About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a wonderland in Asia located to the southeast of the mainland China. Adjoining the province of Guangdong, Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and Lantau Island. The world’s most renowned deep-water harbor-Victoria Harbor lies between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. With the total land area of 1,104km2 (426 sq.m) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.


In August 1842, the Chinese yielded to the British after the Opium War (Anglo-Chinese War). Hong Kong was once conquered by the British under the Treaty of Nanjing, which signed by the Chinese and British governments. This treaty brought great influence of western civilizations, cultures, and lifestyles to Hong Kong. Today, there are three official languages in Hong Kong, including English, Chinese, and Cantonese; English is the main language of business and the service industries. Other Chinese dialects such as Mandarin, Shanghainese and Chiu Chow can also be heard in the area.


The new era of Hong Kong came in 1997 when Hong Kong becomes the first special administrative region to launch “One Country, Two Systems”. Hong Kong has kept its own economic and political systems different from China. The integration of the Chinese and the British make Hong Kong to become one of the most notable international cities. Benefited with natural and geographical excellences, Hong Kong is the center for trades and commercials as well as the Laissez-faire policy of Hong Kong Government that brought prosperities to the region. The ideal geographical factors and well-developed commercial industries earn Hong Kong a place in the main global supply chain for toy, prêt-a-porter, watch, electronics, light industry, etc.


Hong Kong is not only the centre for trades but also a shopping and travel paradise! International boutique brands without tariff, and thousands of local and international brands at different rates will fulfill the desire of each visitor. For example, you may find luxury brands in Tsim Sha Tsui and Japanese products in Causeway Bay. At the Mong Kok area, visitors may also explore unique and distinctive products for a treasure hunting experience. Nevertheless, the fantastic Hong Kong Disneyland is your getaway to the fantasy world.


Sinotour sincerely presents Hong Kong Tourism for your Hong Kong travel. Information on beautiful tourist attractions, delicious cuisines, delightful shopping centers, interesting festivals and many others are available to assure you a memorable Hong Kong trip!


Hong Kong Travel Information

Language
Cantonese, English and Mandarin are the three most common languages in Hong Kong.

Visa
Travellers might be required a entry visa/visit visa for entering Hong Kong.
Know more about the Hong Kong Visa requirements.

Climate
Spring : March to mid-May
Temperature : 18 degree (64 degree F) to 27degree C (80 degree F).
Summer : Late-May to mid-September
Temperature : 26 degree C (79 degree F) to 33 degree C (91 degree F).
Autumn : Late September to early December
Temperature : 18 degree C (64 degree F) to 28 degree C (82 degree F).
Winter : Mid December to February
Temperature : 14 degree C (57 degree F) to 20 degree C (68 degree F).

For more information on climate, please visit Hong Kong Observatory.

Currency Exchange Rates
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) is the legal tender of Hong Kong.
Please visit: www.xe.com for currency exchange rate

Emergency Contact
Police/Ambulance: 999/ 112 mobile

Transportation
With the convenience in transportation, travelers may simply explore Hong Kong by ferry, MTR, rail, taxi, etc.

MTR- The fast and efficient MTR system takes you to major Hong Kong tourist attractions. The ten lines of MTR are Island, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung, West Rail, East Rail, Ma On Shan and Disneyland Resort, as well as the Airport Express. Moreover, the MTR operates a light rail system that runs between Yuen Long and Tuen Mun in the New Territories. Travelers may also visit Mainland China by the intercity train service.

Taxi- Travelers may hail taxis on street (except roads with double yellow lines) or phone. Taxis in Hong Kong are in different colors providing services in different areas.
• Red taxis provide services in major parts of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road and the south side of Lantau Island.
• Green taxis provide services in the rural areas of the New Territories.
• Blue taxis operate on Lantau Island.

Bus- Hong Kong buses cover almost every part of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Bus routes are written in both English and Chinese on the bus front. Fares range from HKD 1.20 to HKD 45 depending on the travel distance. Exact change is required.

Ferry- Travelers may travel by Hong Kong public ferry to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the outlying islands of Macau and Mainland China.

Ding Ding Tram- Hong Kong tram is a cheap and great transportation, bringing you along an east-west path across north Hong Kong Island. When weaving through busy city districts, the upper decks of these trams offer you magnificent city sceneries. The working hour of trams is from early morning until midnight. The flat fare is around HK$ 2 (HK$1 for seniors aged 65 or above and children under 12). Exact change is required.