Visit the most populated place on the planet
Hong Kong is positioned by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea and is regarded as the world’s leading financial centre. This is evident in the imposing skyline of the business district; take a metro through the city and explore the streets of the downtown area. Hong Kong is a curious mix of contemporary structures and heritage sites. Discover the last remaining historical buildings including Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, the Central Police Station and the ancient ruins of the walled city of Kowloon. For an iconic panorama take a boat ride out of the bay; the scene of the island lit up at night is a true spectacle. Spend an afternoon browsing the stores of the Central District and enjoy a meal in a restaurant overlooking the sea at Victoria Harbour. Visitors to Hong Kong should walk along the Avenue of the Stars, a stylish boulevard and a tribute to Hong Kong Cinema.
Take a trip to Hong Kong and discover a vibrant mix of modern and traditional ways of life. Tall skyscrapers, an efficient transport network and a globally successful film culture draw crowds of tourists each year. Explore temples and monuments and enjoy great Chinese cuisine.
When to Go?
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with temperate conditions for most of the year. November and December are popular months to travel to Hong Kong with its warm temperatures and bright sunshine. February is the coldest and dullest month with high rainfall levels. Try to avoid travelling during the summer as strong humidity, thunderstorms and daily temperatures of 35°C can disrupt your enjoyment.
How to get there?
Hong Kong is served by Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) operating scheduled flights to over 40 destinations in mainland China. British Airways provide direct flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong with Virgin Atlantic and Qantas Airways also offering flights to the UK. Passengers to Hong Kong can rely on a speedy and efficient public transport system to travel throughout the city and to other Chinese destinations.
Hong Kong Island - although a global player in the commercial markets and home to one of the world’s most stylish skylines - is quite small in size. Visitors to the city can therefore see most of the island and the bay on a trip here. The great transport links make getting from Kowloon to the north a simple process. Be sure to visit The Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island and enjoy views over Port Shelter. Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill is an enchanting example of traditional Chinese architecture and a must-see attraction.