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Hong Kong

 Hong Kong is a young, vibrant city bursting with energy. This is obvious to anyone standing on the pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, looking out over Hong Kong’s impressive skyline of skyscrapers. Furthermore, this is a city that has managed to make an art of squeezing seven million people together in an area of 1.000 square kilometers. With its tropical climate, beautiful landscapes, energetic nightlife and fantastic food, Hong Kong is a traveler's paradise. 25 million people come here each year to experience a city unlike any other in the world.

currency

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
HK$10 ~ US$1,27

phone

999

newspaper

The South China Morning Post
The Hong Kong Standard
Herald Tribune
Financial Times
Asian Wall Street Journal

hours

Office hours are 09.00–17.30 from Monday to Friday, 09.00–13.00 on Saturdays. Many offices are closed for lunch between 13.00–14.00. Banks are open from 09.00–16.30 on Monday to Friday and 09.00–12.30 on Saturdays. Most businesses are open all day from 10.00–18.00 and in the tourist district they are often open until 21.00

population

7 Million

info

Hong Kong International Airport Visitor Centre:
Buffer Halls A and B, Arrivals Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island

Hong Kong Island Visitor Centre:
The Peak Piazza (between The Peak Tower and The Peak Galleria), The Peak, Hong Kong Island

Kowloon Visitor Centre:
Star Ferry Concourse, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Lo Wu Information Centre:
2/F Arrival Hall, Lo Wu Terminal Building, Lo Wu, New Territories

HK Tourism Board Visitor Hotline: +852 2508 1234

Hong Kong skyline

The City

You can find everything in Hong Kong: some of the world’s most exciting skyscraper architecture, fashionable shopping malls, a subtropical wilderness and one of the world’s hottest financial districts.

SoHo – south of Hollywood Road – is where you will find the world’s largest system of interconnected escalators, a vibrating artery linking together restaurants, cafés, bars, interior design shops and shopping malls. For the fashion-conscious, a visit to Causeway Bay is recommended - here it is mainly young people who enjoy combing the fashion boutiques until late into the evening. Anyone who loses their way in the alleys of the technology paradise of Kowloon will find their way to an interesting restaurant in the Chinese quarter of Central or decide to take a swim in Stanley. And so it continues. Hong Kong is an adventure.

Young female tourist with map looking for a way to Gold Chinese pavilion Temple at the park in Hong Kong

Do & See

Temples, museums, amusement parks and lookout points - Hong Kong has a great variety of sights to explore. Highlights include the Man Mo Temple, Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha and the night-time market in Temple Street, but be sure to find some time to explore some of the city's fantastic museums, as well.

Man Mo Temple

Hong Kong Museum of History

Victoria Peak

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Pak Tai Temple

Ocean Park

Star Ferry

Hong Kong Disneyland Park

International Commerce Centre & Sky 100

A Symphony of Lights

Nan Lian Garden

Big Buddha / Tian Tan Buddha

Hong Kong Science Museum

Soho

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Ngong Ping 360

Pottinger Street

Tai O Fishing Village

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Chinese Asian young female model eating dumpling batter (Takoyaki) on Street in Hong Kong

Dining

In Hong Kong offers a staggering variety of cuisines from around the world: Thai, Indian, British, Italian and not least, Chinese, among many, many others. Prices also vary widely, depending on the dining experience you're looking for. Cheap, fast eats and street food are a must for the traveler on the go, but take some time to indulge in some of the city's top-class dining, as well.

Jumbo Floating Restaurant

Café Deco

Spring Deer

Petrus

Che’s Cantonese Restaurant

Felix

Yung Kee Restaurant

Open Kitchen

One-thirtyone

Chi Lin Vegetarian

Din Tai Fung

Giando

Morton's - The Steakhouse

Yat Lok Restaurant

Lin Heung Tea House

Hong Kong Noodle & Congee Cafe

Heichinrou

Famous HongKong waffle at the bussy Streets with crowd of people of MongKok bokeh effect blurry background, Hong Kong February 2017

Cafés

Café culture has become a trend among the younger generation in Hong Kong and the number of coffee shops in the city has rapidly increased. You will find both small, private coffee shops as well as large international coffee chains around the city, all offering crafted coffee drinks and treats.

