Climate: Sub-tropical; Summer Average 32°C - 37°C, Winter 10°C - 16°C; Best time to travel September through to December with average temperature 21°C - 26°C
Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin
Country: People's Republic of China
Bright, colourful lights, hundreds of tall buildings, a beautiful harbour and millions of people all living in a small, eclectic metropolitan city. Beijing is a fast paced, often frenetic but still organised city of over 6.5 million people, this number increases with the immense number of tourists visiting the city each year. Hong Kong is a coastal city surrounded by water from the sea, to lakes, rivers and estuaries. Surrounded on land by soaring mountains and filled with beautiful parks. Made up of four regions Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and the Outlying Islands there are a plethora of things for you to discover. Hong Kong is a mixture of modern aesthetics and old world culture, with the residents strongly holding onto their past traditions whilst integrating their modern lives.
What to See:
The city is filled with irresistible and amazing treasures for you to discover from the old world architecture and cultural delights to the modern skyscrapers, light shows and Theme Parks that you come to expect with a modern city. Visiting Hong Kong throws you into a world of contrasts with old tea houses next to new multi-storey buildings serving French cuisine and catering for the luxury conscious residents and tourists. The entrancing Victoria Harbour is a drawcard with its wonderful views of the city and easy access to the outlying islands. Venture to the top of Victoria Peak for exhilarating views of the entire city, see how dense and life filled Hong Kong is. Visit the many monasteries and temples throughout the city and pay a visit to the Tian Tan Buddha, the largest outdoor Buddha statue in the world.
Where to Stay:
With breathtaking views on offer, fine dining restaurants, the world's best shopping, some of the most beautiful cultural sites, Hong Kong has a lot to offer you. You will also not be disappointed with the choices of accommodation in the city, with thousands of rooms available throughout the four regions. High class luxury accommodation with all the trimmings are everywhere with spectacular views, spas and restaurants for even the most discerning visitors. For the more budget conscious accommodation can be found in smaller chain hotels or backpacker hostels but these are normally found in the noisier or less desirable neighbourhoods.
A Few Must See Destinations:
Symphony of Lights
Temple Street Night Market
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