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Hong Kong Tourism And Travel Guide
16.6° C / 61.9° F
October to December
4 to 7 Days
Hong Kong International Airport (31 kms)
No. 9 Cheong Wan Road
Currently, one the hottest travel destinations for bachelors, couples, and corporates, Hong Kong is ever inviting. Previously a part of the British colony, it was handed over to China in 1997. That is why one can see a great deal of difference in mainland China and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong shows strong visibility of modernity yet it is still rooted in culture and traditions. It is a shopaholic’s heaven and tourism in Hong Kong is a real gastronomical paradise. From technology to monks and philosophy, Hong Kong is ready to serve all kinds of experiences, as explained in this travel guide to Hong Kong.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport, Hong Kong International airport in Chek Lap Kok, is approximately 31 km away from the main city. It's one of busiest airports and connects to all major cities across the world.
By Rail: Bullet trains are available from the station located on No. 9 Cheong Wan Road. This connects Hong Kong to all major mainland China cities like Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan Shanghai, and Beijing.
By Bus: There are frequent buses from all major mainland China cities to Hong Kong. Long distances buses are available from Guangdong province. However, it is advisable to take the bullet trains.
By Waterways: Macau and Zhuhai are the only two places connecting Hong Kong by waterways. High-speed Turbojets and Passenger transport boats ply on these routes.
Best Time To Visit
Mid-December to February is the cool and pleasant winter and the busiest shopping season. October to early December is sunny, cool and pleasant and the most preferred season for tourism. This is the perfect time to catch Hong Kong's festivities.
May to September is summer. The temperature is high and the weather is humid and hot. Outdoor activities such as hiking and camping are popular in summers. Normal showers can be expected anytime between May to September, though August is the wettest month.
Things To Do
Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Located in Sha Tin, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is a newly formed museum that is house to varied history, art, and culture of China. It was opened in the year 2000 and is managed by the government of Hong Kong. The museum also has a café and museum shop within for refreshments and picking up souvenirs during your visit.
Wong Tai Sin Temple: This temple is known for ‘answering the prayers’ of whoever devotionally asks for something. It was established in 1921. It is an extremely famous Taoist temple and a huge tourist attraction. Most devouts return to deliver thanks to the Wong for the wishes that came true. This temple is also called Sik Sik Yuen. It is the divine version of Wong Cho Ping, infused with the power to heal.
Amusement Parks: There are some reputed amusements parks in Hong Kong which guarantee a memorable day of laughter and thrills. Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine themed destination with various rides and animal exhibits. The highlight, of course, is Miss Hoi Wai, the friendly Killer Whale. You could also visit Hong Kong Disneyland in Penny's Bay. There are various theme islands to be explored such as the Toy Story Land, Mystic Point, and Adventureland. So go, indulge the child within.
Shop in Hong Kong
The retail markets are a bliss for all shoppers. The best part is that there is no sales tax levied on the purchases. You can shop for luxury brands from all around the world here. If that does not suit your taste, you can head on to the local markets for the most amazing and authentic deals. From garments to gourmets, Hong Kong has it all. For those wanting to shop upscale can head to the 'Central'. Among the many street shopping markets, Causeway bay is popular. Mong Kok, another street market is also among the most famous places in Hong Kong for cheap and affordable fashion apparel.
Eat in Hong Kong
Every citizen or tourist will be delighted to be in Hong Kong for the endless culinary specialties that this place has to offer. Having been exposed to two major and paradoxically dominant cultures, Hong Kong offers great culinary diversity to those who are willing to explore. The most common cuisines here are Cantonese, Sichuanese, Japanese or French. Some of recommended the must-try dishes in Hong Kong are freshly steamed momos, stinky tofu, sweet prawns, wanton noodles and warm pineapple bun with butter.