Hong Kong Travel FAQs & Tips
1. Where is Hong Kong located in China?
Hong Kong is located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the coast of southern China. For the geographical position, Hong Kong is served as a gateway between the East and West.
2. What do Hong Kong consist of?
Hong Kong consists of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories, and Outlying Islands.
Hong Kong Island lies to the south of Victoria Harbor, while Kowloon Peninsula forms its northern shores. To the north of Kowloon is the New Territories, which stretch all the way to Mainland China. Besides, there are more than 200 outlying Islands, including Lantau Island where Hong Kong International Airport is located.
3. What languages do they speak in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong’s written official languages are Chinese and English and the spoken official languages are Cantonese and English.
As a visitor, you will encounter minimal problems communicating in English, as most taxi drivers, staff in hotels, salespeople have reach competent level of language.
4. Do I need a visa to visit Hong Kong?
Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of seven to 180 days, depending on nationality.
5. When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is a popular destination can be travel all the year around. The city enjoys a mild climate from the middle of September to the early March. During this period, it could be the best time to visit Hong Kong. For detailed Hong Kong Weather Information, please check Hong Kong Weather & Seasons.
6. What are the best things to do in Hong Kong?
There are many things to do in Hong Kong. You could get a stunning view of Hong Kong Island on Victoria Peak atop the giant, wok-shaped Peak Tower; explore the traditional heritage throughout Hong Kong, view the beautiful natural scenery of islands; have fun in theme parks (Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park), ride sampan in the fishing village…you could see different sides of Hong Kong with different transport…all will be awesome experience.
7. Where is the best area to stay?
Our well-picked hotels are located close to the harbor-front in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hung Hom in Kowloon, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay etc. Almost all of the hotels could have a good view of Victoria Harbor. For detailed Hong Kong Accommodation Guide, please check Hong Kong Hotels & Hostels.
8. Is local transport easy to use?
Hong Kong, the well-developed city, has an excellent public transport system that is considered one of the best in the world. You are easily to reach MTR, trains, buses, trams, ferries and taxis. And these efficient options cover extensive areas of Hong Kong and have signs in both English and Chinese.
If you stay long in Hong Kong and want to use the public transport, you could purchase an Octopus card (provide instant electronic access to Hong Kong’s public transport system). For detailed Hong Kong Transportation Guide, please check How to get to & around Hong Hong.
9. How can I get to Macau from Hong Kong?
Taking a ferry is the most convenient way from Hong Kong to Macau.
There are two main companies handling the service, TurboJet and Cotai Jet. Visitors could board at Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier or Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal to catch either Turojet to Cotai Jet.
10. Are credit cards wildly accepted in shops?
Most shops in Hong Kong accept major credit cards; while at open-air markets, most vendors will only take cash. When you travel in Hong Kong, it is better to bring both credit cards and some cashes.
11. Should I tip in Hong Kong?
Tipping is a matter of personal choice and locals usually do not leave a tip. It is only practiced in limited situations by local people and it's not expected for every little service such as a taxi driver, or a waiter. People will not reject any tips you care to hand them.
12. What kinds of food or snacks can I taste in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is a real paradise of food. Not only is it a showcase of Chinese cuisines with huge regional varieties, but there are also excellent Asian and Western choices like American, Italian, French, Thailand, Burma, Korean, Singapore, Indonesia, Cantonese, Shanghai, Sichuan styles.
You could taste Dim Sum, Sin Mei, Congee, Tea time, Street food, Seafood, Exotic meats in the Cha Chaan Teng, Wet markets, or Cooked food centers etc.
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