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Hong Kong Travel Hacks

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Even though it’s widely considered as the shopping capital of Asia, Hong Kong is a lot more than that. With its vibrant culture, picturesque landscapes, and jaw-dropping skylines, Hong Kong is one of the main tourist hotspots in the region. Are you planning to vist this beautiful country soon? Check out some of our important Hong Kong travel hacks you should know before visiting.

Basic Information About Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is home to 7.4 million people. Around 92% of the total population consists of ethnic Han Chinese. The main minority ethnic groups are Filipinos, Indonesian, Whites, Indian and Nepalis. 

Official Language

The official languages are Cantonese Chinese and English.

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Hong Kong”s official currency is the Hong Kong dollar (currency code HKD). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 8.4-7.7 HKD 


With a territory of 2,755 square kilometers, Hong Kong is the 183rd largest country in the world. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, it is a coastal city and major port in Southern China, bordering Guangdong province through city of Shenzhen to the north and the South China Sea to the West, East and South.

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Hong Kong climate is temperate and continental with four different seasons. Spring mostly warm and humid, Summer  hot and rainy, Autumn pleasant and sunny, Winter cool and dry. 

Economy & Budget

Hong Kong is a high income country with a mixed service economy. Backpackers can survive with around $50 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $80 and $100 per day on average.

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Hong Kong is the capital city of Hong Kong. 

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