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Ein Touristenschiff vor der Skyline von Hongkong, Bild: ESB Professional / shutterstock

Hong Kong – A city of superlatives

In Hong Kong, numerous high-rise buildings and more than 7 million people are united in a very small space. The megacity attracts visitors with a variety of sights. Hong Kong is also known for its many good restaurants, so lovers of delicious treats will get their money’s worth here. Even though the city is not exactly cheap, Hong Kong is one of the most popular destinations and always worth a visit.

If you like it a little warmer, you should travel to Hong Kong between June and August. Then the temperatures can climb over 30 degrees. In winter, on the other hand, it can get cold. But normally the temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees. By the way, communication is very easy, as almost all residents speak English.

Golden Pagoda in Nan Lian Garden, Image: pickbiz / shutterstock

Citizens from the EU and Switzerland can stay in Hong Kong without a visa for up to 90 days. Those who want to stay longer, on the other hand, must apply for a work visa. Another option is to leave the city temporarily – for example, a day trip to Macau or Shenzhen. It is also important to fill out the so-called Arrival Card when entering the country. This is an entry card that also serves as an exit card.

Hong Kong offers a wealth of different sights. The cable car at the airport takes you to the famous Big Buddha (Tung Chung). From here you can take the bus to the Tai O Fischer village. There you can watch the fishermen at work and of course there is also fresh fish to buy. There is also a monastery on the mountain that can be visited. Tai o Fish Village is the starting point for boat trips to see the pink dolphins on Lantau Island. The fishing villages are unique – they stand on stilts.

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Hong Kong Dusk
Hong Kong at dusk, Image: leungchopan / shutterstock

The tallest skyscrapers are located on Hong Kong Island. The best way to discover Hong Kong Iceland is by tram. From Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong Island can be easily and comfortably reached by ferry. A ride on the Ding Ding Tram is also a great experience. So visitors experience an exciting city tour – and at a really very good price.

Visitors to Hong Kong should not miss a detour to the famous Peak Hong Kong. This is very easy to reach by bus. The view from up here is unique. There is a free and a paid viewpoint. Hong Kong is a city that captivates every visitor and an unforgettable travel experience.

Travel information Hong Kong

Capital Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region
Currency Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Area approx. 1,104 km²
Population approx. 7,389,500 (as of 2017)
Languages Chinese
Electricity grid 220 Volt / 50 Hz
Area code +852
Time zone UTC+8
UTC+2 CEST (March to October)