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The capital of Hong Kong is in the city of Victoria. It has four climate seasons of the spring, fall, summer and winter. Hong Kong is a year round travel destination, while the summers are generally hot and humid, the winters are cool and dry, and its peak travel time is during the autumn months of September to December, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for exploring outdoor activities. Hong Kong is a multicultural country with a mix of different religions (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christians) and home to three major ethnic groups with the largest being the Chinese. Cantonese and English is the official language spoken here. The local cuisine plays an important role in the lives of the people here, its popular dishes include; rice, noodles, chicken feet, shrimp dumplings and roast goose.
The Hong Kong International Airport serves as the major hub airport offering direct flights to Hong Kong from anywhere in the world. For getting around the cities, you can use the buses, taxis, car rentals, trains, ferries, trams and even bicycles. Hong Kong is the one of the safest places for travelers to visit, however, petty crimes do occur, especially in crowded areas and it is recommended that travelers stay cautious always.
Hong Kong is a beautiful country and offers different charms from its colorful festivals to exciting events. Some of these festivals and events you can attend whenever you are in Hong Kong are; the Hong Kong Marathon, Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Spring Lantern Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong WinterFest and Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
Hong Kong is a fantastic destination, home to a wealth of incredible attractions. Places of interest you should definitely visit are:
· Tricky Eye Museum: this is the only Korean 3D Museum in Hong Kong and it features a great collection of 3D art pieces, exhibits and paintings.
· International Hobby and Toy Museum: This exhibits models, toys, science fiction collectibles, movie memorabilia and pop culture artifacts from around the world.
· Hong Kong Museum of Art: this is a fascinating, strange and elusive place exhibiting Chinese ceramics, terracotta, rhinoceros horn, Chinese paintings and contemporary art by local artists in Hong Kong.
· Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: this resort features a Disneyland park, 2 resort hotels and a lake recreation centre.
There are over 10,000 hotels and apartments to stay in Hong Kong, so you will be spoiled for choice especially when in Victoria.
Facts about Hong Kong
City of Victoria
Hong Kong dollar
How do I travel out of Hong Kong?Get Visa from Hong Kong
For Hong Kongeses looking to travel out of the country. You can check out the list of destinations, how to Get Hong Kong visa to those countries, Embassies in Hong Kong and Visa Free Countries for Hong Kongese passport holders
Common Questions Travellers Ask About Hong Kong
IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK?
The tap water is perfectly safe to drink here but it is also recommended by the locals to carry along bottled water.
IS HONG KONG SAFE TO VISIT?
Hong Kong is generally safe to visit, however it is advised to be cautious of petty thieves especially in crowded areas or at night.
IS ENGLISH SPOKEN HERE?
English is one of its official languages.
WHAT CURRENCY IS USED HERE?
The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency used here.
WHAT IS THE HOTTEST MONTH IN HONG KONG?
The summer month of May to September is extremely hot and humid.