A destination where East meets West in its truest sense, Hong Kong is a colourful concoction of cultures and cuisines. A Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong was once a British colony and this influence is still very much present as its cosmopolitan cityscapes blend with ancient temples and a lively harbour.
A quintessential stop on any Hong Kong tour package, the main island is also the financial centre and awe-inspiring skyscrapers vie for attention with The Peak; here at the highest point of this commercial hub and amidst lush green pockets you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the sheer scope of what Hong Kong Island has to offer.
Other equally well known local destinations include Kowloon with its many street markets and malls, the New Territories home to countryside parks and historical sites, Lantau Island featuring picturesque beaches and mountains and the Outlying Islands, popular spots for weekend getaways full of fun in the sun & surf.
With so much to see and do, travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring Hong Kong. Not to be missed highlights include the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade along Victoria Harbour, bustling Ladies’ Market and Temple Street Night Market with its plethora of stalls, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Kowloon Walled City Park and the Chi Lin Nunnery. Those travelling with the family also have lots of places to keep the kids happy be it at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, marine-life themed Ocean Park and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
An essential part of any trip to Hong Kong is sampling the eclectic cuisine on offer which is as varied as its cosmopolitan culture. Must try foodie delights include dim sum, hotpot, Cantonese style congee, wonton noodles and a delectable array of freshly made seafood dishes.