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    Hi, yes you need a separate visa for China. Havent done it for a while but you used to be able to buy it at the border (office opens at 9AM best to be there on time to avoid queue's), cost think is 200HKD. Most travel agents around time can organise for you as well but just shop it out a little. You can get the subway to the border at Shenzen and then most people go shopping at the Lowu shopping centre just outside the station - bargain hard! You can also get a separate train from Shenzen to Guangzhou, but you might want to stay a night. The other popular day trip is to get a ferry to Macau (technically not mainland - local ccy is similar to HKD) no need for visa for Macau.
    As for islands - there are several around Hong Kong. Lamma is a short ferry ride - it has two stops and people tend to get off one and do the 1 hour hike to the other one and have a seafood lunch at either end. Other islands include Cheng Chau, Peng Chau and of course Lantau (where the airport is) which is huge and has the cable car and the Big Buddha. All ferries for these islands depart at the ferry terminals on HK island just next to the STAR ferry terminal near the central train station (IFC shopping mall). Alternatively for Lantau you can get the subway. Another area to visit is Sai Kung (not technically an island but you can organise boat trips to take you to some lovely beaches).
    Have a great time over 9 years ago

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    In Shenzhen / Luohu, there are many A Grade counterfeit products (such as watches, bags, clothes, suitcases, golf equipment & etc), tailors (decent quality & inexpensive), home furnishing and massage places. A full day should be enough (need a visa though). There are nice islands around Hong Kong, a great way to take a break from the city life. James gave you a very detailed answer, he knows Hong Kong well. BTW, Hong Kong is duty free, so shopping in general is cheaper than most countries in Asia. Check out the nightlife there, it is quite happening. Have a good trip there. over 9 years ago

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    Agree. If you're on a food trip, suggest you visit Soho where you can find strips of really fancy restos and bars. Discovery bay is also nice for chilling out. You can go via ferry from harbor city. over 9 years ago

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    I love Lammu Island....and its super easy to do...jump on a star ferry. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Macau is a fun excision. No visa needed. 45 minutes by ferry. You already have good food suggestion with SoHo off the escalator, but also Knutsford Terrace off Kimberly Road is excellent. over 9 years ago

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