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Hong Kong: China’s busy, bustling, formerly British city is teeming with things to do, flavors to taste and goods to purchase

  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The view of Wanchai and Causeway Bay taken from aboard the Star Ferry heading to Kowloon.

  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The exterior of Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island near Hong Kong.

  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Har Gau dim sum at Hong Kong’s Hello Kitty restaurant on Kowloon, above.

  • JULIE L. KESSLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The world’s largest seated Buddha image at 112 feet, Tian Tan, at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.

  • The world’s largest seated Buddha image at 112 feet, Tian Tan, at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.

  • Har Gau dim sum at Hong Kong’s Hello Kitty restaurant on Kowloon, above. At top, the view of Wanchai and Causeway Bay taken from aboard the Star Ferry heading to Kowloon.

  • The view of Wanchai and Causeway Bay taken from aboard the Star Ferry heading to Kowloon.

ONG KONG is like a young child: If you stay away for a few months, you’ll find it changes so much that it becomes nearly unrecognizable. With almost constant construction, reclamation land sprouting up from the sea like a phoenix rising, and a dizzying array of new shops, hotels, restaurants and bars, selecting where to go is a true test of a traveler’s will. Certainly the ease of getting everywhere, whether by train, tram, escalator or ferry, keeps it enjoyable and easy. Read more

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