Ancient temples and unspoiled beaches, azure water in the picturesque bay and the tropical riot of flora, exotic animals and birds, constantly changes kaleidoscope of holidays, Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Ocean Park, the famous avenue and the Night Market, the Clock Tower and the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple- it's Hong Kong, a country that never sleeps and always takes care of its guests.
Rest in Hong Kong can become a real discovery for fans of the exotic: Unceasing capital attracts tourists from around the world to its cocktail of the most unusual entertainment neighborhood of modern buildings with centuries-old historical buildings. A great place for a beach and outdoor activities interspersed with thickets of tropical. Luxury hotels and stylish restaurants are located between the ancient temples and architectural values.
Hong Kong's population is more than 7 million people. Ethnic composition: Chinese (Cantonese, Hakka, Chaozhou) - 95%, other nationalities (Nepalese, Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos, British, Americans, Portuguese, Japanese).
The official languages in Hong Kong are Chinese and English.
The main religions in Hong Kong are Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism (among the Chinese population) and Catholicism.
The main feature of the Hong Kong's culture is the one hundred and fifty years of colonial history of Chinese component continuously supplemented achievements of Western civilization. Most vividly and clearly this is reflected in the architecture.
Hong Kong is an integral part of China, so you can find all types of Chinese. However, in the HK restaurants much more commonly used fish and other seafood. Due to the long colonial period, most of the traditional local cuisine has been adapted to the tastes of Europeans. In addition to Chinese restaurants here you can find almost any cuisine of the world: Italian pizzerias, a French restaurants, an English pubs, and even a Russian restaurants.
Breadth at which is located Hong Kong, and the proximity of the ocean determine a subtropical marine monsoon climate. In summer it is hot and humid. The average daily temperature in summer hover around + 30°C. Tropical typhoons are not uncommon. In the winter is relatively dry and cool +15-20°C. Period of rains are from May to early August. Autumn (late September - December) is set warm and sunny weather - that's the best time of year to visit Hong Kong, the air warms up to +21 to + 29°C.
The taxis in Hong Kong are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. The tariff is 11,5HK$ for landing and the first two kilometers and HK$1 for every 200 meters. Buses operate from 6.00 to 24.00. There are two types of buses: standard and London double-decker buses. The fare is HK$1.
The official currency of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar. A HK$ equal to 100cents. Currency exchange is possible in banks. However, in the evenings and nights, when the banks are closed, You can find exchange points in the heart of Hong Kong, which has not the most favorable exchange rate.