Travel to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most impressive places in the world to fly into, you will see where the ocean meets the city there are giant skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. If you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time it might be a bit of a shock to the senses, expect a bustling metropolis with people, hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Exploring Hong Kong is a magical experience. 

 
 

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Hong Kong Travel Guide

Get travel inspiration, ideas and information for visiting Hong Kong:

  • Currency:  Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
  • Population:  6,980,000 (approx)
  • Local Languages: Cantonese + English
  • International Dialing Code  +852
  • Country Area: 1,092 km2

 

Top Reasons to Visit Hong Kong

  • See one of the most unique places in the world with huge skyscrapers packed into a small area
  • Sample the local tasty cuisine like dim sum
  • Go island hopping
  • See ancient temples
  • So many different experiences
  • Go in search of the best beach
  • Some of the best shopping in the world

 

How to Get to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is very accessible from international destinations, cheap flights and special offers can be found at selected times of the year. Accommodation can be very expensive in Hong Kong and you will need to book in advance for the best deals. Hong Kong is a good base to start and then explore more of China or Asia. There are flights with companies like Air Asia and also a lot of travel companies which offer adventure and activity holidays.

 

Best Places to Visit in Hong Kong

These are some of the best attractions you should add to your Hong Kong itinerary:

  • The Peak
  • Avenue of Stars
  • Disneyland
  • Ladies' Market 
  • Temple Street Night Market
  • Clock Tower
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
  • Golden Bauhinia Square (and HKCEC)
  • Lan Kwai Fong
  • Get up close to the Big Budha

 

Hong Kong Day Trips

If you would like to escape the busy city, we recommend taking a boat trip to one of the nearby islands and spending a day at the beach. You might also want to visit Macau which is a popular place to visit nearby.

 

Hong Kong Travel Tips

Hong Kong is an expensive destination and you will need to budget accordingly. 

Finding somewhere to stay without breaking the bank will be your biggest challenge. You will need to book accommodation in advance to get the best deals. You can find really expensive luxury hotels but there are also budget hotels and guest houses available. Don't expect rooms to be spacious but they are fine for a short visit.

Hong Kong is diverse, you can find Michelin starred restaurants but there are also lots of budget options available. Street food in Hong Kong is cheap and tasty whilst there are also lots of cafes and fast food outlets which provide budget food.

 

Hong Kong Tours

Looking for the ultimate way to go sightseeing in Hong Kong where you will get to see the highlights of the city and also go off the tourist trail? Book a day tour of Hong Kong. There are day and night tours available with local guides who are multilingual.

Popular places to visit include Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Stanley including famous attractions like Repulse Bay, Victoria Peak, Man Mo Temple, Soho and Stanley Market. If you join a night tour you will get to see the incredible Symphony of Lights display.

On most tours you will travel in a private small tour van or walk depending on the excursion. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport and sometimes use internal flights to allow you to see the highlights as quick as possible.

There are day tours of Hong Kong and also longer packages available, for somewhere a little different you might want to visit Macau which is located nearby and offers a very different experience with old Portuguese colonial architecture. 

 

Hong Kong Budget Tours

We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.