About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is our home and we are immensely proud of this tiny piece of land measuring only 426 square miles, yet containing a staggeringly large population of 7.5 million, who manage to squeeze in thanks to high-rise living. Once a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has today become one of the world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports. This has brought immense wealth to Hong Kong, and as a result it is now regarded as the most expensive city in the world to live, with luxury property prices continuing to reach record-breaking highs.
As a destination to visit, it is really quite special. Known for its unparalleled harbour views and towering skyscrapers, it also contains a comparatively huge amount of green spaces. in fact, 40% of Hong Kong’s land is reserved as country parks and nature reserves. Hiking is a popular sport as a result, and we would highly recommend packing your trainers and setting off on one of the many popular, well marked trails to experience Hong Kong at its best. Shopping, eating and horse racing are other popular activities in Hong Kong, and absolutely must be experienced while in the city. The horse racing season runs from September to June, with weekly race meetings taking place in Happy Valley on Wednesday evenings, and at Sha Tin on Saturdays. The night time race experience is truly unique - the view of skyscrapers lit up in front of a mountainous background is stunning and the atmosphere in the public stands feels almost like a music festival, with beer and food tents lining the foreground and a live band performance between races. The restaurant scene in Hong Kong is booming, and the quality of restaurants amongst the world’s best - with every cuisine imaginable to be found and enjoyed here. Please refer to our Insider Guide to Hong Kong for our top tips and recommendations for restaurants and shops.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Hong Kong would be between the months of October and February, when the weather is relatively dry and below 30 degrees. July and August and be stifling with humidity at levels close to 100% at times.
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