General Information

Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the major gateway to China and is easily accessible anywhere to / from Asia.

Hong Kong Convention Exhitional Centre

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Airport information

Name of airport: Hong Kong International Airport

Fly hours from Hong Kong on direct flights  back to the top

Flight Schedules from Hong Kong

Visa back to the top

Not required for Commonwealth citizens, citizens of most European countries and U.S. citizens for stay less than 90 days. UK citizens can stay 6 months.
Click here for Visa requirements for a Visitor's Entry to Hong Kong

Currency back to the top

Hong Kong dollar (HK$)
Approximately US$1 = HK$7.7981
Hong Kong imposes no restrictions on import and export of currencies.
Click here for restrictions

Time Zone back to the top

GMT: + 8
Accommodation back to the top
Please click here
Transportation back to the top
Hong Kong is small and crowded, which makes public transport the only practical way to get around. Public transport is cheap, fast, widely used and generally efficient. The important transportation vehicles are:
  • Bus: KMB, CITYBUS, NWFB, NLB
  • Metered taxi
  • Mini Bus
  • Mass Transit Railway (MTR) connects the main districts of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and all the way to Tsuen Wan in the New Territories.
  • Kowloon Canton Railway (KCR) runs from Kowloon, New Territories to Lo Wu, the border of Hong Kong and China.
  • Light Rail Transit (LRT) runs in the New Territories, connecting Tuen Mun with Yuen Long.
  • Tram runs along the northern side of Hong Kong Island.
  • Peak Tram
  • Ferry and hovercraft
Getting Around back to the top
To China
Beijing-Kowloon through Train
Shanghai-Kowloon through Train

Tourist Attractions back to the top

Hong Kong Island
  • Victoria Park
  • Ocean Peak / Middle Kingdom / Water World in Aberdeen
  • Repulse Bay - the most popular beach
  • The old Man Mo Temple
  • Zoological & Botanic Gardens
Kowloon
  • Hong Kong Space Museum
  • Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Museum of History
  • Jade Market
  • Wong Tai sin Temple
  • Temple Street Night Market
New Territories
  • Ten-Thousand Buddhas Monastery
  • Sai Kung Peninsula
  • Mai Po Marsh
Outlying Islands
  • Po Lin Monastery - on Lantau Island
Shopping Guide  back to the top
Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon )
Mongkok (Kowloon )
Yaumati (Kowloon )
Central (Hong Kong Island)
Causeway Bay (Hong Kong Island)
Stanley (Hong Kong Island)
and almost every conners of Hong Kong.
Weather   back to the top
Spring (Mar - mid May): average 23 C, rainy and cool
Summer (late May - mid Sept): average 28 C, hot
Autumn (late Sept - early Dec): average 23 C, cool and dry
Winter (mid Dec - Feb): average 17 C, cold and dry
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast
Language   back to the top
Official Languages: Cantonese (Chinese) and English
Language of Business and Administration: Cantonese (Chinese) and English
Electricity   back to the top
220 volts, 50 Hz
Emergency and Useful Tel No  back to the top
S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Police, Fire, Ambulance, dial 999
Public Holiday  back to the top
Please click here
Tourism Organizations  back to the top
Hong Kong Tourist Association


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