Best time to visit Hong Kong

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Best time of year to visit Hong Kong

Average prices and comfortable temperatures make October through December the best time to visit Hong Kong. That's when music lovers party at the Clockenflap Festival and views from Ngong Ping 360 are most scenic. Hong Kong sees a surge of tourism and prices going through the roof during the Golden Week in October and Chinese New Year holidays in late January or February. Period from April to May is an excellent interim between winter chilly temps and summer heat and humidity, with slightly lower room rates. Hot and muggy summer in Hong Kong lasts from June to September and brings in fantastic Dragon Boat Festival, hiking, and clam digging, but beware of probable typhoons and thick tourists crowds.

10 THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG (JUNE 23 - JULY 02)

Pink Dolphin Watching

Pink Dolphin Watching

all year round • nature

Pink dolphins are so popular that they have become a mascot of Hong Kong

Hiking the Dragon's Back

Hiking the Dragon's Back

March–October • activity

Hike the Dragon's Back in Hong Kong

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

September–July • event

Hong Kong horse races are definitely an experience not to be missed!

Clam Digging

Clam Digging

July–August • activity

Don't miss out on the clam digging excitement!

Fishing Villages

Fishing Villages

late June | October–December | all year round • event

Visit the floating homes of the indigenous Tanka people

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

all year round • activity

Don't miss this "masterpiece" of urban architecture, which is typical for overpopulated Hong Kong

Outlying Islands

Outlying Islands

October–April (hiking) | May–September (beach) • activity

Get away from the urban crowds and explore the nature and culture of the Hong Kong secret islands

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

April–September • activity

Try your best to catch the elusive Black Marlin in the Hong Kong's deep waters!

Coral Reef Scuba Diving

Coral Reef Scuba Diving

June–August • activity

Swim with coral fish in their natural environment

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

all year round • activity

The island of South China suits perfectly for water sport

24 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Art Basel

Art Basel

September 17–20, 2020 (Basel) | December 03–06, 2020 (Miami Beach) | March 25–27, 2021 (Hong Kong)  • event

Don't miss the chance to become a part of the art world for a week full of exciting events

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

February 11–12, 2021 • event

Don't miss the city's biggest and most colourful festival!

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

June 25, 2020 • event

Watch one of the largest and most prominent Dragon Boat Races in the world

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

April 27–May 01, 2020 • event

See the unique "Bun grabbing contest" as participants climb enormous bamboo towers covered with buns at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Spring Lantern Festival

Spring Lantern Festival

February 26, 2021 • event

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Hong Kong with your beloved one. However, if you are single, you can play a matchmaking game with lanterns to determine your destiny

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

October 01, 2020 • event

This Mid-Autumn festival is probably the most charming and picturesque night of the year

Tam Kung Birthday

Tam Kung Birthday

April 30, 2020 • event

The Birthday of Tam Kung is a great chance to experience the rich culture and traditions of modern Hong Kong

Qingming Festival (Taqing Festival)

Qingming Festival (Taqing Festival)

April 04, 2021 • event

Immerse yourself into a strange combination of sadness and happiness

Migratory Birds at Hong Kong Wetland Park

Migratory Birds at Hong Kong Wetland Park

December–February • nature

Enjoy some of Hong Kong's unique flora and fauna in this world-class ecotourism park

Tin Hau Birthday

Tin Hau Birthday

May 04, 2021 • event

Celebrate the Birthday of the Chinese Goddess of the Sea while watching Chinese opera performances with thousands of Hongkongers

Clockenflap

Clockenflap

November 22–24, 2019 • event

An international world-class music festival that puts local music into spotlight

Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

September 02, 2020 • event

Feed the hungry ghosts in Hong Kong

AIA Carnival

AIA Carnival

December 13 2020–February 16 2021 • event

Carnival style event for the whole family

Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360

September–November • activity

Gaze at the deep sea and mountain hills above your feet from the crystal cabin with a glass bottom in Hong Kong

Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab

September–November • food

Try out one of the best appetizers of South China in Hong Kong

Snake Soup

Snake Soup

January–February • food

Warm yourself up with some snake soup

Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday

April 30, 2020 • event

The Birthday of Buddha also called the Buddha Bathing Festival is one of the most spiritual and unique events in Hong Kong

Hung Shing Festival

Hung Shing Festival

March 06, 2020 • event

This festival marks the birthday of Hung Shing, a Tang dynasty official who became known for forecasting the weather for fisherman

Chinese New Year Specialities

Chinese New Year Specialities

February 12, 2021 • food

Try the best of traditional Chinese cuisine during Chinese New Year celebrations!

Birthday of Che Kung

Birthday of Che Kung

February 13, 2021 • event

Ask the military commander of the Southern Song Dynasty for wealth and prosperity on his birthday

Double Ninth Festival (Chongyang)

Double Ninth Festival (Chongyang)

October 25, 2020 • event

The combination of the ninth day and the ninth month brings good luck, and the chrysanthemum is a symbol of that day

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–October • event

Autumn in Hong Kong is filled with international Halloween events and attractions

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

February 09, 2020 • event

One of the oldest and most popular races in Asia

Cycling

Cycling

January–February • activity

Cycling is a great way to explore the countryside and urban routes of Hong Kong

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