When your flight to Hong Kong arrives, you might be surprised. English is the official language, the dollar is the same, and skyscrapers and fancy McDonald’s grace the city landscape. If it looks like America, sounds like America and shops like America, it must be … Hong Kong? China’s major metropolis city is more “Americanized” than most of the country, but book a flight to Hong Kong and as soon as you step off the plane, the city's Asian influence is apparent. 

Hong Kong is fast becoming one of the most highly traveled tourist destinations in Asia, and the city is welcoming the traffic. In the past few years, luxury hotels, five-star restaurants and electrifying clubs and bars have emerged on the Hong Kong scene. While the economy is strong and Hong Kong continues to modernize its look and feel, the city stays true to its Asian roots. Book a cheap flight to Hong Kong and watch as the city transforms itself right in front of you. New highways, old roads and ancient monuments are being renovated on a daily basis, but are named in honor of Hong Kong’s parliament. 

Don’t let the changes taking place in this city deter you from booking flights to Hong Kong. Hop off your Hong Kong flight and walk outside to experience a bit of this city’s sophistication. From Chinese street performers to fortune tellers to Taoists, Hong Kong is a conglomerate of everything China embodies, with a little bit of the new world thrown in. 

Book a cheap flight to Hong Kong, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.

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Hong Kong climate

Hong Kong temperatures are mild in October and November, making the fall the best time to visit. It’s usually rainy and cold in January and February while it’s hot and extremely humidity from June to September. It can rain and be humid all year, and even in the summer you might want to bring warm clothes for the powerful air conditioning indoors.

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Getting around Hong Kong

Public transportation is good in Hong Kong and getting around easy.

There are two types of trains, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), which primarily runs underground and has six lines. This is fast and efficient and also connects the airport to downtown. Overground trains run on the Kowloon-Canton railway, which is mainly used by commuters.

The famous peak tram runs up The Peak, climbing 1,200 feet. A trip up here is a must for tourists to see the city laid-out at your feet. There are also commuter trams running along the north part of the island.

Many ferries run across the harbor and connect Hong Kong to China. This is one of the most pleasant ways to get around.

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Passport and Visa Information

Your passport must be valid for one month after your intended return date. You’ll need to show a ticket to your next destination, but no visa is required.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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