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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China

Need to Know

Getting Here

Hong Kong International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Hong Kong.

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for stays under 90 days.

To enter Hong Kong, you need:

  • a passport that is valid for at least one month beyond the date of your intended stay,
  • adequate funds to cover your stay without working locally, and
  • evidence of onward/return transportation.

You only need a visa if:

  • You plan to stay for more than 90 days – obtain an extension with the Hong Kong SAR Immigration Department, if necessary.
  • You plan to work or study in Hong Kong – visas must be obtained prior to departing the United States.

Blank Passport Pages

You need one page for entry stamp.

Currency

The currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar.

Transportation

You can get around via public transportation or rental cars.

Tipping Culture

  • Restaurants in Hong Kong will often add a 10% service charge to the bill, so tipping on top of this is not expected.
  • It’s not expected to leave a tip in a bar or pub.
  • Taxi or cab drivers don’t expect to be tipped but it is the norm to leave any small change.
  • For tours, you should tip between 10 and 70 HKD per person and split this money between the tour guide and the driver if there is one.

Things to avoid

Just remember the basic travel precautions when traveling abroad. If you have any tips on things to avoid, please submit to us.

Things to Do

Tsim Sha Tsui to Mainland

Take a Junk boat ride from Tsim Sha Tsui to the Mainland.

Victoria’s Peak

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. Click here for more info.

Kowloon Park

Kowloon Park is a large public park in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Sky100 Observation Deck

Sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Ocean Park

Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Temple

The Hong Kong China Temple, formerly the Hong Kong Temple, is the 48th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Click here for more info.

Stanley Market

Stanley Market is a street market in Stanley on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market in Hong Kong and has since become a major tourist attraction, well known for its bargains. Click here for more info.

Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars, modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Ladies Market

Marketplace with many vendors selling clothing, accessories, souvenirs & street food. Click here for more info.

Times Square

Times Square is a major shopping center and office tower complex in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Lantau island

Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong’s islands, lies at the mouth of the Pearl River. Its mountainous interior includes 934m-high Lantau Peak, known for its sunrises, and the area can be traversed by hikers

Tian Tan Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Click here for more info.

Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is known for its night market and as one of the busiest flea markets at night in the territory. Click here for more info.

Great Eats

Lin Heung Tea House

Lin Heung Tea House is a two-storey Chinese restaurant located within the Tsang Chiu Ho Building at 160-164 Wellington Street, at the corner of Aberdeen Street, in Central, Hong Kong. Click here for more info.

Mido Cafe

Click here for more info.

Tsui Wah

Click here for more info.

208 Duecento Otto

Fashionable, bi-level spot in an old meat warehouse offering modern Italian cuisine, pizza & wine. Click here for more info.

Aqua

Airy & sophisticated restaurant with city views, offering Italian & Japanese menus. Click here for more info.

Armani/privé

A glamorous rooftop lounge bar. Click here for more info.

Wooloomooloo

An upscale steakhouse. Click here for more info.

Ozone

Glitzy hotel bar & lounge offering city views, cocktail lessons, Asian tapas & DJs. Also, one of the highest rooftop sky bars in the world. Click here for more info.

Red bar + Restaurant

Click here for more info.

Sevva

Contemporary, luxury restaurant with a vertical garden, terrace & global menu, plus afternoon tea. Click here for more info.

Sugar Bar

Click here for more info.

Night Life

Suggestions coming soon.

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