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Good to know about Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis that offers a unique mix of East and West. Hong Kong has everything from its vibrant nightlife to its world-class shopping. So, whether you're looking for a cultural adventure or a relaxing getaway, our travel guide will help you plan the perfect trip. We'll cover the best attractions and activities, places to stay, and must-try foods. So, let's get started and explore the dynamic city of Hong Kong!


In 1842, Hong Kong was given to Britain under the Treaty of Nanking. As a result, Hong Kong became a major warehousing and distribution hub for UK commerce in the late 19th to the 20th century.

Moreover, Hundreds of thousands sought refuge in Hong Kong from China after the end of World War II. This was due to the communist takeover of Mainland China. As a result, Hong Kong became a central economic center hub for commerce, finance, and manufacturing. Hong Kong, however, has been strong and successful, even though it now plays a different role: a vital agent for the modernization and trade of China.

Best Time to Visit 

Hong Kong's subtropical location means its weather is mild in winter but hot and humid in the summer. Therefore, it's best to travel between November and March when the heat is less severe and the humidity is lower. The New Year also brings more tourists to the area.

Summer months are generally bad for Hong Kong because of the threat of typhoons. Temperatures can also soar to 31°C (88°F) in summer. It is also essential to plan ahead if you arrive for major holidays or festivals, such as the Chinese/ Lunar New Year. These are the busiest times in Hong Kong. 

Things to Do and Places to Visit

These are some of the top attractions to visit.

Po Lin Monastery 

This temple is on Lantau Island. It is also known as the "Buddhist King in the South" and is considered the most beautiful structure of all the four Buddhist temples in Hong Kong. Although the Buddha statue is free to view, it costs a fee for the exhibitions. It is also a fantastic place to eat!

Jungle trekking 

You'll find many opportunities to explore nature outside of the city. For example, you can explore and trek through eight geo-areas in the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region.

Mai Po Natural Area 

This vast mangrove forest, muddy swampland, and lush vegetation is a bird paradise. The area is protected from development. It has been home to more than 430 bird species. However, tours run here from Fri-Sun at certain hours. Moreover, you can view the annual migrations from October to April. You can also see the buildings of HK from this location. 

Ride the Trams 

Since 1904, the trams have been teetering on the north shore of the Island. Double-decker "ding-dings," which look like London buses, are fun and low-impact ways to explore Hong Kong Island. You also get amazing views from the top deck. You can take an eastbound tram to North Point, and then you will have the added thrill and excitement of trundling through the Street Market.

Victoria Peak 

This is Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper at 552m. It is the city's most famous beauty spot. Moreover, Hordes of tourists take the Peak Tram to its top terminus, where they can enjoy jaw-dropping views over the city and sea. Start at Pok Fu Lam Reservoir for a more relaxed hike and continue up the hill before circling the top using the Ludgard Road Loop, a flat trail with breathtaking views.

Street Markets

Hong Kong is a paradise for shoppers, with more than a dozen malls per square kilometer than other places. However, it's the street and markets where you will find all the buzz. Temple Street Night Market sells souvenirs, and the Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market, just a few blocks away, is bustling at all hours. Moreover, Cat Street is the spot for vintage and antique curio stalls. For snacks, the "cooked food market" ( pai dong) offers delicious homestyle meals.

Lan Kwai Fong 

LKF is Hong Kong's main party and nightlife district. There are tons of bars, clubs as well as sheesha. It is packed every night of the week, and there are wild nights here. This is the place to go if you are looking for fantastic fun.

Star Ferry 

Star Ferry Ferry is a beautiful sightseeing option that will give you some of the most memorable moments. The ferry ride at Star Ferry is an excellent way to take in the magnificent skyline of Victoria Harbor. It's also a cheap and enjoyable option. Besides, you can take the ride on different routes at different times from Wan Chai, so you can choose the sights you'd like to see.

Culture and Customs 

Hong Kong's relationship with China has been complicated since 1997, when it was reunified. Hong Kong has its own currency, the Hong Kong Dollar. However, the Hong Kong Dollar is far weaker than the US Dollar. Also, English and Chinese are the official languages here. American visitors who have traveled to China, such as Beijing, will find a more significant Western influence on the city's urban landscape and a greater variety of food choices. They will also notice more English speakers. The familiarity of China and its ease of travel greatly reduce culture shock.

What to Eat 

These are some of the best treats to enjoy in Hong Kong.

Pineapple Buns 

This classic Hong Kong dish is what we'll start with. The pineapple bun, often found in bakeries, is a soft, fluffy roll with a sweet, crunchy craquelin-esque crust. The pineapple bun will delight you with its medley textures. You'll also find crunchy sugar crusts, warm bread, and crunchy bits of caramelized sugar. There is no pineapple in this bun. Instead, the name comes from the close resemblance of the topping to the fruit. Buttered pineapple bread is a perfect choice for those who don't count calories. The bun is filled with 1/4-inch thick butter.

