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Hong Kong Travel Essentials

Worlds collide in Hong Kong, where skyscrapers dominate the harbour skyline, towering over heritage buildings from a British past. The chatter of people and the hum of traffic and efficient public transport are the music of the streets. There’s a constant rush to get somewhere, but never a dull moment with its nightlife and theme parks, and never a hungry tummy with its superb cuisine.

Best time to visit

Subtropical Hong Kong is subject to monsoon rains from May to September, with a chance of typhoons in September. The drier months from October to April are the busiest periods for travellers, overlapping with winter (December to February), which can be chilly as cool winds blow in from the north.

Electrical outlet type: 

Type G (3 flat pins)

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Type D (3 round pins)

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Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Top modes of transport from the airport and cost estimate to city centre
Hong Kong International Airport is 30 minutes to 1 hour away from Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
– Airport express HKD 100 to Kowloon station, HKD 110 to Hong Kong Station
– Downtown hotels shuttle bus HKD 140
– Taxi from HKD 250 to Kowloon and HKD 215 to Hong Kong Island

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