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
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).