You can find Hong Kong on the southwestern coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta. So vibrant with life, there’s so much this city could offer, like its extraordinary blend of Eastern and Western cultures. The Central is Hong Kong’s popular financial hub. Here, spectacular skyscrapers hold the city’s high-end shopping districts, fine-dining restaurants, and world-class luxury hotels. Don’t worry if you are traveling on a student budget, though, because Hong Kong City’s streets and lane ways are filled with wet markets and traditional Chinese restaurants that cater mostly to the budget-wise travelers. There are a good number of historic sights and museums to visit in Kowloon; lush gardens and parks at the New Territories, countless shopping malls to indulge in mostly at the Central, Admiralty, and Wan Chai districts, and entertainment centers in these areas as well. Several reasonably priced hotels can easily be found at the Central or in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island––and getting around the city won’t be a problem since Hong Kong has a very efficient transportation system. Hong Kong has a mild climate mid-September to February, warm and humid come May, and rainy in August. But regardless of the climate, Hong Kong is an absolute year-round travel destination where students can easily avail of cheap flights and affordable accommodations anytime!
There are so many things to do and sites to visit in Hong Kong, but you may want to start out by sampling some of the traditional cuisines, like dim sum. Hong Kong dim sum is considered a must-try experience, so go ahead and start your day with this delicious treat! After a satisfying meal, take a ride up Victoria peak to experience a breathtaking view of the city. If you want to take a closer look at Hong Kong’s majestic modern and historical architectural structures, you can join an architectural tour or visit the Taoist Temples. You could also take a trip to Lantau Island and see the largest Buddhist monastery in all of Hong Kong, or delight yourself at Stanley Market, where shops and stalls fill the streets with their inexpensive merchandise. After a long adventure-filled day, dine at the Aberdeen Harbor’s floating restaurants while enjoying the magnificent views of Hong Kong’s evening skyline!