Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Hong Kong, Asia your home away from home
The cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong is on the southeast coast of China and has been a popular place for tourists for decades. Visitors are drawn to the culture, the architecture, the famous sights and the incredible shopping which Hong Kong has to offer. The food is a pleasurable part of enjoying a holiday rental in Hong Kong. The Kowloon Peninsula is where most visitors stay, just across the straits from the exclusive Hong Kong Island itself. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong, making it easy to get around by taxi, or to haggle on the night markets.
Things to Do in Hong Kong
Dining out almost anywhere in Hong Kong is a real treat for those who enjoy authentic Asian cuisine. There is bound to be somewhere close to your Hong Kong rental accommodation which serves good local food and beer. Alternatively, eat at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen Harbour. Lan Kwai Fong and So Ho are the areas to go for those want to experience Hong Kong’s buzzing nightlife. Shopping is a must in Hong Kong, either in the smart department stores and neon-lit shops or on the street markets which spring up after dark. Here tourists can barter for fake watches, designer label clothing and Gucci handbags and purses. Take a boat trip around Victoria Harbour and see the many sampans on which the fishing families live.
Places to Visit in Hong Kong
Visitors to this vibrant Mecca should plan to take a trip on the world-famous Star Ferry and then climb the heights of Victoria Peak by funicular railway for stunning views of the area. Also on Hong Kong Island is the scenic port of Aberdeen, with its extensive market and great views of the outlining islands. The Kowloon Walled City Park and the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, which celebrates all three faiths - Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, are both must-see attractions around your Hong Kong holiday rental. Other major places to visit are the Yuen Po Songbird Market, the Kowloon Flower Market in Mong Kok and the Goldfish Market on Tung Choi Street.
Weather in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a sub tropical climate with hot humid summers and cool, dry winters. Average temperatures are 14C (57F) in February, rising to a sticky 29C (84F) in July and August when showers are also likely.
Travel to Hong Kong
The main international airport serving Hong Kong is Chek Lap Kok (HKG) International Airport. It is located on Lantau Island, 34km (21 miles) from the centre of the crowded city. High speed trains connect the airport with the city centre and take about 30 minutes. Shuttle buses also run from the airport and ferries connect the airport with Tung Chung Pier.