyin: Huángpǔ Huāyuán) is the largest private housing estate located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was built on the site of the former Whampoa Dockyards by Hutchison Whampoa Property. The urban design of the estate incorporates concepts inspired by the Garden city movement and completed in 1991.
    • Chi Lin Nunnery
      36.24 Km from Tai O
      Chi Lin Nunnery (Chinese: 志蓮淨苑; pinyin: Zhìlián Jìng Yuàn) is a large Buddhist temple complex located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Covering a space of more than 33,000 square metres (360,000 sq ft), the temple complex includes a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens, visitor's hostels and a vegetarian restaurant. The temple halls have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin and other bodhisattvas. These statues are made from gold, clay, wood and stone. The Chi Lin ...

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    • Chek Lap Kok
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      Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Disneyland
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      Hong Kong Disneyland Lantau Island, Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong

      Hong Kong is considered as one of the most intriguing cities in the world. For all the expats and fake designer brands, you’ll find a bustling hub with a cultural undertone that’s unmistakably Chinese.

      The tourist sites in Hong Kong are quite superlative. An evening stroll up one of the island’s hills – Victoria Peak being the classic route - will give you the chance to take that timeless Hong Kong skyline photo, while you can garner a similar experience in velvety luxury by heading for cocktails in the trendy, scraper-topping sky bars. A trip across the harbor on the iconic star ferry gives another angle on the skyscrapers & the Symphony of Light show; if you prefer to ogle the cliffs, the Ocean Park Cable Car gives a terrifyingly steep view down the forested hillsides into Deep Water Bay.

      There are plenty of bargains to be found amongst the jostling crowds, with early mornings reputably the best time to grab them. A dawn bowl of juk – rice porridge – makes the perfect sunrise pep up, while later in the day you can indulge in steamed pork buns and – for the courageous – a warm bowl of she gang, snake soup. Elsewhere, there are countless temples and museums to explore, and even a horse racing circuit and theme park to take in.

      Of course, it’s not all about the city. Hong Kong’s countryside – especially the beautiful outlying islands – has a growing reputation amongst hikers, bikers and climbers as an inspiring an accessible spot to indulge. Boat trips take you to surprisingly secluded island beaches, where harbors full of flaking boats crawl out to sea and the extensive bird life helps you forget the city’s only an hour or two away. Don't miss the exhilarating Ngong Ping cable car to Lantau island, giving unparalleled views of the giant Buddha, and take a trip to the Po Lin monastery for some peace and spirituality.

      Hong Kong’s an iconic city, and from sampling food from the night stalls to stocking up on Chinese medicine and designer brands at Stanley Market, there’s plenty of exhilarating, culturally diverse encounters to be had. Then, of course, there’s Jackie Chan…..and ~ Disneyland! yoohoo!! The electronic market is good but the prices are close to European union so not found occasionally cheaper.

      Hong Kong is a beautiful city with something to do for every age and type of traveller. Public transportation is excellent and is accessed using the "Octopus" card. Travel times between different parts of Hong Kong rarely exceeds one hour. 

      The natural language is Cantonese, but everyone in the tourist areas speaks enough English to convince you to eat their food or purchase their goods. 

      The food is inexpensive and delicious, but dietary restrictions are discouraged if you want to be submerged in the full experience. There really isn't anything like the small corner shops that sell beefball or tofu on a stick. It is also crucial to try the sugar cane juice (green bottle).

      Shopping designer brands are near the tourist traps in Tsim Sha Tsiu or Central, but these price ranges are similar to those found in New York City. Underground shopping for cheap and fun gifts should be bought in one of the street markets. The shopping for specific genres are especially convenient. There are streets devoted to cars, Gundams, silver, watches, shoes, etc. Prices are generally the same, but certain shops have special supplies. It also encourages sales to form bonds with customers to return to their services.

      Hong Kong
    • Zhuhai
      Zhuhai is situated in the southwest of Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province. It faces Hong Kong on the east across the Lingding Ocean, Macau on the south, Xinhui and Taishan on the west, and Zhongshan on the north.

      It is 150 kilometers away from Guangzhou. Zhuhai has jurisdiction over Xiangzhou District and Doumen County, with a total land area of 1,300 square kilometers.
      Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
    • Central

      This place goes by multiple names some of them are Central District, Chung Wan or Choong Wan and Cantonese. Central was known as Hong Kong’s central business quarter which was thought to be included in the Victoria City.  It is located on Hong Kong Island’s north shore in Hong Kong. It is situated right across the Victoria Harbor if you approach it coming from the Tsim Sha Tsui, which is the southmost point of Kowloon Peninsula.  Headquarter of numerous multinational corporations offering financial services are established in this region.

