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    • Maxim's Palace City Hall3 Edinburgh Place, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
      Daniel recommended Maxim's Palace City Hall
      5
      There are many dim sum restaurants, but this one is a rarity in HK. There is an actual wait to get a seat here and they actually still use push carts to eat. (all other restaurants have a menu where u ... read more
      tick off what you want to eat) this resto still offers a great view of the harbor and the food is great.
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      Daniel

      48 hours.. I think i would try to eat here if i was in hk for only 48 hours. Dim sum is always a good choice.

    • Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended A Symphony of Lights
      4
      Fun to watch from the Kowloon side, particularly from the lobby of the Intercon or from the Avenue of the Stars. You could also go to the top of the Peninsula Hotel and catch it from the Felix, but ... read more
      it's often crowded.
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    • Ladies MarketTung Choi Street, Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Ladies Market
      3
      Sells a lot of trash and some treasures too. Take cash and be prepared to haggle. THat's most of the fun. People who are into fabrics will be especially delighted.
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      D'Maris Coffman

      Much better than Stanley Market.

    • Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Airport Express Hong Kong Station
      4
      This is the only sensible way to get to and from the airport! Cheap, safe, efficient with connecting buses to all the major hotels. Much better than a taxi. Use in-town checkin. That's what it's there ... read more
      for.
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      D'Maris Coffman

      If you want to save time (and with only 48 hours, you do), check-in at the airport in either Hong Kong or Kowloon, dump your luggage, get your boarding passes, and then spend more time sightseeing. I was in central Hong Kong having breakfast at 11.17 and made a 12.30 flight to Beijing. It's the greatest rail2air service in the world.

    • Hong Kong Museum of Art10 Salisbury Road
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Hong Kong Museum of Art
      4
      Impressive art museum which has recently relocated to the bit of Kowloon adjacent to the Star Ferry terminal and clock tower. Excellent collection of Chinese art with a nice exhibit on Andy Warhol in ... read more
      spring 2013.
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    • Felix at The PeninsulaSalisbury Road, Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Felix at The Peninsula
      4
      Loads of fun, though the best bit may be the loos. The drinks at the Intercon are better, but you can't beat the view. Come after 10pm for the best vibe.
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    • China ClubBank St., 13th & 14th fls., Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended China Club
      3
      Not clear to me what it takes to get reservations here. Our concierge at the Intercon couldn't swing it and we decided it wasn't worth the wait. Disappointing because everyone says it's wonderful!
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    • Peak Tram Historical Gallery Hong KongGarden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Peak Tram Historical Gallery Hong Kong
      4
      Amazing feat of engineering with very efficient queues. Historical gallery is well designed. This is the best way to see the Peak and the wait is not too bad.
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    • Star FerryStar Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Star Ferry
      4
      The travel experts are right. If this is not on your bucket list, it should be. Wonderful old style ferry used to cross the harbour less than 50p a trip. About 15 for a tour around the entire island. ... read more
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    • Lan Fong Yuen Main shop: G/F, 2 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Lan Fong Yuen
      5
      Had a wonderful breakfast here before catching a flight to Beijing. Be sure to try the milk tea too, which is divine. It is a bit hard to find but well worth the trouble. Ask a taxi.
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    • Tim Ho WanShop 8, 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Tim Ho Wan
      5
      Michelin-starred dim sun. Go to the original one, even with the lines. Memorable and very economical. You can eat here for a lot less than any equivalently rated restaurant tin Asia. Bargain at twice ... read more
      the price.
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    • K1118 Hanoi Road, Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      Mel S Wong recommended K11
      4
      K11 Art Mall is a relatively new mall in the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui area in Hong Kong. It is conveniently located near Nathan Road and MTR exits. What is so unique about this mall is definitely not ... read more
      the chain stores that could be found everywhere in HKG, but its arts and dedicated space for artists gallery, art work displays, and original shops by local artists selling their craft. There are several notable restaurants and cafes/froyo places within this refreshingly interesting mall.
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      Mel S Wong

      hello joel, sure, k11 is a mall, but it is a living breathing casual art gallery as well. many young creative minds either have displays here or have a store here to sell their crafts. there are several notable restaurants within the mall as well. this place comes alive after 12pm!

