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Where to stay in Hong Kong

There are three major locations you have to choose from when you’re planning where to stay in Hong Kong. These are Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories (including several outlying islands as well as Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau). Each has its own pros and cons, so it just depends what you’re looking for. If you want to remain in the heart of the action, the neighbourhoods in the north of Hong Kong Island or on Kowloon Peninsula are your best bet, with the other islands offering an entirely different, and less frenetic, Hong Kong experience.
Central, Hong Kong Island
This area is the business and entertainment hub of Hong Kong. Central puts you in close proximity to the Peak and the Peak Tram, but it can also be one of the more pricier districts of Hong Kong. There are lots of hotels in this area and also plenty of nightlife. You're close to the Star Ferry departure point and the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. In short, you're in the centre of it all.
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Nathan Road, Hong Kong.
Tsim Sha Tsui (TST)
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the busiest districts in Kowloon, on the mainland. This area on the tip of Hong Kong peninsula is popular for one main reason: its close proximity to Victoria Harbour and the iconic Hong Kong skyline. Home to fascinating museums, intimate communities, and plenty of old-worldly heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui houses many top restaurants and world-class attractions. There's also the lush Kowloon Park just five minutes away, if you're in need of some green space.
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Hong Kong skyline at sunset.
Wan Chai
Wan Chai and northeast Hong Kong Island will put you in close proximity to Hong Kong Park, Happy Valley Racecourse and shopping; plenty of eating and drinking options; as well as great transport links. Wan Chai was one of the first districts to be inhabited by the British, and is dotted with history and culture despite its slightly gritty appeal. Nearby is Causeway Bay, known as one of the greatest shopping destinations in the world.
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City life in the streets of Wan Chai in Hong Kong Island.
Lantau Island
If you are looking for pristine beaches, beautiful landscapes and less hustle and bustle, Lantau Island is a wonderful place to stay. It's also the location of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the Tian Tan Buddha Statue (known as the Big Buddha) and Po Lin Monastery, so does draw quite a crowd to these specific attractions. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has three different hotels on site, so you could very easily spend your entire holiday there and never run out of things to do.
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Tourists ride in gondolas of Ngong Ping Cable Car.
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