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Hong Kong Tour
Hong Kong first became part of the mainland China over 2000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty and saw a population increase since.

Through the years Hong Kong became an International Trading Center and a salt producing center. The population increased even more during a Mongol invasion when refugees filled the city.

In the 19th Century after trading disagreements and the Opium War, Hong Kong became part of British Territory. During the British occupation period, technology improved quickly transforming every industry but everything was suddenly halted on December 25 1941. On that day the Japanese who had bombed Pearl Harbor two weeks ago attacked and quickly took over Hong Kong. From that day on until August 15, 1945 when the Japanese surrendered to end World War II, Hong Kong economy was completely halted.

By the end of the war, the population half of what it had been before the war. However cheap labor was brought in and Hong Kong gradually reclaimed the status it had before the war becoming a very wealthy and independent colony but on July 1 1997, Hong Kong became part of Chinese territory again as the British handed the colony to the P.R.China. and although changes were made Hong Kong kept its own economy, political and other systems.

Weather & Climate
Hong Kong is located on the Southeast tip of the P.R.C some 1200km from Shanghai, the next largest city and nearly 2000km from the capital of Beijing.

Hong Kong covers Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, including 262 outlying islands. Between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula lies Victoria Harbour, one of the world's most renowned deep-water harbors.

Summers in Hong Kong are hot and include frequent rainfalls while the winters are cold and dry. During the year, there is over 2,000mm of rainfall most of which occurs from the end of spring to the beginning of autumn.

Average annual rainfall: 2,214.3 mm
Wettest month: August
Driest month: January
Winter: January-March
Summer: July-September

Places to Visit
Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area, with The Peak, Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha among the most awe-inspiring.

You'll be amazed by the diverse contrasts and close proximity of stunning cityscapes and soaring mountains, heritage sites and extensive green countryside.

The Peak
Hong Kong's most popular attraction, The Peak offers spectacular views over the city, harbour and mountains beyond. For an extra buzz, take the Peak Tram.

Victoria Harbour
Take the iconic Star Ferry to enjoy stunning views around the harbour, and don’t miss the nightly A Symphony of Lights show featuring harbour-front buildings.

Giant Buddha
Lantau Island features an outdoor seated Giant bronze Buddha, along with the Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping Piazza, Tai O village on stilts, Ngong Ping 360 and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Outlying Islands
Hong Kong’s outlying islands are a world of rich history and culture, breathtaking natural beauty and charming village life. In this guide, you can discover these hidden gems with insights from local islanders. Happy exploring!

The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China
Millions of years old and covering eight scenic areas in the East and Northeast New Territories, the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China is a marvel of nature.