Reading a tour guide on Hong Kong, which will precede a trip, will tell you about what makes the essence of the city: its energy and contrasts. From the skyscrapers of Central to the fine sand of Sai Kung, from the heights of Peak to Victoria Bay, from the elegance of Hong Kong Island to the roughness of Kowloon: everything here is but a cohabitation of several worlds into one. This "mixture of perishable structures and eternal rock, the movement of waves and waves and the waves of the crowd, the immortal sea and fugitive boats" (Joseph Kessel) is conducive to a change of scenery. The energy released by Hong Kong acts as a dopant on the traveller in search of new experiences. His return to China served as a detonator for Hong Kong's affirmation of its role as a political, economic and cultural leader. From the crown jewel, it is now made a special administrative zone. Faced with Shanghai, Hong Kong is seeking to distinguish itself from a mother nation considered backward in many areas. "One country, two systems". Hong Kong is boiling, ambitious... And while it is taking advantage of China's openness, it also wants to be multicultural, multi-party, multidisciplinary and multimodal

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When to go to Hong-Kong 香港?

Spring and autumn are definitely the best times for a visit. Hotel rates are consequently higher... Summer, on the other hand, being a time of high temperatures and monsoons: it is better, if possible, to avoid this season. As for winter, temperatures drop significantly (up to 8-10 °C) but remain quite acceptable for an invigorating discovery of the territory. In addition, some festivals are sacrosanct for the Chinese such as Chinese New Year (late January or early February, depending on the lunar calendar). Most shops were then closed for at least three days and many Hong Kongers returned to China to visit their families.

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  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators offer Hong Kong on the programme. The city is often part of a circuit that includes the rest of China. In this case, you will spend a few days on site. Stays will simply combine Hong Kong, the British, its neighbour Macao, the Portuguese, and the neighbouring islands to alternate between city and nature hiking

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You will have no difficulty getting to Hong Kong. The city is very well served by most of the major airlines. On the spot, there are no safety issues: Hong Kong is a very safe city for everyone, even if it is not necessarily recommended for a visit with young children.

It's easy to get around Hong Kong! We often take the boat from Hong Kong and for good reason since it is an island! All ferries to the surrounding islands leave from the Central Terminal Ferry, near the IFC in Hong Kong. Finally, there are some kinds of sea taxis: sampans. No problem to take the bus in Hong Kong: the routes are clearly indicated in English, or the taxi (many drivers understand English)

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When to travel?

Spring and autumn are definitely the best times for a visit. Hotel rates are consequently higher... Summer, on the ot...
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Weather forecast

Hong Kong is subject to a subtropical climate, therefore very humid. From the end of September to December, temperatu...
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Budget

The current currency is the Hong Kong dollar (or Hong Kong Dollar). It is very easy to pay with a credit card or to w...
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Formalities

No visa is required for European nationals for a stay of no more than three months in Hong Kong. You must have a vali...
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Health

Tap water is safe to drink even though it tastes bleached. Bottles of mineral water are everywhere. Also, Hong Kong i...
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How to travel by yourself?

You will have no difficulty getting to Hong Kong. The city is very well served by most of the major airlines. On the...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators offer Hong Kong on the programme. The city is often part of a circuit that includes the rest of C...
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Getting around

It's easy to get around Hong Kong! We often take the boat from Hong Kong and for good reason since it is an island! A...
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