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The former British colony of Hong Kong is fast becoming a tourist hotspot for travellers from across the world. Packed with culture and blending the bustle of the city with the picturesque countryside, landscapes and rocky islands, the city offers the best of both worlds and caters for every kind of visitor. There are a few things about Hong Kong that truly make it a place everyone should try to go to and some key information to note.
The weather in the city is typically very mild throughout winter and generally hot and humid in the summer months. The period between October and December is considered the driest and least humid and is the best time for travellers to visit. Many hotels and buildings use air-conditioning to cope with the heat and humidity of the city but those visiting in the winter months should note that winter heating is not as common, so are encouraged to pack extra clothes should the weather turn cold.
Visitors to the city interested in its history have plenty of museums to discover. The Hong Kong museum of History in Kowloon is particularly fascinating and gives a detailed look into the colonial past of the city. It features many physical mock-ups of streets and people and is a very interactive experience. The city also plays host to the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Museum of Art, which houses everything from Chinese ceramics to contemporary art from Hong Kong’s new wave of artists.
Outside of the skyscrapers and bustle of the city lays a vast countryside waiting to be explored. The landscape features places like Lantau Island where visitors can get away from the city and experience open landscapes and engage in some outdoor activities such as fishing and cycling.