Family Travel Ideas in Hong Kong Island

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When looking for ideas for Hong Kong Island Family Travel, there are so many options that some people don't know where to get started. From options ranging from eating to shopping to sightseeing, there is something for everybody in Hong Kong Island and its neighboring regions.

Great Ideas for Lunch and Dinner

Given the long presence of Britain in Hong Kong, the British tradition of afternoon tea has immersed itself in the social life of Hong Kong citizens. The ritual of afternoon tea involves trays with 3 levels of sandwiches, snacks, creams and other sweet treats. Among the top 3 choice locations for having a great afternoon tea experience are: the Peninsula Hong Kong, the Verandah and the Peak Cafe.

When deciding where to go for dinner, these are 2 must eat places: Lan Kwai Fong and the Dragon I. The Lan Kwai Fong has a great happy hour and is great for people watching. However, this place is not recommended if you're traveling with small children. The Dragon I offers not only dishes from the Asian Fusion and Japanese cuisines, but also a wide menu of dim sum.

A Shopper's Paradise

When most people think of Hong Kong Island, they think of shopping. From trinkets to high end design items, there is something for everybody's budget. It is not a surprise that shopping is one of the favorite past times of Hong Kong Island residents. The Ladie's Market in Mongkok is a great option for those traveling on a tight budget who still would like to bring souvenirs to their loved ones (without breaking the bank). For those that money is not an issue, there are several high end retailers and shops around the Tsim Sha Tsui. One of the local favorites for shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui is the Harbour City area with over 600 stores. Lastly, there is also a market in Causeway Bay, which specializes in crafts, designs and works from local artists and artisans.

Sightseeing around Hong Kong Island

There are 2 must see sights at Hong Kong Island.

The Victoria Harbour offers the Symphony of Lights display every night, and the display was chosen by the Guiness Book of World Records as the biggest light and sound display in the world.

The other must see sight is the Giant Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery at the top of Lantau Island, just a short boat ride from Hong Kong Island. This bronze statue is the largest outdoor bronze statue depicting Buddha in the world.

March 08, 2010 new by damiandavilarojas

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