General Introduction to Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cityis one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China; the other is Macau. Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 95% ethnic Chinese and 5% from other groups. Hong Kong's Han majority originate mainly from Guangzhou and Taishan, both cities in neighbouring Guangdong province.

Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of PRC, has grown from what was a simple fishing village into the world's fourth largest banking and financial center and eighth largest trading economy. Situated in the southeast corner of China, Hong Kong occupies an area of 1,104 square kilometers (about 426 square miles) and is home to more than 6,970,000 people. Most people (about 97% of the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English, although Mandarin is becoming more popular in Hong Kong now. Most tourism personnel and taxi drivers can communicate with tourists in English. The most common religions are Buddhism and Christianity. 

 

 

Hong Kong Weather and Climate

Situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Hong Kong's climate is humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa). Summer is hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and warm air coming from the southwest. It is also the time when typhoons are most likely, sometimes resulting in flooding or landslides. Winter weather usually starts sunny and becomes cloudier towards February, with the occasional cold front bringing strong, cooling winds from the north. The most pleasant seasons are spring, although changeable, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. Hong Kong averages 1,948 hours of sunshine per year, while the highest and lowest ever recorded temperatures at the Hong Kong Observatory are 36.1 °C (97.0 °F) and 0.0 °C (32.0 °F), respectively.

Top Ten Attactions in Hong Kong

It would be hard to find a more exciting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center. Here you can find the delights of modern living alongside an abundance of reminders of its historic past. Whether you visit the better known highlights like the stunning Ocean Park, the fantastic viewpoint of Victoria Peak or the beautiful Repulse Bay, Hong Kong is certain to exceed your expectations. Here are some best recommended sightseeing sites in Hong Kong:

 

Ocean ParkOcean Park

Hong Kong AttractionsVictoria Bay

Hong Kong DisneylandHong Kong Disneyland

Victoria PeakVictoria Peak

Wanbu Huayanjing PagodaWanbu Huayanjing Pagoda

Aberdeen   Aberdeen

Causeway Bay Causeway Bay

Golden Bauhinia Square Golden Bauhinia Square

Happy Valley Happy Valley

 

Hong Kong Public Transport

Hong Kong has a highly developed transportation network. Over 90% of daily travels (11 million) are on public transport,[124] making it the highest such percentage in the world.[125] Payment can be made using the Octopus card, a stored value system introduced by the MTR, which is now widely accepted on railways, buses and ferries, and well as accepted for cash at other outlets.

 

Hong Kong Public Transport By Air

Hong Kong Public Transport By Trains

Hong Kong Public Transport By Bus

Hong Kong Public Transport By Taxi

Hong Kong Public Transport By Bike

Hong Kong Public Transport By Motorbike

Top Ten Hotels in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an international city. There are hundreds of star hotels and budget hotels in the city. These hotels are including Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong, Hotel Nikko Hong Kong, Harbour Grand Kowloon, Langham Place Hotel Mongkok Hong Kong and so on. Here are the hotels recommended by Trip advisor:

 

Royal Park Hotel Royal Park Hotel

Butterfly On PratButterfly On Prat

Butterfly on Morrison Butterfly on Morrison

Top Hotels in Hong KongIsland Shangri-La Hotel

Hong Kong discount hotelsMandarin Oriental

Hong Kong top hotelsInterContinental

Hong Kong top hotelsConrad Hong Kong

Hong Kong top hotelsLangham Place

Hong Kong top hotelsThe Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Hong Kong top hotelsThe Peninsula Hong Kong

 

Famous Food in Hong Kong

Welcome to the prominent culinary capital of Asia: Hong Kong. Here you can sample not only famous Chinese delicacies, such as Cantonese, Sichuan and Hunan dishes, but also food from France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, America etc. So gourmets, be prepared! Here are some best selected food:

 

Hong Kong FoodBeijing Food

Hong Kong famous foodCantonese Dishes

Hong Kong food Seafood

Hong Kong famous foodTingzai Porridge

Hong Kong famous foodSoup

Hong Kong famous foodYam Cha

Hong Kong famous food Dessert

Hong Kong famous food Poon Choi

 

Top Ten Restaurants in Hong Kong

Welcome to the prominent culinary capital of Asia: Hong Kong. Here you can sample not only famous Chinese delicacies, such as Cantonese, Sichuan and Hunan dishes, but also food from France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, America etc. So gourmets, be prepared!

 

Hong Kong Restaurants Arome Bakery

Restaurants in Hong Kong Bali Restaurant

Hong Kong RestaurantsBistro Manchu

Hong Kong RestaurantsBlack Tea House

Hong Kong RestaurantsCapriccio Restaurant

 

Hong Kong Restaurants East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

Hong Kong Restaurants Famous Food Streets

Hong Kong Restaurants Forum Restaurant

Hong Kong RestaurantsGaddis

Hong Kong EatingGolden Elephant Thai Restaurant

 

 

Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong provides a vibrant nightlife. Do not fight the temptation to join the party. Things to do: take a luxury night cruise over Victoria Harbor; visit pubs, bars, nightclubs; or stroll in the bubbling streets with the locals. Don't just sit back and watch.

Hong Kong pubs Night Tour

Hong Kong pubs and barsStar Ferry's Harbor Tour

Hong Kong pubs and bars Disco

Hong Kong nightlife J J's

Hong Kong barsCyber 8 Discotheque Pub

Hong Kong bars Club Ing House

Hong Kong barsKara OK

Hong Kong barsCalifornia Red - Red Box

Hong Kong bars Cinemas

Hong Kong barsChinachem

 

 

 

Hong Kong Shopping Places

Hong Kong, as a free port, showcases commodities from all over the world without tariff and usually accompanied by seasonal sales. This long known Shopping Paradise sates every taste and budget.

Hong Kong shoppingLadies' Market (Tung Choi Street)

What to buy in Hong KongTemple Street Night Market

Hong Kong shopping Stanley Market

Hong Kong shoppingMongolian Jardine's Crescent

Hong Kong shoppingLi Yuen Street East and West

 

Hong Kong shoppingLuxury Brands Street

 

 

 

Hong Kong Travel Tips

1.The wax museum is in the Victoria Peak. You can take mtr to Central and then walk to the museum.

2.China Travel Service has visa office in HOng Kong Airport which can help visitors handle visa to Shenzhen. You can also get to the border to Shenzhen and apply for on-site visa.

3. When you arrive at the airport, please follow the directions to take the inter-border bus to Luohu District of Shenzhen. Then, please get off at Luohu Hotel, from where you could take a metro or taxi to Huaqiangbei quickly.

4. as I know, this hotel is located in the walking-distance from the ferry terminal. So, you could walk there easily. Please pick up a free map when you arrive in HK, which will lead you the way clearly.