Hong Kong Travel Guide
Hong Kong Province and City is one of the largest and most densely populated areas in China, with almost seven million inhabitants. Hong Kong is a port city with a rich history, which means, among other things, that the province has been without British control until the end of the 90s. This bears the mark of the city today, and it is probably the city in China that will remind you most of the western countries, both in terms of architecture and restaurants / folk life.
Hong Kong is a city with a stable climate, where it rarely gets colder than 15 degrees, while it often stays at twice the summer months. It is therefore best to visit the city in the period November and no later than April, so that you avoid suffocating from a deadly heat wave. And you can not count on being the only one who decides to travel to Hong Kong. Every year, the province and the city receive 36 million tourists, of which almost a quarter of the tourists are Chinese.
Recommended hotels in Hong Kong
- The T Hotel-Great hotel with a high standard and good service near the Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Cente. Spacious rooms and good feedback from satisfied guests.
- Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong- Do you want the best on a trip? Then take a look at this hotel. It is not cheap, but in return the standard is sky high.
- Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong– Nice hotel with a high standard and central location. Good facilities such as indoor pool and spa.
Travel to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is today in a special situation that states that it is a sovereign state, but still under the control of China. However, they have their own governance, flag and currency – which is different from the Chinese currency. If you are going to travel to Hong Kong, you must use the official currency which is the Hong Kong dollar. It is quite similar to the Norwegian krone, as one hundred Norwegian kroner (at the time of writing) corresponds to around 110 Hong Kong dollars.
Hong Kong is on what must be considered the “other side of the earth.” You must expect a flight time of at least 12 hours if you start the journey from Oslo Airport, and consequently there may be a lot you should experience in East Asia when you first travel so far. When it comes to the safety of tourists in Hong Kong, you usually have to go in peace. It is a city with a lot of people and tourists, so one should be aware of pickpockets and scammers. Bottled water is recommended, but it is not particularly dangerous to drink tap water either.
Overnight and eat in Hong Kong
The Western influence over many decades has contributed to prices in Hong Kong differing negatively from a number of other Asian countries. Accommodation is not very cheap, but if you compare with Norwegian prices, it is still about half the price. For a typical tourist hotel in central Hong Kong, one must expect to pay around 500-1000 kroner a night. There are also simpler overnight stays that are cheaper, and of course some high-standard hotels with even higher prices.
For many, Asian food is associated with an exotic meal, and once in Hong Kong you should try the local restaurants. It’s extremely good for the stomach here, with everything from sushi to noodles and wok – or soups. There are very many Chinese chefs here, and the vegetarian offer is good in most restaurants. A lot of seafood is also served, at the same time as you get a simpler and cheaper meal in the American fast food chains.
Attractions in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a rich city with a long history, which can be experienced through museums and architecture. But it is also a modern city with a good entertainment offer, and is just as suitable as a destination for couples as well as for families.
Hong Kong Disneyland
An adventure in Disneyland is perhaps something most people associate with America and their many amusement parks, but also in the whole of East Asia you will find a giant Disney facility. It has been open since 2005, and is one of the largest tourist attractions in the province. Here you naturally travel if you come to Hong Kong with children, and can spend a whole day in the park.
By far the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong is called Victoria Peak, and is a natural attraction to the extent that it is a mountain top. It stretches over 500 meters from the ground, and has an insanely good vantage point over the modern city. There is also plenty to do at the top, with everything from museums to restaurants.
Museums in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a rich history, which you can experience through several museums in the city. In addition, we recommend a visit to the art museum in Hong Kong, which offers an experience within cultural differences. You can also experience a lot of excitement at the Space Museum in Hong Kong, which is a museum focused on astronomy and what else belongs.
Temples in Hong Kong
The Asian architecture has become well known to Norwegians through films and pictures, but how about experiencing a real Asian temple? Wong Tai Sin Temple and Man Mo Temple are the two most popular temples in the city, and they are both major tourist attractions.
A boat trip once you are in Hong Kong is something most tourists can imagine joining. It drives out to Hong Kong Island, and it’s an exciting trip to be along the water’s edge while surrounded by skyscrapers.