Location: Hong Kong
Since the colonial era Hong Kong has been Asia’s commercial and cultural hub, making it one of the world’s most cosmopolitan, spectacular and thrilling cities.
The wonder of Hong Kong lies in its unique blend of influences, combining true multicultural modernity with ancient Chinese traditions. Beneath the towering skyscrapers of the Central District, traditional wet markets offer the daily diet of fresh vegetables and live, flapping seafood.
The chic shopping districts of Wanchai and Causeway Bay are replete with international brands and designer labels, but the locals head instead to the bustling night markets of Nathan Road.
Hong Kong attractions
There are countless sightseeing possibilities in the city and surrounding islands. To admire Hong Kong’s signature panorama over glittering skyscrapers to the harbour beyond, take a ride up the precipitous Peak Tram, or travel a little further afield to the fishing harbour at Aberdeen, home to the world's largest floating restaurant.
If time allows, the outlying islands offer a tranquil escape from the hubbub of the city; visit Lantau for the giant Bronze Buddha and Tai O fishing village, or Lamma for fine beaches and hiking opportunities.
Cheap and efficient public transport, wonderful hotels and sumptuous dining combine with a wonderful natural setting to make Hong Kong the ideal place to begin or crown your Asian adventure.