Destination Guide - Hong Kong
The name Hong Kong loosely translates to ‘fragrant harbour’ and there’s certainly no shortage of scents: the vibrant markets, world-class restaurants and the natural scent of the parklands, to name a few. The large expatriate community makes it a great place to mingle with global citizens and creates the ultimate fragrance –
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Hong Kong has a generally tropical climate so it can be extremely hot and humid during the summer months (June to August). Summer is typhoon season, too. It remains warm well into autumn so most visitors choose to visit from October to November when temperatures are warm but comfortable. In winter temperatures can drop to 10-12°C.
Getting there and around
Hong Kong has one of the most advanced public transport networks in the world. Many cities have followed suit introducing technology that mimics Hong Kong’s Octopus card. The rail network is efficient and swift. The ferries, buses and trams are also good options. If you’re feeling energetic, get among the locals and walk around the streets.
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Travel Insider Hong Kong suggestions
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