With our world-class food culture, stunning architecture and pristine country parks, Hong Kong is – in our humble opinion – one of the best places on Earth. Culture vultures will love the city’s unique Chinese-British heritage and fast-growing art scene, while outdoorsy types will no doubt be pleased by the hikes, beaches and biodiversity. Everything from Michelin-starred dim sum to secret shops and island day trips is within easy reach thanks to Hong Kong’s walkability and internationally renowned public transport system. Whether you’re planning a short but sweet weekend trip or looking to experience everything this magnificent city has to offer, we’ve got all the information you need in one handy guide.
Explore Hong Kong like a pro
The best time to visit Hong Kong
Hongkongers have a tendency to obsess over the weather – and, unlike our neighbours in Southeast Asia, we actually do have seasons. You can generally count on spring to be short and temperate, summer to be hot and stormy, autumn to be cooler, and winter to be surprisingly chilly. That being said, our varied social calendar also makes a big difference in your experience of the city, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you determine when exactly to come to Hong Kong. By Annette Chan
Where to stay in Hong Kong
Hong Kong may be small but it’s also a diverse place, made up of different neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct personality. Depending on what you want to see and do, we’re recommending the best areas to stay while you’re in town. These neighbourhoods boast plenty of attractions – including cultural monuments, giant shopping malls, and must-try restaurants – but you can also easily get to other parts of the city if you want to explore further.
Travel tips every first-time Hong Kong visitor needs to know
Hong Kong is a melting pot of cultures and a truly global city. As an international hub, we’ve got one of the world’s most iconic skylines, a ton of tourist attractions plus beaches and country parks right on our doorstep. And with 8 million people living on top of each other, there’s a whole load crammed into this tiny territory. To help you find your way around town, without stepping on anyone’s toes, here are 20 top tips to help you make the most of our fabulous SAR. By Sam Sinha
Your guide to public transportation in Hong Kong
Hongkongers have a reputation for being somewhat argumentative (or should we say passionate?), but the one thing everyone agrees on, time and time again, is how great our transport system is. Some might even say that we're annoyingly smug about it, but who could blame us? Hong Kong is well known for having one of the most sophisticated and efficient transport systems in the world, and a whopping 90 percent of daily journeys are carried out on public transport. The options are plentiful and affordable, from the historic trams running along Hong Kong Island to the citywide double-decker buses and much-loved MTR – all you need is an Octopus card. By Annette Chan