At first sight, Hong Kong’s modernity and the way it seems to appear, absolutely busy in its own world with its gushing traffic, misty steam-filled eateries, blinding street lights and bright neon-lit signboards might leave you overwhelmed. However, these very lights, life and legacies, somehow find a place in Asia’s world city. A former British colony until 1997, bustling Hong Kong extends from central Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour to the Kowloon Peninsula and outwards to include the New Territories. The outlying islands like Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau are lesser-known areas that are slowly becoming popular recreation spots. Standing below the magnificent Victoria Peak, this multi-ethnic city boasts of world-class attractions and entertainment options, larger-than-life shopping malls and eclectic cuisines from around the globe. Away from the mayhem of the 21st Century, the savoir-faire tourist will be surprised to come across fine glimpses of quaint tranquillity, rustic and far-flung trails and breathtaking views. A storehouse of energy at all hours, the motto of everyone who heads to Hong Kong is loud and clear – live and let live!
Best Places to visit in Hong Kong
- High Island Reservoir East Dam
- Victoria Peak
- Madame Tussauds
- Sky 100 Observation Deck
- Aberdeen Fishing Village
- Avenue of the Stars
- Ngong Ping 360
- Ocean Park
- Victoria Harbour
- Peak Tower
- Tsim Sha Tsui (TST)
- Man Mo Temple
- Peak Tram
- Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha
- Hong Kong Museum of History
- Lai Chi Wo Village
- Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
- Chengu Chau Island
- Tsing Ma Bridge
- Science Museum
- Lantau Island
- Lamma Island
Visiting Hong Kong,China is easy as there are many Travel options
One of the world's great travel hubs, Hong Kong, offers great bargains on air-travel. The city’s international airport is served by numerous airlines, cruise lines, ferries and trains from Mainland China. An added advantage is its close proximity to India as compared to other Asian destinations.
Hong Kong can be reached via land, through Shenzhen in mainland China. The city can be entered through 6 checkpoints. Cross Boundary Coach buses operate from various cities in mainland China to Hong Kong.
Mass Transit Railway (MTR) runs regular train services to and from various cities in mainland China, such as Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhaoqing, Beijing and Shanghai. It is recommended to book your tickets online in advance, during the peak season. You can also reach Hong Kong through ferry services from several ports in the Pearl River Delta of mainland China.
Best Time To Visit
March - April and October - November: These are the best times of the year to visit Hong Kong. The spring time (March - April) sees cool evenings. The months of October and November are agreeable too. Pleasant breezes, perfect amount of sunshine and moderate temperatures are some things which make autumn an ideal time to visit the Island.
May - September: This is the typhoon season in Hong Kong and thus not a preferred time to travel to the Island. June to August is when the city tends to get very hot, wet and humid. The temperatures go beyond 31°C and the high humidity levels make it difficult for anyone to indulge in any outdoor activities.
December - February: Hong Kong is the coldest between December and February. It remains dry and cloudy during this time and the temperatures can drop below 10°C. Also, many shops remain closed during the Chinese New Year (mid-January to February, dates change annually).