Hong Kong, located on the southwestern coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta, is a tightly-packed city that has been influenced by Eastern and Western culture alike. This urban metropolis was once a British colony, but was handed back to the Chinese in 1997 and since then has become more Chinese than ever. Hong Kong has diverse neighborhoods nestled among the many skyscrapers. You will find everything from high-end shopping and dining to working-class markets and small shops in alleyways. Serviced Apartments Hong Kong can find you some of the best short term rentals in Hong Kong for an affordable price in the area of your choice.
Wan Chai (Wanchai):
Wanchai is one of the oldest areas in Hong Kong, which you can see from the old shanty buildings, many of which are being torn down to make way for modern buildings that host businesses, restaurants, bars, and apartments. If you enjoy nightlife, look for short term rentals Hong Kong in this neighborhood, well-known for its pubs and red light district. As in many other parts of the city, Wanchai has some great shopping, especially for the tech-savvy who want to visit the computer mall. You can also find various open-air markets in this area.
Like Wanchai, Sheung Wan is one of Hong Kong's oldest areas. It used to be a cheap neighborhood to live in, but in the past decade it has been built up and has become a popular place for wealthier people to live. Here you can find some of Hong Kong's traditional medicine shops that sell such remedies as shark fins and dried seahorses. There are also stylish hipster corners that have sprung up in Sheung Wan; pop into a cafe to relax among the area's fashionable residents. It's become quite a popular area for those seeking short term rentals in Hong Kong.
Central is Hong Kong's main business and commercial district, home to many of the city's unique skyscrapers such as the Bank of China Tower. Here you can find pricey short term rentals Hong Kong nestled amidst the upscale hotels and big financial buildings. Food and drink lovers should visit Central's Lan Kwai Fong, an open air bar and restaurant area.
Mid-Levels is a largely residential area of Hong Kong, as evidenced by its plethora of high rises; you are sure to find affordable serviced apartments in Hong Kong in this part of the city. Mid-Levels' location on a hill allows for great views to the center of the city. You can also ride on the world's longest series of escalators, which serves as a commuting device for those who work in Central but live in Mid-Levels. Many people end up getting their first Hong Kong serviced apartment in Mid-Levels, since it is conveniently located near the Central business district.
Soho is a small, charming area of low rises and narrow streets. This neighborhood has some great cafes, bars, and restaurants tightly nestled together. As you may guess from the name, this area has become trendier of late, as young people have started to buy old apartments that they renovate into stylish studios. You may find an affordable rooftop short term rental in Hong Kong if you look hard enough in the Soho area.
Causeway Bay is a tightly packed commercial and residential neighborhood that is one of Hong Kong's most popular shopping areas. Here you will find everything from IKEA and major malls to small, independent clothing stores and luxury goods. This noisy district is a convenient place for serviced apartments in Hong Kong because you can find any amenity you need here. For nautical types, you'd also be close to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Those who prefer a quieter, more residential area, however, should look elsewhere.
Tsim Sha Tsui:
This neighborhood is across the harbor from Hong Kong Island on the Kowloon side, and is a draw for tourists who want to shop, dine, and sightsee. There are plenty of Hong Kong serviced apartments to choose from in Tsim Sha Tsui. Stop here to have high tea at the Peninsula Hotel and to catch a great view of the Hong Kong skyline from the "Avenue of the Stars." Tsim Sha Tsui holds many of Hong Kong's cultural landmarks, such as the History Museum and Cultural Center. There is plenty of shopping and good nightlife here too.
This are is populated largely by expatriates, and not surprisingly also features expensive restaurants and hotels. Serviced Apartments Hong Kong can help you find a great apartment in this largely residential area. Many of Hong Kong's celebrities head down to Happy Valley for a night out, so watch out for paparazzi. This area holds the Happy Valley Racecourse, so be careful of traffic changes on race days.
Part of the Kowloon peninsula, this lively area is a hotspot for Hong Kong nightlife and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Visit the Kowloon Ladies Market, one of the most famous in Hong Kong, to buy cheap souvenirs and other trinkets. Heavy pedestrian traffic gives Mong Kok an energetic atmosphere best experienced when the neon signs are lit up at night.
This working-class neighborhood is where you can easily find an affordable furnished apartment rental. Jordan is an interesting mix of old high-rises, street markets, and office buildings colliding with newer hotels, wacky shops, and karaoke bars.
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