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Hongkong is a favourite destination for Indian Travellers with nearly 5.5 lacs tourists from India visiting there. Upwards of 80% of the visitors are tourists who are on vacation/holidaying while the remaining are travelling there on business/work.
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Hong Kong - General information

Location
Asia
Capital
Central
Area
2,754 km²
Currency
Hong Kong dollar
Best time to visit
Oct to early Dec
Country code
+852
Population
73.4 lakhs (2016)
Language
Chinese ,English
Sports
Horse racing and Football
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Vacation spots
Victoria Harbour & Symphony of Lights, Tai O Fishing Village , Clock Tower, Man Mo Temple, Disneyland , Ngong Ping 360, Lan Kwai Fong, Jade Market, Wong Tai Sin Temple.

Travel to Hong Kong – Overview

  • Location
  • Visa Requirements
  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth-most densely populated region. Victoria is considered as its capital, although HK is more of a city rather than acountry.

Official language spoke in Cantonese and it is the most widely spoken language. Mandarin is another language popular in HK. English is also relatively popular language spoken more in the corporate world there.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

For most international visitors to Hongkong, visa must be obtained through an online or offline application.

For Indian passport holders, Hong Kong visa requires an Indian applicant to apply and complete a PAR ( Pre-arrival Registration ) before entering or visiting the country.

Currency : Hongkong Dollar (HKD)
Conversion :Rs.1 INR = 0.112 HKD
1 HKD = Rs.8,90 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Hong kong

  1. Hong Kong Disneyland - Of course, this is one of the best highlights when visiting Hong Kong, the fun-filled them park Disneyland. This is conveniently located in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island with other exciting attractions to see.
  2. Ngong Ping - For sure, you want to experience the cable car that is 5.7 kilometers long and 112 feet high. It serves as your bird’s eye view while touring around the city. You will see Lantau’s lush peaks as well as the shining South China sea.
  3. Ocean Park - This is a homegrown the park in Hong Kong which provides winning combination of interactive and educational sea creature display such as the artistic movement of jellyfish exhibition. It also offers exciting rides that kids will surely wouldn’t want to miss
  4. Madame Tussauds - At Madame Tussauds, there are more than 100 international and national wax figures to see, touch, and feel in Hong Kong.
  5. Sky100 Observation Deck - This is an observation deck located in ICC Building, the highest viewing deck in Hong Kong. You will be amazed by the picturesque 360-degree view of the entire city and the Victoria Harbor.
  6. Tai O Fishing Village - At the River Mouth, this village gives an experience of ancient Chinese living. The houses built on poles with narrow lanes offer a historic sight of how the early settlers lived before. You can fish here or buy fresh fish and other products.
  7. Giant Buddha - If you love some historical figures, the Big Buddha is a sight to behold. This is the world’s biggest outdoor seated Buddha with 34 meters high and 250 metric tons of weight.
  8. Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower - If you’re touring near TST Star Ferry pier, don’t miss out the Clock Tower along Victoria Harbor. This popular landmark in Hong Kong remains a photographic site.
  9. Kowloon Walled City – it is a largely ungoverned, densely populated settlement in Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories was leased to Britain by China in 1898.
  10. Lantau Island - The Po Lin Monastery in Lantau Island is a Buddhist temple and complex which despite being a popular attraction to tourists, still maintains its essence and traditions and is well-frequented by loyals.
Things You Must Do in Hong kong

  1. Local Tours – One must cover the city on the Hop on Hop Off Open Bus tours (hoping the weather stays good…)or the Peak Trams to experience the city first hand.
  2. Night Cruises - A harbour night cruise offers fantastic dinner, great atmosphere plus the amazing nightly Symphony of Lights.
  3. Visit Ancient Chinese Temples – For the religious inclined, there are numerous temples to check out in and around Hongkong dating back to centuries ago.
  4. Horse Racing/Casinos – If one loves to try their hands at extending their luck overseas, there are opportunities go Horse Racing or visit the Casinos in Macau.
Local off in Hongkong is quite diverse but one must definitely try the following during your visit there:

  • Chinese Barbeque Roast Meats
  • Dim Sums are also a must have
  • Hongkong Style Milk Tea
  • Noodles & Congee
  • Local Snacks – include different Tarts, Pineapple buns, Cakes and Beef/Fish balls...
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Hong Kong

Buying overseas travel insurance for Indian visitors to Hong Kong is necessary and important. Travelling to an expensive country like Hong Kong can be traumatic when you have a medical emergency which results in hospitalization with high cost bills. Travel medical insurance for Hong Kong is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Insurance should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia”.

Illustration for 15 days travel health insurance for visitors to Hong Kong.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 28 Insured Age 61
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

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Popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong

Star Ferry
Star Ferry
Hong Kong's famous Star Ferry, with roots dating back to 1880, costs only a few Hong Kong Dollars to ride, making it one of the best deals in all of Hong Kong.
Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is a mountain on the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong.

Ocean Park
Ocean Park
As theme parks go, this one covers all the thrills you can handle in a day - a walk through old Hong Kong, roller coasters, a Grand Aquarium, and a look at rare and exotic wildlife.

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