Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong is one of the most active and fascinating cities in the world. Whoever has seen Hong Kong once, especially at night, is sure to return.

Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city that offers everything: Shopping, nature, great sights and a never-ending nightlife.

The majority of Hong Kong residents are Cantonese, but almost all residents understand (some) English. In addition, there are people from all over the world who live in Hong Kong.

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The majority of Hong Kong residents are Cantonese, but almost all residents understand (some) English. In addition, there are people from all over the world who live in Hong Kong.

Visas and Customs

Europeans, US-citizens, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders don't need a visa for Hong Kong and can stay there for three months as a tourist.

(For travel to the People's Republic of China, you do need a visa. To apply for the visa, download and fill out the following form, and send that, along with your passport, to the Chinese Embassy in Berlin or to a Chinese Consulate). LONGUA would be happy to help you with any other questions you may have.

 

You can find the the competent Consulate in Hong Kong here:

Instruction

Cantonese

Books on Cantonese. LONGUA helps you find language courses, competent tour guides and qualified translators.

Textbooks

Dictionaries

LONGUA offers you support in finding language courses, textbooks in China, Germany and the rest of the world. Get in touch with us.

 

Online Materials for Learners

Chinese Course with LONGUA in Germany, China and the rest of the world. Learn Chinese with LONGUA.


Television - made in Hong Kong

Some TV channels from Hong Kong are:

Attractions

Hong Kong hat viel Sehenwertes zu bieten, nur einige Highlights sind:

Kulturelle Highlights

The Peak: The (Victoria) Peak is at 552 meters the highest mountain in Hong Kong and offers a brilliant view of the city. One can easily take the Peak Tram to the top of the Peak. Alternatively, cheaper but at least as spectacular, is the trip taken with the double decker bus, line 15, taken directly from the metro station “Admirality”. Especially at night this provides a wonderful skyline panorama.

The Tian Tan Buddha: the largest and most beautiful religious building in Hong Kong is the "Big Buddha" Ngong Ping (昂坪) in the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. It is easily accessible by metro and the cable car Ngong Ping 360. It is especially impressive from a distance.

The double decker trams in Hong Kong (Island) are very special. They seem like a relic from another time in the midst of all the skyscrapers. With 2 HK$ they are a cheap means of transport, used daily by hundreds of thousands.

With the Star Ferry, one can have a very nice commute between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It is an especially nice experience in the night.

Near the metro station (MTR) Wan Chai, many Hong Kong people like to go shopping. Sogo and the Hong Kong Times Square are just two of the countless great places to go shopping in this area. As with the whole of Hong Kong, this neighborhood is particularly interesting during evening rush hour. Hidden within the small streets, you can find especially tasty restaurants. Very close to Sogo, you can also find the Bermar Hill Express (bus), which travels to the mountains of Hong Kong Island. Similar to the peak, you can see the skyline from here, but there are no tourists.

At the subway station Admiralty is the impressive financial district. Found there is the most famous skyscraper, the Bank of China Tower, one of the landmarks of Hong Kong.

The Temple Street Night Market in Mong Kok, Kowloon. By nightfall, the famous night market opens, where you can find both everything you need and do not need. T-shirts to watches and cell phone accessories are there, everything's possible. Haggling is required!

The Hong Kong Disneyland is yet another way to spend a beautiful day in the city.

LONGUA can offer you advice on other questions as well as find you a guide or a translator.

 

Accommodation

Hong Kong offers something for every price range. Like everywhere else in the world, the big hotel chains are represented. There are also youth hostels, which one can easily find on the Internet. A specialty of Hong Kong are small hidden guest houses, which can only be found by recommendation. They are very cheap and clean, starting at 200 HK$. Longua would be happy to help you with that. (link) For other offers, see www.ctrip.com and www.elong.com.

 

Transportation

Transportation
Hong Kong can be easily reached by subway from mainland China (Shenzhen), by plane (other countries) or by boat from Macau.
In Hong Kong itself, the best way to get around is through the underground. This is very quick and very inexpensive compared to other major cities. Alternatively, there is in Victoria (Hong Kong Island), the tram (2 HK$), which connects the most interesting places with each other. Buses are also very cheap, but one should always ask the locals where to go because there are many bus routes. If you want to go to a place where there is no public transport, you can simply take a taxi. It's not very expensive and it is much faster and more convenient. In addition, there are more taxis than in Europe.

For travel between the two special economic zones, Hong Kong and Macao, there is a ferry every 15 minutes, with a journey time of approximately one hour.

The ifc is the new transport hub of Hong Kong. The major subways connect together here and the extremely fast connection to the Chek Lap Kok Airport (only 15 minutes) begins here. The ferry to Macau is not far away. In addition, there is a modern shopping center with everything your heart desires.
To go from Hong Kong to the neighboring Shenzhen, one should take the metro in the direction of Lo Wu / Luo Hu or Fook Tin / Fu Tian. That is the quickest and cheapest. A trip there is worthwhile, especially for shopping enthusiasts. The area around the station Shenzhen Lao Jie is a must!

LONGUA can offer you advice on other issues about Hong Kong and Macao. Use the LONGUA travel service.

 

Country information:

Money


In In Hong Kong, people use the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). Exchange booths are everywhere. Most places also accept Chinese RMB (Yuan / 元) and Patacas (Macau$ / MOP). The exchange rate is almost always 1:1.

Phone

Telephone Codes:

Calling abroad (Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austrian, Switzerland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, ...) from Hong Kong (0049), from abroad to Hong Kong or Macao (00852).
In Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other countries you can buy special phone cards from telephone shops or with Call-By-Call www.billiger-telefonieren.de to find a cheap provider.

LONGUA would be happy to offer advice on other questions.

Shopping

Hong Kong is famous for its many shopping opportunities. Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise. Many products are tax-free, because of the status Hong Kong enjoys as a special economic zone.
Department Stores: There are almost always discount promotions, which can be identified by the character . The offers are often much more varied than in Europe, plus everything is relatively cheap. In the countless street markets prices may be negotiated, often it is even expected. Paying only 30% of the ticket price is not uncommon.


LONGUA would be happy to offer advice on other questions.

Leisure / Food

Food

Hong Kong offers plenty of options for eating out. The Cantonese cuisine is regarded as one of the most diverse in the world. They say that the Cantonese eat everything. You should experiment. Bad dishes simply do not exist in Hong Kong! With such a great variation, one can always find what he seeks. One particular must is to try the many small street vendors where you can eat late into the night.

Entertainment

Hong Kong has an especially interesting night life. There is nothing that is not there. The numerous night markets and restaurants, as well as numerous bars and clubs all invite you to relax and have fun. More entertainment tips can be found at LONGUA or at: www.asiaxpat.com.

Jobs

Hong Kong offers many employment and career opportunities. The following websites are especially suitable for German applicants

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Tips

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