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Hong Kong recommended for 'stylish yet affordable' breaks

Hong Kong recommended for 'stylish yet affordable' breaks
29 Sep 2011

Travellers searching for a 'stylish yet affordable' holiday have been encouraged to consider visiting Hong Kong.

The local tourist board highlighted some of the cheap or free experiences on offer in the city after Post Office Travel Money released a report in which Hong Kong was listed as the most expensive of 28 destinations surveyed.

Visitors will find a 'varied combination of attractions to enjoy for … ridiculously low prices, if not for free', according to the tourism agency.

Dawn Page, UK and northern Europe director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, said: 'I am a little surprised at some of the costs quoted for Hong Kong as they do not match our figures, for instance a typical three-course meal for two adults including a bottle of house wine at Peking Garden ranges from HK$400-600 (£35-£53 using the Post Office exchange rate on 12 September of HK$11.28 = £1), not £88.63 as quoted in the Post Office survey.'

Free activities on offer in the destination include attending tai chi, Chinese medicine and tea appreciation classes, riding the Central Mid-Level escalator and walking along the Avenue of the Stars on Kowloon's waterfront.

Visitors to Hong Kong can also enjoy a journey on the Star Ferry or take the tram to Victoria Peak, both of which cost less than the equivalent of £3.

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