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What You Should Know More About Hong Kong

  • Travel advice:

    • You can get to Hong Kong by air and rail. You must, however, adhere to certain laws and regulations laid by the city.

    • The city is clean, so do not spit on the roads.

    • Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities, so do not forget your wallet when you go out or dine at any place.

    • Do not walk quickly in the crowded areas or try to get somewhere quickly as this can cause inconvenience to the side walkers and pedestrians.

    • Do not try eating Pizzas in Hong Kong as the toppings can be meat from exotic animals that you might not eat or feel squeamish about. Always stick to the local cuisine.

    • Learn to say greetings in Cantonese language to get by, even though the locals know to speak English.

    • Do not forget to bargain in the local shops.

    • Hong Kong has many options for shopping, sightseeing, and many other things to do.

    • Do not stick to just one set of things; explore as many options as possible when in Hong Kong.

  • Drinking laws

    In Hong Kong you can drink in public areas, you only have to be above 18 years of age to be able to start drinking.


  • Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford To Miss?

    Heritages, churches, and museums

    You can take a day long tours to visit the heritages, churches, and museums. You can visit the Ping Shan Heritage Trail which is one of the ancient sites of Hong Kong. You can also visit the Man Mo Temple, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Po Lin Monastery, and the St John’s Cathedral which is one of the oldest churches in Hong Kong. You can visit unique museums called the Dialogue in the Dark in Kowloon where you feel the area and the artifacts of the museum in complete darkness using your non visual senses. The Hong Kong Museum of Art has contemporary art in ceramics, terracotta, and also has Chinese paintings.


    Nature and wildlife tours

    You can visit the Lantau Island and enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, and enjoying your time on the secluded beaches of this island. In the waters of this island, you will also find pink colored dolphins. The Sai Kung Peninsula is a challenging coastal area with breathtaking view and scenery. You can also visit the Yan Chau Tong Marine Park for many outdoor activities. The Ocean Park is an amusement park that has many activities for kids and family.


    Beaches

    There are many beaches that you can visit and explore in and around Hong Kong. The Repulse Bay is an urban beach and has many facilities for children. The Shek O is popular for young people and is sprawled with many eatery joints and easy transportation available. You can enjoy the view of the clear water and go on beach hiking at the Hung Shing Yeh beach

  • What you will like here?

    City tours and adventure activities

    There are many fishing villages in and around Hong Kong which also prove to be good camping sites. There are beaches in the nearby island where you can reach through ferry boats. You can use most of these beach sites for camping activities and adventure tours. These are places that you can explore. Additionally, you can explore the city for its view, historical significance, and getting to know the cultural delights of the city. You can explore the beaches, sail and take ferry rides to the nearby islands and beaches.


    Food, shopping, and nightlife

    The local cuisine is a must try. Even vegetarians get many options to dine at the restaurants. You can visit the pubs and get the best of time, as there are hardly any restrictions in the city. They are filled with live music, and you can also go night shopping in many areas in Hong Kong. There many rooftop bars and restaurants that offers the best of international cuisine and drinks.

    You can shop at the Ladies market in Kowloon and buy fashion, jewelry, artifacts, souvenirs, and many other clothing and food items. The temple street market opens at 5 in the evening and is open till the midnight of the next day. This is one of the touristiest places for night shopping. Jade market has jewelry in precious and semi precious stones.


    Horse racing and events

    Horse racing is one of the most favorite activities of locals in Honk Kong. You can take a short course in horse racing or visit the city during any of the golf tournaments. This island city is also a hub to many local festivals. Especially, do not miss the boat racing festival. Most of the festivals of Hong Kong are exotic and colorful.


  • Recommended Reads For The Destination

    Website

    Discover Hong Kong

    Forum

    Travel and Leisure

    Books

    Top 10 Hong Kong (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide) by Andrew Stone, Jason Gagliardi, and Liam Fitzpatrick

  • When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

    The months in between October to December is considered the best time span to travel Hong Kong. This is the period boasting comfortable temperatures at justifiable room prices. On the emergence of New Year, tourism culls up consequently. Despite low temperatures, the hotel prices are notably high with a lot of tourist rallying up to this spot to spend their vacation. Short spring is another affordable sweet spot for travel. While summer is the most relished and popular time for the travelers, Hong Kong’s weather can be extremely warm and humid.

