There’s nowhere quite like Hong Kong. Now a Special Administrative Region of China, the former Crown Colony still celebrates its independent spirit with the same cosmopolitan flair and infectious energy that have long made it one of the Orient’s top destinations. Happy to leave distant history and tradition to the Old World, Hong Kong derives its unique charisma from a vibrant fusion of East and West, old and new, complexity and spontaneity. It’s a place where commerce and recreation compete. A showcase of sophisticated shopping and lively bazaars, sumptuous restaurants and round-the-clock entertainment. These, a stunning waterfront setting and an exhilarating backdrop of islands (200 of them) and beaches, make ‘HK’ the most exhilarating of world cities. No one leaves Hong Kong empty-handed. The memories alone will fill a suitcase.
Hong Kong Adventure
Who said that eating, shopping and being entertained are all that’s on offer in Hong Kong? In fact sailing, ocean kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, coastal walks, cycling and horseback riding are just some of the more serious stuff available! There’s a buzz of a different kind to be had at the famous Sha Tin and Happy Valley race courses. Or you can take local trips to Macau or Guangzhou on the Pearl River Delta. Or, on a more light-hearted note, how about some fantasy adventure at Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park on scenic Lantau Island? Which ever of these is your choice; China and Hong Kong deliver an unforgettable holiday experience.
Nightlife & Party with Locals
Hong Kong''s nightlife has it all. On Hong Kong Island trendy Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo, where up-market bistros, jazz clubs, bars and restaurants line the streets, are definitely the places to be for a night of fun. Wan Chai has evolved into a place known for its late-night parties. Stylish bars and nightclubs here help give Hong Kong its reputation for being a city that never sleeps. In Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui (‘TST’), you’ll find a host of busy bars and discos a-plenty, both local and at the many resorts and hotels.
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
Hong Kong''s native cuisine is Cantonese, with Chiu Chow and Shanghainese also on offer (many restaurants also specialise in vegetarian fare). Between them, though, Hong Kong''s 9,000 restaurants serve pretty much every cuisine under the sun. Many Western restaurants also enjoy a memorable water view location. At the end of the day almost everywhere you turn in Wan Chai, Lan Kwai Fong or Tsim Sha Tsui you’ll be spoilt for choice. Gourmet restaurants, pizzerias, American-style fast-food outlets, chic cafés, intimate bistros and delicatessens – Hong Kong has them all. Indulge yourself with some of Asia’s finest culinary delights.
Its sights and smells, its markets and harbour front, its hi-tech and traditional trams, its islands and beaches, the Star Ferry and Victoria Peak funicular. These all help to make the world of Hong Kong especially exciting place for youngsters. And then there’s Hong Kong Disneyland.