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Flights to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is famously the world’s most vertical city, and its neck-craning skyline is a sight to behold (particularly from the vantage point of Victoria Peak). But this neon-lit, hyper modernity is only one side of a vibrant city of contrasts. In Hong Kong, Michelin-starred restaurants and humble noodle shops attract equal fervour, Chinese and British heritage intermingle, and the concrete jungle is intercut by hiking trails through actual jungle. Whether you choose to browse its busy street markets, explore Victoria Harbour in a traditional junk boat, sample delectable dim sum, or go on an island-hopping adventure, count on being energised and beguiled when you book flights to Hong Kong.

Play video Hong Kong video guide  Featuring Victoria Peak, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Po Lin Monastery, skyscrapers, Tian Tan Buddha, Deep Water Bay, Happy Valley Racecourse, Ocean Park, Temple Street Night Market and the Symphony of Lights.

Hong Kong video guide

Featuring Victoria Peak, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Po Lin Monastery, skyscrapers, Tian Tan Buddha, Deep Water Bay, Happy Valley Racecourse, Ocean Park, Temple Street Night Market and the Symphony of Lights.

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Must do recommendations

Hong Kong street markets

From antiques to tropical flowers, Hong Kong’s diverse street markets sell almost everything under the sun.

Ten unmissable markets in Hong Kong

Victoria Peak

The highest point on Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak offers the city’s most jaw-dropping vistas.

Ten things to see in Hong Kong in an hour

Junk rides

Trawl the Victoria Harbour in a red-sailed junk — and get a glimpse into the city’s past.

More Hong Kong must do's

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Something different

Hong Kong hikes

Skyscrapers aside, close to 40% of Hong Kong’s landscape is protected by country parks that are perfect for hiking.

Do something different in Hong Kong

Tai Chi in Hong Kong

Connect with Hong Kong’s heritage and sign up for a beginners’ tai chi workshop during your trip.

Where to do Tai Chi in Hong Kong

Tai O Fishing Village

The city’s last remaining stilted fishing village, Tai O is full of historic, waterfront charm.

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Food and drink

In Hong Kong, dim sum is a way of life, and well-worth skipping your hotel’s continental breakfast for. Follow locals to some of the city’s most in-demand dim sum spots – including Tim Ho Wan, which is famously one of the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants — where you can order pillowy pork buns (char siu bao), shrimp-stuffed dumplings (har gow), and other traditional treats.

Food and drink in Hong Kong

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One day itineraries

Hong Kong for families

Hong Kong for foodies

Hong Kong for shoppers

Did you know?

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Did you know?

1. The Hong Kong area comprises over 260 islands, as well as the Kowloon Peninsula. The largest island is Lantau (where you’ll find the Tian Tan “Big Buddha,” the Tai O Fishing Village, and Disneyland). The smallest islands are no more than uninhabited outcroppings of land.

2. The easiest way to reach the top of Victoria Peak? The Peak Tram, which was completed in May 1888, making it Asia’s first cable funicular. Prior to its construction, people either walked to the top or were ferried in sedan chairs.

3. Pottinger Street (also known as the Stone Slabs Street, thanks to its uneven, granite steps) was named after Sir Henry Pottinger, the first British governor of Hong Kong. Kennedy Road, Hennessy Road, and Des Voeux Road were also named after prominent former governors.

4. Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than any other city on Earth – close to 8,000 of the city’s buildings are classed as high-rises, while 315 measure above 150 metres. By contrast, New York has approximately 6,000 high-rises, of which only 243 are classed as true skyscrapers.

5. The Mid-Levels Escalator in Central is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world; it stretches for half a mile.

Get inspired

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Get inspired

In many ways, Hong Kong is the perfect muse: the city’s thumping pulse, vibrant colours, relentless energy and modern beauty were made to be immortalised. Little wonder, then, that innumerable film directors, authors, and musicians have taken the Pearl of the Orient as their subject. Before your trip, dip into a cultural survey of the city.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Hong Kong International Airport guide.

Flight duration

The flight time to Hong Kong from London Heathrow is around 12 hours and 20 minutes.

Local currency

The currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

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Local transport

For local transport information including taxis, buses, ferries, trams and the subway, visit the Hong Kong Tourism website.

Electricity

The voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts. Most hotels use the British 3 pronged plug.