    Month-wise segregation to decide upon which time of the year is best to visit Hong Kong:

    • October to December

    The months in between October to December is the longest and the hottest. But however, the pace of the city never strides down the lane. You are sure to enjoy the daytime temperature in between the month October to December.

    • January to March

    The months in between January to March while cool discourages few of the tourists to flock for a vacation to Hong Kong. It is extremely necessary to know that the hotels increase the rates for around two times of the year during the two New Year celebrations. Also, keep in mind that the snaps covered in Victoria Peak during this time might not appear perfect because the place at this time is swiped and covered with fog over the tranquil harbor during the month of March.

    • April to May

    For the tourists the timespan between the months April to May is the best because it is springtime. Spring is the best time to visit, especially for those tourists who are looking forward to neglecting both the summer’s humidity and the winter’s cold weather. During this time, the rates of the hotel rooms are comparatively less, thereby making it manageable.

    • June to September

    This is the time span when the summer season is at its worst. Hong Kong at this time of the year is extremely warm, muggy, typhoon prone and hot. However, this is also the time span when the hotel rates are not so depressing for the travelers. Therefore, if you can bear the torturous heat then you most invited to visit and explore the city at this time.

  • How to reach Hong Kong?

    You can reach Hong Kong by the following way:

    • Air

    There are plenty of flights available from India that can drop you to Hong Kong. You can take flights from the Indian cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi Airport. The major airport to land is Hong Kong International Airport or Chek Lap Kok. There are mainly two terminals namely T1 and T2 in the Hong Kong Airport. The airport at Hong Kong offers various comfortable facilities to the tourists at large. The Airport allows the great host of facilities to the visitors like entertainment, dining, and shopping. Airlines like the Cathay Pacific Airways, Fisher Airlines, Dragon Airlines and Jet Airways are amongst the top which allows the tourist to reach Hong Kong. If you take a direct flight from Delhi or Mumbai then you can land Hong Kong in the least time within just five duration of stops. Also, buses along with taxis and coaches are directly available from Airport that can take you to the destined location comfortably.

  • What are the things to do in Hong Kong?

    The things to do in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Explore Man Mo Temple, the tourist house that is ardently dedicated to the Gods of Literature
    • Stand up to the Victoria Peak, the highest extremity on the Hong Kong Island
    • View the incredible sight at the Star Ferry
    • Team up to the Pinnacle of the Peak
    • Surge with Hong Kong’s humongous pandas at Ocean Park.
    • Eat Dim Sum
    • Charter on a bric-a-brac boat
    • Relish your drive on a Star Ferry
    • Smack on the street markets
    • Stare upon and enjoy the Big Buddha
    • Cherish the Hike on the Dragon’s Back
    • Place reasonable bets at Happy Valley Racecourse
    • Traverse on a glass bottom gondola stretching your way to the Big Buddha
    • Lumber up for the horse racing activity
    • Ring the most enchanting ding ding
    • Praise and spiritualize at Wong Tai Sin Temple
    • Stride your way to the Victoria Park
    • Take a sip and relish the top-notch cocktails
    • Relish the Michelin starred cuisine
    • Drink and enjoy with pals at the rooftop
    • Feel relaxed and tranquil at the spa
    • Explore the outer islands of Hong Kong
    • Visit Dai Pai Dong and relish your breakfast
    • Shop through till you drop
    • Escape to the wonderful beaches of Hong Kong
    • Muster and appreciate good art scenes
    • Drink at the top of the roof

  • What is the local food of Hong Kong? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    The best local food of Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Fish Balls
    • Fake Shark Fin Soup
    • Rickshaw Noodles
    • Eggplant with Minced Pork
    • Sago Mix
    • Wind Sand Chicken
    • Steamed Shrimp Dumplings or Har Gow
    • Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea
    • Pineapple Bread
    • Beef brisket
    • Roast Goose
    • Shrimp and Chicken Balls
    • Snake soup
    • Egg tart
    • Wontons
    • Hotpot
    • Egg waffles
    • Phoenix Talons or Chicken’s Crispy Feet
    • Eel clay pot rice
    • Sweet and Sour Pork
    • Instant Pork neck thin noodles with cheese and spicy sauce
    • Black truffle and scrambled smooth & delectable eggs

