Hong Kong is just one of those places that you have got to do! Its perfect for families, honeymooners, couples and back packers. Hong Kong offers the most luxurious hotels to the cheapest basic hostels to lay your head for the night. Hong Kong can be enjoyed as a one centre destination or use it as an excellent stop over en route to Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China and even Thailand.
There is so much to do on holiday in Hong Kong that its hard to tell you where to start and how to plan your holiday. Hong Kong is a shoppers paradise, a families dream for entertainment and a couples choice for sophisticated dining and evening entertainment. At goeasy travel we can offer you a tailor made itinerary for Hong Kong as a twin centre or a single centre holiday, complete our Honeymoon Holiday Planner for your personalised travel guide.
Hong Kong was until 1997 under British rule and the colonial feel can still be found in some areas, although now under Chinas rule. Hong Kong is situated south of China and consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsular, New Territories and and over 260 offshore islands, one of which is Lantu Island the home of Disney Land Hong Kong and the International Airport.
Official language is Chinese and English and has a population of over 7 million.
City Break Hong Kong
Best time to Visit Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a sub tropical destination with hot, humid summers with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Typhoons can are common in the summer months. The best time to visit Hong Kong is in the spring and autum time in the months of November to March. Winters can be sunny but often have cloudy skies by the end of the day.
Things to do in Hong Kong
The airport at Hong Kong itself is a hive of activity and entertainment with a 4D movie There is even a 9 hole golf course beside the airport that you can rent some clubs and play a round of golf. How cool is that for a stop over enroute to Australia.
Visit one of the only solid gold bathrooms at the 3 D gold jewelers in Kowloon. The bathroom is made out of 24 carat gold but you wouldnt really want to use it due to the number of other visitors taking pictures!
Hopewell centre is worth a visit to rid eup in the glass elevatr 40 floors to the top where the Chinese restaurant provides amazing views of the city. For other views take a trip up to Victoria Peak or the Big Buddha on the hill side of Lantau Island.
If clothes are your thing then you need to visit one of the many tailors to have a suit made in 24 hours. Try one of the very famous Hong Kong tailors such as Sam Tailor in Kowloon in the Burlington Arcade just off Nathan Road.
If you are down the harbour at Kowloon then make sure you are there at around 8pm of an evening and enjoy the symphony of lights on the waterfront. Take a stoll along Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and stop of at Aqua Spirit for cocktails and excellent food with a Japanese and italian fusion.
If you are looking for a lively night with cheaper beer and food then head down to Knutsford terrace or Ashley Road for Pizza, chinese, indian and Steak houses. For girlie bars and more budget restaurants and Irish pubs head out to wanchais lockhart road.
For a day trip out of the city head out to Stanley Main Beach for a days sunbathing and enjoy the local market and a pub lunch on the waterfront.
Whats New in Hong Kong?
2013 sees the arrival of a new cruise terminal in Kowloon where the old Kai Tak airport used to be situated.
Essential Facts on Hong Kong
Capital City Hong Kong
Currency Hong Kong Dollar
Flight Time Average from London 12 hours
Time Difference GMT +8 hours
For more information browse the official website for the Hong Kong Tourist Board or call 0844 811 2550 for more details.
Country Hong Kong
Languages spoken English and Chinese
Currency Hong Kong dollar
Visa requirements No visa required for UK passport holders