A visit to Hong Kong for the first time will truly amaze you. You definitely want to also check out the China mainland. Although the China mainland is similar to Hong Kong in many aspects, it is far different with its own history and architectural styles. Here are some of the reasons you should visit Hong Kong.

Flying In

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As you fly into Hong Kong for the first time you will notice how amazingly different it looks from American Cities such as Boston and New York. Hong Kong is definitely a unique City with a unique history and there is a lot to explore here. You could spend a lifetime on this Island and never be able to explore everything worth exploring. Flying into Hong Kong for the first time will blow your mind. If you have only flown in during the daytime then I suggest you also try and fly into Hong Kong at night so that you can see it at night also. 

Hong Kong at Night

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Hong Kong at nighttime is truly a fantastic view. Every night you are in Hong Kong you should strive to view this great City from a different vantage point when the sun sets. Snap some pictures, but you need to spend at least one night enjoying the clubs and nightlife in this amazing Place.

Hong Kong Clubs

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The clubs in Hong Kong may not always be as seedy as the night clubs in Bangkok, Thailand; however you can definitely get your fill of action regardless of how you define that. A night out in Hong Kong can be a life changing event if you meet up with the wrong crowd, but if you meet up with the right crowd you will definitely enjoy your night. You only live once so head out to the Hong Kong bars and dance clubs and see what kind of fun you can stir up.

Hong Kong Parades

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Seriously guys, the parades in Bangkok are nothing like your hometown parades back in the United States. The amount of Asian influenced themes such as tigers and dragons can be overwhelming; however it is well worth it because you also get to watch the numerous beautiful women who have awesome dance skills. These parades will make you feel right at home but they are more vast and varied then your the hometown parades back in small town Ohio.


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The problem with shopping in Hong Kong is controlling yourself because you can only take back so much with you back home. You can always mail merchandise back o your home to but you still need to control your tendencies because of customs. Some stuff in Hong Kong is extremely expensive to buy; however other stuff is extremely cheap because it is ether manufactured there in Hong Kong or the nearby China Mainland.

Fighting Fans

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The Japanese Fighting Fans are best known as a Japanese Martial Arts weapon, but the fighting fans also have a strong following in other Countries including China. It is very common to see martial artists in Hong Kong training with the fighting fans. When you see a group of people moving in tandem with their fighting fans performing a dance style move it is very cool to watch. The fighting fans used to have razor tipped edges that the women would use to slice the throat of their adversaries, fortunately today’s fighting fans are more for show and can be used by both men and women.


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If you like to eat then Hong Kong is one of the best places to experiment and try new foods. You can also find numerous variations of foods you already love such as chicken. If all else fails you can go have a Big Mac at one of the McDonalds that is located on Hong Kong Island.

Grocery Store

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The grocery stores on Hong Kong can be quite the adventure. You will find many things that you are familiar with but there will also be countless other things that you will not have a clue what it is. It is amazingly fun to simply wander around the grocery stores in Hong Kong looking for weird, odd, and funny stuff.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

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Back in the 50’s who could have imagined that there would be a Disneyland Resort on Hong Kong.


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In Hong Kong you can find the pedi-cabs, busses, motorcycles, bicycles, walking, cars, trucks, helicopters, and a variety of other transportation options. The cool thing for many first time Hong Tourists is seeing how busy and congested this area is yet all of the various transportation options seem to flow fluidly together.

Yachts and Boats

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Hong Kong is an Island and that means that all around the Island you will find marinas that have a variety of boats and yachts parked and anchored there. If you are into boats you will love the variety of water vessels you can see all over the waterways surrounding Hong Kong Island. Even if you are not normally interested in watercraft you might still be amazed at the extravagancy of some of the high-end and expensive yachts.


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Look at how crowded Hong Kong Island is and then you can understand why there are so many apartment buildings that look like this one. There is only so much room so lower income people will often live in an apartment that is busy such as this one.

Hong Kong Construction Zones

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There are so few places for building big projects on Hong Kong because of limited space yet somehow there is always new construction projects going on. The unique nature of building on an Island with a large population presents many unique aspects to the Construction trade here. Some of the construction zones will be all you need to sit back and watch from a distance as they take an existing building and build a new shell and then make it taller. One day if this keeps up all of the buildings may rise above the clouds.