Hong Kong is an autonomous territory situated in southeastern China in Asia. It’s a densely populated and is replete with beautiful skyscrapers. Hong Kong is famous for its skyline, its diverse cuisine, busy life of citizens, ease in commute, and so much more.
In today’s article, we’ve shared 4 things you need to know before traveling to Hong Kong. So before you apply for a Hong Kong visa, be sure to give this article a read and get yourself a little familiarized as to what you can expect in the beautiful land of Hong Kong.
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4 Things to Know Before Traveling to Hong Kong
Small & Expensive Hotel Rooms
In case you didn’t know, Hong Kong has limited land. It’s because of this limit in the land that led Hong Kong to create sky-high buildings. Furthermore, the limit on land has led to rent and prices on hotel rooms through the roof.
Hong Kong is indeed an expensive country, and you will find hotel rooms to be smaller than your average hotel room (though fully equipped), but definitely more expensive; you should expect to pay a couple of hundred dollars per night. However, if you feel these rooms are way over your budget, you can opt for ‘serviced apartments,’ which are similar to guest rooms.
Many People Speak English
Cantonese is the main language of the people of Hong Kong. However, many people speak English, as well. Therefore, you most probably will never have to face the trouble of communicating with someone and managing your way about. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that speaking in a person’s mother tongue touches the heart.
According to a famous quote by Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart”. Therefore, although many people understand English in Hong Kong, learning passable Cantonese would be great for travel.
When it comes to ease in commute, nothing beats Hong Kong; it has one of the most efficient transport systems in the world. Not only that but getting from one place to another couldn’t be more affordable.
There are so many ways to go about in Hong Kong, such as taxis, ferries, buses, trams, trains, boats, and the list goes on.
There are just so many options to explore and so many new experiences to gain. Here is another insane fact, because Hong Kong is small in size, everything is quite near you as well, so you can walk the district with comfort.
Air Conditioners Everywhere
If you hate the cold, then you should be all ears for this one. Hong Kong is a very humid place. Therefore, the air conditioners in every building, and almost everywhere, are always turned on.
This is to prevent people from sweating and preventing the building from catching mold. Therefore, make sure to carry a sweater or scarf with you at all times; you never know when the temperature around you may be unbearable – it’s best to travel in comfort and ease.