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Hong Kong Guide – The Best 10 Hotspots

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After my very relaxed first class flight with Swiss, I arrived in Hong Kong. It’s an incredible city and meanwhile definitely on my top 3 in the world, which is why I show you a Hong Kong guide with the best 10 hotspots.

Hong Kong Guide – about the city

Hong Kong is a so-called ‘Special Administrative Region‘ of the Republic of China. In the 18th century the city was occupied by the United Kingdom and was later declared a British colony. In the 90s, the handover to the Republic of China took place.

Population

The city has around 7.5 million inhabitants, is very densely populated and is considered one of the cities with the highest cost of living in the world. The majority of the population consists of approximately 95% ethnic Chinese, about 500,000 inhabitants are foreigners and expats.

Geography

The two most noteworthy areas are the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island, separated by the Victoria Harbour Strait.

Climate

I travelled in the month of July, which is about the hottest travel season. Especially the humidity is with up to 80% enormously high, so it is strongly recommended to always have enough water with you. For those who like it cooler, spring is recommended.

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Hong Kong Guide – The Best 10 Hotspots

Photographed with the Huawei P20 Pro

Now it’s time to get down to business: our Hong Kong Guide. It’s a great pleasure to present the article from the lens of a Huawei P20 Pro – all shots were taken with the new flagship of Huawei. Worth mentioning: it’s equipped with the best smartphone camera available on the market at the moment. I clearly became attached to this fantastic smartphone, especially the night shots are absolutely brilliant – but I think we let the pictures speak for themselves.

Hong Kong Hotel

The choice is huge and there are plenty of great hotels.  We like it small but fine.

1. The Fleming Hotel

Address
41 Fleming Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Website
http://thefleming.com

About the hotel
The Fleming Hotel is located in the heart of Wan Chai. A very stylish and urban hotel at reasonable prices. This small but fine boutique hotel has a very pleasant ambience, it smells good everywhere and only the best materials had been used to build it.

The rooms are generously furnished and come up with chic retro details.

Price
Double room from 200.00 CHF per night

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Lunch in Hong Kong

For an authentic and delicious lunch we have two very reasonable hotspots in our Hong Kong Guide.

1. DimDimSum Speciality Store

Address
7 Tin Lok Lane, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai

Website
http://www.dimdimsum.hk

About the restaurant
Here you can get very tasty dumplings in the middle of locals for an unbelievable price.

Price
Lunch including drinks 100.00 HKD (about 12 Swiss Francs).

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2. Streetfood on the market

Address
Central, Hong Kong

Website

About Streetfood
We already noticed in Bangkok: the most authentic is on the street. At the Central Market in Hong Kong there are a few ways to enjoy the so-called’street food’ – a treat for the palate!

Price
Lunch including drinks 70.00 HKD (about 9 Swiss Francs).

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Excursions during the day

Of course we also have a few destinations in our Hong Kong Guide for all those who like to stroll through the city during the day.

1. The PMQ

Address
35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Website
http://www.pmq.org.hk

About PMQ
Start-up scene & Co-Working spaces meet creativity. On several floors you meet young and creative entrepreneurs, artists and all those who otherwise like to live out their artistic talents.

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2. Markets in Hong Kong

Address
– Central Market, Hong Kong
– Tung Choi St. Mong Kok

Website

About the markets
There are various markets in Hong Kong with all kinds of concepts. We particularly liked the markets in the districts of Mong Kok and Central. It’s worth taking a walk through here, looking at everything and being inspired by the fresh and perfectly clean products.

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3. Chin Lin Nunnery

Address
5 Chi Lin Dr, Diamond Hill

Website
http://www.chilin.org

About Chin Lin Nunnery
A beautiful Buddhist complex with garden, it is definitely worthwhile to stay here a bit to see the whole thing.

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Dinner in Hong Kong

An elegant gourmet dinner is a must in this city.

1. Hutong Rooftop Restaurant

Address
28/F, 1 Beijing Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Website
https://hutong.com.hk/

About Hutong Restaurant
Outstanding location, high above the roofs of Hong Kong – a fantastic view is guaranteed. The food is excellent, the prices rather expensive.

Price
Dinner incl. wine per person approx. 1.200 HKD (approx. 150 Swiss Francs).

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2. Osteria Marzia

Address
The Fleming, 41 Fleming Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Website
https://www.osteriamarzia.com.hk

About the Osteria Marzia
What about something other than Asian food? There is excellent seafood here, especially the fish is delicious!

Price
Dinner incl. wine per person approx. 700 HKD (approx. 90 Swiss Francs).

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Bars in Hong Kong

Below are two of the best bars I’ve ever seen. The reason? They both have something mysterious.

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1. Stockton Bar & Cigar Lounge

Address
32 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong

Website
www.stockton.com.hk

About the Stockton
From my perspective, one of the best bars in the world – the Stockton is simply magical. Furnished with thick leather armchairs from the colonial era, wild cocktails and a hidden cigar lounge.

Price
The prices seemed moderate, nothing extraordinary to note. The cigar lounge requires a minimum consumption.

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2. Frank’s Library

Address
8 Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong

Website
https://www.facebook.com/frankslibrary/

About Frank’s Library
The entrance looks a bit like the movie Kingsman. A jazz club like it’s in the books. In the evening there is live music, cocktails and a hidden bar.

Price
The prices seemed moderate, nothing extraordinary to note.

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