Hong Kong Vacations
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on Earth and features dramatic cityscapes clustered around its harbor, islands and hillsides. The embodiment of the Chinese concept of yin and yang, Hong Kong is filled with neighborhoods that resonate with all the textures, sounds and scents of Chinese tradition, while it’s soaring skylines look boldly towards the future. For visitors, Hong Kong offers some of the worlds most intense shopping, sightseeing and dining experiences, yet old-world romance and style awaits at every turn.
Many visitors come to Hong Kong just to shop. Wander through incredible malls such as the palatial Pacific Place and enormous Harbour City. Then, hit the streets and bargain hard at the Ladies’s Market in Mong Kok, and the Temple Street Market in Kowloon.
From Kowloon, head to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to admire Chinese artworks at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and enjoy panoramic views across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island.
Catch the Star Ferry across the harbor to Hong Kong Island’s Central district, and ride the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator to Soho’s fashionable bars and restaurants. Finish the night with a tram ride to Victoria Peak for breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island and beyond.
Visitors are often surprised to find that Hong Kong isn't all skyscrapers. Expansive country parks, sparsely populated islands and quiet beaches are never more that a ferry or metro ride away. Hike across the Dragons Back trail to the traditional village and beaches of Shek O. On Lantau Island ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery then explore the stilt houses of Tai O.
All parts of Hong Kong can be accessed quickly and cheaply thanks to its highly efficient public transportation system. Reunified with Mainland China in 1997, this former British colony retains its own law and currency, and locals often speak English making it an easy destination for Westerners.