Navigating the maze on your Hong Kong road trip

Road trips to Hong Kong can be very challenging, with the simple rule being, take the public transport! Not only will it make your travel easier, it will save you the trouble of trying to navigate around the dense district roads. And of course, if you do intend to go island hopping to Lamma from Hong Kong island or to the mainland to see Kowloon, it's best to take bus tours or simply take cabs.

Hong Kong is a thick city, and the most ideal approach to get around is to use the extensive open transport system and by strolling. 

Topographically, Hong Kong is separated into four segments: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, New Territories, and the distant islands. On Hong Kong Island are the Central District, the Western District, Wan Chai, and Causeway Bay. This zone is home to Hong Kong Park, Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Ocean Park, and the Zoological Gardens. On Kowloon Peninsula is Tsim Sha Tsui with its various inns, restaurants, galleries, and shops. Nathan Road structures the spine of the Kowloon Peninsula, along which the Jordan, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok area are located. The New Territories contain the biggest region, extending north of Kowloon the distance to the Mainland fringe beside the city of Shenzhen. Also the 260 remote islands are home to Lamma, Cheung Chau, and Lantau, where guests can discover the world's biggest bronze Buddha, and outside waterfront restaurants, shorelines, and trekking trails.

You can discover just about the whole city by walking, strolling from Central completely through Wan Chai to Causeway Bay in about an hour. Then again up Nathan Road from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mongkok likewise in about an hour. Shops and restaurants along the way will presumably make the walk appear to be any longer. In the Central District, lifted walkways interface office structures, shopping buildings, and lodgings, keeping people on foot sheltered from activity. Furthermore the mid-levels elevators is an interesting sight in its own. Signs usher people on foot to real structures, yet the maze of walkways can be a bit befuddling. First-time guests may need to keep a guide convenient and stick to the roads.

The Hong Kong Transport office has created a public travel course planner to help you arrange your excursion around the city based upon snappiest or least expensive routes.
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