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Hong Kongers help please

 
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Jan 31, 2009 15:36 |  #1

I'm spending as few days in HK in October and was looking for some advice on "must photograph" places or scenes. This will be my first visit to the city so any help would be welcome.

Also, any recommendations for accomodation. Something like bed & breakfast or short stay appartment would be great as we are on a budget. Thanks


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Feb 06, 2009 14:54 |  #2

places to go for nice photography:

-take the tram up to victoria's peak. you'll have a GREAT view from up there at night and also during the day. make sure it's not cloudy or else you won't have a great view.

-hong kong island at night. if you're on the kowloon side, you'll have a great view of hong kong island. take the ferry over to the kowloon side at night and you'll also have some nice shots. see example here: picture (external link)

there are TONS of building that are great to photograph.
-bank of china
-lippo center,
-IFC

-nathan road (the bright lights from the street signs)
-disney world
-po lin monastery

hope that helps.


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Feb 09, 2009 07:19 as a reply to  @ oneeyejack's post |  #3

Many thanks for the advice. I have a start of an itinerary now and will be able to build on that. Now somewhere to stay.:)


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May 19, 2010 00:15 |  #4

I'm going to HK this summer, thanks for the list!!
(I'm posting so I can find this thread easily later)


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May 28, 2010 05:13 |  #5

I was in HK in January for 3 days and I'm really chomping at the bit to get back there again! We stayed at the Kowloon Hotel on the Kowloon side (duh) which was really convenient since the MTR station was just outside so if you really wanted to you can get pretty much anywhere you needed to go in just minutes.

For the most part, we spent all our time in Kowloon except for when we went to The Peak and the Big Buddha.

I can't say for sure since I didn't wander the Hong Kong side, but it seems like the Kowloon side is much more interesting with it's older buildings and huge signs hanging over the busy streets. There are also multiple night markets that go on daily there as well and the specialized malls are quite amazing and overwhelming at the same time.

One thing I would recommend is picking up a tourist map at the airport. I'll dig mine up and get you a picture or name so you know which one but it had everything worth checking out marked on it and made for very easy navigation of the otherwise confusing maze of streets.


Camera stores are practically line the streets but one place you might want to check out, which I missed out on is the Tin Cheung Camera store (external link) if you're in the market for a camera bag.

I also bought my 7D while in HK and actually bought it from a store in the Mong Kok Computer mall instead of the camera mall as they actually had a much better price. If I remember correctly, they're on the 3rd floor in one of the corners.

I can't think of anything else to mention at the moment since it's 3am now, but if I do, I'll be sure to update my (now long winded) post. haha.


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