Discover Hong Kong (HKG)

Hong Kong in short

Hong Kong is a mix of traditional and modern. When you think about Hong Kong, then you will probably think of the hyper modern metropolis. What most people don’t realize however, is that three fourth of Hong Kong consists of rural land.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong will surprise you with its complexity. Culture and nature melt together into one. In the morning you can take a tram to the highest mountain top of Hong Kong, and enjoy the lovely view over the city. During the afternoon you can go out to find the best things to buy and take home with you and during the evening you can eat in one of the many top notch restaurants that Hong Kong has to offer. This way you will start your morning the next day early and fresh, so that you can take part in the excursion to Hong Kong Wetland Park!
For the best view of the entire city, you should head to the Victoria Peak. The road towards the peak is just as spectacular as the view itself, as you will take the Peak Tram which will take you to this mountain top in less than 5 minutes.
The most known part of Hong Kong holds the Kowloon Walled City. It is known to be a mecca for shopaholics.

Events in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong locals will take any opportunity that they can find to go out and party. Thus, you will find plenty of annual events in this city.
The Chinese new year in January/February is of course the most known event that takes place. The city will be lit up with all types of lights as well as fireworks and dragon dancers. Besides this, there is the 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival in February until March. During which you will be exposed to all kinds of art and culture of Asian descent. The festival is the stage for dance, opera and theater.

Practical information

  • Temperature:
    Hong Kong has an average temperature of 26 degrees throughout the entire year. January is the coldest month with an average of 14 degrees. Whereas July is the warmest month with a temperature of 31 degrees.
  • Currency:
    The currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar. One Australian Dollar is roughly 6 Hong Kong Dollars.
  • Time difference:
    Australia is 3 hours ahead of China.
  • Language:
    The official languages that are spoken in this city are English and Chinese.

Travel facts

The major airport that you can find in Hong Kong is The Check Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport. The airport is operated 24 hours a day and it is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express. You can find two terminals in this airport, Terminal 1 is the third largest in the world, and is where you will depart from if you fly from this airport. Because Terminal 2 is only meant for checking-in.

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