Hong Kong/Mainland China

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1. Posted by whitb (Budding Member 35 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey folks,

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.


2. Posted by sezchwarn (Budding Member 8 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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.

3. Posted by whitb (Budding Member 35 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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?

4. Posted by ARway (Budding Member 18 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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. ;)

5. Posted by jack24_dxh (Budding Member 17 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

i am in chengdu,southwest of china ,and some place here are so uninstistable to go ,-snip-

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