Kowloon, the New Territories, and Hong Kong Island come together to form Hong Kong, one of Asia and the world’s most densely populated cities. Heavily influenced by the West, this metropolis is a melting pot of historical Chinese tradition blended with new-age cultures.
Street market stalls and old world temples stand side by side with hundreds of modern skyscrapers. If adventure is what you are in store for, you will find plenty of it and more in Hong Kong.
Flights to Hong Kong
Hong Kong International is the region’s primary airport and it can be found on Chek Lap Kok, an island principally reserved for the airport itself. After replacing Kai Tak in 1998, the airport quickly became a regional and international flight hub. With over 65,000 employees, and 180 global flight destinations, it is considered the busiest cargo gateway and commands one of the largest traffic bases on the planet.
60 million foreign and domestic passengers flew into Hong Kong International in 2013! Direct flights to Hong Kong from the United States can be boarded on American Airlines, Delta, United, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines. The most popular international carriers include British Airways, Air China, EVA Air, Emirates, ANA, Air France, and KLM.
Tips for Tourists Visiting Hong Kong
Temple trips are essential when traveling to Hong Kong. Pay a visit to Lo Pan Temple, Yuen Yuen Institute, Sha Tin Che Kung Temple, and Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery to get a firsthand look at the city’s history. The only way to view the majestic city is by taking a ride on The Peak Tram, which scales Hong Kong’s largest mountain, which tops off at 1,700 feet.
Thanks to a bustling and ever-lively street vendor scene, inner city adventures in Hong Kong are simple and affordable. Check out Ladies Market, Stanley Market, and Temple Street Night Market for great food, drinks, and shopping!
How to make your Hong Kong trip work
Hotel accommodations are quite modest in the city, with private double rooms averaging around $40. The food can get expensive in Hong Kong, but budget-conscious travelers know eating local market stall meals are the way to save money. For transport, purchase yourself an all-day travel pass for $7. This will give you unlimited access to
the light rail, metro, and tram services! Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English are Hong Kong’s official languages, and the Hong Kong Dollar its principal currency. Go to a local bank to get the best exchange rate. By using Skyscanner’s free hotel price comparison tool, you can find the best rate on first rate accommodations in Hong Kong. Put your savings to good use and spend them on a journey to Mai Po Natural Area and 360 Ngong Ping!
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