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What to spend your dollars on

  • Ticket to Happy Valley Racecourse

    10 HKD

  • A bottle of beer at a restaurant

    30 HKD

  • A day pass on the MTR train network

    55 HKD

  • Evening boat tour around Victoria Harbour

    160 HKD

  • A day ticket for Hong Kong Disneyland

    499 HKD (price for up to eight people)

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Must-sees in Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong South China Sea skycrappers
  • Victoria Harbour
  • One of the glitziest parts of Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour is as vibrant during the day as it is at night, with nightclubs, bars and restaurants lining the promenades.
Tram Victoria Peak Hong Kong
  • Northern Hong Kong Island
  • From Victoria Peak (sometimes just called ‘The Peak’), you can enjoy an amazing view over Hong Kong’s cityscape, while the Hong Kong Stadium is a stunning example of modern architecture.
Kowloon District Hong Kong skyscrapers
  • Kowloon
  • The Avenue of the Stars is an iconic part of Hong Kong’s rich culture, and the West Kowloon Waterside Promenade is a lovely spot if you want a bit of peace and tranquillity.

Going back and forth

The HK dollar’s (HKD) history is long and varied, with an initial local version of the silver dollar introduced back in 1866. In 1935, the HK dollar was soon linked to pound sterling before floating freely in 1974. It was later linked to the US dollar in 1983.

Some stores and restaurants accept Chinese yuan as legal tender, but the HK Dollar is not accepted in even neighbouring parts of China.

Frequently used banknotes

Coins used commonly in Hong Kong are 1, 2, 5 and 10 HKD. When it comes to notes, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 HKD are used frequently, while 1,000 HKD notes are used only on occasion.

Loose change is only really needed for tipping taxi drivers and hotel staff; most restaurants add a 10% service charge onto your bill.

Buying Hong Kong dollar’s online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
Travel Money Card for Hong Kong Dollar

Travel Money Card for Hong Kong Dollar

Another great option for spending in Hong Kong Dollar is our Travelex Money Card.

  • Safe and secure - card not linked to your bank account
  • Choice of 22 currencies, including Hong Kong Dollar
  • Seamless spending with Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Manage your Hong Kong Dollar effortlessly via the Travelex Money App
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