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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is vibrant city and a major gateway to mainland china. Famous for towering skyscrapers, 40 percent of the territory is made up of country park and nature reserves. Hong Kong island steals the limelight with its nightly, light show spectacular, but there are actually 263 islands in Hong Kong.

Don't panic if your hotel is missing a fourth floor. Omitting the number 4 is common because four sounds like the word 'death' in Chinese. Conversely, lucky number 8 represents wealth.

A foodie paradise, Hong Kong has one of the highest number of restaurants cafes per capita. Plus, you can score some of the cheapest Michelin -starred food on the planet.

Cathy Pacific, winner of the worlds best airline time over is Hong Kong's national airline and flies direct from London, Flying time 14 hours.

Visa required?

No

Currency

Hong Kong Dollar

Injections

No

Key information 

Currency

The Hong Kong Dollar is the official currency Hong Kong.

Visa

Nationals of the US, Europe, Australia, Canada and new eland do NOT require a visa to enter Hong Kong for stays of 90 days, 180 days for UK nationals.

If you want to travel from Hong Kong to China mainland, you may need to apply for a china visa.

Best time to travel

Because of its subtropical location, Hong Kong's year round destination.The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December, when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant . January and February is the best time experience Hong Kong festivals, as it's the time when the springFestival and lantern Festival are celebrated.

Average temperatures

December to February temperatures can drop below 10 degrees . March to April and October to November sees temperatures of 20 degrees plus with cool evenings

May to September is typhoon seasoned during June to August the city can be extremely hot, wet and humid with temperatures sitting beyond 31 degrees, making going outside uncomfortable.

Child friendly rating

Travelling around Hong Kong with kids can be challenging. If you're travelling with a toddler or baby, you will find that hardly anywhere is stroller friendly, as its hilly and there are steps everywhere. However, saying that, there is so much for children to do in Hong Kong. From Disneyland and Ocean Park, to riding the Mid-level escalators, Going Pink Dolphin watching and riding the star ferry the list is endless.

We give A child friendly of 9/10

Jabs

No vaccinations are needed for Hong Kong 

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