Travelling to Hong Kong
Travelling to HK
A premier tourist destination, Hong Kong is a unique blend of East and West, featuring Chinese traditions, European heritage, hi-tech modernity and Cantonese gusto. The city offers a diverse and exciting travel experience to visitors from all over the world - great shopping; dining; theme parks; countryside; arts, cultural and sports events, as well as heritage attractions such as temples, walled villages, clan halls and western architecture.
Whether you come for sight-seeing or business, there is surely something worth seeing and exploring in Hong Kong - Asia's world city.
See & Do
Hong Kong is a city of colour and contrast. From exciting festivals and events, world-class arts performances, to rich heritage attractions and verdant countryside - these are just something that can make up your travel itinerary. Take a look at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/ to find out more on what to see and do in Hong Kong.
Dine & Drink
Hong Kong is a world-renowned culinary paradise. There is a formidable variety of cuisines to satisfy the palate of every foodie. Hong Kong-style tea-house, dai pai dong, roasted meat eatery, local flavor canteen, western bistro, high-class steakhouse, Michelin restaurant are only some of the examples. Select your favourites by browsing http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/dine-drink/index.jsp
Shopping in Hong Kong is an enjoyable experience, mainly because of its wide variety of goods, first-rate service and bargain price. Go on a shopping spree in a mall or a market stall, and you'll find fun in both! More information for the smart shoppers is at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/index.jsp
Events & Festivals
Hong Kong hosts a fascinating variety of exciting events all year round, ranging from colourful festivals to world-class arts, cultural and sports events.
Event calendar and detailed information are available at
Situated at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is a leading cruise hub in the region. From here, you can go on either a short voyage to neighbouring countries/places, or embark on a year-long excursion that circles the globe.
Click on http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/cruise/index.jsp to plan for a remarkable cruise holiday from Hong Kong.
There is a wide range of accommodation in Hong Kong to suit your need and budget. This website helps you find a suitable choice:
Hong Kong has a highly efficient public transport network which links up different parts of the city. It is convenient to travel between hotel and sight-seeing points. Get more information on Hong Kong's public transport system and access e-Transport to locate the most suitable public transport route to suit your journey:
Click here to enter the map to find your way around Hong Kong.
Plan Your Trip
The following websites will help you plan your trip before you embark on a memorable journey to Hong Kong:
Useful travel information:
Visas & Immigration
Any person who wishes to visit or transit Hong Kong but does not enjoy the visa waiver concession or wants to stay beyond the entitled visa-free period must apply for a visa/entry permit before coming. This entry arrangement does not apply to Chinese residents of the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan (other than People's Republic of China passport holders and Chinese residents of Taiwan living overseas).
For detailed information, please refer to the following links of the Immigration Department of Hong Kong:
Individual Visit Scheme
The Individual Visit Scheme was first introduced in July 2003 under which residents of Mainland cities covered by the scheme are allowed to visit Hong Kong in their individual capacity. The coverage of the scheme has expanded since its introduction. At present, it is implemented in 49 Mainland cities. Details of the scheme are at http://www.tourism.gov.hk/english/visitors/visitors_ind.html