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A Visit to Hong Kong

Many people choose China as the destination for their holiday each year, but with so many cities and many of the most famous tourist attractions and sights being spread out around the country it can be very difficult to know where to visit first.

It is one of the largest cities in china and is situated on the south eastern coast of the country. It really is a great place to start your tour of China and is certainly somewhere that you shouldn’t miss whilst holidaying in the country. Hong Kong is great to visit all year round with almost 80% of rainfall appearing in august making May-August the wettest time to visit.

When it comes to finding accommodation in Hong Kong you really are spoilt for choice, bearing in mind just how big yet compact the city is you will never be far away from the central sites and sounds or the major attractions. Public transport is very cheap and very accessible so getting around within the city is very easy. The majority of the city’s hotels are located in the harbour district and many new resort complexes are being built to cater for the ever increasing swarms of tourists.

The city is made up of five districts; Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories, Lantou and the outlying islands. Most visitors will enter Hong Kong via its international airport which is also known as Chep Lap Kok (named after the island it was built on). Those taking internal flights or excursions around the country will often use the Shenzhen International Airport for departure as flying to china’s mainland from Hong Kong is considered an international flight.

When exploring Hong Kong it is wise to invest in an Octopus Card, these cards are accepted by many different sources and businesses such as the public transport system and many convenience stores. These contactless debit cards are invaluable and can carry up to $1000 in value and are very handy when travelling though the city.

Throughout the city itself you will find many different attractions to keep all of your family entertained such as Disney Land, numerous museums and a whole wealth of festivals that take place throughout the year.

Source by Ashley Gilmour

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