Introduction 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. This country is a very exciting destination to visit which offers a lot of things to do for tourists. There are also lots of ways to escape the busy city, we recommend taking a boat trip to one of the nearby islands and spending a day at the beach. A lot of the local restaurants have great sea food for cheap prices. For somewhere a little different you might want to visit Macau which is local near to Hong Kong and offers a very different experience with old Portuguese colonial architecture.
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 visit other places in China / Asia, there are flights with companies like Air Asia and also a lot of adventure travel companies which offer overland holidays and tours. You can view tours in Hong Kong with One World 365. Search tours where you can experience Hong Kong or travel overland and explore more of China and Asia. We list tours with large international and local tour operators.
Hong Kong Travel Guide
Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Population: 6,980,000 (approx)
Local Languages: Cantonese + English
International Dialing Code +852
Country Area: 1,092 km2
Our Hong Kong travel guide was last updated on the 13th June 2013. View our Asia travel ideas page for more trips in this region.