Hong Kong has developed from a small fishing village in the 1800s into a dynamic and thrilling 21st century cosmopolitan metropolis. 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.
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.
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 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Read more about Hong Kong's Visa Policy.
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Hong Kong is a melting pot of East and West, tradition and modernity. It offers countless things to do and see.
Hong Kong is a perfect destination for family tours. It offers a wide array of kid-friendly attractions from interactive museums and incredible themed-parks to nature reserves. Learn about the top things to do with kids in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is blessed with historical sites, modern museums, tranquil gardens, and interesting theme parks.
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.
English is widely spoken and almost all the street signs are bilingual. Few visitors will have problems getting around in Hong Kong. If you would like to explore the real Hong Kong and experience the lives of local people, it will be helpful to have a professional tour guide.
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