Hong Kong Travel Guide
Hong Kong Overview
Hong Kong is not only the financial hub of Asia but also a top destination for travellers from all over the world. Attracted to the vibrant nightlife,world class dining and shopping to suit all tastes and budgets Hong Kong has something for all ages and is a superb way to finish off a tour of China. There’s more than the amazing city skyline though with peaceful islands available to explore just a short distance from the buzzing centre of this city state.
Best Months to Visit Hong Kong
Best Reason to Visit Hong Kong
Hong Kong makes for an excellent way to finish a Trans-Siberian trip if you have the time to add a few stops in China into your travels. After Russia and China travel here is nice and easy.
Top Sights in Hong Kong
★ View Central’s famous skyline, preferably from a bar such as Felix on the top floor of the Peninsula Hotel.
★ Take a trip to The Peak for breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
★ Disney Land if you are with the kids, the nightlife of Lan Kwai Fong if you’re not.
★ Boat trips to the outlying islands such as Cheung Chao, Lamma and Lantau for hiking, sleepy temples and superb harbour-side seafood restaurants.
★ In the right season try your luck on the horses at Hong Kong’s famous Happy Valley Racecourse.
★ Shop, shop, shop – at least if Hong Kong is at the end of your trip!
Weather Averages for Hong Kong
Top Hong Kong Travel Tip from TSTC
In addition to Hong Kong’s buzzing downtown areas some of its great but unsung charms are its outlying islands and in particular Lama and Cheung Chau with their small fishing villages and excellent seafood restaurants.
TSTC's Hand Picked Hotels in Hong Kong
Hong Kong as a huge selection of hotels but, as ever, we go for location as the main factor and you can’t get much better than the superb, mid-range Salisbury YMCA on Kowloon side and in the heart of the tourist district. The higher end in Hong Kong has few limits but the Harbour Grand Kowloon is a good option that won’t break the bank. If money is no object it has to be the Mandarin Oriental on Hong Kong island though – considered one of the best hotels in the world.
By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.