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Useful information for your excursions in Hong Kong
You can find everything you need to know about the most beautiful attractions, cruise port as well as other useful information and tips about shore excursions in Hong Kong below.
The most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is located in the south of the People’s Republic of China, at the mouth of Pearl River. With more than 7 million inhabitants, Hong Kong is one of the world’s metropolises and definitely worth a visit. You can explore the city to the fullest with our English-speaking guided tours. The city is a separate special administrative region of China with its own currency.
Victoria Peak is probably the most famous mountain in Hong Kong and at the same time its own local mountain. At 552 meters (1,810 ft), it rises up from Hong Kong Island and offers a fantastic view of Kowloon and pretty much all of Hong Kong. The highest point of Hong Kong is also the most exclusive residential area of the city since the colonial times. The view is no less exclusive, during the day you can look over the glittering skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor to the hills of the New Territories. In the evening, the sun paints the skyline in pink and orange before it finally turns into a colorful sea of lights.
In addition to its impressive observation deck called the Sky Terrace 148, the Peak Tower also offers restaurants and a variety of shops. The ride with the Peak Tram, a historic cable car, is pretty unique as well. However, you are very likely to have to wait in lines.
Although Hong Kong usually reminds people of a big city with endless skyscrapers, you should not miss a visit to the beach of this cosmopolitan city. Repulse Bay Beach is Hong Kong’s most beautiful beach, at the same time the longest and most popular sandy beach in the city. This crescent-shaped bay is between Deep Water Bay and South Bay. It is therefore perfect to take a swimming trip, sunbathe, or stroll along the variety of restaurants. Artificial bathing islands create additional sunbathing areas for people who love the sun.
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
On Lantau Island you can find Po Lin Monastery, one of the most significant Buddhist sanctuaries in Hong Kong. The monastery was founded in 1924 and has several individual halls and temples. Many devout monks have found their home there, which is why it is also referred to as the “Buddhist world in the South.” In the main temple there are 3 Buddha statues representing the past, present, and future. Milefo, the happy and laughing Buddha sits in the first temple hall. Around him you can see mighty guardians of four cardinal points.
The 34-meter (111 ft) high, 250-tonne extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (unofficially also known as “Big Buddha”) looks in the direction of the Chinese mainland. Its completion took 12 years and cost about 60 million HK$ (7.6 million dollars/6 million pounds). If you’re athletic, you can climb 268 steps to see this remarkable statue close up. Your efforts will eventually be rewarded because from the platform you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the mountains and sea.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is the cultural center of the city and offers you various opportunities to learn more about the tradition of Hong Kong. Visit Hong Kong Cultural Center for concerts and exhibitions, take an exciting journey into the universe at the Hong Kong Space Museum and gain insights into the city’s eventful past at Hong Kong Museum of History.
In addition to all the cultural sights, you will also find a true “shopping Mecca” in Hong Kong. From shopping malls, boutiques, department stores to typical Chinese markets, Hong Kong offers literally everything to every taste.
In Kowloon, you will find the Jade Market on Jadestreet, its entrance is marked by a three-ton jade stone. More than 400 retailers offer typical Chinese jade jewelries here. In addition to the Jade market, you can visit Chi Lin Nunnery in Kowloon. It was founded in 1934 but was finally renovated in 1990. Today, it maintains a series of temple halls and statues of gold, clay and wood that represent deities like the Sakyamuni Buddha. Therefore, this monastery is definitely worth a visit.
The Symphony of Lights
The Symphony of Lights impresses you with a multimedia show at Victoria Harbor. More than 40 buildings on either side of the harbor are staged impressively as a part of the Symphony of Lights. The show has now become a major landmark for the metropolis. You can listen to the music of “The Symphony of Lights” every evening at 8 pm at the harbor promenade (near Hong Kong Cultural Center) in Tsim Sha Tsui and on the promenade in front of the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.
New Year festival
The highlight of any trip to Hong Kong is the New Year festival, which, depending on each calendar year, falls between January 21st and the February 21st. Traditionally, the festival is celebrated with fireworks with dragon and lion dances. The festival will conclude on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year with a Lantern Festival. Maybe you’re lucky enough to come to town with your cruise ship on one of these special days in Asian culture.
Map of cruise port in Hongkong
Arriving in Hong Kong, Asia’s cruise hub, is an unforgettable experience. The beautiful Victoria Harbor, the breathtaking skyline and the versatile facilities of the terminal buildings make Hong Kong an exceptional cruise destination. Victoria Port is located between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. While the port had been built almost exclusively for industrial purposes, today it is mainly used for tourism and cruises.
The Ocean Terminal on Kowloon and the new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal are the most popular berths for cruise ships. Smaller ships can dock at the Ocean Terminal in the middle of the city. Larger ships dock at the new cruise terminal Kai Tak. There are numerous shopping opportunities and tourist information at these 2 terminals.
Things to know about cruise excursions in Hong Kong
Shipping companies and routes
Hong Kong is alway a favourite destination for large cruises from TUI Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Celebrity, RSSC, NCL to bring their passengers to on their Asian routes.
Hong Kong is also a turnaround port for many cruises.
Immigration and visa
U.S. Citizens visiting Hong Kong for not more than three months (90 days) are not required to obtain visas.
British citizens, whose passports have at least six months’ validity can enter Hong Kong for a period of up to 180 days without a visa.
The national currency of Hong Kong is Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). Exchange rates are 1$ = 7.85 HKD and 1£ = 10 HKD. You can also withdraw money from ATMs here.
Taxi and other public transports
If you are travelling by taxis, pay attention to the distinction between red and green taxis. Red taxis are allowed in all parts of Hong Kong, green taxis are only limited to the New Territories. All taxis must use taximeters.
The subway is called MTR and the tram KCR. A day ticket for tourists costs about 55 HKD (5.5£ or 7$). Rental cars can be rented at the limit age of 23 or 25 years old. However, it is usually offered with a chauffeur.
The different seasons in Hong Kong are marked by significantly different climates. The region is characterized by a humid, subtropical climate with an average annual temperature of 22.5 °C / 72.5 °F). While the winter is dry and relatively mild, summers are humid and hot. From spring to summer, the monsoon influences the weather significantly. You should expect a high level of humidity. Most rainfall occur in late April.
The best travel time for cruise tourists is in spring, autumn and winter. During these periods, Hong Kong’s weather is usually stable and the humidity is not too high. In August and also in September, typhoons are expected in Hong Kong. Therefore travelling in midsummer is not recommended.
Websites of the port and tourist organizations
Highlights of Hong Kong
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