About the destination

Hong Kong is a Chinese city that is under capitalist rule, unlike the rest of the country. The peculiarity of this city is that it was governed at another time by the Chinese government before becoming a British colony. This explains its mixture of Chinese and Western culture. Moreover, English is spoken much more than in the rest of China because of its British heritage.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a travel health clinic at least six weeks before your departure. The following vaccines are recommended: Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever, influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, rabies and measles. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the United States border.


Your passport must be valid at least 6 months after you enter China.


In China, the official currency is the Yuan ¥ (CNY).  It is possible to use bank cards in some places and Visa or MasterCard credit cards are accepted in most businesses. Don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in China to your financial institution.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 19 °C 13 °C 26 mm
February 19 °C 14 °C 43 mm
March 21 °C 16 °C 59 mm
April 25 °C 20 °C 138 mm
May 28 °C 24 °C 205 mm
June 30 °C 26 °C 295 mm
July 31 °C 26 °C 208 mm
August 31 °C 26 °C 249 mm
September 30 °C 25 °C 228 mm
October 28 °C 23 °C 68 mm
November 24 °C 19 °C 40 mm
December 20 °C 15 °C 18 mm


The official language of China is Mandarin. However, there are several dialects spoken in different parts of the country. Outside the major cities, it is difficult to get service in English. That’s why it is a good idea to have an English-Mandarin dictionary or a translation application at hand.

Things to do in Hong Kong

View the city from Victoria Peak

Go to this peak at sunset to have an impressive view of the city and Hong Kong Bay.

Make a wish at Wong Tai Sin Temple

Legend has it that all wishes made at this temple come true. Even if you don’t wish to make a wish there, the architecture of this temple is simply beautiful and worth admiring.

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