      The government headquarters, Consulate generals and consulates of various countries are located here. Due to being nearby the Victoria Harbor, Central was a quite significant location with respect to trading and financial businesses. It has been maintaining its impression since the British Colonial Period back in 1841. After China was given sovereignty in 1997, it became an administrative Centre and is progressing well. It was previously known as the Heart of Victoria City but it’s been quite long since anybody’s called it by that name.

      The Western and Western District take ownership of the area during their council elections along with its equivalent western districts. To name, Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town.  Sai Wan, Shek Tong Tsui, Mid-levels and Sai Ying Pun are some of them.

      Central, Hong Kong
    • 67 Mody Rd
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      67 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
    • 83 Tat Chee Ave
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      83 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
    • Kowloon
      Kowloon is definitely as vibrant as Hong Kong - and a recomended place to crash. Hotel's in Kowloon is cheaper then on Hong Kong island, but 5-7 min. subway ride takes you into the heart of Hong Kong Island.

      The entertainment and shopping area of Hong Kong is centered around Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Kowloon. Here's everything from malls, to small food stalls, beauty parlors, high end fashion shops, photo shops (cheaper to buy memory cards here), and tailors, and belive me - if you are looking for a tailor just go to Nathan Road, and stop looking because they will find you!

      And looking for hot bargains? try the night market at Temple Street it's open 4pm to 11pm and would fascinate anyone who usually go to Chinatown for a good deal :) , and if you feel tired just stop for a meal at the delicious street restaurants with really cheap prices!
      Kowloon, Hong Kong
    • Macau
      A laid back land of striking temples, palm readers and Mediterranean architecture blended with Chinese culture, Macau’s small corner of China has plenty to offer the discerning traveler. Especially, that is, if you’re a gambler: the ‘Vegas of the East’ draws on the entire Chinese market, and throwing chips onto felt is an all but compulsory part of a visit to the land of mega casinos.

      Casino Lisboa is the most famous, a crude 60s-style venue with dancing girls and a kitschy old-school interior, where it’s possible to throw down thousands or play with pennies. If you prefer to escape the smoky corners of this crumbling institution, Sands serves up a more Vegas-style experience: hardly classy, but it’s undeniably glowing and swish.

      Of course, you probably won’t want to spend your entire trip shuffling chips, and the impressive Macau Museum is the place to start exploring, gaining a thorough overview of the area’s checkered history. Having learnt what to expect, you can head to the top of thoroughly modern Macau Tower, and drift uneasily around the lofty sky bridges, staring down over the entire city. The cultural experience can’t possible exclude food: a unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese incorporating delicate dumplings, pork and clam casserole and even African chicken.

      The inner harbor area is a captivating glance at Macau’s split personality, with narrow winding streets mixed with Chinese style market stalls serving kebabs and dim sum, smoky temples bathed in incense and the occasional bout of duty free shopping. In the jumbled A-Ma temple – lit up in glowing red at night – you’ll find offerings to the God of seafarers, a traditional boat perched against a rock, and characteristic Chinese temple architecture. The shrine – landing point of the first Portuguese sailors – is centuries old, and said to be the origin of the name Macau.

      Despite all the casino-related hustle, Macau is essentially a very laid back corner of China, and you’ll find following up a walk through the Portuguese heartlands with a rest on the ‘black sand’ of Hac Sa beach, vinho verde (an intriguing and popular green wine) in hand keeps your chilled-out side smiling.
    • Hongling N Rd
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      Hongling N Rd, BaGua ShiJie, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 15.5 31.1 59.9 12.2
    Feb 15.6 52.7 60.1 20.7
    Mar 18.2 80.9 64.8 31.9
    Apr 22.2 154.4 72 60.8
    May 26 302.3 78.8 119
    Jun 27.9 373.4 82.2 147
    Jul 28.7 304.1 83.7 119.7
    Aug 28.4 321.1 83.1 126.4
    Sep 27.7 228.3 81.9 89.9
    Oct 25 99.5 77 39.2
    Nov 21 44.7 69.8 17.6
    Dec 17.2 29.7 63 11.7

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