Hong Kong Travel

Hong Kong Travel Guide 2018

Hong Kong, located on China's south coast and surrounded by the South China Sea is an international metropolis. Known as the Oriental Pearl, this harbor city has the coexisting culture of east and west. From the grand architectures to the passion of horse racing, the British influence still lasting, even the famous Victoria Harbor was named after the Queen Victoria. On the other hand, hidden in the modern atmosphere, there are ancient temples, museums, villages, natural parks, making it more like a historical Chinese city.

To be honest, it’s hard to define Hong Kong for its complexity and variety. From the high-end shopping malls, dim sum restaurants, colorful recreation venues to the awesome transport system, it lures tourists with its vibrancy. Walking along the Victoria Harbor bank and climb to the Peak to overview the cityscape, it gives you a sense of tranquility. No matter when you travel Hong Kong during the day or night time, it leaves you both deeply satisfied and hungry for more.

Why visit Hong Kong

  • Convenient Transportation: linked by over 100 international airlines and running between over 40 mainland cities, Hong Kong is the best gateway for you to visit China.
  • Shopping Paradise: from the fancy shop to street boutiques, there spreads a colorful mix of markets to meet all your shopping desire. What’s more, without tariffs, the prices are normally attractive to tourists.
  • Food Heaven: under the mixed culture, Hong Kong has its typical HK styled cuisine to sever the locals and tourists. The HK seafood, wonton noodles, steamed dim sum, HK-Cantonese cuisine and various kinds of Western-style food are making you dazzled and mouthwatering.

Top Attractions

Tending to gravitate towards the modernization, Hong Kong shows its energy by the neon nightlife and boat-buzzed waterfront. While under the glistening steel-glass skyscrapers, the laneways, towering hills and incense-smoked temples like a reminder of this city to meet the old fashioned way. With more various attractions to show its combination of east culture and west life, check Top things to do in Hong Kong to enjoy more.

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak

taking the old-line peak tram up to the highest peak to overlooking the Victoria Harbor and cityscape. You must be amazed by the unbelievable experience!

Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Skyline, equipped with thickly dotted skyscrapers, is reputed as the Most Beautiful Skyline in the World. It resembles a colorful painting unfolding in Hong Kong

Main Altar
Wong Tai Sin Temple

Being famous for “what you request is what you get” by kau cim, the incense-filled Wong Tai Sin temple is ideal to experience Taoist Culture as well as local traditions.

Main Altar
Lantau Island

The largest island in Hong Kong and it features long winding coastline, harbor and bay as well as mountain and stream. Natural landscape and historical sites are both abundant to satisfy your eyes.

Weather & When to Go

Hong Kong View

With the indistinct seasons of neither intense heat of summer nor the chill cold winter, the weather in Hong Kong is gentle and ranges not much. Normally, the average annual temperature is about 23°C, and the hottest months are the July, August and September, with the highest temperature of 34°C, and the lowest is no less than 10°C, spreading in the December and January

With a comfortable weather in Hong Kong, you can visit the city any time of year, especially from October to November. Besides, from December to next March, called the fold season, is the great time for shopping.

Learn more about Hong Kong Weather & Seasonal activities.

Transportation

Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong Bus

Getting to Hong Kong

Hong Kong as an international city is easily to get to by flights for its advanced airline system. Also you can take high speed bullet trains to West Kowloon Station from mainland China directly with comfortable ride. Besides, Hung Hom Station located in Kowloon serves trains from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan and nearby cities of Guangdong province.

Flights to Hong Kong: about 34 km away from downtown, the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) connects 180 airlines, running through 48 mainland cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian ,Guilin, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc. Also the international flights are frequent through over 1000 daily flights to London, New York, Sydney, Bangkok and so on.

Bullet Trains to Hong Kong: at present, about 44 cities in mainland China have linked with Hong Kong by the bullet trains, so visitors can take the speedy trains from Guangzhou, Guilin, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Changsha, Wuhan, etc. to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at Tsim Sha Tsui area. Learn more about Hong Kong high speed trains.

Travel Hong Kong around

The transportation in Hong Kong city is full-scale and becomes one of the tourist attractions here. Featuring a various kinds of transports, from the different MRT lines that cover almost attractions and shopping venues, the tram bus which brings you to appreciate the street scene slowly, the tourist bus (H1 & H2) that offers sightseeing the cultural landscape and the vibrant city in different ways, the two-layer bus extending throughout city to take you traveling every corn even at night, to the local cruise to enjoy the night view of Victoria Harbor and more ways, Hong Kong has them all. By choosing different transportations, you can feel the different part of its culture and history.

Want more detailed transportation guide, check How to Get to & around Hong Kong.

Accommodation

Hong Kong Hotel

From gleaming luxury five-star hotels to cheap budget hostels, Hong Kong has a bunch of hotels for you to stay in comfort. Sorted by area, if you love shopping, you can live in TST (Tsim Sha Tsui) and Causeway Bay to shop as much as you like, and the Mong Kok is best choice for you to taste local foods. If you are fascinated by the night view, here are the best hotels in Kowloon to have panorama of cityscape and the night view of Victoria Harbor. Learn more Hong Kong Hotels >>

Useful Hong Kong Maps

Before you travel to Hong Kong, we’d like to provide you some local maps of Hong Kong including Hong Kong Travel Map, Hong Kong tourist map, Hong Kong MTR Map,etc for you to have an intuitive and general feeling of this city. View more at Hong Kong Maps>>

Hong Kong Travel Map

Hong Kong Travel Map

Hong Kong Attraction Map

Hong Kong Tourist Map

Hong Kong MTR Map

Hong Kong MTR Map

Other Destinations

Taking a side trip to the neighborhood of Guangzhou and Shenzhen from Hong Kong, you will experience quite different culture in such a near distance. As the harbor cities, both of them share the great convenience to transfer between each other and other mainland cities for your further depth china tour. You can also fly to Guilin to meet the incredible Karst Landscape. Shanghai is also an international worth visiting. Check all destinations in China.

Hong Kong Map

Chinese Name: 香港

Chinese Pinyin: xiāng gǎng

Population: 7,071,576

Language: Cantonese, English

Tel Code: +852

Zip Code: 999077

Time Zone: (UTC+8)

Currency: Hong Kong dollar ($/HKD)

Plan Your Hong Kong Tours

Featuring the vibrant cultural blend of East and West, the tourist spots in Hong Kong can be divided into cultural and modern. If you are interested in the cultural spots, making a Hong Kong day tour for one or two days is enough for you to visit the Victoria Peak, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Repulse Bay, Lantau Island and other essential sites. If you want to know more about the present of this city, there are various museums and recreation sites for you to spend more days.

Take a trip to Macau from Hong Kong are delighted to appreciate another fuse culture city with 16th century churches and historical site of Ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral, or visit Macau Casino to suck up the local life more.

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