Tim’s Travel Tips: Revisiting Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong

Late last year I promoted a Video of the Week about the Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong.  It would have been a good on Tim’s Travel Tips too.  So here you go!

Mary Ann and I had one day to spend in Hong Kong before heading home.  We ended up at the more affordable, but still lovely, Holiday Inn Golden Mile right smack in the middle of Lower Kowloon or Tsim She Tsui.

Our Australian business partner Cam Mitchell mentioned a good place to look for money exchange as Hong Kong does not share money with mainland China.  We discovered he was talking about the infamous Chungking Mansions, which was right next to our hotel.  A very different world when you walk in.  Full of food and shops from the Middle East, India, Africa, etc.  There are also spartan accommodations (the cheapest in town).  If you get a chance to go to Hong Kong, don’t be intimidated by Chungking Mansions.  Mary Ann and I think it is great.

Check out the video below on how Hong Kong’s iconic Chungking Mansions became what it is today.  Also, Anthony Bourdain went to Chungking Mansions on Parts Unknown.  You can follow the link below for purchase on YouTube or buy it on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/hong-kong/id1365777415?i=1393889716

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