A vibrant metropolis. A global financial hub. A culinary capital. A shopping paradise. Hong Kong is all of these things, and so much more. Modern high-rises soar next to ancient temples whilst Michelin-star food is found at hidden food stalls. A place equally concrete jungle and hiking paradise, Hong Kong is also steeped in tradition and, nicknamed ‘Asia’s World City’, truly one of the most fascination destinations in the world.
Steel and glass and neon lights of all colours rising high above Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong’s cover could have adorned a Roddenberry script. But don’t judge the city by its futuristic façade. Dig deeper to discover a Hong Kong steeped in tradition. Where Big Buddhas amaze at Po Lin Monastery and Wong Tai Sin Temple embraces China’s three religions. Explore further to uncover a serene, and surprisingly, green side of Hong Kong with stunning hikes along the rugged Dragon’s Back Trail or stand up paddleboarding on Wong Nai Chung Reservoir. Go local to uncover the street hawkers in the Sham Shui Po neighbourhood or get lost in the bustle of Tai Po Market.
At Discova, our tailor-made Hong Kong tours embrace the city’s colonial history, rugged individualism and its ever-ceasing march to become the world’s most modern city. Hong Kong is equally satisfying whether one is in search of the world’s best dim sum or wanting to unwind at one of the region’s most luxurious hotels. The past and future of Hong Kong dovetail to create a present that is wholly satisfying.
Experience a slice of authentic Chinese life on this half-day tour of Hong Kong. Practice the ancient martial art form made famous by Bruce Lee in a Wing Chun Kung Fu workshop, sample authentic Hong Kong cuisine at a charming café and pay homage to the Goddess of the Sea before witnessing the intricate art of Chinese embroidery in a traditional wedding dress shop.
This Discova-operated half-day tour shines a light on some of the finest highlights of ancient Chinese culture.
Experience another side of Asia’s vibrant metropolis on a half-day urban excursion into the local heart of Hong Kong. Travel aboard the iconic double-decker trams, learn about Chinese voodoo and visit the historic fishing village of Shau Kei Wan before squaring up for a game of mahjong with a local family on the ultimate city tour with a twist.
An immersive tour that allows travellers to engage with the local culture, from trying the local practice of ‘villain-hitting’ to playing a game of mahjong with a local family.
Official Name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR)
Population: 7.4 million
Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin
Currency: The official currency of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$ or HKD). ATMs are widely available and one of the best options to get hold of the local currency. Many places, except for smaller establishments and street stalls, accept most international credit and debit cards.
Travellers from 170 countries can travel to Hong Kong visa-free for a certain period. Depending on nationality, the length of stay varies between seven and 180 days. Travellers from most European countries, the US, Australia and New Zealand can stay up to 90 days, whilst UK nationals are allowed to enter Hong Kong for 180 days. As travel requirements are subject to change, we recommend checking the official government website before visiting.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, divided into four seasons. Spring – from March to May – is usually mild and humid, with temperatures around the 20-degree Celsius mark. As humidity and temperatures increase, the period from June through September is marked with heavy rains as well as the risk of tropical cyclones in the latter months of the summer. As rainy days are replaced by sunny ones, October and November are among the most popular months to visit Hong Kong with temperatures moving between a pleasant range of 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. From December to February – winter – it’s usually dry and cool. Whilst some days can be quite pleasant, others see the temperature drop down to 10 degrees (or lower).
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