An average traveler visits Hong Kong for strolling & shopping. Unless it’s a business trip or one with a very important reason, traveling for leisure during the summer season may not be the best time.
It’s my first time to travel in Hong Kong this August & unfortunately, I didn’t have a fantastic experience due to the weather. After what I went through, I felt the need to inform. However, you may not take my word for it, but I hope this article will give you a heads up.
Here’s a peek to the Hong Kong International Airport.
Seasons in Hong Kong
March to Mid-May
Warm & Humid
Average Temperature: 18 °C (64 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F)
Late May to Mid-September
Extremely Hot & Humid
Average Temperature: 28 °C (82 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F)
Late September to End of November
Cool & Dry
Average Temperature: 19°C (66°F) to 24°C (75°F)
December to February
Cool & Dry
Average Temperature: 17 °C (63 °F) to less than 10 °C (50 °F)
Strolling at the tourist spots in Hong Kong like The Peak or theme parks-Disney Land & Ocean Park during summer would mean you being in a very hot place with a lot of people resulting to a lot of things- long queues, excessive sweat, awful smell, worse, heat stroke. After waiting for an hour or two just to experience your first ride, you’d think twice if you’d wanna get on the next one. This could also mess up your budget, buying some refreshments just to make you feel better given the situation.
There are a lot of shopping possibilities in Hong Kong too, indoor & outdoor. Although shopping indoor would be your preference due to the heat, better deals are on the streets! But shopping with this kind of heat wouldn’t be much of a pleasure.
If tickets have been booked or if you insist on traveling during summer, these are some things you’d probably need.
1. Dri- Fit Cap
Use a cap to protect yourself from the heat of the sun. Any cap will do actually but dri- fit caps can be washed & they dry up easily. You have to wash them because chances are, you’ll get really sweaty & if you don’t wash your cap, you’re likely to get pimples on your forehead after your trip.
2. Mineral Water
This could give you a little bit of refresher with all the heat that’s bothering you. This could be your handy wash too.
3. Wet &/ or Dry Tissue
Both are very useful. If you don’t have a mineral water, having a wet tissue could do the trick to refresh yourself a little bit. Wipe sweat & any unlikely or dirty thing that would come your way, remember, you’re surrounded with a lot of people.
4. Lip Balm
Use a lip balm to avoid lip cracks.
5. Menthol inhaler
Counter that awful smell with a pleasant one!
6. Sanitizer/ Alcohol
Sanitize from time to time to avoid unpleasant body sensations. With the heat plus the people around you, no doubt you’ll sweat like crazy so prioritize to sanitize.
7. Water Bottle
Hydrate well as they say. You really have to & bringing a water bottle might save you a few dollars from refilling from free water stations.
8. Foldable Fan or Small Electric Fan
The foldable fans would really help create air towards your body but the small electric fans are really what’s IN during this season. It’s being sold almost everywhere & you’ll see people carrying them everywhere.
9. Loose Powder
After taking a bath or every after you sanitize your body, applying loose powder esp. at the back of your body or neck would really help ease the unpleasant sensations in your body.
10. Sun Glasses
To put some shade on your eyes especially when strolling or simply waiting on the line.
Refreshing on your mouth & to give a kick of sugar to your body.
And if the cap ain’t enough, yes it doesn’t look very charming but using an umbrella may be a life saver at this time. Also, although it’s summer, it might just rain.
TIP: It would be best to book the tickets to wherever you’re going to avoid long queues & have a better experience.
Check out KLOOK.com (https://www.klook.com/) or download the app.
I hope this helped whether you’re about to book your flight or you’re already packing for your trip during summer in Hong Kong.
Here are other photos taken from our trip.
Din Tai Fung
Streets of Hong Kong
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless,
then turns you into a storyteller.”