New Territories Travel Guide

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Tai Po market

Tai Po market

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The New Territories Hotel Experience is amazing because tourists are able to get around town and still enjoy the commodities that luxurious hotels can provide. There are also different hotels that offer inexpensive packages and that allow people to enjoy the New Territories without spending that much money.

Hyatt Regency Hotel-New Territories

This hotel is located adjacent to the New Territories University and the transportation system. The hotel has easy access to the rest of the Hong Kong Islands and it is a few minutes away to the international airport. The Mass Transit Railway adjacent to the hotel can take tourists to the best hot spots of the city.

The hotel is made up of 434 rooms, 133 long stay rooms. Some of these rooms and suites overlook the harbour and the mountains. A single room in the Hyatt costs HK$12,100 and the breakfast costs HK$2,600. The general amenities that each room gets are room service, mini-bar, dvd player and high speed Internet. Guests should make reservations in order to lock in the best rates.

Panda Hotel

The Panda Hotel is also located within walking distance from the MTR station. This hotel provides a shuttle and a limousine that take their guests to the best local attractions of the city. There are different types of rooms in this hotel. There are the Superior room that is the least expensive and the Presidential Suite that is the most expensive. The rooms start as low as HK$9,000 depending on the time of the reservation.

The rooms are equipped with cable and satellite television, coffee bar, electronic key, and a wireless broadband service. The rooms are well air conditioned and have a 24-hour room service. The hotel offers 3 dining facilities, such as; the Panda Cafe, the Balcony and the Yin Yue. The Panda Cafe has a buffet with different soups and desserts while the Yin Yue offers Chinese food.

Mexan Harbour Hotel

The Hotel is located near museums, the convention center and the Wild Life Sanctuary. The guests can access these sites via MTR or shuttle. The Mexan Harbor is comprised of 800 rooms. Some of these rooms are Deluxe and Superior rooms. The rooms are supplied with air conditioning, a mini-bar, room service and high-speed Internet connections. The rooms start at HK$8,000.

The Rambler Cafe provides the guest international dishes. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are 2 swimming pools in the hotel for the guests enjoyment and there is also a fitness center for guests to work out.

The mainland north of Kowloon, including some small islands, is known as the New Territories.

Although a third of Hong Kong's population lives in new towns constructed in the New Territories, the area has some scenic escapes, including the Sai Kung Peninsula, in the east, which is an unspoilt playground for hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Bird-watchers head to the Mai Po Marsh; cyclists and walkers head to Plover Cove Reservoir; hiking enthusiasts set out on the 100km-long MacLehose Trail which spans the New Territories from Tuen Mun in the west to Pak Tam Chung in the east.

The Kam Tim walled villages are quite touristy but at the same time offer a good insight into how life used to be in the 16th century. The China viewpoint is not far from these villages. However, less people make the effort to climb to the top to catch a glimpse of China, since it became more easily accessible recently. It would be a shame to rush through the NT in order to arrive in China as quickly as possible. Not in the least because the NT area offers some excellent hiking possibilites.

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April 12, 2010 change by ismaelt

March 31, 2004 change by giorgio