Luxury Hong Kong Tours
Hong Kong - 香港 can be divided geographically into three regions, Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories (including Island District). Victoria Harbor is between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Although both of them cover a small area of Hong Kong, they are the most prosperous areas in Hong Kong. In this small area, Tsim Sha Tsui of Kowloon and Central of Hong Kong Island, center of economy, culture, lie in the each side of Victoria Harbor.
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Introduction to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is divided into three areas including Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and New Territories (offshore Islands are also included). Kowloon and HK Island face each other across Victoria Harbor. These two areas occupy a small land of HK, but are the most populous places in HK. Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and Central in HK Island, sitting at the either bank of Victoria Harbor, are two economic and cultural center as well as the most thriving places in this region.
Attractions in Hong Kong
Taking a cable car to the Peak overlooking the Victoria Harbor is an unforgettable experience. The cable car carried by cable wires goes up slopes as high as 373 meters (about 1,200 feet). It is an amazing view from this distance. This is something you won’t want to miss.
The Best Time to Visit Hong Kong
The best time for traveling to Hong Kong is between October and March. Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate. The temperature is relatively high, reaching 22.8 degree Celsius. The weather is easily influenced by monsoons, which leads to cool autumns, warm winters, hot summers and humid springs.
The Culture of Hong Kong
It is a cultural etiquette for people to knock the table with their fingertips to show gratitude. There is a custom where people in Hong Kong go to tea houses in the morning and drink soup to begin their day. At a banquet, the guests can start their meal only after the host says “pick up chopsticks.” During the meal, hands cannot be separated with chopsticks or put on the table, and chopsticks should be held horizontally. People should not pick up dishes away or pick up plates and turn the fish. There should be no sound made when drinking soup and no remnant of food should be left when finishing.
Festivals in Hong Kong
Except for Lan Kai Fong, there are fireworks and special performances on New Year’s Eve along with A Symphony of Lights. In addition, the New Year Countdown will also be celebrated in Time Square on Causeway Bay, industrial exhibition in Victoria Park.
Transportation in Hong Kong
Transportation in HK include the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), buses and minibuses along with others. There are tram cars in HK District as well as light rail in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Ting Shui Wai. All public transportation methods are equipped with Cantonese, Putonghua and English instructions and signs. If you’re not familiar with where you’re going, make sure you pay attention to the stops. When buying tickets using cash is the most convenient. For longer stays, however, it is recommended to use the octopus card although it can’t be used for the taxi, ferry or minibus. The distance from one station to another is often 15 to 20s by foot. Thus, the best way to get around in HK is by walking which will allow you to explore the city better.
Shopping in Hong Kong
HK is known as a paradise for shopping for its cheapest prices, wide range of products and high-quality services. When Bill Clinton visited China in 1998, he made sure to take his wife shopping in HK. HK is known worldwide for its shopping oasis.
Recreation in Hong Kong
Recreational activities in Huangshan vary. Apart from enjoying the hot springs, experiencing the temple fairs by the rivers and going on a cruise in the local-style boats, you can also enjoy local special night activities have to offer, particularly to the local Hui opera performances in the newly-opened Xiangming Opera House.
A Brief Introduction to the Local Delicacies
The food culture in Hong Kong combines Chinese and foreign culture. The fusion of eastern and western culture has influenced even the eating habits of Hong Kong people. Hong Kong has long been known as a “paradise of food.”
Bank and Currency in Hong Kong
The ATM can be seen from anywhere. For Chinese mainland tourists that have a Union Pay Card, they can easily find an ATM with a Union Pay Logo. HSBC ATM’s provides 24-hour automatic service for users of VISA card and Master Card. Users of American Express can use any ATM to withdraw cash. Make sure you check at the bottom of the ATM or top for the logos of cards that can be used.
Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong
The deluxe VIP services and the legendary history contribute to Peninsula Hotel’s position as one of the top and well-received hotels in the world. The hotel is situated in the Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, which is the commercial, shopping and recreational center of Kowloon. .