Hong Kong Vacations
Proudly calling itself “Asia’s World City,” Hong Kong is an influential hub connecting East Asia to the world. It’s an important financial center, with a large, sophisticated and well-educated population and a bustling, modern cityscape.
Located on the South China Sea, Hong Kong is home to busy neighborhoods, green city parks, excellent museums and some of the best shopping in Asia. Street markets of Mong Kok, the world’s most densely populated area, are not far from lush, unspoiled countryside and quiet areas like Hong Kong Wetland Park, Lamma Island and Cheung Chau Island.
Admire Chinese artworks at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Kowloon and Chinese tea rituals at the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Indulge in luxury shopping in the commercial center of Tsim Sha Tsui, where you can also enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong Island’s impressive skyline across the harbor. From Kowloon, catch the famous Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island’s Central district. Ride the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator system to Soho’s fashionable bars and restaurants. Party until dawn in the lively Lan Kwai Fong district. Take the funicular train to Victoria Peak Tower.
If you become weary of the concrete jungle, the countryside is never far away. Enjoy a day of mountain hikes, beach excursions or a trip to Tai O Fishing Village and end it with a seafood dinner in the small fishing town of Sai Kung or on a floating restaurant in Aberdeen.
Appreciate the spirituality of Hong Kong’s people at Tin Hau, Man Mo or Wan Tai Sin Temples, the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery or the Po Lin Monastery at the base of the Tian Tan Buddha statue.
Navigate Hong Kong quickly and cheaply using its highly-developed, efficient and easy-to-navigate public transportation system. This former British colony is separated from mainland China by its own basic law and currency. Locals often speak English as well as Cantonese or Mandarin, making this an accommodating destination for international visitors. You’ll find Western-style street names, restaurants and reminders of the city’s colonial past scattered throughout the city alongside monuments of ancient Chinese culture.