The City of life !
>> Description ? A modern dynamic city full of contrasts plus lots of greenery just outside
>> Why go there ? Admire some of the best city panorama in the world / Acclimate yourself with the Chinese world / Get a visa for China / Buy the latest electronic gadgets / Start a business / Visit some of the most colorful & active Chinese temples / Have fun at night /
>> Drawback ? The cost / The busyness of the locals making business / The ruddiness of the shopkeepers, a few of them also dishonest / The pollution / The cold air cond / The contrast between the rich & the poor /
>> Cultural Highlights ? The flashy city and its great buildings / Po Lin Monastery and its huge Buddha (Lantau) / A few temples & museums in town / Any market
>> Natural Highlights ? The 100km of the MacLehose Trail (New Territories) / HK Park / Zoological Garden / Kowloon Park / Any Island
>> How long ? 3 days would give you an idea of the place. 5 days are recommended, in particular for a day trip to Macau.
>> Budget ? US$30 per day (tiny room) or US$20 (dorm) excluding shopping or great food.
>> Visa ? No need. 90 days on arrival for most westerners.
>> When to go ? The best time is from October to February. Not too hot and not too humid. Summer is the worst season with averages of 33C and 95% humidity from mid-May to mid-September. Typhoons are likely to occur from July to early October.