Hong Kong Modern and multicultural metropolis

Hong Kong Travel Guide of China

Things to do in Hong Kong

  • Victoria Peak

    Victoria Peak

  • Repulse Bay

    Repulse Bay

  • Aberdeen

    Aberdeen

  • Avenue of Stars

    Avenue of Stars

  • Star Ferry

    Star Ferry

  • Lan Kwai Fong

    Lan Kwai Fong

The top sites in Hong Kong

When we speak of Hong Kong, one can immediately imagine the large, illuminated buildings and its harbor. However, this is only a part of the city. Hong Kong is also a mountainous region with seashores and islands to old villages that are accessible by ferry. The modern part of Hong Kong, bars, night markets and small electronics stores only represent the multicultural aspect of the city after its colonization by the British. This mixture of Europe and Asia is quite exquisite.

Hong Kong Overview

There is not much to say but that Hong Kong is a world apart with a unique history. Located at the southern end of the Chinese territory, Hong Kong began as a small fishing village. In the nineteenth century it was invaded by the British, who took possession of it during the Opium Wars. Then it was agreed that Hong Kong would be returned to China in 1997. For 150 years, the British took to develop the city in their own way. There is no wonder why Hong Kong is often compared to New York and London, unlike other parts of China.
However, that's only a part of Hong Kong, where the Hong Kong Island and the district of Kowloon are really developed in western way. In contrast, the New Territories, Lantau Island and all small islands lost in the South China Sea are much more traditional, and covered with lush vegetation.
The ancient part of Hong Kong, with ancient temples, parks and beaches, the islands of Hong Kong and Kowloon are multicultural. The population speaks mainly Cantonese but English is spoken everywhere from clothing stores to restaurants. Even the holidays are diverse, whether Chinese, Christian or otherwise, the streets are lit in the colors of the present festivities.

Things to do in Hong Kong

It is not a Hong Kong trip without riding the Victoria Peak Tram, which offers a breathtaking view of the port of Hong Kong. The various markets of Kowloon are great when walking and window shopping. You will be amazed by the variety of orchids at the flower market and the prices. On the island of Lantau, you should visit the impressive statue of Po Lin Buddha and the small fishing village on stilts named Tai'O. 
For more relaxation, enjoy the beaches of the different islands, bars of the Hong Kong Island and the profusion of temples of the Kowloon Island and New Territories.

Best time to visit Hong Kong

If you would like to visit Hong Kong during mid-May and mid-September, prepare your umbrellas or other waterproof stuff since rain can fall at any time of the day and is strong sometimes but often has a short duration. During this time it is also the typhoon season, while some days are sunny. Autumn is undoubtedly the best season and spring is also a good choice. With an average temperature of 20-25°C, this is the perfect time to walk outdoors. Winter is not a bad season either, it is a little cooler but the temperature doesn’t fall below 10°C.

Note: Hong Kong attracts many people looking for electronic equipment which is sold at very affordable prices. If you decide to buy this kind of product, ask for an invoice to prove your purchase and the authenticity of the product.

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