One of the world’s most dynamic cities, where old tradition blends perfectly with Western culture and post-modern trends, Hong Kong is a holidaymaker’s haven with much to offer in terms of attractions, activities and accommodations. The city boasts a strategic location at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in Southern China, and is considered the getaway to China and the Far East. Over seven million people live in this cosmopolitan metropolis, making it also one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
Very often Hong Kong is compared to Singapore. Why? Because both are popular with tourists for a wide variety of top notch eateries and bustling shopping areas, and both offer visitors unique experiences and simple but ultimately memorable moments of perfection.
Explore unique architectural heritage, hike a mountain trail, enjoy breathtaking harbor vistas of the city’s skyline, catch a show, try local specialties, dive into a festival, and last but not least discover the real wild side of Hong Kong… this may be your guide to seeing and doing Asia’s ‘world city’. And if you are doing Hong Kong in a hurry, here’s your first reference point for must-do-and-see-things while you’re here.
Hong Kong’s signature attraction, which is more than a monument or even a natural vista, The Skyline is something not to be missed both during the day and at night. The crowd of amazing skyscrapers arched around the waters of Victoria harbor on Hong Kong Island is truly fascinating. Do not forget your cameras.
For those interested in museums, Hong Kong comes with full hands, offering numerous options, with topics as diverse as medical science, tea ware, robotics, movies, history, urban planning and prison life. Interested in wax figures? Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is where you can check out what’s going on among celebrities from entertainment, fashion, film and TV. After exploring the museum, visit the second and third floors of the Peak Tower, where you’ll find another interesting spot, called Ripley’s Believe it or Not, while the fourth floor welcomes visitors to enjoy its Peak Explorer Motion Simulator. Make sure to visit also Hong Kong Heritage Museum to get acquainted with its huge collection of about seventy thousand artifacts representing history, art and culture of Hong Kong; as well as Hong Kong Space Museum, which is easy recognized by its unique egg-shaped dome.
Kids will have endless moments of happiness if you take them to Hong Kong Disneyland. An array of thrilling rides and attractions are available at the park’s six themed areas, which will provide unparalleled fun and entertainment to the whole family. Kids will also appreciate the more than 125 years old Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, located in the heart of the city, featuring a lake and waterfall, large walk through aviary, where visitors will see some 600 birds of 90 species, animal exhibits, tai chi garden, children’s’ playground and much more.
Another not-to-be-missed site that never fails to amaze visitors is Hong Kong’s largest outlying island – Lantau, which brings visitors Buddhist architecture, a long sandy beach, a mall of shopping outlets and amazing scenery. In addition, there are great active pursuits for the whole family, from climbing the majestic Phoenix Mountain to see the exclusive sunrise atop to visiting the Wild Countryside Park, where you can indulge in a variety of activities, like swimming, hiking, camping and fishing, or else simply relax and sunbathe at one of the island’s many beaches.
Hong Kong is also well established as a tourist destination with some of the best hotels in the world, known for impeccable Asian service standards and a wide variety of restaurants. So, no matter if it’s food, culture, or architectural heritage, for those planning to make a trip, the best of Hong Kong is easy to find.