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20 Reasons Why Hong Kong Is An Awesome Place to Visit

20 Reasons Why Hong Kong Is An Awesome Place to Visit

Many would agree, locals in particular, and experienced travelers in general, that Hong Kong is an amazing place to visit, though not necessarily to live in. Why? Well the major reason is that you have to be rich to buy a half-decent apartment, in addition to how crowded it gets, the traffic jams, pollution and the unstable politics. All of which you would not have to deal with when you are visiting, and at least it won’t get in your skin as much as it does for a local. After spending a week in Hong Kong, my stereotype shifted from a city with nothing but cement everywhere to a cosmopolitan city with a green tropical side you might not have the chance to see if you’ve never been there.

So it was fairly easy to compile a 20 reasons why the “pearl of the orient”  will leave you craving to visit, I know I want to come back as soon as I can.

1. The view of a city’s skyscrapers never looked this epic, let it be day or night time, and it never gets old.

Take the fabulous tram to get to the Peak, and don’t forget to take a walk when you’re up on the mountain and bring back countless shots home.

View from The Peak

    2. The Victoria Harbor.

    The dazzling light show at Victoria harbor being performed with harmonic sounds given to you by the world’s best skyline, the symphony of lights takes place at 8 p.m. every day.

    Hong_Kong_Symphony_of_Light_

      3. The Star ferry will broaden your perspective about commute options.

      Locals have the ultimate commuter experience when crossing the river between Hong Kong island and Kowloon.

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      the Star ferry in hong kong

        4. The Hiking trails.

        If you have had enough of tall futuristic buildings and crowded streets, then get adventurous and go for a hike at “the dragon’s back” or to “Lion rock”. You will get lost in the beauty of mountains meeting the sea.

        dragons-back

          5. The Chungking mansions in “Tsim Sha Tsui“.

          A building with an estimated over 4,000 people living inside, with the option to spend a night at a hostel or even cheaper room there to get a feel of how India would look like and see if you can handle it.

          chungking mansions

            6. It can be a shopping mecca.

            The jaw dropping scene you`ll witness when you go to causeway bay, the shopping paradise many would call, will take you from one ridiculously large mall to another, it’s Hong Kong’s response to Time square. I know this one is actually the only excuse many girls need to visit Hong Kong.

            causeway bay

              7. The fashion is staggering.

              On the other hand, the fashionable beautiful women is enough reason for guys to get that flight ticket.

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              lonely girl at central

                8. The Mongkok neighborhood

                Wandering in night markets like the ladies market, the flower market, the sneaker street and the temple street, is a good way to see just how cheap it is to buy whatever you want and it is all in one neighborhood called Mongkok.

                Ladies market

                  9. And more Mongkok.

                  For the old Hong Kong that we see in old movies, explore Mongkok more, and you’ll see rows of old densely populated buildings and where middle working class live their daily lives.

                  Mass populated buildings

                    10. The public transportation

                    The convenient public transportation will take you to another level of awesomeness, not only every bus is double-deckered, trams as well, add that to how all attractions are accessible via metro and you have a transportation system locals should be proud of.

                    Conveniant transportation

                      11. The history of the city

                      The rich history will make you fall in love deeper by uncovering the secret to how the city got to where it is today, the ups and downs, the English touch, the Japanese occupation and the cultural conflict with mainlanders are all around you here. You can learn all of the stories at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

                      chao mian

                        12. Realizing you are in Asia just makes it more exciting to party.

                        Go out to “Lan Kwai Fong” and experience one of the best night life scenes in the world.

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                        expats at lan kwai fong

                          13. You can go sailing.

                          You can even rent this junk boat if you’re already with a group, or book a tour to sail around the harbor on a full-day or half-day trip. Then party like a pirate.

                          Junk (chinese boat) sailing in Hong Kong

                            14. The red district

                            “Wanchai”, the red district of Hong Kong is where girls grab and chase guys, as opposed to what happens in Lan Kwai Fong.

                            wanchai

                              15. The amusement parks

                              With Ocean Park and Disneyland at your disposal, feel your adrenaline rising on the crazy roller coasters and free your inner child at these huge theme parks.

                              Rides_in_HK_Ocean_Park

                                16. You can pay tribute to your favorite Asian movie stars.

                                Meet the Bruce Lee statue at the avenue of stars, along with more Asian stars that made it to Hollywood.

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                                bruce lee statue

                                  17. Cable cars

                                  The 360 Ngong Ping cable car will give you a remarkable panoramic look and a memorable experience, so don’t be afraid to hang in the air to take it all in.

                                  HK_Skyrail_cable_car

                                    18. The natural tranquility

                                    Say “hi” to the big Buddha and contemplate the surrounding beautiful mountains, it will leave you speechless by its insanely peaceful atmosphere.

                                    big-buddha

                                      19. There are islands to explore.

                                      The nearby islands like “Cheung chau” and “Lamma island” will provide you with a great doze of bliss after seeing the simple and traditional life there.

                                      cheung chau

                                        20. There are other nearby cities to explore too.

                                        Senzhen, Guangzhou or Macau are only a couple of hours away by train or ferry, so be sure to visit at least one in order to experience and compare the different vibes.

                                        “You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” – Nury Vittachi

                                        Featured photo credit: Hong Kong Skyline China Night City Lights Evening via pixabay.com

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                                        Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                        100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                        100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                        Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                        By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                        Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                        83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                          84 write random letter

                                            85 use a rubberband

                                              86 dorm smell bad

                                                87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                  89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                    90 take a picture of the name card

                                                      91 iron inside out

                                                        92 old newspaper

                                                          93 tumble try shoes

                                                            keep a card like this

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                                                                94 soap bar

                                                                  95 make a hole

                                                                    96 drop the battery

                                                                      97 use a coozie

                                                                        98 when taking a picture

                                                                          use a clean dust pan

                                                                            try a pants hanger

                                                                              use your cellphone light

                                                                                use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                  quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                    user binder clips

                                                                                      wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                        put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                          clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                            use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                              doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                  use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                    freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                      use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                        almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                          sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                            unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                              cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                  turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                    for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                      how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                        tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                          place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                            ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                              use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                  how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                    put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                      How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                        user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                          good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                            turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                              50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                  add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                      hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                        stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                          the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                            how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                              the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                  to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                    user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                      a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                        rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                          use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                            50

                                                                                                                                                                              51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                  rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                    kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                      use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                        58

                                                                                                                                                                                          59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                            60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                              hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                  hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                    use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                      if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                        keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                            drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                              use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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