Hong Kong Travel Guide

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As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China, occupying an area of 426 square miles (1,104 square kilometers). The city is one of the world's leading financial, banking and trading centers.

It is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The prosperous island is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping with its southern part noted for sea shores and bays. Kowloon is another flourishing part where Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the most popular destinations. The New Territories and Outlying Islands are ideal places to experience a peaceful and natural holiday.

The city has a population of about 6,970,000 and most people (about 97% of the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English. There are few language barriers, making the city one of the hottest travel destination in Asia.
Due to the advantageous geographical location, Hong Kong serves as an important transport hub between international cities and regions with major cities in Mainland China. The well-developed urban transport system can be used to most places in the city, making traveling convenient and cheap.
Hong Kong Food
Different cultures bring food all over the world to this city, so it is a paradise for foodies. From luxury restaurants to Dai Pai Dong (street side food-stalls), from Yum Cha (tea and dim sum) to formal feast, the local food will definitely seize your appetite.

Shopping in Hong Kong
Once arrival in Hong Kong, shopping is inevitable, because this metropolis is a commercial center of Asia. The Central, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai on the Island as well as Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok on Kowloon Peninsula are the most popular shopping areas.

 See also: 8 Major Cities in China for Enthusiastic Shoppers

Hong Kong Nightlife
After a busy day of traveling, it is highly recommended to appreciate the colorful nightlife. Leisurely sightseeing activities such as watching a Symphony of Lights and roaming around the Avenue of Stars, or heading for pubs or nightclubs at Lan Kwai Fong, or eating local snacks at night markets will enrich your trip.

An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, it is a place where various cultures blend harmoniously. British culture can be found everywhere as a result of former colonial rule, while it also preserves traditional customs and the core values of Confucianism that have faded in Mainland China. It is the backdrop for modern movies and pop music that enjoy worldwide recognition.

In addition, here are some practical tips for your reference to make your trip easy:

- Last updated on Feb. 20, 2023 by Serena Zhou -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Travel
Asked by Gary from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 26, 2023 08:38Reply
as a UK passport holder I need to go to Shenzen from Hong Kong
I am a UK passport holder I need to go to Shenzen for a 1 day 6 hour meeting can I go from Hong where I will be staying for 7 days and then fly back to the UK?
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Answered by Dillon | Mar. 27, 2023 20:07

You need a visa to enter Shenzhen and you are eligible for the 5-day Shenzhen VOA. But remember it only allows you to stay within Shenzhen.
Asked by Vincent from USA | Mar. 14, 2023 22:15Reply
Any Entry Requirement For Foreigners Going To Guangzhou To Hong Kong Back To US
If I arrive to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with USA Passport. I want to take a train to Hong Kong, any entry requirement? Can I fly back to US from Hong Kong International Airport or do I need to go back to Guangzhou Baiyun?
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Answered by Rubin | Mar. 15, 2023 17:58

Are you flying from US to Guangzhou? If so and if you are going to stay less than 144 hours in Guangzhou, you can just use the 144-hour visa free transit by showing the train ticket to HK. If not, you need to apply for a visa in advance.

Of course you can fly back to US from HK.
Answered by Vincent | Mar. 15, 2023 20:20

So after several days stay in Guangzhou, do I need a visa to enter Hong Kong from Guangzhou? Probably stay 1 day in HK before flying back to US.
Answered by Rubin | Mar. 16, 2023 17:58

USA passport holders can stay in HK for up to 90 days without a visa. So you don't need to worry about the visa issues there.
Answered by Vincent | Mar. 16, 2023 23:00

Thank you for the info.
Asked by Jillian from USA | Mar. 05, 2023 17:13Reply
Luggage limits for Hong Kong trains
We plan to catch an international flight from Hong Kong airport, but will be traveling from Guangzhou. We are not able to connect via SkyPier. Is it possible to bring two large suitcases, plus two small carry on bags on the bullet trains or through trains from Guangzhou to Hong Kong? If not, what's the best option for transfer from Guangzhou to HK airport with luggage?
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Answered by Mark | Mar. 07, 2023 16:56

Yes, it's allowed. I often travel with one large suitcase and a knapsack by train from my workplace to my hometown. If you don't know where to put them onboard, ask help from the train attendant.
Asked by David from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 08, 2023 11:11Reply
ID required for my Chinese wife to buy high speed train tickets
I have UK Passport. My wife has the Chinese Passport with a full indefinite residence permit for the UK. Her Chinese ID card is with the family in China. Can we both book tickets on a high speed train from Hong Kong to China using passports for ID? Hoping to buy tickets from you this year.
Thanks, David. UK.
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Answered by Lily | Jan. 10, 2023 17:57

Yes, both of you can buy the tickets with passports. Best wishes~
Asked by John from USA | Feb. 24, 2022 05:39Reply
Zip code for King Tat Transportation Co
Zip code for King Tat Transportation Co
No. DD120, Lots 2609-2616 Shan Ha Road, Yuen Long, China
Answers (1)
Answered by Frederick | Feb. 25, 2022 16:39

There is no zip code in Hong Kong as I know.
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