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Hong Kong - Country Quickfacts


  • Crowded downtown
  • Giant Sitting Buddha
  • Hong Kong has the most high rise buildings in the world
  • Glass towers
  • Beautiful sunset
Area: 1,104 km².
Capital: Hong Kong has no capital. Major areas include: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, New Territories and 365 outlying islands.
Country Code: 852
Country Population: 7,234,800
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are widely accepted.
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD = 100 cents)
Departure Tax: HK$150 (Appox. CAD$22 / US$19)
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz
Ethnic Groups:  Chinese 93.6%, other 6.4%
Flag: Hong Kong Flag
Location:  Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Official Language(s): Chinese (Cantonese), English; both are official.
Religion: Eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%
Time Zone: UTC+8
Tipping: Hong Kong is not as much of a tipping culture in comparison to mainland China, but for tour guides, we suggest you leave a gratuity of between 10 to 90 HKD per person (to be split between the guide and the driver). Due to the higher cost of private tours, private tour guides do not expect a fee. If using the services of a hotel porter, it’s customary to tip them at least HK$10. There is no obligation to tip taxi drivers, just round the fare up a little. It is recommended you tip hotel staff HK$10-20. Most restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill.

 


 

Hong Kong Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Hong Kong.

Learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Hong Kong's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Hong Kong for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Hong Kong tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Hong Kong tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 


 

Book your Hong Kong tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Hong Kong tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover,  a stay of distinction, a independent travel module, a air and land getaway, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Hong Kong.


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