Traveling to Hong Kong on a Budget

traveling to hong kong on a budgetHong Kong is considered one of the gems of Asia for visitors to explore. Spending time in this famous city need not be expensive and there are plenty of ways to keep costs down while there. The following are a few to consider for anyone thinking about a Hong Kong vacation.
 
Flights
 
    The popularity of the city as a vacation destination means that getting there by air is relatively simple. Flights to Hong Kong are generally inexpensive; as such, having a fun-filled vacation is easy and light on the pocket. Shopping around is the best way to find low-cost tickets and there are plenty of online flight comparison sites that will search many airlines to find the cheapest prices. There are plenty of others though and searching as many as possible should find the most affordable flights.
 
Getting Around
 
    The downtown area of Hong Kong is relatively small and compact so that getting around it on foot is easily possible. The public transport systems around Hong Kong are extensive and these are the best way to get further afield rather than hiring a car. Options available include the Mass Transit Railway (MRT) system, trams, buses, and ferries. It can be worth considering the purchase of an Octopus Card. This can be used to pay for public transport journeys as well as for shopping and in many cases offers discounts on purchases.
 
Free Attractions
 
    There are plenty of great free attractions around the city that can help keep the cost of a visit down. The Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to many plants and animals and is free to enter. Victoria Harbour is a famous location in the city and a free light show is staged there each evening. Those planning to visit a museum should do so on a Wednesday if they can, with many offering free admission on this day. There is no charge to enter the Temple of a Thousand Buddhas and this is also the case for many other temples.
 
    A visit to Hong Kong will provide an experience to remember and the costs involved in doing this need not be overly expensive. The details above give a few options for visiting the city on a budget. Take them on board to enjoy a Hong Kong adventure at an affordable cost.

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7 Responses to Traveling to Hong Kong on a Budget

  1. Maurice Dobb 06/12/2014 at 9:27 pm #

    I’m also planning to visit Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. That’s why gathering data about the cost of traveling, staying, and other related information. However, I can’t find proper information about the total cost required for the entire trip. This blog definitely gave me an outline. Can you please give me segmented cost chart of the approximate amount of money I need for a trip to Hong Kong?

  2. Jon @ Money Smart Guides 06/09/2014 at 5:42 am #

    The movies that I have seen make Hong Kong look pretty cool, but I still don’t have an overwhelming interest in visiting there. I have a few other countries I would like to visit first before I would consider Hong Kong.

  3. Renée (@nickelbynickel) 06/05/2014 at 1:43 pm #

    It’s on my bucketlist! haha

    • Paul 06/06/2014 at 6:30 am #

      Mine too Renee!

  4. Tom 06/02/2014 at 12:59 am #

    The food in the markets are my favourite part of Hong Kong, and it’s not even close!

  5. Hannah @ Wise Dollar 05/30/2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Hong Kong is one of my dream place to visit especially my Childhood dream which is the Disneyland. I don’t care how old I can come to there as long as I can fulfill my dream. Hahaha. And I love fun and fantastic experiences!

  6. Squirrelers 05/22/2014 at 8:16 pm #

    I visited there a couple of times, albeit many years ago as a student. I’m sure it’s changed a ton since then, but it was a fun experience to visit there back then. A short visit seemed to work just fine!