Milk Tea 

Hong Kong's milk tea is quite different from Asian milk tea. Hong Kong's East-meets-West culture is reflected in the rich blend of black tea with evaporated milk. Some milk teas are strained through silk stockings to achieve the best mouth feel. You can also enjoy yin-yang milk with coffee added for an extra kick.

Dim sum 

Yum-cha is an old Chinese tea-drinking tradition. It's also common to drink tea with dim sum. You can order Dim sum at teahouses. It is usually served with hot tea.

In Hong Kong, there are many dim sum dishes that you can find in the city. There are also many types of dim sum, from porky Siu Mai to shrimp-filled har gao to braised chicken feet. You can enjoy them all with hot tea. Dim sum is one the most enjoyable food experiences that you can have.

Lo mai gai 

This is usually served in dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong. It's a comfort food that most people love. Glutinous rice and a combination of chicken and pork are steamed inside a lotus Leaf until the whole packet is gooey. Lo mai gai is a favorite thing to eat with chili sauce. You can find it at any dim sum restaurant.

Wonton Noodles 

Wonton noodles are served atop shrimp or pork dumplings. The spoon is used to lift the noodles from becoming soggy. Although some restaurants may boast that they only serve shrimp-only wontons, purists insist that wontons made from pork are better. To prevent the noodles from getting too soft, eat them first with a bit of soup and chives.

Egg Puffs 

Egg puffs are a street snack. The egg puffs are crispy and soft at the same time. Moreover, they are available in many different flavors. Some shops offer egg puffs with chocolate chips, matcha, or chocolate chips. But you start with the original because the egg puff is a classic treat.

Where to Stay

These are some of the best areas to stay in Hong Kong hotels. Choose from 5-star guest rooms with harbour views, hotel icons, and hotels with a rooftop pool. 

Mong Kok 

Mong Kok is a bustling maze of backstreets. It's one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Hong Kong. There are flashing neon signs everywhere and lots of authentic meals.

Causeway Bay 

This is Hong Kong's largest retail district and the best area for families to stay. Moreover, this densely populated area is home to many hidden treasures.

Tsim Sha Tsui 

Tsim Sha Tsui is centrally located in Hong Kong. So it's not surprising that it attracts so many people. You might also find it interesting because of the markets, nightlife, and cafes.

Central District/Admiralty 

Central and Admiralty are the centers of Hong Kong's financial district. This is where wealthy financiers live and make their money. These areas are both a source of employment and a place to relax. Take a stroll through the Island's heart, and stop for a snack and drink. Stop by the restaurants and enjoy the fantastic international cuisine.

The area also has a unique mixture of old colonial architecture and narrow streets. Moreover, steel government offices and banks are all in the vicinity. There are also designer shopping centers, luxury hotels, parks, and more.

Sheung Wan 

This beautiful area is just a short walk from Hong Kong's glittering glass edifices. It is a place that has been infused with Chinese culture as well as its own style of hip.

Sheung Wan also has long-standing shops and businesses. Reserve a day for Sheung Wán. You can start in the old Edwardian Western Market and browse handicraft stores. Besides, the strong aroma of dried seafood will make your nose itch. 

How to Get Around 

The best way to get around Hong Kong is by using the Mass Transit Railway (MTR). However, minibusses and buses can be slower. You can also use trams and ferries for scenic routes.

Hong Kong International Airport, located near Lantau Island, is the most popular destination for tourists. Besides, you can use the MTR's high-speed Airport Express to avoid paying cab fare. It takes just 24 minutes to reach the city.

How to Stay Safe 

Hong Kong's crime rate is low, but it is still essential to take care when you are in large crowds or on public transport, as these are areas where pickpockets are most prevalent.

Other than petty theft in rare instances, fake monks or overcharging taxi drivers often perpetuate scams against tourists. However, it's nothing that can endanger your health.

You should also decline any offer of small trinkets or blessings from a "monk." Real Buddhist monks will not sell goods on the streets to tourists. For taxis, ensure that the driver uses the meters and that you only use officially marked taxis. If in doubt, your hotel or hostel can call a taxi to ensure you get an official company.

Overall, this city is safe and secure for travelers, whether you are a female traveler or traveling alone. Violent attacks are sporadic. Petty theft is the most common form of crime. But even that is not so prevalent. You will unlikely get into trouble if people are kind and helpful. The most likely people to get into trouble with the law are those who use drugs, drink, or exploit sex. If you don't do that, you will be fine.