A unique city that is constantly changing
Hong Kong is well known for its unique blend of old and new and influences from east and west. With 5,000 years of Chinese traditions and 150 years of British colonial influence it's a city that changes all of the time. So even if you have visited before, next time you see Hong Kong you will find something new!
If you are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle for some fresh air, head out to the exotic areas and islands just beyond the skyscrapers. For shoppers you will be spoilt for choice from the bustling markets to the ultra modern malls.
GMT +8 hours
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with four seasons. It has a warm and humid spring with temperatures of 18 to 25 degrees Celsius. The summer is hot and rainy with frequent thunderstorms and occasional typhoons. Summer temperatures in July and August can reach 32 degrees. Autumn is pleasant and sunny. Winter, from December to February, is cool and dry with average temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius.
This is one of Hong Kong’s unmissable sights. Travel on the funicular-railway to the top of Victoria Peak where there are spectacular views overlooking the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Harbour and the mountains of Kowloon. You can even enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants at the terminal.
Happy Valley Race Course
What a way to spend an evening than to visit the world famous Happy Valley Race Course. It’s an experience just to be there! You can sample the excellent food in one of the many restaurants or enjoy a drink in the bar.
Of course, Hong Kong is well known the world over for its shopping, whether it’s haggling in the local markets or wandering through the plush shopping malls.
Welcome to Hong Kong
by Sheila Cooper