Hong Kong Travel Guide

Hong Kong Travel Guide

Hong Kong, or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is also called “Gang” for short in official papers. It is located east of the Pearl River Estuary in South China. Between 1842 and 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony. After the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, it became a special administrative region and maintained its original capitalist system and its way of life.

Hong Kong is one of the world's three major financial centers, and an important international financial, trade, and shipping center. New York, London and Hong Kong are together called "Nylonkong". Hong Kong is considered one of the world's freest economies and one of the most competitive cities in the world. It enjoys a high reputation and is rated as a world first-tier city.

Basic Facts
  • English Name: Hong Kong
  • Chinese Name: 香港 (Xiāng Gǎng)
  • Government: Special Administrative Region
  • Location: South China(114°15’E,22°15’N)
  • Area code & Zip Code:
    Area Code:852;Zip Code:999077
  • Airports:Hong Kong International Airport
  • Railway Stations: Hung Hom Station, Tai Po Market Station
  • Suburban Districts: Wan Chai, Central and Western, Yau Mong, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan
  • Population: about 7.44million

The Best Time to Visit Hong Kong

March to October is the best time to travel to Hong Kong. During this time, the temperature is at its most agreeable. In summer, the temperature is higher and the air is moister. Shopping in Hong Kong in April and May usually means discounts and promotional campaigns. Try to avoid traveling in Hong Kong during public holidays, especially during the National Day Holidays (October 1st to October 7th). Crowds will spoil your journey.

Recommended Scenic Spots

Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland– In Disneyland, known as the world of fairy tales, you can see many different fairy tale characters, such as Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, and Mickey Mouse, and you can experience strange, interesting, or thrilling fairy scenes.

Hong Kong Ocean Park– This is a world-class theme park that demonstrates both sea and land animals, interactive games, and large-scale performances. Tourists can enjoy not only a magnificent visual treatment, but can also experience exciting games for themselves.

Victoria Peak– located in the northwest of Hong Kong Island, it is one of Hong Kong's famous landmarks. It overlooks both Lantau Island and Hong Kong. Skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour are all part of the night views that can be enjoyed there.

Natural landscape

Lantau Island Lamma Island Repulse Bay
Tai O Hong Kong Park Kowloon Park

Cultural attractions

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wong Tai Sin Temple Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Desk
Hong Kong Museum of History Hong Kong Science Museum Tian Tan Buddha

How to get there

The Hong Kong International Airport connects to almost half of the world's places of residence. Visitors can simply set their course to Hong Kong International Airport. Alternatively, travelers can take a train with the destination of either Hung Hom Railway Station or Tai Po Market Station.

How Far is Hong Kong from Major Cities

Cities Distance from Hong Kong (km) By Air to Hong Kong By High-Speed Railway to Hong Kong
Beijing 2,263 3hrs 25m No direct High-Speed train.
Shanghai 1,514 2hrs 55m 8hrs 19m
Guangzhou 1,728 1hr 5m 55m
Shenzhen 49 No direct flight. 19m
Hangzhou 1,300 2hrs 30m 7hrs 28m
Nanjing 1,411 2hrs 35m No direct High-Speed train.
Xi'an 1,847 3hrs 35m No direct High-Speed train.
Wuhan 1,127 2hrs 10m 4hrs 38m
Tianjin 2,279 2hrs 30m No direct High-Speed train.
Lhasa 3,668 No direct flight. No direct High-Speed train.

Courmet Food in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-Style roast meat Hong Kong-Style roast meat

Hong Kong-Style roast meat

tourists cannot miss Hong Kong-style roast meat when they are in Hong Kong. It includes marinated dishes such as roast goose, suckling pig and squab. Hong Kong-style roast duck and roast goose are the most welcomed dishes. Siu mei has crispy skin and tender meat and its appearance is typically enticing. Siu mei shops can be found easily in Hong Kong. Never worry about finding one.

Typhoon Shelter Fried Crab

This is a famous traditional dish in Hong Kong. It is on the menu of Cantonese Cuisine. As a must-have dish on the dinner table of Hong Kong people, its essence is the minced garlic, which is well browned and crisp. When cooked with crabs, a fantastic flavor is bought forth.

Fish eggs

these are a popular snack in Hong Kong people's daily life. There are many small shops selling fish eggs in Hong Kong and people can even find them in convenience stores. Generally, the fish eggs are offered in two flavors, spicy or original. The spicy fish eggs are usually heated in curry sauce or sautéed sauce while the original fish eggs are heated in the broth. People will find respective reasons for choosing either of the flavors.

Hong Kong-style milk tea

Hong Kong-style milk tea

a unique drink to Hong Kong. The tea is rather bitter, but it has a smooth texture and offers a rich fragrance. The initial bitter taste is therefore quickly replaced by the marvelous fragrance. Tea restaurants thrive in Hong Kong, and renowned ones include Cafe Tsui Wah and Tai Ping Koon.

Souvenir and Shopping

Cosmetics

Cosmetics

Cosmetics brands from all over the world can be found in Hong Kong, which can meet the needs of consumers right across the spectrum. Cosmetics shipped from different regions have different characteristics. Global top brands can be found in Lane Crawford at Harbour City while Japanese brands are sold in SOGO Causeway Bay. DFS in Tsim Sha Tsui is a shopping paradise for its generous discount campaigns in certain seasons.

Luxury watches

Hong Kong has many watch and clock shops, offering comprehensive styles and designs. For Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Baodi and other top brands, the Oriental Watch chains are a good choice. Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui are places where people can find all kinds of watches. High-end watches are always available.

Gold jewelry

Hong Kong is dotted with gold and silver jewelry stores. Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Des Voeux Central and Queen's Road in Central are the right locations. Gold jewelry manufacturers in Hong Kong can fall into two categories: the old school include TSL Jewellery, Chow Sang Sang, Chow Tai Fook, Lukfook Jewellery and King Fook Jewellery. They provide 24k gold jewelry and other parts gold as well as pearl jewelry. They attach importance to both the design and craftsmanship. While manufacturers such as Emphasis Jewellery and JUST GOLD focus on fashion and personality as they stick to creativity and styles.