Category Archives: China

Christmas in Hong Kong

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Hong Kong. There is so much to see and do and most of it is free, easy to get to via public transport and great with or without the kids! Most of the … Continue reading

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Shenzhen, China

Historically Shenzhen was a market town with a population of just 30,000 people. In 1979 Shenzhen was assigned as China’s first Special Economic Zone. It was developed rapidly and in only 38 years the population estimate of Shenzhen grew to … Continue reading

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Tai Po, Hong Kong

Tai Po is an area within the New Territories of Hong Kong, once a substantial forest it is now densely populated with a mixture of public housing complexes and many expensive high-end private properties in the sparsely populated area surrounding Tai … Continue reading

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Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

Cheung Chau is an island 10 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong Island. It is nicknamed the ‘dumbbell island’ due to its shape. Getting to the island is easy enough via ferry (pier no 5 at Central) either via fast ferry … Continue reading

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Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Gardens, Kowloon Hong Kong

The Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Gardens are easily accessible from both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island by MTR. Both are only an 8-10 minute walk from the Diamond Hill Station. Chi Lin Nunnery is a large buddhist temple … Continue reading

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Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong

Aberdeen is located on the South West side of Hong Kong Island. Famous for its boat village and floating seafood restaurants located in the Harbour, it is perfect to spend a few hours walking around. The Tanka people, who used to live … Continue reading

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Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Repulse Bay is located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. It is a popular beach and arguably the most beautiful on Hong Kong Island. There is a shark netted area to swim and there are often life guards … Continue reading

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Macau, China

We decided an organised day trip with a tour group was the best way to explore Macau from Hong Kong. Macau, like Hong Kong is an autonomous territory or Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, and whilst having its own … Continue reading

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The Peak, Hong Kong – During the Day

As mentioned in our previous post being able to pick the right day to visit the Peak is a luxury we’ve had whilst based in Hong Kong for a bit. The Fog and smog coming across from mainland China can … Continue reading

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The Peak, Hong Kong – At Night

For months now we’ve been waiting and hoping with fingers crossed for a perfect fog and smog free night, to get some great pictures from The Peak at sunset and night. This incredibly handy link to a webcam that streams … Continue reading

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