For most people outside of the immediate East Asian region, Hong Kong is where Disneyland is. Few bother to explore beyond the most obvious of tourist attractions and penetrate further into the interior. However Hong Kong has many different regions that offer many different things to visitors and one of those places is Pok Fu Lam.

Pok Fu Lam is a relatively quiet, mostly residential area in the Southern part of Hong Kong. Surrounded by greenery, this town is a haven for visitors looking to get off the beaten track. Here are some things that you will need to know or consider before you visit this hidden gem:

Where to Stay

Being a mostly residential area, finding a place to stay will be a breeze. There are some wonderful places in Pokfulam Road apartments, small guest houses or even luxurious hotels are available in this up-scale suburban area of Pok Fu Lam. The best way to do it is to go online and surf a few websites. Get an idea of the prices and fix a price range in your head before looking for accommodation. The area is very secure and safe, and comes in several different price brackets. If you want to save money, look for places you can rent with a kitchen so that you can cook your own meals.

What to Do

There are many things you can do in the ocean as Pok Fu Lam is located close enough to the beach. For those who love the beach getting Repulse Bay apartments for the visit would be the best option; this fashionable beach resort area is conveniently located to give you easy access to several activities you can do in the sea such as kayaking or taking a dolphin spotting cruise. The pink dolphin is a particular favourite among visitors.

This town is also known for the indigenous village in the centre, surrounded by trees and removed from the busy, upscale apartments that usually hug the streets. Pok Fu Lam village, as it is called, has been in existence for over fifty years and its population keeps fluctuating depending on the overall economy and migration patterns. To this day, they celebrate the Fire Dragon festival, which is one of the oldest cultural festivals in the country. If you visit somewhere in mid-autumn, you will be able to get a glimpse of the long dragon that is made every year by a master craftsman in the village.