Everything you need to know for a trip to Asia's bustling "fragrant harbour"

One Awesome Hong Kong Video

A Haiku about Hong Kong

Dense population

Lights and illumination

An urban tropic

Speak Like A Local

All Hong Kongers speak Cantonese, most speak Mandarin. English is also widely used.

Chat Like A Local

Popular messaging apps include WeChat and WhatsApp.

All About That Cash

The official currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD, ~HK$8= US$1).

Best Time to Visit

October to December offers comfortable temperatures. Note that the typhoon season in Hong Kong is between May to November.

Is it safe?

Very safe.

One Crazy Fact

Hong Kong has more Rolls Royce’s per person than any other city in the world.

Main Districts

- Mong Kok and Causeway Bay: Known as popular shopping areas.

- Admiralty, Central, and Soho: Upscale shopping district with malls and skyscrapers.

- Sheung Wan: A popular hipster area with cafes and eclectic shops.

- Lantau Island: Known for its natural landscapes and temples.

World’s Longest Outdoor Covered Escalators

Not one escalator, but a series of escalators, the Central–Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system in Hong Kong is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world.

Getting In and Out

The Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong.

Travelling from Hong Kong International Airport to the city: 

- By train: The Airport Express takes you to the Central in 24 minutes for HK$100.

- By bus: Public city buses goes to various parts of the city, with fares ranging from HK$10 to HK$40. Check your destination and fares here.

- By coach: Head to the Commercial Services Counter in Arrival Hall B, Terminal 1 for this service.

- By taxi: A trip to the Central costs around HK$250. Check the fares for other destinations here.

Getting Around

Common forms of transportation include:

- Walking 

- Train: The MTR an efficient form of transport. Download the MTR tourist app for guides and to plan your routes.

- Bus: Buses and minibuses cover almost all of the city. Pay your fares in cash or with an octopus card.

- Taxi: View the various types of taxis and fare charges here.

- Tram: Explore areas like Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on a double-decker tram. Pay a flat fare of HK$ 2.30 in cash or with an octopus card.

Tip: Plan your route with this eTransport website, then buy a MTR tourist pass at HK$55 for a day of unlimited travel.

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