Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hong Kong (No.1 Tourist Destination)

Hong Kong has developed as NO. 1 tourist destination in the world. It is a bustling coastal city full of impressive high rises, and a fusion of eastern and western cultures. It proudly proclaims itself to be 'Asia's World City' and remains a key gateway to China.

Where Hong Kong Is

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. It is located on the southeast coast of China, facing the South China Sea. It is about 3½ hours by air from Beijing and 2½ hours from Shanghai.
With an area of 1,110 sq. km, Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and a group of 260 outlying islands.

Visa-Free Travel

Hong Kong offers visa-free access for passport holders from about 170 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, and most of the countries in Europe. The duration ranges from  days to 180 days, depending on nationality.

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a melting pot of East and West, tradition and modernity. It offers countless things to do and see.
  • Take the century-old tram up to Victoria Peak, and survey the towering city skyline from above.
  • Ride the Star Ferry to immerse yourself in the beautiful views of Victoria Harbor.
  • Visit historical temples, like Man Mo Temple and Po Lin Monastery.
  • Enjoy a dim sum feast of dumplings, buns, noodles, and more.
  • Shop at a luxury mall or in a bustling street market.

The Most Popular Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is blessed with historical sites, modern museums, tranquil gardens, and interesting theme parks.
  • Victoria Peak: As the highest peak on Hong Kong Island, this is the best spot for a bird's-eye view over Victoria Harbor.
  • Disneyland ParkThis is a magical kingdom filled with beauty, excitement, and Disney characters. It is a good place for family tours.
  • Victoria Harbor: This is home to the world's most beautiful skyline. The Symphony of Lights is amazing.
  • Lantau IslandThis is a sparsely populated island, mainly comprised of theme parks, tourist sites, parks, and areas of natural beauty.
  • Repulse BayWith clean water and a white sandy beach, this is an ideal place for relaxation.

Best Times to Visit Hong Kong

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to December, when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant. The weather from January to March is cold but sunny.
The weather from May to mid-September can be hot, wet and humid. The typhoon season runs roughly from June to October, and sometimes starts even in April or May.

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