Hong Kong is famous for its high degree of prosperity and traditional culture. There are many shopping districts along Victoria Harbour, attracting millions of shoppers. Hong Kong is home to the first Disneyland Resort in China and the famous Wong Tai Sin Temple. Hong Kong’s delicious cuisine and unique tea restaurant culture can be found around the world wherever you find Chinese communities. Hong Kong can be divided into four regions: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and the Outlying Islands. There is also a great choice of hotels in Hong Kong so you’re sure to find your ideal accommodation.
Victoria Harbour and Victoria Peak are well-known symbols of Hong Kong. Whether you are taking a trip to Victoria Harbour with the Star Ferry, or taking a cable car to the top of the hill overlooking Hong Kong and visiting Madame Tussauds, you can always experience Hong Kong’s uniqueness and charm.
Like its culture, Hong Kong cuisine blends the essence of different food cultures from around the world to develop its own unique style. On the streets of Mong Kok and Central, you’ll find delicious food and milk tea everywhere. The seafood of Sai Kung, Cheung Chau Island and Lamma Island is both affordable and tasty. Sheung Wan, Central, and Wan Chai have many Michelin star-rated restaurants waiting for you to explore. In general, popular routes to explore Hong Kong include: heading to Lantau Island to visit Hong Kong Disneyland, Tai O fishing village, Ngong Ping Tramway and Tian Tan Buddha; heading to Lamma Island for a walk, to eat seafood and visit the arts and crafts shops; and heading to Cheung Chau Island to watch the folk festival "Da Jiu Festival".
The three major shopping districts in Hong Kong are Tsim Sha Tsui, which has a wide range of goods, Central and Causeway Bay, which specializes in high-end stores, and Mong Kok, which is a major shopping street offering cheap commodities. There are a lot of outlying islands in Hong Kong. On weekends and public holidays, people will take a trip to an outlying island with the whole family for some fresh air, seafood and tranquility.
Hong Kong is a heaven for foodies, where you can find yummy foods from all over the world: whether it is traditional Cantonese food, Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, street food, food stalls, or the traditional cuisine of the Mainland, European cuisine, Western food, Japanese and Korean cuisine, Indian food and more. If you want to have a taste of old Hong Kong, milk tea, buttered pineapple buns, shrimp dumplings, cha siu bao, egg tarts, and rice rolls can’t be missed. If you don’t want long-distance transfers to other Asian countries, why not come to Hong Kong to taste authentic Vietnamese rice noodles, Thai Tom Yum Goong, Malaysian Bak Kut Teh, Indian pilaf, and Japanese cuisine? If you don’t have a long enough holiday to visit Europe and the United States but are keen for Western food, you can go to the major restaurants in Hong Kong to have an authentic French or Italian meal. If you are crazy for seafood, Sai Kung's seafood street, seafood stalls in Lamma Island, etc. have the freshest ingredients and the perfect cooking method. In Hong Kong, every foodie can be satisfied.
Hong Kong can actually be divided into two parts: one is the urban area where Hong Kong Island and Kowloon are the core, and the other is the outlying islands represented by Lantau Island and Lamma Island. If you are tired of the crowded urban areas, you might as well go off-island to enjoy a leisurely stay, which is totally different from the hustle and bustle in the downtown area. The purity of the beach will make you suspect that it is much further south than Hong Kong Island. Here, people with sunglasses and T-shirts walk their dogs, ride bicycles, and breathe the fresh air of the countryside. There is a joyous atmosphere in the park and on the beach. There is soothing music playing in the seaside cafes. People are here to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Hong Kong is suitable for a visit in all seasons. The temperature is pleasant from mid-September to the end of February, but hot and humid from late May to mid-September. It rains most from May to September, accounting for about 80% of the annual rainfall, of which the most abundant rainfall is in August. Purely considering the climate, the best two seasons for visiting are March and mid-October to mid-November.