Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) operates a few bureaus across the territory. They have very helpful staff that can assist you in many ways: To begin with, you can get there (free of charge) good maps, plenty of brochures and leaflets with details of events that are held in the city and more... Otherwise, they can also help you with services like booking of hotel rooms, tickets for events and shows, organized tours, etc...
HKTB also organizes a wide variety of free cultural activities for the visitors :The Cultural Kaleidoscope program, for example, includes plenty of short courses and classes that are worth participating... Tai Chi classes, Feng Shui classes, Architecture walks, Antiques appreciation classes, Chinese tea appreciation classes and much more... Most of these sessions are free and operate on a casual first-come, first-served basis.
To learn more about all those wonderful activities, ask HKTB to send you their Cultural Kaleidoscope booklet or visit the relevant page at their website : www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/heritage/ck/index.jhtml
Additional information on some of HKTB's activities is provided in the various pages across this website.
If you wish to get a good city map, as well as some brochures, before departure, you'll better write to HKTB and ask them to send you an Information package which you are likely to get, by post, within a week or two...
Hong Kong Tourism Board
9-11/F Citicorp Centre
18 Whitfield Road
Fax: +852 2806 0303
Hong Kong Tourism Board - London office
6 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EQ
Fax: +44 20 7533 7111
Hong Kong Tourism Board - Sydney office
Level 4, Hong Kong House
80 Druitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Fax: +61 2 9283 3083
Hong Kong Tourism Board - New York office
2nd Floor, 115 East 54th Street,
New York, NY 10022-4512
Fax: +1 212 421 8428
Hong Kong Tourism Board - Los Angeles office
Suite 2050, 10940 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024-3915
Fax: +1 310 208 1869
Hong Kong Tourism Board - Toronto office
9 Temperance Street
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1Y6
Fax: +1 416 366 1098
If you did not ask HKTB to send you the information package by post, their bureau at the Hong Kong International airport is, probably, the first place you should pay a visit to, as soon as you arrive... at least to pick a good map of the city.
There are three HKTB posts at the airport, two of them are located at the Arrival halls and one is at the transit passengers hall. They are all open daily, from 7 am to 11 pm and even if you get there late at night, you can still pick up brochures and maps and connect to their website via the computer point which they have on site.
Other HKTB bureaus can be found at the following locations :
Hong Kong Island - Exit F, MTR-Causeway Bay. Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
Tsim Sha Tsui - Star Ferry pier. Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
Lo Wu border cross - 2nd floor, Arrivals hall. Open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. (if you get there when they are closed, you can still pick up brochures and maps and connect to their website via the computer point which they have on site).
In addition to the actual bureaus, HKTB operates the visitor hotline which you can call, free of charge, and get information. Daily, from 8 am to 6 pm.
From abroad: +852 2508 1234
From within Hong Kong: 2508 1234
Here are some other sources of information for Hong Kong:
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