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Hong Kong neighbourhood guide: Best areas to explore

Explore the many colourful and varied neighbourhoods of our SAR

Tatum Ancheta
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Tatum Ancheta
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Hong Kong is a city of many neighbourhoods, each with its unique character and charm. From the bustling streets of Central to the picturesque beaches of Sai Kung, there’s no shortage of amazing places to discover. Whether you’ve got your tourist hat on or strut the streets like a bona fide local, Hong Kong’s neighbourhood noodle is endlessly entwined with nuggets of newness. Explore the best of the city with our guide, which will bring you closer to some of the city’s best neighbourhoods.

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