Hong Kong

Ceded to Great Britain as a colony in 1842, Hong Kong became one of the biggest trading ports, manufacturing and financial centres in Asia. Since its hand-back to China in 1997 its economic success has continued and it remains a popular tourist destination. Beneath the glass skyscrapers, lies a world of small shops, fragrant temples, street markets, food stalls and excellent restaurants - a Chinese way of life way that will delight the western visitor.

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About Hong Kong

Hong Kong, now a Special Administrative Region of China, is not just an island but includes busting Kowloon and the New Territories on the mainland. There are also over 200 smaller islands and a network of ferries crisscross between them. A lot of this land is quite mountainous and maintained as county parks or national reserves.

The natural harbour that was responsible for Hong Kong's success is still one of the busiest ports in the world, importing and exporting vast amounts of goods from China and elsewhere in Asia. Whilst the manufacturing and textile industries have declined, the financial sector has boomed and Hong Kong remains one of Asia's most important trading nations.


Size: 1104 square kilometres

Population: 7.1 million

Capital: Hong Kong

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin & English

Religion: 82% mix of Buddhism, Taoism and Chinese folk religion, 12% Christianity, 4% Muslim, 2% Other

Land borders: China

Climate: Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters.

Spring - March to May
Summer - June to August
Autumn - September to November
Winter - December to February

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Money: Hong Kong Dollar.  ATMs are available throughout Hong Kong and credit cards are widely accepted

Tipping: Like most areas of Asia tips are not expected but are normally welcome.

Formalities: No visa is required for British passport holders.
Travel advice: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office produce up-to-date information on countries around the world. This which can be checked on



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