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Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the two special administrative regions (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. A city-state located on the south coast of China and delimited by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, it is known for its skyline filled with skyscrapers and its deep natural harbor. With an area of ​​1,104 km², Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The city's population is made up of 95% ethnic Chinese and 5% of other ethnic groups.Most Chinese city Han originates mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and Taishan in the neighboring province of Guangdong.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839-1842). Originally confined to Hong Kong Island, the colony's borders were extended in stages to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and then to the New Territories in 1898. It was occupied by the Empire of Japan during the Pacific War after which British control was resumed until 1997, when China reassumed the city's sovereignty. The colonial era had a major influence on Hong Kong's current culture, often described as the place where the East meets the West, and its educational system, which used to follow the UK system until reforms were implemented in 2009.
Official language
Chinese and English
Currency
Hong Kong dollar
Documentation
To enter Hong Kong you must have the following documents and conditions:

1. Valid or internationally recognized national passport valid travel document, not less than six months
2. Tourist entrance visa (except for European Community countries).
3. Valid return travel ticket and sufficient funds during your stay.

Taking into account the various conditions required for entry into Hong Kong, it is suggested that you contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the visitor's country of residence to check these requirements before you begin your journey.
Tourism
Build a modern city in an ancient civilization, put it at a crossroads of cultures and you will have a place that truly is worth exploring. Dive into the festival, hike a mountain trail, watch a show, visit a temple, explore a surrounded village ... this is your guide to see and do Hong Kong.

Chinese New Year celebrations, Halloween parties, arts and film festivals and sports tournaments - from the officially sponsored Mega Events Fund and "M" Mark Events, to old and quirky local festivities, Hong Kong's annual calendar of events combines East and West, tradition and modernity.

Centuries of Chinese influence, 150 years of colonial rule and decades as a crossroads of the world have given Hong Kong a flourishing art scene in which jazz ensembles, orchestras, film festivals and street market operas are part of the show.

The world city of Asia is the ultimate urban destination. But the contrast is never far away. Nor are the outlying islands, picturesque villages, sandy beaches and undulating mountain paths. Take a break from the hustle and bustle to explore the real wild side of Hong Kong!

If you like to get lost and find everything yourself or prefer to let a specialist show you the way, there are a multitude of walks and trails that lead directly to the heart of the Asian city and its fascinating culture.
Gastronomy
From the most underrated street stalls to upscale restaurants, Hong Kong offers a variety of countless foods. The most difficult combinations and cosmopolitan gourmet experience have given Hong Kong's famous nicknames "gourmet paradise" and "world food fair".
Climate
Hong Kong has a very warm climate, with most of the characteristics of tropical climates. The average annual temperature is about 22 ° C, ranging from 15 ° C in winter to 30 ° C in summer. Humidity levels are high and mean values ​​range from 73% to 90%. The rainfall amounts to 1,778 mm, especially during the summer months. The typhoon season can run from June to October.
 
Autumn (October-December) is the most pleasant season. The days are sunny and warm and the humidity levels are low. Winter (January-March) is cold, but sunny. The temperature may fall occasionally below 10 ° C. In April the humidity levels increase and from May to September the climate becomes hot, humid and rainy, sometimes with tropical storms.
Safety
Hong Kong is a generally safe city by day or night. Police patrol the streets frequently and are helpful.
Health
Sanitary Network: Good. Consumption of non-bottled water and ingestion of street meals is not recommended.
 
No Hong Kong visitor vaccine certificate is required. However, as health regulations are likely to change in a short time, it is advisable to check the regulations in force at the time of booking.
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Mobile Phones
The use of mobile devices can be used if roaming is enabled, however, paying attention to very high roaming charges.

Internet
The country is well served by internet services, there are lots of cyber-cafés with high speed connections.
In case you have a laptop or notebook, there are some cafes that offer the free wi-fi connection.

Electricity
The electricity is 220 Volts 50 Hz.
It is advisable to have an adapter kit for the sockets.

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