7 best areas to stay in Hong Kong based on your personality

7 best areas to stay in Hong Kong based on your personality

This article was originally published on the flight comparison site Skyscanner.

Hong Kong has something for all types of travellers.

If you are unsure where to stay on your next trip to the Pearl of the Orient, be sure to consult Skyscanner's handy guide for travellers.

1. If you're a history buff, try Shui Tau Tsuen Walled Village

Shui Tau Tsuen is a village famed for its diminutive old buildings that feature tiled roofs adorned with ornate dragons and fish decorations.

It hosts a pair of 19th century ancestral halls where villagers commemorate their forefathers. Come see one of the stately remnants of old Hong Kong.

2. If you're a bit of a hippie, try Lamma Island

Also known as Pok Liu Chau, this rustic retreat is the perfect escape from the bustling Hong Kong and is a mere 20-minute ferry ride away.

It is a 13sq km island with less than 5,000 inhabitants. Not exactly what comes to mind when you think of Hong Kong, but that's part of the charm.

3. If you're on a tight budget, try Chungking Mansions

How big's your budget? Not so big? Downright small?

You'll find something for even the tightest budget on Nathan Road. Find budget accommodation among travellers from all over the world looking for a reasonably priced bed for the night.

4. If you're a high roller, try the InterContinental on Kowloon

Upscale travellers will want to head directly for the InterContinental on Kowloon island for 5 star service and professional pampering.

They spare no expense to give you the royal treatment you deserve.

5. If you're a bargain hunter, try Temple Street

Master hagglers will appreciate Temple Street's proximity to Hong Kong's famed night market, where they'll find everything under the sun (or the moon, in this case).

Movie buffs will also appreciate the scenery as they will invariably recognise the streetscape from one of their favourite Hong Kong films. Haggle with shopkeepers then haul your bags into a nearby cafe for some local delicacies.

6. If you're serious about your business, stay in Wan Chai

When you have serious business to attend to, you want to be in the heart of the action.

Central is the place for you. Rest assured there will be plenty of dining and entertainment options close at hand. After all, you know what they say about all work and no play.

7. Party animals will want to try Lan Kwai Fong

For those who say they'll sleep when they're dead, Lan Kwai Fong is the perfect place to lay one's head, or at least one's luggage; stash your bags and hit the clubs, and you'll find yourself getting out of your head in Hong Kong's party wonderland.

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