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Shenzhen, City of Theme Parks
Feb.20

Shenzhen, City of Theme Parks

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Flotillas, snacks, slides and replica monuments: OK theme parks may not be to everyone’s taste but should you have kids they can help relieve the strain of holidaymaking. After all, what could be wrong with a comprehensive catalogue of fun bound-up in one ticket price? Despite their tawdry reputation it should be remembered that theme parks assume every shape and guise, with s...
Retail Therapy – Shopping in Shenzhen
Feb.17

Retail Therapy – Shopping in Shenzhen

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Rising from the factory floor of world, Shenzhen is no longer just a manufacturers paradise; it’s a shopper’s paradise too. Everyday Hongkongers and overseas buyers stream across the border looking for deals on everything from textiles to electronic gadgetry. Flowing in the opposite direction, however, is a steady stream Mainland nouveau riche who hit Shenzhen’s gargantuan sho...
Hong Kong's Best Rooftop Bars With A View
Feb.17

Hong Kong's Best Rooftop Bars With A View

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What do you do in a city that never sleeps, a city of skyscrapers, with a stunning skyline and a harbor to boot? You got that right-head to a rooftop bar! Hong Kong has no lack of rooftop bars and clubs that make you feel like you’re literally at the top of the world regardless of the strength of your cocktail. Here are the city’s best rooftops for a great night out. Fu Lu S...
Hong Kong’s Best Hikes
Feb.14

Hong Kong’s Best Hikes

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Hiking isn’t the first thing you’d think of doing when you visit Hong Kong. But, if you think the city is only good for shopping, eating, and partying till dawn, then you’re definitely missing out on some beautiful sights! Hiking in Hong Kong is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll get a mix of coastline, hills, and cultural sites. Pack your trail shoes, sports attire, and get rea...
Tips to Explore the Classic and Exotic Guangzhou 2
Feb.08

Tips to Explore the Classic and Exotic Guangzhou 2...

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Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street The first stop of our next day tour was Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, another well-known commercial street in Guangzhou . Consisting of Shangjiu Road, Xiajiu Road and Dishipu Road these three parts, the street is notable for its unique Lingnan architectural style, Xiguan folk customs, commercial and cultural ambience. Featuring the characteristic...
Tips to Explore the Classic and Exotic Guangzhou 1
Feb.08

Tips to Explore the Classic and Exotic Guangzhou 1...

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As the capital of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou has been a must-visit city attracting numerous visitors from all over the world for its classic life style and historical and exotic sightseeing spots. Which one will come to your mind first when you plan a trip there? A tour to explore this attractive city should not miss out the highlights as follows. And here is the travel gui...
Shenzhen Garden City
Feb.06

Shenzhen Garden City

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Superficially Shenzhen might look like an urban jungle, its lofty new skyscrapers garnering more attention than its parks. But in reality, the new city cuts its way through sultry Guangdong province where subtropical flora shades the boulevards and frames the public gardens. Indeed, should you find yourself in the Overseas Chinese Town, with its meandering streets flanked by t...
Shenzhen Has More History Than It Appears
Feb.02

Shenzhen Has More History Than It Appears

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The “30-year-old Metropolis” moniker gets bandied around so much we imagine Shenzhen arrived from space and landed in a desert. True, what had constituted Bao’an County, just north of Hong Kong , had been but a spattering of fishing villages three-and-a-half decades ago. True too, the population has bounced from 30, 000 to over 12 million in this short time. But this phenomena...
Unmissable Markets of Hong Kong
Jan.29

Unmissable Markets of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a city where shopping in mega malls and designer boutiques go hand in hand with bargaining to your last breath in street markets, day and night. For the reserved and uninitiated, Hong Kong’s markets may be an experience of sensory overload with strange smells, sights, and sounds. Market lovers will have a field day trawling through markets in search of curios and...
Highlights of Hong Kong Disneyland including Iron Man Part 2
Jan.26

Highlights of Hong Kong Disneyland including Iron ...

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Fantasyland After the parade, we entered the Main Street USA through the stone bridge and the iconic fairy tale palace Sleeping Beauty Castle, where is the gateway to Fantasyland. Our first visit in Fantasyland was the Micky’s Philhar Magic . It was not an so exciting 3D concert movie but it made us fall in with the fairytale world for the enchantment of Disney animation. It i...