    • Starbucks X G.O.D. Edition30 Duddell Street, Hong Kong, China
      Pro 2014
      Mel S Wong recommended Starbucks X G.O.D. Edition
      5
      A unique Starbucks and G.O.D. Lifestyle store 住好啲 crossover, this Starbucks is decorated like the traditional HKG "bing sut" 冰室 which is the original hkg style coffee/tea shop. The regular Starbucks ... read more
      menus here are fashioned like a bing sut's. In fact, upon entering, it is like time warping into the 60s/70s HKG bing sut since all the furnishings and wall decors are NOT usual Starbucks that is pretty much everywhere. At the G.O.D. Starbucks, one can even order pinapple bun with butter 菠蘿油 and egg tart 蛋撻,that isnt available at any other starbucks. What a cool place for a coffee break, 1960/70s style in the 21st century!
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      Mel S Wong

      hello joel f, this starbucks is not like another starbucks....at least in its unique location and decorations. there are snack items on offer here that are uniquely hong kong. if you enjoy arts and eating, this is one starbucks that you should visit as it encompasses hong kong food culture and environment with historical arts elements. hope you will have time to stop by

    • Peking Garden Restaurant16-20 Chater Road, Hong Kong
      Pro 2014
      Mel S Wong recommended Peking Garden Restaurant
      5
      Peking Garden-Alexander House is an institution (one of the many) in HKG. It has been at this location for over 40 years and during this time, the interior is constantly updated and renovated. From ... read more
      the traditional decor in its earlier days to today's traditional retro chic, while the decor changes, the high quality of its offering remains. The peking duck is a must while the dumplings are worth a mention.
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      Mel S Wong

      hello joel, duck slicing is a culinary art form and eating at the peking garden at the alexander house is like eating in a museum with its retro chic decor and museum pieces, so you may consider enjoying a meal here

    • Pro 2014
      Matthew Crompton recommended Mama Naxi's Guesthouse
      5
      Possibly the greatest backpacker guesthouse in China, Mama's is run by, well, MAMA - a woman of the matriarchical Naxi ethnic minority who can be described as nothing less than a supreme character. ... read more
      Answering questions with a string of mumbling that typically includes 'Mama' as every fourth word, the proprietress is fond of saying, 'Mama take care of it!' to every question and concern, and you will be damned if she doesn't really mean it. Warm, kind, and supremely friendly, Mama and the staff of her guesthouses (there are a couple now) create a genuine homelike atmosphere in Lijiang for the world's budget wanderers. Granted, the rooms are quite spare, and the place isn't for everyone, but sitting down for the nightly feast of obscenely abundant Chinese home-cooking with the hotel's other guests, it's difficult to feel that you haven't stumbled into something special.
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      Matthew Crompton

      OMG -- one of my favorite guesthouses in the world. Mama's is a must! Amazing food and social vibe!!!

    • Pro 2014
      Travis Katz recommended Xishuangbanna
      4
      This is a really cool town near the border of Myanmar. There are a lot of indigenous hill tribes in this area, so allows you the chance to get a glimpse of some of the traditional culture. The town ... read more
      itself is nothing too special, but the surrounding area is really beautiful, with rainforest and mountains. We got a guide who took us out to see some of the small rural village, which was really amazing!
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    • Pro 2014
      Travis Katz recommended Lijiang
      5
      The center of Lijiang is a complex maze of stone streets and gushing canals, overhung with weeping willows. It feels like something out of a fairy tale - sloping, tiled roofs, open air restaurants. It ... read more
      is incredibly charming, and worth spending 3-5 days to soak up the ambience.
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    • Pro 2014
      Stephen Bugno recommended Dali
      5
      My favorite town in China. Long popular with foreign travelers, Dali is now attracting busloads of Chinese tourists. The old city is still enjoyable and nice to use as a base to go hiking in the ... read more
      nearby mountains or cycling down by the lake, or to visit the various market towns nearby. Plenty of reasonably priced food and accommodation here.
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      Joel F thanked Stephen Bugno for this recommendation.
      Stephen Bugno

      Dali is a great town for multiple things. 5 days is not much for Yunnan, more days would be better.

    • Tara Goldsmith commented on this trip

      Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian = Fly between kunming and Dali and road to Lijiang and Zhongdian then fly back to Kunming.
      My favourite place was Dali - the Old Town, the Erhai lake and three pagodas. Please note Yunnan Province is on high altitude, especially Zhongdian,.

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