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City of Hong Kong | 香港.

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Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong was established as a colony of the British Empire. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports.

It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be Asia’s World City.

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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China is much more than a harbour city with crowded streets: this territory with its cloudy mountains and rocky islands also offers rural landscapes with breathtaking views.

Boasting one of the world’s best airports, it is the ideal stopover for those who wish to travel deeper into Asia.

Hong Kong Island (香港島, map) – The site of the original British settlement and the main focus of most tourists. Most of Hong Kong’s highest skyscrapers and the financial centre can be found here. Hong Kong Island is more modern and wealthy and considerably more prestigious than the other areas of Hong Kong. The Peak (map) is the tallest point on the island, with the best views and highest real estate values in the world.

Central (中環, map) — previously known as Victoria, this is ‘downtown’ Hong Kong and may be defined as the area within walking distance of Central MTR station. Head north towards the harbour and you will find modern buildings such as the IFC shopping mall. Alternatively, make your way uphill towards the mountain and you will encounter some of the oldest parts of Hong Kong.

Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊, map) — a small area just southwest of Central Station focused on the L-shaped street. The area is packed with restaurants, bars and clubs. Popular with expats and local drinkers.

Soho (荷南美食區, map) — entertainment zone between Hollywood Road and Bonham Road-Caine Road, featuring restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and shops.

Mid-Levels (半山區, map) — continue up the escalator to find the high-end residential area half way up Victoria Peak. In the morning the escalator moves residents down the mountain to their offices in Central.

Sheung Wan (上環, map) — interesting area below Mid-Levels between Central in the east and Sai Ying Pun in the west. Although adjacent to Central, it has its own identity and is worth exploring if you are interested in small shops and remnants of the territory’s colonial past.

Further afield, you might explore:

Victoria Peak (太平山, map) — high class neighbourhood and popular tourist destination that looks down on Central and Victoria Harbour.

Sai Ying Pun (西營盤, map) — traditional Chinese residential neighbourhood that is host to Hong Kong University and is populated by a large number of dried seafood shops.

Kennedy Town (堅尼地城, map) — famous for being at the end of the tramline and little else. This used to be the place to find undesirable people and noxious industries. With the arrival of the MTR, Kennedy Town has become gentrified.

Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are usually hot, lasting from June to September, with temperatures usually exceeding 30 °C, while night-time summer temperatures do not drop below 25 °C . Typhoons usually occur between June and September, though some typhoons may affect Hong Kong as late as October.

Spring in Hong Kong is from March to May and autumn is from September to November with an average temperature of around 20 to 25 °C. Autumn is considered a more comfortable season as spring tends to be more humid and rainy.

For its electrical sockets, Hong Kong uses the British three-pin rectangular blade plug.

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Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

MRT.com.hk (Commuter trains, Light Rail) • hktramways.com (city tram) • The Peak Tram

Octopus card – a contactless smart payment card, is widely accepted on railways, buses and ferries, and can be used for payment in most retail stores.

BAOLAU.com – transportation network in Asia includes flights, trains, buses and ferries.

The most common direction-finding app used by the Chinese themselves is Baidu Maps, though it is only available in Chinese. Amap is effectively the Citymapper for the whole of China.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around (discoverhongkong.com) • TransportationTips for Your China Train Trip (chinahighlights.com)

BUS: A coach or bus in rural China is a different experience. City buses vary from city to city. However, if you can understand the bus routes then they are cheap and go almost everywhere.

TRAIN: Train travel is the main method of long-distance transportation for the Chinese, with an extensive network of routes covering most of the country. >> seat61.com  (*Rail travel in China)

AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport. The main international gateways to mainland China are Beijing (Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport), Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) and Guangzhou (Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport).

WATERWAYS: Star Ferry + TurboJetCotai JetChu Kong Passenger Transport.

Hong Kong Great Outdoors|The Peak Travel Guide 咫尺自然 ‧ 就在香港|山頂全攻略 推介3條登山路線.

What is your favourite route to the Peak? Find out how to reach the Peak through three different routes in this episode. No matter what you want, whether it’s taking Instagrammable shots, going on eco tours, or discovering the local culture, you won’t be disappointed!

video source: HONG KONG / youtube.com /

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Useful websites.

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The documents you are to prepare before submission of visa application. Guidelines for Visa Applications. Visa Service Center.


China Highlights is one of the best China tour companies. The website has a lot of useful information about China.

Baidu Maps.

It is one of the most popular digital mapping services in China. Public transportation directions for major cities in China.

e-Guidebooks – interactive guides and more

Country Parks & Special Areas

Outdoors (hkoutdoors.com)

China Culture is an official website of the Chinese government that provides information on Chinese culture and arts. It offers articles, videos, and images on topics such as history, literature, calligraphy, painting, and folk customs.

chinahighlights.com – is one of the best China tour companies that specializes in customized and creative China tours.

China Daily is an English-language newspaper that provides news and information about China, including cultural events, tourism, and travel advice.


China Sichuan Food: This website is dedicated to Sichuan cuisine.

The Woks of Life is a food blog run by a family of Chinese-American foodies. They share recipes and stories about Chinese cuisine, as well as tips on cooking and entertaining.

Omnivore’s Cookbook is a food blog that offers a mix of Chinese and other Asian recipes.

China Daily is an English-language newspaper that offers coverage of Chinese food culture. Its food section features articles on regional cuisine, restaurant reviews, and culinary events.

Migrationology is a travel and food blog run by food blogger and YouTuber, Mark Wiens. He has a section on his website dedicated to Chinese food and street food, where he shares his experiences and recommendations.

Eating Asia is a blog run by food and travel writers, Robyn Eckhardt and David Hagerman. They specialize in documenting food and culture throughout Asia, including China.