Hong Kong travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hong Kong

Hong Kong appeals to everyone. This island city has it all, spectacular scenery, great nightlife and entertainment, fabulous shopping, and some of the best food in the world.

Once a British colony, Hong Kong was the gateway to trade in mainland China. It's still one of the country's major centers of finance and commerce and a leading business destination.

The skyscrapers! Space is limited and Hong Kong invented the trend for building up. The city's magnificent skyline is one of the most recognizable in the world - especially after dark when neon lights illuminate buildings and streets.

Victoria Harbour is one of the city's most spectacular features. Take a tour on the Star Ferry for unique views of the waterfront, Kowloon, and mainland China.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong

Top activities & attractions in Hong Kong

When to Visit Hong Kong

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Hong Kong winters are mild but dry while summer is hot, humid, and wet. Spring is cloudy so perhaps not the best time for a visit if you want to see the skyline from the Star Ferry or the view from Victoria Peak. However, it's the ideal time to plan a visit if you'd like to see the amazing Spring Lantern Festival. Peak season is from October to December when the city is cool, pleasant, and sunny, or during the Lunar New Year celebrations in late January or early February.

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How to Get to Hong Kong

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Where to Stay in Hong Kong

Splash out on a stay at one of the city's famous 5-star hotels like the Peninsula, Le Méridien, the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, or the Ritz-Carlton. 4-star hotels like the Crowne Plaza, Novotel, and Marriott are ideal for family vacations while Hong Kong guesthouses around Nathan Road are cheap but very basic.

Popular Neighborhoods in Hong Kong

Most popular hotel in Hong Kong by neighbourhood

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Where to stay in popular areas of Hong Kong

Most booked hotels in Hong Kong

How to Get Around Hong Kong

The Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Hottest Shopping Streets

Head to Wan Chai Road for computers and gaming or visit Hollywood Road and Loscar Road for art and antiques. Malls are popular; try Landmark for designers like Gucci and Dior or the IFC Mall near the Star Ferry. Street markets like the Ladies Market, the Flower Market, and the Bird Market offer a unique Hong Kong shopping experience.

Groceries and Other Necessities

Pick up essentials at neighborhood convenience stores like 7-Eleven, Vanguard, and Circle K, which the locals call OK. For a larger shop try the city's main supermarket chains like Aeon, Park N Shop, and Wellcome.

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Where to Eat in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is without doubt a gourmet destination and you'll find all kinds of food from all over the world. Seafood is a local specialty and some of the best can be found at the famous floating restaurants at Aberdeen Harbour. Try Asian or international cuisine at upmarket restaurants like Aqua and Felix or sample fast food Cantonese style at Maxims MX. A cheap meal in Hong Kong will cost HK$25-35 while dinner in a mid-range restaurant is HK$150-200 per person.

Dim Sum is a range of tasty snacks that are sold by the piece at street vendors or restaurants throughout Hong Kong. Popular choices include steamed shrimp dumplings, vegetable dumplings, barbecued pork buns, and Hong Kong-style egg tarts.