Hongkong, formerly a British colony is now an autonomous territory and is known for its skyscraper-studded skyline. It is a famous shopping and tourist destination.
Winters are cool and dry in Hongkong. So the best visit time would be March-April and October-December.
Apart from tasting the local cuisines and shopping till you drop, there are many attractive tourist places to visit in Hongkong. Some of them are Star Ferry, , Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha, , Lamma Island, Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Avenue of Stars and the Ocean Park
Hongkong has the best modes of the transport system. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is a cheap option. You can purchase the tourist day pass which costs HK$ 55/day. The buses are slightly cheaper than the MTR. The cheapest is the travel by tram and cost only HK$2.30.
The which is situated on the Chek Lap Kok Island is the world’s busiest airport with regard to total cargo traffic. The airport is connected to the city by many modes of transport. The Airport Express is a dedicated rail link and is the fastest which takes 24 minutes from the airport to Hongkong station. Also, the urban taxis connect the airport to Hongkong Island. The bus services are cheap and operate from the airport to various parts of Hongkong.
Chinese and English both are spoken widely in Hongkong. Locals there speak in Cantonese one of the dialects of Chinese language. Hongkong is very famous for its dining out experience and the best Cantonese cuisines are Wontons, sweet and sour pork, roast goose, Wind sand chicken, Shrimp and chicken balls, Har Gow, Rickshaw noodles, dim sum, shark fin and the wife cake.
Guesthouses are the cheapest option of stay in Hongkong. Some of the cheap guesthouses are Budget Hotel, , Lee Garden Guest House, and the prices start from as low as HK$230. Then there are some decent budget hotels like The Harborview Hong Kong, , Butterfly on Hollywood and Ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel where the prices range from HK$800-2000.
The currency of Hongkong is the Hongkong dollar.
Shops open late in Hongkong. Buy a Sold Tourist Octopus Card and this is very convenient to pay for transport and hotels.