Thinking about spending your upcoming holiday at Hong Kong hotels? Read this section for more useful information that can help you plan your trip: find out about the city’s location, climate and best time to visit. Hong Kong is a city-state from China, located between the South China Sea and the Pearl River Delta, on the Eastern part of the country. The city is famous worldwide for it night skyline; it has more than 7million citizens, which makes it one of the world’s most densely populated areas. However, because it is located in a hilly and mountainous region, approximately 40% of the territory landmass is reserved to parks and nature reserves. The climate in Hong Kong is humid subtropical, with hot and humid summers; this is when typhoons are most likely to appear. Summer temperatures are between 28-31°C. Winters are mild and generally sunny, while autumns and springs are most pleasant. The best time to book Hong Kong hotels is between November to February, when rainfall is not predominant.
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The territory that is now Hong Kong was incorporated to China for the first time in 214BC by China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. King Huang also established the Qin dynasty. The region soon became a trading center and flourished under the Tang dynasty. In 1513 the first European visitors arrived in the area – a Portuguese explorer by the name of Jorge Alvares. The year marks the beginning of commercial relationships between China and Europe, as more Portuguese merchants started selling their goods to southern China. The opium trade was particularly problematic, and it eventually led to the first Opium War between China and Britain. Hong Kong was occupied by the British forces in 1841. People found in Hong Kong a place of refuge during the Taiping Rebellion, the World War I, etc. During the first half of the 20th century the city has a free port which serves as an entrepot for the British Empire. In 1941 Hong Kong is invaded and occupied by the Japanese forces, then the city was once more a territory of the British. Finally, in 1997 Hong Kong’s sovereignty was transferred from the UK to China. The city is an important global financial center at the moment.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Hong Kong will definitely keep you busy during your stay at Hong Kong hotels. There are endless options to spend your free time, including sightseeing, nature, museums, history, architecture, festivals, concerts and more. Some of the most representative landmarks that you can visit during your stay at Hong Kong hotels include the Clock Tower, the Lamma Island, the Then Thousand Buddhas Monastery, the Ocean Park, Lanta Island, Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Peak (offering marvelous views upon the city, especially during night time), the Museum of Art, Madame Tussauds, Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the International Finance Center, the Kowloon Park,, the Man Mo Temple, the Space Museum and many, many other points of interest.
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Hong Kong boasts a highly developed public transportation system, with more than 90% of daily travels being done via public transport. The entire territory is linked via MTR rapid transit system, which transports more than 3.4 million people a day. The city is served by the Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest (and also ranked one of the world’s best airports). Find cheap hotels in Hong Kong nearby public transportation.