If you listen to the heartbeat of China’s steady rhythm, you’ll find that Hong Kong is the city that quickens the pulse.
Modern, brimmed with people and architecture, and powered by super-efficient public transportation, the city that lives to eat is compactly packed into one exciting metropolitan that promises a worthy experience to every traveller.
Hong Kong is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Top Must Do’s
The inclining 45-degree funicular train ride to the Victoria Peak is a delightful journey by itself and at the top, another set of attraction awaits — The Peak Tower, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and not to mention the fabulous unobstructed view of the Hong Kong city skyline.
Avenue Of Stars
This Asian version of Hollywood Walk of Fame pays homage to the Hong Kong film industry. Take a walk through the 440m promenade along the Avenue of Stars where there are plaques containing handprints and autographs of past and present stars, nine red pillars depicting its one hundred years of cinematic history, a replica of an award statuette, as well as a statue of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Live up your childhood dreams and step into the magical world of Disney at the sprawling Hong Kong Disneyland, filled with cool attractions for all! Kids and adults alike will absolutely love the four themed areas–Tomorrowland, Main Street USA, Fantasyland and Adventureland — ready to fill up your day with excitement, fun and laughter.
As one of the world’s true shopping paradises, Hong Kong brings great bargains on fashion, accessories, cosmetics, decorations and more. Go crazy shopping at Ladies Market, Temple Street Market, Stanley Market and Cat Street.
Bustling with colours and life, these markets are a must-go for every tourist.
Sink your teeth in a delicious meal of dim sum — a choice of delectable and mouth-watering Chinese snacks served in steaming bamboo baskets.
Do try the local favourites such as shrimp dumplings, beef balls and steamed pork buns. You can find a variety of dim sum everywhere from exclusive restaurants to street hawkers, and at any time around the clock!
Quick facts about Hong Kong
|Train (Airport Express)||Hong Kong Station||Every 10 – 12 minutes (From 6am – 12am)||24 minutes||HKD 100 (one way)|
|Bus||City centre and surrounding areas||From 6am – 12am||1 hour and more||Starts from HKD 21 – 48 (depending on destination)|
|Taxi||City centre||All day||45 minutes||Starts from HKD $215|
|Currency||Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)|
|Language||Cantonese, Mandarin, English|
|Time zone||UTC +8|
|Religion||Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism|
DEC – FEB: Winter – chilly, 14°C – 18°C
Bring a light jacket or sweater for cold nights
MAR – MAY: Spring – rainy, 25°C – 29°C
Best time for sight-seeing
JUN – AUG: Summer – hot and rainy, 26°C – 33°C
Sunglasses and an umbrella are advisable
SEP – NOV: Autumn – cool and pleasant, 19°C – 30°C
Good time for walks
Need a visa to visit Hong Kong Check out Hong Kong Immigration Department official website.