Hong Kong Hotels and More

Tour Information

Capital: Hong Kong City

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Hong Kong is a special administrative region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is situated on China’s south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839–42). Originally confined to Hong Kong Island, the colony’s boundaries were extended in stages to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and then the New Territories in 1898. It was occupied by Japan during the Pacific War, after which the British resumed control until 1997, when China resumed sovereignty.

Hong Kong is quite an expensive place to visit, with good centrally located accommodations having the biggest expense. Cheaper accommodations mean farther from the city center or from the nearest MTR station. Food prices are on the average but bevarages on bars and clubs are overrated. Despite the expenses, Hong Kong is a small country with big sightseeing places. If you live right at the heart of the city with an access to the MTR, you can get to see a lot of places in just one day.

 

Cheap Hong Kong Hotels

 

 

Places to Visit:

Hong Kong Disneyland

    • Hong Kong Disneyland – Lantao Island
    • Ocean Park – Hong Kong Island
    • Noah’s Ark – Ma Wan Island
    • Ngong Ping 360 – Lantau Island
    • Victoria Peak – Hong Kong Island

Many more…

 

Getting there

There are several budget airlines flying to Hong Kong from the Philippines. Both National carriers (Cathay Pacific and Philippine Airlines) fly between cities almost half a dozen times or more a day. A ferry from Macau can be done by using Turbojet to cross to Hong Kong.

 

Traveler Tips

1. Change your money at the airport. The conversion there is the same (sometimes better) than the hotel and the local money exchange.

2. There are free maps at the airport. Grab one to help you go around places.

3. Tours and tickets are already being offered inside the airport. Right after the arrivals and money exchange booth, there are booths and tables for travel agents that sell entrance tickets to Disneyland, Ocean Park and many other tourist attractions. Prices are the same whether you pay on site or pay here so it is best to purchase there to save you the hassle of lining up on site.

4. Tips to the hotel staffs are almost mandatory, including HK$ 2 – 5 per bags for the porter.

5. Use the MTR to get to anywhere in the city. Tickets are relatively cheap, especially if you get day passes.

 


Hong Kong MTR Map
Hong Kong MTR Map