Travelling into Hong Kong - The How, When, What, Who and Where
Hong Kong is the to-go destination when it comes to a vacation. Visitors are intrigued by this 426sq m city densely populated with 7 million inhabitants. Laden with entertainment and attractions in this tiny space, Hong Kong puts first-timers at awe and returning visitors in her entrance. This city received 42.6 million in 2012, a 16% increase from 2011. This article provides you with the know-how when travelling into Hong Kong.
How does one enter Hong Kong? Fly – there are a lot of budget airlines if you are coming from Asia Pacific namely Jetstar and Tiger or the usual commercial airlines.
How does one enter Hong Kong? Ferry – if you are coming in from Shenzhen, China or Macau, you can always take the ferries which are available throughout the day at affordable prices. Alternatively, you can take the MTR Subway to and fro Shenzen.
Some tourists might need a visa to enter the city, so do check the requirements needed before travelling!
When is the best time to visit Hong Kong? All year round. Having mild temperature, May-September would be the hottest and wettest months while mid September to end of February would be cooling, ranging from 10 to 20 degrees.
What to see in Hong Kong? This question a tricky but to condense this multinational place to a paragraph – the tourists spots would be Avenue Star, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, the Peak, Ladies' Market, Temple Street Night Street, Clock Tower, Nathan Road, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.
If you are a nature lover, the outdoors are worth exploring as well. Of course, take your time to explore the hidden side of city as well after hitting major spots.
Who populates the city? 92% of the people here are Chinese according to the census taken on 2011. The rest make up of an international mix that defines its cosmopolitan and diverse ambience. The Chinese speak Cantonese; they are well versed in Mandarin and English as well, no worries if you don't speak the local dialect.
Where to stay? By far the most important question. There are a lot of hotels and hostels around – check out a few websites like Agoda.com, Hostelworld.com and Hostelbookers.com. You can also hit any international hotel and more often than not, there will be a branch in Hong Kong as well!