Me and my two mates are going to be in Hong Kong for a week mid Oct. As it is a stop off on a RTW and I've heard HK is ridiculously expensive would anyone advise going over to the mainland for a few days?Any advice on visas needed, things to do/see, or even things to do/places to stay in HK itself would be much appreciated.
Its probably cheaper than London. youd need a visa to get into china, but you can get them in hong kong for under a tenner. guangzhou's the nearest tourist place, and many people recommend guilin for its scenery, a bit further up. unless your on a budget, id say stay in hong kong and do china properly another time, as theyre both very cool places.
Cheers sezchwarn, the prob is that we will be on a budget, not a seriously restrictive one but the less money we spend the more time we can have for arsing around before being forced to get a job.
Does anyone have an idea on how much a week in HK would cost if we're careful with our money?
HongKong is a mordon city, living there could be a little expensive. The guest house could normally be $12 per one day per person in downtown, and snap foods is at least $3 per meal. But if you like, you can buy some bread about 8pm in some bread store with 50% off because they won't keep their bread/cakes untill next day.
Subway is conveinent as well as in London, you can take it in the main street in downtown. Bus is also a cheaper choice, specially for the "Dingding"(trolley car), $0.25 one way.
Mainland China is a great place that you can't miss, like the amazing southwest. But if you are in such tight schedule (one week), I suggest you come here next time.
i am in chengdu,southwest of china ,and some place here are so uninstistable to go ,-snip-
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