    The best places to taste and relish the food in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Sister Wah
    • Ser Wong Fun
    • Hoover Cake Shop
    • Megan's Kitchen
    • Lee Keung Kee
    • Choi's Kitchen
    • Sun Kee
    • Capital Café
    • Lan Fong Yuen
    • Kau Kee Beef Brisket
    • Australian Dairy Company
    • Tim Ho Wan
    • Tai Cheong Bakery
    • Yat Lok Roast Goose
    • Kam Wah Cafe
    • Lan Fong Yuen
    • Mak’s Noodle
    • King of Coconut
    • Man Fai Chiu Chow Noodle
    • Yee Shun Dairy
    • Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette
    • Lin Heung Teahouse
    • Sam Hui Yat
    • Duen Kee Restaurant
    • Yat Lok
    • Yung Kee
    • Yau Wun Roast Meat
    • Wing Kee Restaurant
    • Kwan Yu Roasted Meat
    • Kau Kee Restaurant
    • Mak’s Noodle
    • Bing Kee
    • Yuk Kin Fast Food
    • Sing Kee
    • Tung Po Restaurant
    • Chan Kun Kee
    • Aberdeen Fish Market Yee Hope Seafood Restaurant
    • Wing Kee Restaurant
    • Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery
    • Bing Kee

  • What is the best public transport to commute around Hong Kong?

    The best public transport to commute around Hong Kong are as follows

    • MTR or Mass Transit Railway
    • Train
    • Metro
    • Minibus
    • Taxi
    • Tram

  • What is the local language in Hong Kong and which are the most commonly used greetings? (mention at least 4) (Hello, Thank you, Good morning/night, What is the price of ____?, How far is _____?)

    Cantonese is the local language of Hong Kong. Greetings in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Néih hóu- Hello
    • Joigin- Goodbye
    • Jóusàhn - Good morning
    • Hahng'wúih – Nice to meet you

  • Which are the best shopping places in Hong Kong and what are they famous for?

    The best shopping destinations in Hong Kong and their specialty are as follows:

    • Kowloon Street Shopping- This place is extremely popular for street marketing.
    • The Landmark – This market offers chic designer wear showcasing exclusive brands and style to satiate for choice.
    • Temple Street Night Market – This place exhibits various cheap clothes, delicious street food, watches, CDs, sportswear, electronics, and souvenirs.
    • Harbour City – Harbour City in Hong Kong is the best beverage outlet.
    • Jade Market and Jade City – This place exhibits various kinds of jade necklaces, pendants, rings, and jewellery.

  • What are the best cruises to experience in Hong Kong?

    The best cruises to experience in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Ovation of the Seas
    • Costa Victoria
    • Celebrity Millennium
    • Amsterdam
    • Silver Shadow
    • Ovation of the Seas
    • Volendam
    • Sapphire Princess
    • Seven Seas Voyager
    • Volendam
    • Azamara Journey
    • Symphony of Lights Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise
    • Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus
    • Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise
    • Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise
    • Aqua Luna

    The best cruises to experience in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Ovation of the Seas
    • Costa Victoria
    • Celebrity Millennium
    • Amsterdam
    • Silver Shadow
    • Ovation of the Seas
    • Volendam
    • Sapphire Princess
    • Seven Seas Voyager
    • Volendam
    • Azamara Journey
    • Symphony of Lights Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise
    • Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus
    • Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise
    • Victoria Harbour Dinner Cruise
    • Aqua Luna

  • What are the adventure activities to do in Hong Kong?

    The best adventure activities to do in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Go on a hiking tour to Dragon's Back, So Lo Pun Village, Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, Mount Parker Road Green Trail and Lamma Island.
    • Go on a boating tour to Aqua Luna, Island Junks, Zoom Ribs Limited, duckling, LazyDays - Cruise Hong Kong in Style, Breakaway Hong Kong, Hong Kong Yachting, Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia et cetera.
    • Partake in flightseeing like Heli services
    • Visit Happy Valley Race Course

  • Which are the most famous night bazaars in Hong Kong?

    The most famous night bazaars in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Temple Street Night Market
    • Ladies Market
    • Stanley Market
    • Flower Market
    • Ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan
    • Yau Ma Tei
    • Kweilin Street Night Market
    • Mong Kok Night Market

  • What are the best pilgrimages to do in Hong Kong?

