Hong Kong

Hong Kong Overview

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Hong Kong (/ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ/ (About this soundlisten); Chinese: 香港, Hong Kong Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (About this soundlisten)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a special administrative region of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities[c] in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is the world’s fourth-most densely populated region.

Hong Kong Travel Guide introduces useful travel information of Hong Kong including travel tips, attractions, top things to do, tours, transportation, weather, climate, food, restaurants, accommodation, festivals, nightlife, activities, education, shopping, photos and maps.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after Qing China ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The territory was returned to China when the lease expired in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China. and its people overwhelmingly identify as Hongkongers rather than Chinese.

Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports.It is the world’s seventh-largest trading entity, and its legal tender (the Hong Kong dollar) is the world’s 13th-most traded currency. Although the city has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it faces severe income inequality and hosts the largest concentration of ultra high-net-worth individuals of any city in the world.

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Hong Kong Attractions

This page covers more than 40 Hong Kong attractions, including a range of bays, islands, parks, museums, religious buildings, and landmarks. Hong Kong offers both nature and the efficiency of city life in China’s most-developed city. China Dragon Tours offer you the access point for our attraction descriptions and helpful information. Hong Kong Attractions include a list of top things to do and must-see attractions in Hong Kong. All attractions picked by our seasoned travel advisors and rated by our [...]

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Hong Kong Tours

Hong Kong Tours provided by China Dragon Tours covers attractions from modern skylines at Victoria Harbor to traditional fishing village of Tai'O. Hong Kong is a wonderful place offering countless things to do and see with its diverse culture and marvelous sights. Explore the highlights of Hong Kong with our well-designed Hong Kong Tours, from several-day Hong Kong city tour packages for family holiday to 8-20 days Hong Kong China theme tours. It our pleasure to customize the Hong Kong [...]

Climate & When to Go

Located in a subtropical region, Hong Kong enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, featuring distinct seasons with an annual average temperature of 23.3℃. The temperature may fall below 10℃ in winter and rise above 31℃ in summer. Rainfall is concentrated from May to September, accounting for about 80% of the annual rainfall. There is plenty of rainfall throughout the year, flowers bloom all the year round, spring is warm and foggy, summer is hot with plenty of rainfall, autumn is sunny and [...]

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Transportation

Fast and efficient Hong Kong Transportation benefits from the well-developed local transportation system including subway trains (the MTR), buses, ferries, trams, and taxis. It is also covenient for you to travel to Kong Kong through outer transportation by air, by train or by ferry. How to Get to Hong Kong There are four major ways for you to get to Hong Kong: by air, by train, by ferry or by long-distance bus. Most international tourists choose plane as their major way of getting [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Known as the events mecca of Asia, festivals and activities in Hong Kong provide you year-round experiences in World class sports events, concerts and performances, art fairs and food carnivals. and the fascinating local festivals with their spectacular colorful celebrations. You will have a wonderful Hong Kong festival trip from the officially supported "M" Mark Events to ancient and quirky local festivities. Immerse yourself in the local customs and culture by getting to know some of the key traditional Chinese festivals and events [...]

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Travel Tips

Hong Kong Travel FAQs and Tips introduce the city and zip codes, post offices, useful numbers, hospitals, banks for foreign exchange, Government and famous universities. When plan your trip to Hong Kong, view our answers to questions about Hong Kong travel to get better understanding of Hong Kong. Useful Numbers in Hong Kong Emergency numbers are for your reference in case there is an  emergency.  You can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 999. If you lose your [...]

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Useful Maps

Hong Kong Travel Maps in English includes Maps List of Hong Kong Tourist Attractions, Maps of Hong Kong Hotels, Maps of Hong Kong Tours, Hong Kong Subway Maps, Maps of Transportation. It show the specific location maps of main roads, Transportation, railway, stations, Bus Stations, Airports, expressway, administrative division, famous tourist attractions, travel and tours, universities, banks and hospitals. [...]

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Hong Kong Accommodation

Hong Kong Accommodation Page introduces Where to stay in Hong Kong and the recommended Hong Kong 5-star luxury hotels, Comfortable 4-star, Economic 3-star and Cheap Hostels recommended by TripAdvisor. In Hong Kong, tourists spend more on accommodation than in first-tier cities in the mainland. Luxury hotels of four stars or above cost between 1,000 and 2,000 yuan, ordinary hotels charge 600-1000 yuan and economic hotels are priced between 300 and 500 yuan. CYTS is suitable for tourists and students traveling alone. Each [...]

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