Released DECEMBER 11, 2013 - © Travelzoo
Hong Kong is located on China's south coast on the Pearl River Delta. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a population of 6.9 million people. It is a cosmopolitan destination, where east meets west is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions. Some of its most famous exports are martial arts stars including Bruce Lee, Chow Yun-Fat and Jackie Chan, who all emerged from Hong Kong cinema.
As a major business hub, Hong Kong has become more accessible with many more flights to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). As one of the world's busiest airports, it is highly likely that you can find travel deals or flights to Hong Kong or flights to different destinations on Cathay Pacific, Air Hong Kong or Dragonair.
To fit in while visiting, be like a "Hongkonger" and take public transit. The majority of travel is done on public transport, where you can use a smart card to pay for fares on almost all modes of transportation as well as car parks and parking meters. If you are visiting the Central or Western district you can also hop on the most extensive system of escalators and moving pavements in the world.
If you would like to really see Hong Kong you should definitely hop on the Star Ferry, which provides a panoramic view of Hong Kong's skyline.
You won't have trouble communicating, as English is considered an official language. Many signs, including hotel signage, are in English.
Hong Kong's climate is humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers causing occasional showers and thunderstorms. Spring and autumn are generally sunny and dry. Make sure that when you find your flight to Hong Kong that you keep in mind what time of year it is so you know how to dress!
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