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Known as the “Fragrant Port”, Hong Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, even among Asian countries. Located between Japan and Singapore, this Chinese Special Administrative Region is one of the world’s most important economic centers. Its economy is based on commerce, trade, and shipping, comparable only to Singapore. Other sources of income are tourism, industry, and agriculture though most of Hong Kong’s food is imported.

Located north of the province of Guangdong, Hong Kong had been a British colony from 1840 until 1997. Though now under the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong remains an autonomous state for 50 years after 1997. It therefore continues to be a commercial region under a different government.

Hong Kong Bank Hong Kong City Hong Kong Harbor

Hong Kong’s culture is a perfect mixture of east and west. Though still Chinese, British influence has left an indelible mark on the local culture that it is hard to tell where the Chinese influence ends and the British ones begin. The result is a culture that is uniquely Hong Kong.

Residents of Hong Kong are mostly Chinese and yet they tend to lean towards the western influence which governed them for more than a hundred years. Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English are the official languages of the region.

Hong Kong cuisine plays an important role in its culture. Labelled a Gourmet Paradise and World’s Fair of Food, the restaurants in Hong Kong are some of the finest in the world offering authentic Chinese food as well as other internationally renowned cuisine.

There are so many places to visit in Hong Kong. Whether you want to go shopping for designer wear, sightsee or both, there’s something for you here.

The Hong Kong Museum of Art on the island of Kowloon has a fine collection of the region’s history and culture with over fourteen thousand works of calligraphy, Hong Kong treasures, paintings, lithographs, antiques, and objects of art.

Victoria Peak gives visitors a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong, Kowloon, and Victoria Harbour. One can also hike up to the mountain’s summit.

Hong Kong Hotel Hong Kong Nightlife Hong Kong Pearl River Delta

A new tourist attraction is the recently opened Hong Kong Disneyland. It has four main attractions, namely Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Main Street. It is a new addition to the chain of Disneyland franchise full of fun and excitement for everyone.
Lantau Island’s pink dolphins that only live and breed in these waters can be seen while cruising the island of Lantau.

Water World’s waves pools, play area, and water slides are a sure hit with kids when visiting Hong Kong with the entire family.

Ocean Park’s oceanarium is a favourite among visitors in Hong Kong. See pandas in the Lowland Gardens, and head over to the Headlands Amusement Park for a ride on one of the roller coasters and cable cars.
The Central District offers visitors a wide variety of shops and malls that carry designer western wear. If shopping is your thing, you’ll find everything you need here.

Get a glimpse of China in its entirety at the Middle Kingdom which showcases a miniature version of China along with scale models of shrines, temples, street scenes, and palaces.
If you’re looking for more physical activities and at the same time see another side of Hong Kong, then Lamma Island is your best bet. The island offers swimming and hiking and the seafood cuisine is very popular among visitors.

Hong Kong Temples Hong Kong Victoria
Hong Kong Transport

The Hong Kong Space Museum is a must-see for tech lovers. The place offers a variety of displays from telecommunications, robotics, energy, computer, and physics. There are even interactive activities available to keep visitors busy.

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery showcases Buddha in a variety of poses and hues. The monastery is located in the New Territories.

Get it all fresh at the Wet Market. There are a variety of produce and seafood being offered in the freshest condition possible.

Hong Kong is a great place to get acclimatised when visiting Asia for the first time. Because it is partly western, it gives western visitors a more digestible glimpse of what is coming ahead when planning to visit more traditionally Asian countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, and even mainland China which is really a world unlike anything found in the west.








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