Kubrick Bookshop Café

Tai Cheung Bakery

One Little Room

Amber Coffee Brewery

Forest Cafe

The Hut

Feed Your Nerves

Ovo Cafe

Barista Caffe

Postcollectionhk Cafe

The Alchemist Cafe Bistro

People in Hong Kong Cross Walking Concept

Bars & Nightlife

Hong Kong only fully comes to life in the evening, and the the pleasure-seeking visitor has plenty to choose from in terms of nightlife. Irrespective of whether you like English pubs, karaoke palaces or designer bars, Hong Kong has it all. The districts of Central, Mong Kok, and Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui offer the coolest nightlife in Hong Kong.

Delaney's Kowloon

Dragon-I

Drop

Eyebar

Club 71

MO Bar

Tai Lung Fung

Quinary

Boba Bear

TAP The Ale Project

All Night Long

Fu Lu Shou

OZONE

Tourist is visiting at Mongkok in Hong Kong.

Shopping

Browse among beautiful Chinese antiques, designer clothes, jewellery, and above all, electronic gadgets. Find the "Quality Tourism Services (QTS)" sign and "No Fakes Pledge" sign to highlight your shopping experience in Hong Kong and return home fully supplied with only the best products. The main shopping areas are to be found in the districts of Causeway Bay, Central and Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and along Nathan Road to Mong Kok, but you can also take a half-an-hour bus to Stanley Market, or visit the famous night markets in Yau Ma Tei and Temple Street.

Lane Crawford

Sogo

Mong Kok Computer Centre

Shanghai Tang

Stanley Market

Temple Street Night Market

Golden Computer Centre

Sino Centre

Tung Choi Street & Ladies' Market

Western Market

Kwai Chung Plaza

Times Square

Citygate Outlets

Langham Place

Harbour City

Dragon Centre

Elements

Cat Street

Sunset skyline of Hong Kong with traditional cruise sailboat at Victoria harbor

Essential Information

Airports

Hong Kong’s airport was previously in the city centre and it was an experience to fly in among the skyscrapers. But the new airport is still a major sight. Feted as one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever, this large airport really is proof that the construction of an airport is a prestige project and a work of art, too. The British architect, Sir Norman Foster, has described the building as homage to travellers in modern times.

The new high-tech airport lies a little way outside Hong Kong, but the Airport Express leaves every twelve minutes from 5.50 - 24.48 and takes you downtown in 24 minutes. A number of public buses also take you into the city.

At the airport there is also an Airport Ambassador Programme and a Costumer Service Centre you can turn to for more information and help.

Email: online@hkairport.com

Phone: +852 2181 8888

Website: www.hongkongairport.com

Public Transport

The clean and modern MTR, the tube, is often the quickest way to get around. A smart way is to buy an Octopus Card which can be used on most of the local buses, trains, trams, and ferries. You can buy the Octopus Card at any MTR Customer Service Centre and Airport Express Customer Service Centre. You can reload the card at any convenience store, supermarket, or Add Value Machine at the station. If you do not want it as a souvenir, return it to the centre and get the refundable deposit.

You can also buy a one-day card on MTR, or a Airport Express Travel Pass for any 3 consecutive days of unlimited rides on the MTR with Airport Express.

The bus fare depends on how far you travel, but remember that you need the exact amount or an Octopus Card to pay. There is also a small minibus which is a mix of taxi and bus and takes slightly longer but might take you closer to where you want to go.

Trams are also a pleasant way to get around.

Website: www.mtr.com.hk

More Information: www.octopuscards.com

Taxi

It is cheap and simple to travel by taxi in Hong Kong – just flag down the first taxi that comes down the street.

The colour of the taxi indicates its geographical area. Red taxis are for most of Hong Kong, except Tung Chung Road and Lantau Island South. Green taxis are for the New Territories. Blue taxis are available on Lantau Island. All taxis provide service to the Hong Kong International Airport.

Post Office

The main post office is adjacent to the Star Ferry Terminal on Hong Kong Island. Opening hours vary from office to office. Stamps are available in convenience stores. You can also find post boxes on most streets.

Address: 2 Connaught Plaza, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2921 2222

Pharmacy

There are around 600 pharmacies in Hong Kong. If you want to see a pharmacist, look for the "Rx" sign with a red cross outside the pharmacy. You can also get medicine at Mannings, Watsons, or any convenience store.

SOS International Alarm
+852 2528 9900

For general enquiries and advice, call +852 2300 6555 or go to Hong Kong Central Hospital, 1b Lower Albert Road, Central, Tel +852 2537 8441.

Phone: +852 2528 9900

Website: www.internationalsos.com

Telephone

Country code: +852

Electricity

220 V / 50 Hz

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