Travel Planning
Hong Kong
Travel Planning
Hong Kong

Hong Kong at a Glance

Mountains, parks, high rises and harbor views are all part of what makes Hong Kong special.

Despite being pricier than mainland China, Hong Kong is a shopper's destination. Buy designer clothes as well as lower price options. Shop for knives and high-quality cookware. Explore teas and seafood and dumplings. Dig deep at covered markets and find the perfect deal.

Hong Kong is also a foodie destination and a hub for Asian and European cuisine. Enjoy warm, comforting dim-sum one day and a Vietnamese meal the next. Snack on British biscuits and then enjoy a dinner prepared by a French chef. Hong Kong's multiculturalism draws in celebrity chefs from all over the world and visitors and locals alike mingle over delicious meals. 

Despite being urban, Hong Kong has some impressive parkland and very steep mountains. Climb, explore and take in the views from the top of the island. Soon you'll be planning your return.

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Hong Kong International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      The majority of visitors can enter Hong Kong without a visa as long as their stay is shorter than three months. Travelers who head to mainland China will need a visa and should get one ahead of time. For more information, contact a Chinese Consulate office. American citizens can learn more information at the U.S State Department website. 

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Ferry China Ferry Terminal
      • Ferry Macau Ferry Pier
      • Railroad East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
      • Light Rail / Rapid Transit Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway
      • Light Rail / Rapid Transit Hong Kong Tramways
      • Bus Minibuses
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather May through September is typhoon season in Hong Kong. The summer months can be punishingly hot and humid in addition to rainy.  

      Safety Concerns Watch out for pickpockets and petty criminals while in Hong Kong. If anyone approaches you about a money changing, it is most certainly a scam. 

      Health Concerns Boil drinking water, or use bottled water while in Hong Kong.