About Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate, from November to December, temperatures are comfortable with plenty of sunshine and pleasant breezes, this period regard as the best months of the year. For more details, please visit here. You may also visit Hong Kong Weather Information for Tourists website for weather updates.
The transportation network in Hong Kong is safe, affordable and reliable. MTR (Mass Transit Railway), buses, taxis, minibuses covers most area of Hong Kong. There are also ferries to connect Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and other outlying islands.
An Octopus card is a must-have item in Hong Kong. It is a versatile stored-value card that can be used to pay transportation fees, purchase items from stores, restaurants and vending machines. There are various choice on the card, for details, please click here. Octopus card could be purchased at various locations, please visit here for more details.
Electricity and Voltage
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipment at most convenience stores.
- The Peak
The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong, it is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. From there you could enjoy stunning day and night views of the Victoria Habour. The most popular way of getting to The Peak is to take the Peak Tram, one of the oldest and most famous funicular railways. For more details, please click here.
- The Big Buddha
The renowned Big Buddha is the biggest outdoor bronze seated Buddha, it located next to Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. There is a 3-storey exhibition hall inside the pedestal showcasing the invaluable Buddha's relic. Getting to the Big Buddha with Ngong Ping 360 provides you breathtaking views over the North Lautau Country Park, Hong Kong International Airport, Po Lin Lin Monastery as well as The Big Buddha.
- Temple Street Night Market
As one of the great night markets around the world, the Temple Street Night Market is famous for displaying the traditional Hong Kong culture of eating and shopping at night. The market locates in the area of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan in Kowloon, traffic is closed at dusk when visitor swarm into the market. It is sometimes known as Men’s Street as stalls sell items mainly for men. Roadside dinning is the symbol of the market, local street cuisine provides wide range of delicious local food. For more information, please click here.
In case of emergency, please call 999 for help.