A cosmopolitan metropolis that has a rich history too, Hong Kong offers intrepid travellers much to enjoy; here are some aspects that make this destination stand out.
Fashionistas will love the famed Ladies’ Market that offers plenty of clothing and accessories to choose from. Those at Kowloon-based 4-star hotels in Hong Kong can easily visit the Temple Street Night Market for great bargains and souvenirs. Also of note are the Goldfish Market and aptly named Sneakers Street that are both worth visits.
The Peak & Harbour
Victoria Peak offers stunning views from Hong Kong Island’s highest point and can be reached via the Peak Tram, a historical funicular railway. Equally impressive is Victoria Harbour; properties like Park Hotel Hong Kong are close to the Star Ferry for boat rides as well as Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to watch the Symphony of Lights over the harbour.
You can discover a religious heritage at the temples in Hong Kong including the Wong Tai Sin Temple dedicated to Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism and the Chi Lin Nunnery, both in Kowloon. Also, not to be missed are the Man Mo Temple in Central and the Po Lin Monastery with its huge Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island.
Hong Kong offers diverse culinary adventures too and has an eclectic array of dishes to enjoy. Char siu bao which features buns with barbecued pork stuffing, Hainanese chicken rice and dim sum are perennial favourites; other popular options include yummy egg tarts, steamed shrimp dumplings and the sweet pineapple bun.