Plan an amazing trip to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is often compared to Monaco or New York. But beyond the skyscrapers lies a fascinating territory whose history has been shaped by both Eastern and Western cultures. Visitors are blown away by the size and beauty of Hong Kong and leave the city with everlasting memories. An unforgettable experience that's bound to surprise you!
Stéphanie's tips, local guide
Best time to go to Hong Kong
October to December are the best months to visit Hong Kong: the weather is warm and sunny, with little rainfall and low humidity.
The months of June and July are particularly warm and humid. Tropical storms and showers are common around this period with a possible risk of typhoons.
What to see and what to do in Hong Kong
Stéphanie answers your most frequently asked questions
All networks work in Hong Kong and free wifi is available in most public areas in the city centre.
Yes, there are a number of different means of public transport in Hong Kong that are safe, efficient and cheap: trams, buses, taxis, ferries and the MTR (subway).
There are all sorts of trinkets and souvenirs to take home: chopsticks, crockery, oriental dresses, jade jewelry, handmade bird cages..
Hong Kong is extremely safe, you can visit the city without any worry whatsoever.
You must try the delicious Dim Sums. These small dumplings are a local delicacy and are either steamed, fried or baked.
Beware of counterfeit goods and cheap imitations
Trust only official tourist agencies and guides
Dragons are auspicious, protective and caring animals that are honoured by a number of local traditions. Attend one of the many events dedicated to these mythical animals such as the Dragon Dance or the Dragon Boat Festival.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Hong Kong. They rank differently one from another and offer rooms for all budgets. Book your hotel in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is made up of 262 islands so there are a plenty of beaches to swim in. The prettiest are in the New Territories and on Lantau Island. Discover the best beaches in Hong Kong.
There are no specific vaccines required to go to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong offers a number of "urban" activities, including the visit of the city's historic heart where modern skyscrapers blend with old colonial edifices. Discover the city's rich culture in the popular districts or wander through the street markets. There are also plenty of leisure activities such as hiking, waters sports or even a fun outing on one of Hong Kong's traditional junk boats.
Yes, absolutely! In addition to Hong Kong's unique history and culture, the territory is also home to plenty of theme parks. Disneyland and Ocean Park are among the children's favorite playgrounds. In fact, both kids and parents will enjoy the different activites the city has to offer. Discover the Peak Tram, the Star Ferry, the double-decker tram, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and the Edward Youde Aviary.
June and July are hot and humid but the weather is usually enjoyable. From October to December the climate is drier and just as hot.
British nationals can stay in Hong Kong without a visa for up to six months. Other citizens including US and EU residents can visit for no more than 90 days.
- The city's unique character, unlike anywhere else,
- National parks and nature reserves,
- Stunning beaches and surprising landscapes,
- A diverse food culture
- The high cost of travel