Seven No-Nos When Visiting Hong Kong

Seven No-Nos When Visiting Hong Kong

Avoid Doing These Things and Have a Better Trip

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If you’re thinking about a trip or vacation to Hong Kong, you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime – if you’re careful and know what you’re doing. In a city like Hong Kong – unique in many ways – it can be easy to have a bad experience if you make mistakes many travelers do. To help you out, below is a list of some of the top things you do NOT want to do if you’re traveling to Hong Kong for any reason.

Seven Hong Kong No-Nos

Here are seven things you should not do if you visit Hong Kong.

1. Not Enough Money – You need to realize that Hong Kong is not a third world country. Actually, they’re not even really a country of their own, but still, you know what I mean. Expect to pay first world prices – high – if you’re visiting.
2. Point Chopsticks – This is considered very bad manners. Also avoid setting your chopsticks in your bowl of rice if you’re at a restaurant. This reminds many people of funeral ceremonies in Hong Kong. 3. Spitting – This seems silly, but if you’re a place that went through the SARS outbreak, this is a serious matter in Hong Kong. If you’re caught, you can be fined thousands of dollars.
3. Try to Rush – With so many people packed densely in a small location, getting around can sometimes be difficult. Make sure you take your time Viagra and even plan extra time to reach events.
4. Forget to Haggle – If you’re in a market, you should try to haggle if at all possible. If you don’t do this, you can point out the fact that you’re a tourist. Not everyone will take advantage of this, but some might.
5. Forget to Ask for Prices – This is especially true if you’re ordering seafood, which is very common in this region of the world. Prices can fluctuate on a daily basis, so you should ask upfront before you order if you’re worried about price.
6. Be Rude – This is common sense anywhere in the world, but you should make sure you pay close attention to local customs. Try to educate yourself before you go and have a local guide or friend who can help you out when you arrive.

Following the tips above will help make sure you have a better time when visiting Hong Kong. Beware, though, because a lot of people have found that once they experience the city that is also a country they don’t want to ever leave. If you’ve recently been to Hong Kong – or are there now – leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.


Adam Prattler is a fan of Savoury Massage in Hong Kong because he had a tantric massage once when he was visiting. Now back in the United States, Adam Prattler longs to return to Hong Kong one day. For now, he spends his time writing guest posts to entertain and inform.

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