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HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE

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Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea.

 

Hong Kong is much more than a harbour city. The traveller weary of its crowded streets may be tempted to describe it as Hong Kongcrete. Yet, this territory with its cloudy mountains and rocky islands is mostly a rural landscape. Much of the countryside is classified as Country Park and, although 7 million people are never far away, it is possible to find pockets of wilderness that will reward the more intrepid tourist.

 

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HONG KONG QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Victoria (Central)
  • Currency: Hong Kong dollar ($, HKD)
  • Area: 1,092 km²
  • Population: 7,451 million (2018)
  • Language: Cantonese, English
  • Religion: mix of local religions (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism) ~84%, minority atheists and Christian
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz (UK plug)
 

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HONG KONG PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 January, New Year’s Day
  • 1 May, Labor Day
  • 1 July, SAR Establishment Day
  • 1 October, National Day
  • 25 December, Christmas
  • 26 December, Boxing Day

Also, Chinese New Year (3 days), Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming), Dragon Boat Festival, the day after Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Chung Yeung Festival, the day after Chung Yeung Festival, and Buddha’s Birthday according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

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HONG KONG WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Subtropical Monsoon; Cool And Humid In Winter, Hot And Rainy From Spring Through Summer, Warm And Sunny In Fall

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HONG KONG TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW SPORT IN HONG KONG

HIKING & CYCLING IN HONG KONG

The best time for outdoor activities in Hong Kong is from October to April, with October to December being the most pleasant temperature wise and December to February being the coldest but clearest months.

BEACH OPTIONS IN HONG KONG

Hong Kong has some lovely beaches but be warned, they can get very crowded! The weather can be good from May to August, with June, July and August being the hottest months.

SURFING IN HONG KONG

You can find good surf in Hong Kong, but the conditions can also be dangerous, so take this into consideration. Sai Wan is the most accessible beach and probably also the most beginner friendly. Tai Wan has the most consistent surf break but is very isolated and can have strong rip tides. At Ham Tin the waves break closer to the shore.

KITESURF IN HONG KONG

Hong Kong has some great conditions for both kitesurfing and windsurfing from September to May when the east and northeast winds prevail. Shui Hau Bay is the hot spot for kitesurfing.

For more details on kite surfing in Hong Kong expand this section!

 
 

HEALTH RISKS IN HONG KONG

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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