Hong Kong has more than 7 million inhabitants, belongs to China, but enjoys a special status that makes it a very attractive financial and economic hub as well as a breeding ground for pro-democracy movements.
A dynamic and international city, a meeting place for different cultures, Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial centres and a gateway to Asia. Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan region, a true cultural melting pot and a paradise for shopping enthusiasts,. The city also offers excellent international cuisine, a colourful nightlife as well as lively festivals and fairs. Not to mention that acts as a top notch educational hub thanks to its research-focused universities, its flexible higher education system and its widely recognized certificates and global exam criteria. Indeed, the QS 2016 World University Ranking included seven Hong Kong-based universities, four of which were ranked among the top 55 in the world! Not bad for a city of -only- 7 million inhabitants.
We recommend that you choose the dates of your stay in Hong Kong so they coincide with the Chinese New Year, as the party is everywhere in the streets, markets, bars…
Definitely by subway! Most destinations in the city are served by the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) including the airport. The bus is rather used for exploration purposes.
Life is quite expensive in Hong Kong, plan a certain budget for your holidays. The currency is the Hong Kong dollar, the HK$. 100 HK$ is worth about 11€.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy a Dim Sum or the incomparable freshness of seafood on board a traditional sampan or in a gourmet restaurant.
Hong Kong is mainly a travel destination for couples and groups of friends who come to party and discover this unique culture, one that’s a mix of East and West.
If you don’t have the opportunity to fully discover the local culture and cuisine, there are many places to make your evenings unforgettable.
Accommodation in Hong Kong
Staying in a good hotel is one of the first steps to a successful holiday. Indeed, good accommodation can make your holiday even more special… just as a bad one can spoil a stay. The big city of Hong Kong is full of places to stay. There is something for every budget, from small, charming bed and breakfasts combining comfort and quality services, to large hotels located in the city centre, close to the main attractions , or in the surrounding countryside…
Besides all the information offered by our website about traveling to Hong Kong, studying in the city and living there, we give you all the latest news about the social, political and economic life in Hong Kong treated by our experts in the region and dedicated to those living there or planning to go there in the not so distant future.