Hong Kong

Hong Kong is as hip as it is historic. Its vibrant and populated centre is full of skyscrapers, business and delicious dining spots.

Located on China's southeast coast, Hong Kong’s urban centre is a major port and financial hub – highlighted by the many skyscrapers that give Hong Kong its metropolitan look. Families and individual travellers alike flock here for the many attractions (even Disneyland!), outright amazing shopping, local cuisine and rich heritage.

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Shopping

Hong Kong has shopping opportunities for all budgets, from upscale malls selling local and international designers to side street boutiques and markets that sell quirky souvenirs and unique clothing. Shop like a local at the Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Night Markets, Flower Markets, Staley Markets and Jade Market.

Cuisine

With influences from Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Teochew, Japanese, British and other Western cuisine, the food scene in Hong Kong is thriving. Head to Spring Deer for northern Chinese food like Peking duck, Tim Ho Wan for dim sum and fishing villages for fresh seafood.

Island Hopping

Hong Kong is full of intriguing neighbourhoods and islands, all of which feature breathtaking mountains, national parks and countryside. Some of the most popular islands to visit are: Lantau Island, which has some of the best hiking trails in Hong Kong; Lamma Island, great for a family-friendly hike and a delicious seafood dining; and Peng Chau, with a peaceful vibe, hiking trails and temples.

Culture

With influences from China and colonial Europe, some of Hong Kong’s cultural attractions and experiences include temples - such as the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tze), the Chi Lin Nunnery and The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - the Chinese opera and noteworthy museums like Hong Kong Science Museum, Museum of Coastal Defense and Hong Kong Space Museum.

About Hong Kong

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Language
    Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
    Currency
    Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
    Visa Requirements

    CIBTvisas

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    Getty Images
  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Man Mo Temple
    • Victoria Peak
    • Temple Street Night Market
    • Clock Tower
    • Lantau Island
  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Hong Kong Disneyland

    • Ocean Park Hong Kong

    • Family hike at Peak Circle Walk, Lamma Island Family Trail

    • Hong Kong Science Museum

    • Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

    • Ngong Ping 360

    • sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Hong Kong Marathon (January)
    • Chinese New Year (February)
    • Arts Month, including Arts Basel (March)
    • Hong Kong Rugby Sevens (April)
    • Cheung Chau Bun Festival (May)
    • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival (June)
    • Hong Kong Summer Fun (July)
    • Chinese Opera Festival (August)
    • Mid-Autumn Festival (September)
    • Hong Kong Cyclothon and Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival (October)
    • November Feast and Clockenflap Music Festival (November)
    • Winterfest and New Years Countdown Celebrations (December)

     

  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Old Town Central
    • See rare Pearl River pink dolphins at Lantau Island
    • Kadoorie Farm

     

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