FACT FILE



KOWLOON

Tsim Sha Tsui: the apex of Kowloon is Hong Kong’s tourist hub with afordable shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment lining the peninsula along Nathan Road.

Mong Kok: a fascinating area for newcomers to Hong Kong, especially for those who like to shop.


NEW TERRITORIES

A haven for those wishing to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the City, the New Territories provides spectacular hiking trails, rural villages and beaches.


OUTLYING ISLANDS

A wide variety of outlying islands are accessible by ferry, including the large island of Lantau, home to the largest seated bronze buddha in Asia; Lamma island, which is famous for its seafood; Cheung Chau and Peng Chau are both charming and picturesque.

CLIMATE

Hong Kong is just below the Tropic of Cancer and enjoys a largely sub-tropical climate. It also enjoys a temperate climate for much of the year and experiences four distinct seasons. The four seasons are in line with the Northern Hemisphere.

Winter
Late Nov to Feb, 10C (57F) to 20C (68F)

Pleasant breezes, sunshine and comfortable temperatures. January and February are often cloudy and can be chilly with dry northerly winds. Nights can drop to around 10 although it often feels much colder as almost no buildings possess central heating.


Spring
March to Mid-May, 18C (64F) to 27C (80F)

The Spring season is short and characterised by cloudy skies, periods of rain and is sometimes very foggy and humid.


Summer
May to Mid Sept, 27C (79F) to 33C (91 F)

The summer months are hot and humid. There are occasional thunderstorms. Afternoon temperatures typically hover around 30C and remain around 26C at night with high humidity. Typhoons and black rainstorm warnings are not uncommon.


Autumn
Late Sept to early Nov, 18C (64F) to 28C (82F)

Winds become more easterly in direction, clouds disperse and humidity decreases rapidly.


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