A high-tech hub, where British colonial architecture resides alongside Chinese heritage buildings and contemporary skyscrapers.
The city state of Hong Kong, comprising of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and surrounds - a buzzing and cosmopolitan metropolis. Climb aboard a traditional Chinese junk for a harbour cruise to see the city from its heart. Join locals on the harbor-front for some early morning Tai Chi. For an oasis of green amid the urban landscape, Hong Kong Park is the perfect place to escape the city for a moment of tranquility. Take the vertiginous Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak - standing at 552 metres, it is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and offers sweeping views of the city below.
Take the cable car to Ngong Ping Village and admire the beauty of the 34 metre high bronze Tian Tan Buddha. From bustling local markets to famous brand names and haute couture, Hong Kong has something for every taste and budget. For cheap and local, visit the Ladies Market in Mongkok or the lively Temple Street Night Market’s, a Hong Kong institution since the 1920’s that really comes to life once the sunsets.
Haggle for electronics, make-up and copy watches on Nathan Road. For high street fashion at bargain prices, visit the Harbour City Complex with over 700 stores or the Citygate Outlets.
When you’re over the hustle and bustle, visit the tranquil Chi Lin Nunnery, offering a peaceful retreat amongst Kowloon’s high-rises. Built in the style of the Tang Dynasty, it’s the largest building in the world to be constructed without nails. A serene place, its grounds feature lotus plants, bougainvillea and immaculate bonsai trees. The connecting Nan Lian Garden is a lovely place for quiet reflection amongst pagodas, koi ponds and bonsai.
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