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Entry to Hong Kong


Entry Arrangement to Hong Kong

In general, all visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of their intended stay in Hong Kong.

Nationals of most countries do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong for tourism and can stay for periods varying from 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality.

For more details, please visit the official website of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Government, or contact any Chinese diplomatic and consular mission in your country.

Getting to Hong Kong
By Flight

Hong Kong is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 100 airlines that provide connections to over 190 destinations around the world. Your gateway to the city is the 24-hour Hong Kong International Airport with recognition as the world’s best airport for more than 60 times.

By Ferry

Hong Kong is linked to a number of ports in Mainland China and Macau, by high-speed ferries servicing Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport (off Lantau Island).

By Train

Hong Kong is connected to Guangdong province, Beijing and Shanghai in Mainland China by MTR's through-train intercity services. Travelers coming from Shenzhen can also take a local MTR train to town after passing through Hong Kong Immigration.

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Hong Kong Travel Details


Language

Cantonese is most commonly used in Hong Kong. English and Mandarin are also widely spoken. As a visitor, you can expect to encounter minimal problems communicating in English and Mandarin.

Weather

December to February is winter time in Hong Kong. The weather in this season is cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The temperature can drop below 10°C in urban areas. For details of the weather and climate in Hong Kong, please visit the official website of Hong Kong Observatory.

Currency

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) is the only official currency in Hong Kong. It is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of HKD7.8 to USD1.0.

Electricity

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220V/50Hz. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug.

Transportation

The extensive and efficient subway system, MTR, is the quickest way to get to major districts in the territory. Routes run by the double-decker air-conditioned buses cover almost all parts of Hong Kong. Ferries are fast and economical vehicles that take you to the opposite sides of the Victoria Harbour and to the Outlying Islands in Hong Kong; while the historic trams get you around in the Hong Kong Island in a relaxing pace at a very low fare. Undoubtedly, the metered, air-conditioned and clean taxi is a good choice apart from the mass transport systems. For details please visit the official website of Hong Kong Transport Department.

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Attractions


The Peak

A stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the Hong Kong

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

The biggest Buddha statue (sitting 34 metres high) built outdoor

International Commerce Centre

The tallest building in Hong Kong with the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

Tsing Ma Bridge

The longest suspension bridge (total length of 2.16km) with both rail and road traffic in the world

Harbour Tour by Star Ferry

Seeing the city from its symbolic center and touring the natural harbour

Temple Street Night Market

A Chinese street bazaar for enjoying Chinese opera show and traditional street food, as well as visiting fortune tellers

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum

A siheyuan-style museum housing the “Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life” and “Cantonese Opera Heritage” exhibitions

Lan Kwai Fong

One of the most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars

1881 Heritage

Formerly the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police which now combines historical attractions with more contemporary pursuits

Hong Kong Wetland Park

Demonstrating the diversity of the Hong Kong's wetland ecosystem

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Visiting the world-class aquarium and having an enjoyable day in this amusement and theme park

Hong Kong Geopark

Observing the natural and cultural landscapes

For more information, please visit the official website of Hong Kong Tourism Board.