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Overview of Hong Kong
Places to Visit & Things to Do in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Harbour
The Hong Kong Harbour is between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon quarter in the north.
The biggest skyscrapers and the most colourful quarters are in Kowloon.
You can take a cruise through the harbour. Some companies even offer trips with junks (traditional Chinese sailing ships), they usually have orange or red sails.
Get to the Kowloon Waterfront for a great view of the city.
Hong Kong Island is smaller, but it's where the most interesting skyscrapers are. Admire it from Kowloon at night to see the beautiful light show.
Located on Hong Kong Island. A good place to see the skyscrapers below. Most of the time, there's myst around the towers and you can hardly see anything.
Markets & Shops
Hong Kong is renowned for its markets and shops of all sorts: food markets, cloth-selling malls, electronics malls, etc.
Hong Kong is a good place for shopping, prices are low compared to Western EU countries and the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan.
People in Hong Kong have so many festivals that it's better to obtain detailed descriptions of them, we don't want to start writing a book here about all the interesting celebrations, festivals.
Especially beautiful and, perhaps the most important is the Chinese New Year Festival, which represents the Lunar New Year. The date varies from year to year. The festival is colourful, beautiful to attend and take many photos.
Here is a list of just some of Hong Kong's interesting religious sites: The 10.000 Buddhas Monastery, Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree (old wishing tree), Man Mo Temple, Sik Sik Yuen Wonk Tai Sik Temple, Fung Ying Seen Koon Temple, Tin Hau Temple.
Golden Bauhinia Square
An interesting golden statue stands there. It represents a flower form the species Bauhinia Blakeana.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
A large modern rectangular building on the ocean shore.
Hong Kong Convention Centre
A modern building with a rounded top, lies on the shore.
Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery
Here you can see photos, schemes, drawings, scale models of infrastructural elements from Hong Kong.
Kat Hing Wai Walled Village
A village surrounded with a wall. A tiny village that's about 9 centuries old.
Take a Short Trip to Macau/Macao
The former Portuguese colony of Macau is just 60 km away (in straight line) from Hong Kong. It can be a nice experience to get there by ship and then back.
Most popular way to get there. The country's old Kai Tak International Airport was closed and the new Check Lap Kok International Airport was opened, which is expected to handle 37 million passengers a year.
It is possible to travel to 7 from Hong Kong to China, by road, but it's not a popular way to travel, also because of Hong Kong's right hand drive system and China's left hand drive one.
The railroad system is rather internal. You can travel from one part of Hong Kong to the other.
A very popular way to travel, but slow. You can travel to Macau/Macao and back or other regional ports, but not so many major cruise lines operate in Hong Kong. The ports are rather industrial ones.
Best Time for Visiting Hong Kong
The ideal period is in October and November, in order to avoid the rainy-foggy seasons. It's very rainy in spring and even more in summer.
Risks & Precautions in Hong Kong
Important: We present you some of the most common risks and precautions for you to take in this country, however our list does not cover the whole typology and details of these problems that might occur.
Risks are primarily for dengue fever, also SARS, variations of common flu. In order to avoid SARS, it is advised not to touch any animal on the markets and to avoid contact with mammals and birds especially.
Interesting Things to Know About Hong Kong
time of its return to China, Hong Kong was considered the World's 7th most
Heritage.org has rated Hong Kong the World's most free economy, meaning that the
state's intervention into the country's economy is very low, taxes are low and
there are a variety of other factors that stimulate businesses.
Due to China's policy called "One Country, Two Systems", Hong Kong will maintain its autonomy until 1947, even though it is now officially a Chinese territory (returned by the UK to China in 1997).