Hong Kong offers a fantastic mix of all the colors of the East and is at the same time a super modern city. Many people stop here on their trip to Oceania. Although Hong Kong is a bit geographically clean, there are lots of fantastic experiences here such as cool big city to small fishing villages, beautiful beaches, temples spread over 236 different islands.
On this page you will find practical information and facts about Hong Kong.
PRACTICAL INFO ABOUT TRAVELING IN HONG KONG
Climate and best travel time
The best travel period is from October to April, when the temperature is comfortable and not too hot. During the summer months, the monsoon takes over and one should expect rain and high humidity during this period, which runs from May to September.
Our recommendations for the best travel period in Hong Kong are based on how the climate has been in previous years. The weather in Hong Kong can be very changeable and unpredictable and therefore our forecasts are indicative only. Visit thenailmythology.com for China travel destinations.
Visas The visa
rules may change at short notice, so We recommend that you check the current conditions at the country’s embassy. The information below is subject to change.
Swedish citizens do not need a visa to travel to Hong Kong or Macau. You can stay for 90 days as a visitor. However, the Swedish passport must have a validity period of one month in addition to the planned visit to Hong Kong. That is, a stay in Hong Kong for two weeks requires a valid passport for six weeks.
For Swedish citizens, no visa is required for Hong Kong for stays of up to 90 days. You will automatically receive a 90-day residence permit stamped in your passport upon arrival.
Hung Hom Station connects Hong Kong with some of the largest Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Zhaoqing. Entry to China requires a visa.
Bus and metro
Hong Kong has a very well-developed subway and bus system that connects the city’s many districts. Traveling by bus and subway in Hong Kong is both efficient and cheap.
It is possible to take boats between the different islands in Hong Kong. You can also take a ferry to and from Macau.
In many countries, tips are counted as part of the salary of employees in the service industry. Therefore, it is good (and sometimes directly necessary) to give tips to, for example, cleaning staff, waiters, guides, drivers and more depending on which country you visit. We therefore recommend that you familiarize yourself with how much is normal to give in tips and to whom before departure. Such information can be found, for example, in Lonely Planet guidebooks.
CAPITAL: HONG KONG
LANGUAGE: CHINESE AND ENGLISH
CURRENCY: HONG KONG DOLLAR
RELIGION: BUDDHISM, TAOISM AND CHRISTIANITY
INSPIRATION HONG KONG
Do not miss the view from Victoria Peak with its impressive light show on the Hong Kong skyline, “The Symphony of Lights”, taste through small fast food restaurants and Michelin restaurants, cherish the atmosphere of Man Mo Temple and shop at Temple Street Night Market.
You can go on a day trip to Macau, the Chinese Las Vegas. Macau is known for its casinos and beautiful architecture dating back to the Portuguese colonial era. It takes about 60 minutes by boat from Hong Kong to Macau and visas are arranged on arrival.
We are specialists in tailor-made trips to Hong Kong. We can help with everything from foodie tours, bike rides, hiking, overnight stays in both backpacker and luxury class, transportation and much more.