City Guide, Hong Kong
Hong Kong has developed from a small fishing village in the 1800s into a dynamic
and thrilling 21st century cosmopolitan metropolis. The city is replete with impressive
high rises, a busy harbor and it is an important financial and economic center.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with at least one season to match your comfort
zone. Boasting one of the world's best airports, it is the ideal stopover for those
who wish to travel deeper into the Orient.
Hong Kong is blessed with popular attractions and sightseeing opportunities throughout
the territory. You'll find endless things to see and do on Hong Kong Island and
in Kowloon and the New Territories. Or take a ferry and explore the Outlying Islands.
Culture and entertainment
Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West",
reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from
its time as a British colony. Hong Kong balances a modernized way of life with traditional
Food and drink
Hong Kong cuisine is influenced by Cantonese cuisine and parts of non-Cantonese-speaking
China (especially Chaozhou, Dongjiang, Fujian and the Yangtze River Delta), the
Western world, Japan, and Southeast Asia, due to Hong Kong's past as a British colony
and long history of being an international city of commerce. From the roadside stalls
to the most upscale restaurants, Hong Kong provides an unlimited variety of food
in every class. Complex combinations and international gourmet expertise have given
Hong Kong the reputable labels of "Gourmet Paradise" and "World's
Fair of Food"
Hong Kong is a truly "Shoppers' Paradise". There are many shopping
areas throughout Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories featuring stylish
shopping malls, department stores as well as bustling open-air markets
Hong Kong's street markets are always full of excitement and color. The market
stalls are where Hong Kong's dedicated shoppers hone their bargaining skills. There
are a few for you to explore, such as Stanley Market, Temple Street Night Market,
Ladies Market and Jade Market.
Malls and department stores are widely distributed in all districts of Hong Kong.
They are usually very accessible, with relaxing atmospheres dotted with cafes and
wide-variety of restaurants. The entire world's designer counters and signature
brands could be found here from dresses, leather wares, watches to jewelries. Grand
fashion shows are hosted during season change to impress tourists with the latest
trends and styles.
Hong Kong Map