Destination Hong Kong
About Hong Kong
Hong Kong. In our opinion, Asia’s most dynamic city. A place where ‘East meets West’ is more perfect a description than any other place on Earth, where the old sits comfortably alongside the new, encompassed within the most vibrant harbour the world has to offer.
Hong Kong is a sophisticated metropolis of more than six million people sharing an area of about 1,100 square kilometres, more mobile phones and pagers than you can imagine, and soaring skyscrapers that draw your eyes ever upwards.
Savour a thousand contrasting tastes, with dining experiences world renowned, or satisfy your hunger for style in the shopping capital of the world. Whether it’s Stanley Markets or the designer boutiques of Nathan Road, on offer is an overwhelming array of goods to suit any budget. With a vibrancy like no other, this is a city driven by the dollar. Hong Kong is the financial centre of Asia and the pursuit of business is central to all facets of life. This business hub has resulted in a distinctive collage of skyscrapers, of daring architecture, that forms a spectacular backdrop for one of the world’s wonders – the cityscape by night, seen from across Victoria Harbour, with Hong Kong’s mountain-perched buildings seemingly forming a curtain of crystal lights.
And also a diversity – from the bustling city centre to a peaceful countryside. Walking trails from the summit of the famous Peak offer a green view of Hong Kong that few are aware even exists. Repulse Bay, on the southern side of Hong Kong island, features picturesque beaches. Aberdeen is a sheltered bay that is home to a fleet of fishing trawlers and to glitzy floating restaurants. Trolley cars, ferries and subway trains are central to an efficient public transport system that assists visitors in discovering the delights of Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay or Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. (And we still believe you just can’t beat the Star Ferry for one of the most spectacular ‘tours’ in the world!) Portuguese-settled Macau is just a short boat trip away, offering yet another diverse experience.
And of course, Hong Kong continues to grow... yet more investment sees new restaurants, venues, and products released every month as expansion pushes into the outlying islands. Hong Kong is an ever-evolving world class destination, and one that certainly warrants more than one visit. Once, in Hong Kong, is never enough…