Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a modern city with a state-of-the-art airport and mass transportation system. It has a total land area of about 425 square miles. It is a former British colony and currently an autonomous territory of China with its own currency and financial systems. The city is also a top choice for luxury shopping.

Hong Kong Street Market
Hong Kong Street Market | Photo by Bernard Spragg

Key Facts About Hong Kong

Location Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
CurrencyHong Kong Dollar
Currency Conversion1HKD = 0.13USD
ClimateSub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half the year
Population7+ million (2019 est.)
LanguageChinese is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Ocean Park Hong Kong
  • Lantau Island
  • Hong Kong Skyline
  • Victoria Peak
  • Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha Statue)
  • Wong Tai Sin Temple
  • Temple Street Night Market
  • Dragon’s Back Hike
  • Tai O Fishing Village
  • Garden of Stars
  • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
  • Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden