Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Discover one of the most fascinating urban landscapes on the planet.

Airlines serving the destination

From Bordeaux, this destination can be served by the following companies:

Round trip flight offers

5 good reasons to go to Hong Kong

Star Ferry cruise
Star Ferry cruise
Inexpensive and short, this brief 15-minute crossing on an old boat offers a splendid view of the skyline and surrounding mountains. Immerse yourself in the city’s port heritage before arriving at the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, which is also a perfect place from which to admire Hong Kong.
Walk through Temple Street Night Market
Walk through Temple Street Night Market
This night market is the liveliest in the city. By the light of the lanterns you will meet fortune tellers, Cantonese opera singers and street vendors frying up their creations in incandescent woks.
Enjoy the view from Victoria Peak
Enjoy the view from Victoria Peak
At 552m, this is the highest point of Hong Kong Island and offers you a different view of the city from the same height as the skyscrapers. Instead of ascending on foot, take the oldest funicular railway in Asia. At the top, there is a park and a panoramic walk punctuated by viewpoints.
Relaxing at the beach
Relaxing at the beach
It may seem surprising, but Hong Kong has many beaches and small island resorts that are easily accessible by public transport. Local residents flock there on weekends but during the week you can enjoy pleasant and well-equipped beaches just a short distance from the big city.
Plunge into the heart of Asia
Plunge into the heart of Asia
The working-class district of Sham Shui Po is one of the most authentic in the city. Here, there are no glittering skyscrapers, just streets with old-fashioned charm and teeming with street vendors. It is no doubt the best place to taste noodles and other famous street food in Hong Kong.

To see / do

Culture and History

Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

This Taoist temple is dedicated to the gods “Man” of literature and “Mo” of war, and was built in 1847 under the Qing dynasty by prosperous Chinese merchants. Thick spirals of smoke emanate from within from incense burning in cones suspended from the ceiling, carrying prayers for success in exams and the resolution of conflict. During the colonial era, it was also a court of justice where national affairs of Chinese society were settled.

The Giant Tian Tan Buddha

The Giant Tian Tan Buddha

Perched on a hill on the island of Lantau, in the New Territories, this seated Buddha made of bronze is the largest in the world. Measuring 30 metres in height, it was built by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, which also builds space shuttles. It is so big you can even see it from the sky when you come in to land.

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

This Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian place of worship is richly decorated and frequently visited by Hong Kong residents eager for their wishes to be granted. It is dedicated to Wong Cho-ping, the god of mercy, healing and fortune. Religious ceremonies and weddings are regularly held here and you can also have your future predicted. Don't miss the garden of good wishes with its beautiful pavilions and pools home to koi carp and turtles.

Excursions

HSBC Building

Designed by the great architect Norman Foster in 1985, this 52-storey building is the headquarters of HSBC Bank. Although very modern and high-tech, it respects the fundamentals of Feng Shui design, using angles to disorient evil spirits, integrating water as a symbol of prosperity and offering a clear view of the port. It shines just as brilliantly by night as by day thanks to its remarkable illumination.

Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park

This haven of greenery between mountains and skyscrapers reserves stunning surprises behind its groves and curved pools. It is home to the city's oldest colonial building which also houses the delightful Museum of Tea Ware, honouring a tradition that appeals to both the British and the Chinese. There is also a huge aviary containing 600 birds of 90 different species, mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia.

A fun trip to Macau

A true Las Vegas of the East, Macao is a former colonial trading post, established by the Portuguese this time. It can be easily reached from Hong Kong in less than an hour by ferry. Behind its facade of large palaces and casinos, you will discover historical buildings from the colonial era including forts, hotels and, especially, churches in the Baroque style, introduced by Spanish and Italian missionaries.

Gastronomy

Dim Sum

Dim Sum

These bite-sized nibbles, often steamed, are made with many things. Soft and flavoursome, they are traditionally served as an accompaniment to tea but can also be ordered on their own as a snack.

Chinese fondue

With far fewer calories than its European equivalent, Chinese fondue consists of cooking the ingredients together in simmering water in the middle of the table. It can include meat, fish, seafood and even vegetarian options. In fact, the only ingredient that is systematically used is spaghetti. This dish can lead to truly delicious combinations!

Lacquered and roasted meat

Lacquered and roasted meat

Duck, goose, other types of poultry... you will see these meats grilling everywhere in restaurant windows and emitting mouth-watering smells! They are served still steaming hot on your plate with their soft flesh and crispy skin.

100-year-old eggs

The bravest among you can try this speciality of duck eggs conserved, in reality, for only a few dozen days in a mixture of quicklime, ash, salt and a blend of herbs (spices, tea leaves) which produces inorganic (mineral) fermentation due to a change of pH. By the end of the ageing process, the interior blackens and gives off a smell of sulphur, but the taste is apparently not quite so strong!

Practical information

Currency

Hong Kong dollar

Spoken languages

Cantonese, English and Mandarin

Time difference

+6h en été, +7h en hiver

Distance

10,045 km

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* The information on this page is provided for information purposes only and is not exhaustive. The list of airlines is subject to change. Changes to flight offers may occur at any time and without notice. For details of connections, contact airlines or travel agencies.

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