    The best pilgrimages to visit in Hong are as follows:

    • Man Mo Temple
    • Wong Tai Sin
    • Che Kung Temple
    • Chi Lin Nunnery
    • St. John's Cathedral
    • Tin Hau Temple
    • Wong Tai Sin Temple
    • Big Buddha
    • Kowloon Mosque Islamic Centre
    • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

  • What are the most romantic things to do on a Hong Kong Honeymoon?

    The most romantic things to do on Hong Kong Honeymoon are as follows:

    • Stride on and visit beaches like Tai Long Wan, Turtle, Kwun Yam Wan, Shek O and Big Wave beaches in Hong Kong.
    • Your honeymoon would be incomplete without traveling the most captivating and popular monasteries and temples of Hong Kong like Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island, Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin and Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan.
    • Visit Disneyland with your loved one to delightfully relish your honeymoon in a magical abode.
    • Witness a lovely and romantic ride in the Chinese Junk Boat.
    • Go out with your beloved for some retail therapy.
    • Go outside for party and relish the enjoyable nightlife in Hong Kong.
    • Enjoy the Symphony of Lights at Victoria Harbour
    • Take a long and romantic stroll in various parks and destination spots.

  • What are the best islands to visit around Hong Kong?

    The best islands to visit around Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Po Toi
    • Tung Ping Chau
    • Middle Island
    • Tap Mun
    • Tung Lung Chau
    • Kat O
    • Yim Tim Tsai
    • Sharp Island
    • Pen Chau

  • What are the most famous beaches around Hong Kong?

    The most famous beaches around Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Tai Long Wan
    • Kwun Yam Wan
    • Lo So Shing
    • Chung Hom Kok
    • Clearwater Bay
    • Turtle Cove
    • Cheung Sha Beach
    • Big Wave Bay
    • Golden Beach
    • South Bay Beach

  • What are the best spas to visit in Hong Kong?

    The best spas to visit in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Le Spa by Jan
    • Nude Beautique
    • Holistic Care
    • GoodDay Foot Massage
    • ZEN Massage & Foot Reflexology
    • Suavis Lash Bar
    • Top Comfort Foot Massage Tsimshatsui
    • Zero Gravity Floatation SPA
    • Sense of Touch Tseung Kwan O
    • Ten Feet Tall
    • Melo Spa - Hyatt Regency Hong Kong
    • Healthy Foot
    • Lan Kwai Fong)
    • Home Thai Massage & Spa
    • Massada Spa
    • Bliss Spa
    • Sunny Paradise Sauna
    • The Ritz-Carlton Spa Hong Kong
    • Sala Raj Thai Traditional Massage
    • FLOAX Floatation Therapy Spa
    • The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
    • Tai Pan Reflexology Beauty & Foot Spa
    • Chuan Spa
    • The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
    • The Peninsula Spa
    • The Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

  • What are the best places to go hiking in Hong Kong?

    The best places to go for hiking in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Mui Wo to Pui O
    • Sunset Peak
    • Ap Lei Chau to Ap Lei Pai
    • Dragon’s Back
    • Violet Hill and Twin Peaks
    • Yin Tsz Ngam
    • Po Toi
    • Plover Cove Country Park Circular
    • Ping Shan Heritage Trail
    • Sai Wan Pavilion

  • What the places to experience the best nightlife in Hong Kong?

    The best places to experience the nightlife in Hong Kong are as follows:

    • Ea Experience
    • OZONE
    • Gecko
    • M bar
    • Ophelia
    • London House Hong Kong
    • Potato Head Hong Kong
    • The Bar at the Peninsula
    • Baron 15
    • Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse
    • Lobster Bar and Grill at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
    • Felix
    • Novotel Citygate Hong Kong
    • Volar
    • Caprice
    • ARMANI / PRIV?

  • What to know before visiting Disneyland in Hong Kong?

    The Disneyland is a thorough delight for the travelers in Hong Kong. Visiting Disneyland in Hong Kong makes a family trip complete. There are different musical and colorful shows that are exhibited on this talismanic land creating an essence of happiness among the children, family, and honeymooners. Disneyland is open between 10.30 am to 9 pm in between Monday to Tuesday and 10 am to 9 pm in between Friday to Sunday.

  • What to know before attending the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Hong Kong?

    It is a good luck for you if you land up to be in Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is considered to be the most rejoicing and colorful festivals of China. On your visit to watch the Chinese New Year, remember to browse through the markets which are selling auspicious and delectable foods. Also, witness the city of Hong Kong beautifully adorned by the shocking red Chinese lanterns.

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