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Hong Kong literally meaning "fragrant harbor" is a favorite and most popular travel destination in Asia, where the exotic East fuses with the contemporary west as a dynamic contemporary city. It is a vast and varied city, drawing its diversity from a range of historical influences, not least British and Chinese. It is a colorful kaleidoscope of attractions to arouse the senses: spectacular sightseeing, sensational shopping and fabulous foods - perhaps the number one highlight of this gastronomic city.

This city is also known as an excellent destination for shopping as prices are comparably cheaper than the US, Europe or Japan with no sales tax on anything. Popular shopping items include consumer electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry and expensive brand names goods. On the surface, it's an urban landscape however take time to explore the small curious nooks, as well as the beautiful greenery and hiking trails, and you will find it a unique location to spend a holiday. Vibrant and exciting.


It's climate is sub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half the year. During November and December there are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Many people regard these as the best months of the year. January and February are more cloudy, with occasional cold fronts followed by dry northerly winds. It is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below 10 C in urban areas. The lowest temperature recorded at the Observatory is 0 C, although sub-zero temperatures and frost occur at times on high ground and in the New Territories.


Chinese (Cantonese) and English are both the official language here. So foreigners, who are planning to visit, should not have any problems exploring, and experiencing the culture of this vibrant place, since English is widely spoken here.


Local time is GMT  +8


The HongKong dollar is the currency in use. One American dollar roughly equals around 7 HKD.

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