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Entry Requirements |
Organizing Your Trip |
Living Conditions |
Different Forms of Tourism
-The City hall.
The Cantonese Opera is one of the major Chinese opera categories originating from the Cantonese culture of Southern China. The Art bears a national identity which came with the first wave of immigrants from Shanghai in the 1950s theaters. Sunbeam is one of the most traditional places.
Several festivals and exhibitions take place during the year. There is a very large variety of museums which explore different themes. The most popular is the Hong Kong History Museum which provides an excellent glimpse of the fascinating history of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is not just made up of ‘skyscrapers’, it is interesting to go to the countryside (more than 70% of Hong Kong), including the marine parks.
Listen to try pleasing ballads at the Victoria peak, the highest point of Hong-Kong, go to the Lantau and Lamma islands and in the New Territories (Saikung peninsula).
Buddhism and Taoism have a very high number of followers and there are more than 600 temples in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has a long coastline abundant with beaches. A good number of among them are covered by mountains, since Hong Kong is a mountainous place. As a result, waves are quite small. Consult the list of beaches on Leisure and Culture Service Department.
- Outdoor Activities
Rambling, Diving, Hiking, Mountain Bike, Bowling greens, Golf. Website of the Leisure and Culture Service Department presents different outdoor activities.
Hong Kong is identified by its materialistic culture and high level of consumerism. Low range to more luxurious stores are the privileged places for shopping, for example Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay.
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Hong Kong (GMT +8)
- Summer Time Period
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
Hot and very humid in summers, mild and humid in winters.
- For Further Information
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Hong Kong's cuisine is Chinese, with some specialties.
The hundred year eggs : a popular dish found in Hong Kong's cuisine. The eggs age for two or more months, in a mixture of lime-rich mud, tea, ash and sodium bicarbonate. Their meat becomes translucent, bluish-green in color. They are often included in hors-d'oeuvres (appetizers).
Spring rolls : small flatbreads stuffed with rice. The stuffing depends on the available ingredients, preferences of the cook, etc. In total, you can have what you want, from simple to complex.
Spareribs in black bean sauce: a very tasty pork dish .
A wide choice of drinks is usually available, nearly always including yuenyeung, a popular preparation of tea and coffee, cocoa with lemon-coated ginger. The orders are usually given on a notepad at your table and you pay in cash at the time of leaving.
- Dietary Restrictions
There are no food restrictions in the country.
- Domestic Currency
Hong Kong Dollar
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
The most practical way is to withdraw cash from one of the numerous ATMs. It is preferable to exchange currency in authorized exchange bureaus such as Cheque point and to avoid cash exchange in exchange bureaus situated in the Airport as well hotels.
- Possible Means of Payment
Octopus, EPS, Visa, Cash.
- Official Language
The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Cantonese.
- Other Languages Spoken
Chinese Mandarin is getting more and more importance.
- Business Language
English is the most widely used language within the Hong Kong government, legal system and commercial sectors.
- Free Translation Tools
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Last Updates: October 2014