Sparkling skyscrapers, Cantonese opera and bite-sized culinary delicacies – Hong Kong is what the world would look like… if you put it all in China.

Hong Kong has always been the place where East meets West. It’s thanks to Hong Kong that Europe was first introduced to dim sum, and for centuries the Cantonese have had their own take on jazz, theatre and fashion. Today, Hong Kong’s artists, musicians and storytellers draw from their folk traditions as much as they do from the avant-garde Europe. Beneath the New York-esque skyscrapers sit temples, nightclubs and super-malls, making Hong Kong one of the most accessible destinations of the Eastern world.  

Hong Kong travel highlights

Hong Kong holiday information

Hong Kong facts

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Local culture of Hong Kong

Most Hong Kongers are Cantonese and have a distinct culture compared to their mainland ...

Geography & environment

Hong Kong is a uniquely autonomous part of China. It’s considered to be a part of the P...

Shopping guide to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a veritable shopaholic’s paradise. High-end fashion, night markets and bar...

Hong Kong festival calendar

Chinese New Year The Cantonese version of Chinese New Year certainly has a competiti...

Food & drink in Hong Kong

Hong Kong food is famous worldwide for its irresistible flavours. Your Hong Kong travel...

Further reading

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne  Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2) by James ...

Hong Kong travel FAQs

Most countries have visa free access to Hong Kong for a period of up to 90 days. Hong Kong has a different visa policy to Mainland China. 

Tipping is not customary in Hong Kong and may even be considered patronising in some circumstances. Unless the restaurant includes a surcharge on the bill, there’s no need to tip for services. 

Internet is easily accessible in Hong Kong with plenty of Wi-Fi hotspots and internet cafes. 

Mobile phone coverage is good in Hong Kong’s major cities and towns, but service may be patchy outside of these areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

Hong Kong has a mix of both squat and Western-style toilets. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.

  • Big Mac Meal – 33 HKD
  • Bottle of nice red wine – 135 HKD
  • 2 theatre tickets - 1,319 HKD
  • Dress from H&M – 291 HKD

Hong Kong has some of the safest water in the world. Tap water is generally safe to drink, except in rare circumstances when the building has poor plumbing. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. 

Credit cards are widely accepted across Hong Kong, except at places like small business, street stalls and remote areas. 

ATMs are aplenty in Hong Kong’s major cities and towns. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

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