Discover Hong Kong

Despite its compact nature, Hong Kong is a city of great contrasts, and things to do and see aplenty.

Boasting two distinct personalities  Cantonese Chinese and contemporary ex-British influenced  the island series sees the East meet the West with confident cohesion.

Coined Asia's World City, Hong Kong is a hub of change and progression. At the forefront of innovation, the city-state is home to vibrant dining and shopping scenes.

Renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts more than 11,000 eateries, which represent influences from all over the globe.

From the snack foods of Causeway Bay, award-winning restaurants and trendy bars of Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo, sensorial seafood experiences of Lei Yue Mun, and the state's abundant world-renowed dim sum canteens, the Special Administrative Region buzzes with extraordinary epicurean adventures.

A global financial player, Hong Kong is touted as one of the world's best shopping destinations, offering endless indulgent retail opportunities.

The city-state's street markets typify local culture  and Chinese influence  and are great locations in which to pick up authentic keepsakes. While over-the-top shopping malls announce sway from the Western world; in particular areas like Causeway Bay and the Central district, where international designer names and luxury brands can be found.

Despite its compact nature, Hong Kong is a city of great contrasts, and things to do and see aplenty.

Historical sites like Eastern Han dynasty tombs, 13th century ancestral halls, walled villages, Victorian architecture and World War II relics tell the story of the city-state's transition from an Imperial Chinese outpost to the critical crossroad of Eastern and Western society.

Ostentatious tourist attractions like Tian Tan Buddha statue, The Avenue of the Stars, Hong Kong Disneyland, Toy Story Land and Happy Valley Racecourse offer unique modern Asian experiences and entice visitors from all over the globe.

Hong Kong's cityscape paints a striking picture of urbanity, nestled among the breathtaking natural beauty of outlying islands, sandy beaches, green spaces and mountain peaks.

Discover Hong Kong

Words by Alice Nash - Published 14 January 2013
Quick Facts 
Population 7.5 million
Time Zone GMT + 8
Languages Cantonese, Mandarin and English
Currency Hong Kong Dollar
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