Hong Kong is an intense, vibrant and colourful city with a magnificent natural setting on the tip of the mainland – it’s a thrilling gateway to China, and Hong Kong holidays offer a glimpse of this fascinating fusion of east and west.
Hong Kong is now a special administrative region of China but as late as 1997, it was an important British possession and still retains much of its British character – in fact English is widely spoken.
Towering skyscrapers form the backdrop to the bustling Victoria Harbour. Yet in the teeming alleys, street markets remain largely untouched by western influences. At night the city is ablaze with neon signs. Stroll through the busy streets looking for bargains of all kinds, and soak up the atmosphere of the nightlife. On your holiday in Hong Kong you will discover a culinary paradise with some world-class restaurants and many more excellent places to eat available that will suit much lower budgets.
From Hong Kong Island take a ride on the Star Ferry with the commuters, an inexpensive way to view the city from a spectacular vantage point. Victoria Peak offers superb views from above, while Repulse Bay and Aberdeen boast a wonderful and unusual floating community. Head to the mainland New Territories to see a more authentically Chinese face of Hong Kong or visit Lantau to marvel at the giant reclining Buddha.