Hong Kong Tourism

It’s ever more impressive skyline! In 2010, the CNN declared the Hong Kong skyline as the most beautiful on the planet, better slightly than even New York’s Mahattan skyline. This is because Hong Kong’s skyline is layered; the beautiful buildings when viewed from the river, are framed by an equally enchanting mountain range.

It’s deep natural harbour! Victoria Harbour is a famous natural landform harbour between HK island and the Kowloon Peninsula. It lies directly in the middle of two densely urban areas continues its important and historical role as a port for thousands of sea vessels. Major public shows occur throughout the year here, the most famous of which is the daily government sponsored Symphony Of Lights.

It’s lively, uncountable markets! Colourful and bustling with activity, there are no limits to what Hong Kong markets will cater to. Antiques, birds, jade, garments, art and counterfeits of all of these and more are offered here. Bargaining is a must; you’ll easily get most goods upto 33% cheaper than the quoted price.

Each one of you should visit Hong Kong at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Hong Kong.

Essential travel information and Hong Kong tips for your visit

  • Time Zone - Hong Kong Time (UKT). UTC/GMT +8hours.
  • Currency - Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Electricity - The electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 Volts 50 Hertz Alternating Current. Most hotels and households have 3 pronged UK style sockets or Indian style sockets. Check your electrical devices for their voltage consumption and use adapters if necessary.
  • Internet - There are free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, especially in the major public spots. Look for the sign 'Wifi.HK', which means you have free Wi-Fi access.
  • Languages - Chinese and English are the two major languages used in Hong Kong.
  • Security - Emergency services (Police, Fire department, Ambulance): 999, Police Hotline: (+852) 25277177.
  • Off-beaten Path - Hike where the locals do and try the local food that includes Lou Mei and Hot Pot.
  • Tipping - Tipping is not mandatory in Hong Kong as the restaurants by default impose a 10-15% service charge. But if the service is so good, you can tip anything less than 5% of the total bill. At Hotels, you can tip something between HK $10 and HK $20 for the porters.
  • Tourist Traps - Watch out for the taxi fares.
  • Customs - Greet people with a handshake and maintain eye contact. Also, receiving and exchanging gifts are a big part of the Hong Kong culture.
  • Avoid shopping in the malls, they are too pricey. Instead, try shopping in the streets and don't forget to bargain.
  • Don't smoke in public places, a fine of HK $5000 might be levied.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Hong Kong

  • Save 6% Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong
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    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Complete your visit to Hong Kong with a day trip to Macau, once the oldest European settlement in the Orient. Sit back and re...

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  • Save 4% Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong
    Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong982 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

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  • Save 5% Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong
    Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong356 Reviews

    Duration: 13 Hrs

    Visit mainland China by catamaran on a full-day trip from Hong Kong and see some of China's iconic sights with an informative...

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  • Save 10% Hong Kong Island Half-Day Tour
    Hong Kong Island Half-Day Tour973 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Whether this is your first visit to Hong Kong or youre returning to refresh old memories, this comprehensive orientation is a...

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  • Know the pollution level of Hong Kong before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.14 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.02 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.82 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.6 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.74 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.71 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.86 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Hong Kong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hong Kong.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.29 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.8 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.53 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.87 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.79 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15.02 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 17.48 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 26.13 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.15 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.34 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.46 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.97 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 23.2 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Hong Kong is 99.7 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 79.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.64 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.52 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 49.56 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 68.9 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hong Kong

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.52 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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