9 Images Of Hong Kong That Make You Want To Visit; Wait Till You See #2
Originally published May 23, 2014
I spent New Year’s 2014 in Hong Kong and finally made it up to the Peak. I’ve included some pictures here that should entice you to pay this fine city a visit very soon. If you’ve been to Hong Kong or want to go, please add a comment below.
Here are some things you should know about Hong Kong.
Want To Get To Hong Kong For Free?
New for 2023.
Remember I told you about Hong Kong giving away free tickets to help bring tourists back? Well, they’ve gotten around to the U.S. now. All you have to do is sign up for a Cathay frequent flyer account and sometime next week, or so, they will let you know if you won a ticket.
Airlines Serving Hong Kong
8L, 8S, AE, Air Asia (AK), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air Busan (BX), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Mauritius (MK), Air New Zealand (NZ), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Bangkok Airways (PG), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), EVA Airways (BR), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Fiji Airways (FJ), Finnair (AY), GJ, GS, GX, Garuda Indonesia (GA), HB, HX, Hainan Airlines (HU), JD, Japan Airlines (JL), Juneyao Airlines (HO), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), MM, Malaysia Airlines (MH), Mongolian Airlines (OM), NS, PN, PX, Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Qatar Airways (QR), RA, Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Royal Jordanian (RJ), SC, Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spring Airlines (9C), Swiss Airlines (LX), TOR Air (OD), Thai Airways (TG), Thai Asia Airways (FD), Tiger Airways (TR), Turkish Airlines – Star Alliance (TK), UO, UQ, United Airlines (Star Alliance) (UA), VJ, Vietnam Airlines (VN), Xiamen Air (MF).
Side Trip Tip
Head to Macau, by taking the ferry from the city. You apply for the visa upon arrival. You can make a great day trip out of it.
You won’t be allowed into the departure lounge area without a confirmed seat. Flights to the U.S. are usually heavily weight restricted, so plan accordingly. Check your schedules on passrider.com. You may try flying into Tokyo-Narita or Seoul, South Korea (ICN) and then to your final destination if necessary.
- Cathay Pacific Lounge – The Deck, The Pier (Business Class), The Pier (First Class), The Wing (First Class), The Wing (Business Class)
- Emirates Lounge
- Plaza Premium First, Plaza Premium Lounge (East Hall), Plaza Premium Lounge (West Hall), Plaza Premium Lounge – Rest, Lounge, Shower
- SilverKris Lounge
- United Club
- Qantas Lounge
Note that some Lounges may be closed temporarily, you can find up-to-date information here.
Airport To The City
Public Bus – this the most economical way to get into the city, but it does take time. So if you want to save money and have the time this is it. The ride is very scenic as well. I recommend doing this at least once, Airport Express or taxi; additional information
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). You can use ATMs at the airport or around the city as you get a better rate, plus you can use the foreign exchange counters.
Chinese, English is also spoken
None required for Canadian, EU, U.K. andU.S. citizens. Use this link to check for other citizenship. Here is some additional information from the U.S. State Department including visa and health requirements. Plus I’ve prepared this article about visa requirements.
9 Photos of Hong Kong
I found the Night Market and saw some of the local delights.
The view as you hike up to The Peak.
Skyscrapers in the Financial Center at night.
As you make your trek up the hill, you pass several very large houses. This is one of them.
A view of the track on which the funicular runs. You can see it way in the distance.
The Peak is a very popular destination as you can see all of the city from up there. The queue is usually quite long as you can see here. You can however hike it as I did. It will take about 1.5 hours or so. Wear very comfortable shoes.
Two of the many modes of transportation in Hong Kong. The Ding, Ding and the Double Decker Bus.
This is your ticket for a single journey on the trains. You can also purchase a day pass.
Onboard the train.
Please leave a comment below about your own experiences and tips.