With one of the most iconic skylines on Earth, Hong Kong’s sweeping vistas and shooting skyscrapers are sure to impress.
If a single image could encapsulate Hong Kong, it would be the panorama from Victoria Peak; reached only by a 120-year-old funicular railway. Another must-see is the Symphony of Lights, free to enjoy every evening with the best view at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. To escape the hustle and bustle of city life, head to Stanley Market that has managed to maintain a quaint, small town feel offering a breath of fresh air. We also recommend jumping on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car for a sky-high perspective of the city; for the braver traveller, upgrade to a crystal cabin with a glass floor.
There are a number of carriers flying from the UK to Hong Kong.
Direct Carriers: Cathay Pacific offers up to 4 direct flights a day to Chek Lap Kok Airport. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic also offer direct flights. The average flight time is just under 12 hours.
Indirect Carriers: Emirates fly to Hong Kong via Dubai from 6 UK airports, while KLM operate via Amsterdam.
Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid immunisation and malaria tablets are recommended
None for British citizens
The Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) is the legal tender and is pegged to the US Dollar.