Traveling to Hong Kong
It seems disproportionate. Incredibly dense and rich. Superlatives suit it well. Located on the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong is the link between East and West. This world city of Asia is cradled by Victoria Bay. As lively as it is majestic, Hong Kong is Asia's megacity of all possibilities.
An extraordinary city
Hong Kong is first and foremost a territory of only 1104 km2. The main island also has 200 surrounding islands. As you explore the city, you will discover the colorful Chinese heritage and the history of powerful clans, adventurous pirates and daring European merchants! During the British era, as a colony, Hong Kong became the hub of international trade. Since July 1, 1997, Hong Kong has been a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Today, the cultural heritages of the Chinese dynasties and colonial Europe blend harmoniously to make Hong Kong a city like no other.
Hong Kong vibrates with an energy and dynamism that forces admiration, having transformed a simple fishing village into a crossroads of trade and tourism. Taoist temples and Edward VII-era buildings flirt with skyscrapers.
A nightlife city
Hong Kong can also be visited at night, when the city reveals a whole new face. Treat yourself to an unprecedented view of the bay and downtown from the cabins of the Ferris wheel. Day or night, at a height of 60 meters, the city will amaze you on board the Hong Long Observation Wheel. This wheel has 42 comfortable cabins all equipped with Wi-Fi. Once you get off, let your steps guide you to the Temple Street night market.
Travel to Hong Kong: what to visit?
After you arrive in Hong Kong, there are some unmissable places you'll need to visit to discover all the richness of the city. Check out our selection of places to visit when you arrive.
Don't miss the Victoria Peak. It is the highest point on the island and a popular area since colonial times. The view of Victoria Bay and the skyscrapers is splendid. Take the Peak Tram for an unforgettable visual experience. On the way to the top, this historic funicular railway offers a view of the city from every angle. At the very top, the Peak Tower offers a vast lookout for contemplating the view, as well as restaurants and other stores.
The bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district
Tsim Sha Tsui is located in the south of Hong Kong Island. It is one of the major tourist centers of the city, with many high-end stores and restaurants that welcome you in a symphony of lights. It is also home to many museums such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the unmissable Hong Kong Museum of History.
Hong Kong Disneyland: Attractions for all tastes
To the southwest of the territory, on Lantau Island is Hong Kong Disneyland. In 2020, the theme park celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. To visit the park is to immerse yourself in the universes of Star Wars, and all the Disney tales, such as the Jungle Book, the Little Mermaid or Rapunzel. The park is divided into several universes of which the most magical remains the Fairy Tale Forest, or enchanted forest.
The Lady's Market
Accessories, souvenirs and clothes! With over 100 stalls, Lady's Market displays the good taste of Hong Kong on Tung Choi Street. You can find nylons, watches, cosmetics, home goods and all sorts of trinkets and accessories for women of all ages. Not to be missed!
The art galleries of the Sheung Wan district
In the north of Hong Kong Island, discover the hipster district of Sheung Wan. Once a working class area of the city, it has evolved into a trendy place where artists and trendy youth meet. You'll be surprised to find traditional shops next to art galleries and trendy cafes. So take advantage of your stay to discover all the surprises and follow the latest artistic trends in the city.
Coming to Hong Kong
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Map of Hong Kong
How to get to Hong Kong
Going to Hong Kong from Noumea
To easily reach Hong Kong from Noumea, check out our Noumea Hong Kong Flight page.
Average flight time:
The shortest flight time for a Noumea Hong Kong trip is 16 hours with a stopover in Australia. This travel time may vary depending on your itinerary. Flights beyond the Aircalin network are operated by our partner airlines.
It is 3 hours earlier in Hong Kong, China than in Noumea, New Caledonia.
When to go to Hong Kong
When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong enjoys a subtropical climate. This means there are two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season.
Depending on what you want to do in Hong Kong, the best times to visit are
The wet season: From May to the end of September, temperatures range from 15 to 25°C. Humidity is quite high and rainfall is important. This is a point to keep in mind if you want to visit Hong Kong in August
The dry season: From October to March, take advantage of the more pleasant temperatures and less humidity to discover the city at its best. However, beware of the winter nights which can be cold.