About Hong Kong, China
The "Oriental Pearl", as Hong Kong is often called, first started as a collection of fishing villages, and gradually became the bustling, busy, beautiful
and modern city we see today.
Hong Kong represents a perfect mix of the delights of modern living and an abundance of reminders of its historic past. An open city, with a magnificent
natural harbour, Hong Kong is the meeting place of various cultures that blend harmoniously with the Chinese tradition and the exotic influences.
Home of kung fu heroes like the late Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, the city is quickly gaining recognition in the movie industry, as well. Known since forever
for its delicious cuisine and beauty, Hong Kong is also one of the world's leading international financial centres.
The city has numerous high international rankings in various aspects. Foe example, its economic freedom, quality of life, corruption perception, and
financial and economic competitiveness are all highly ranked.
However, Hong Kong it's not all business and no fun. The appealing attractions abound in the city, and this is what, perhaps, made it, in the first place,
one of Asia's (if not Asia's) most popular vacation destinations
The highlights of Hong Kong, or it's most famous attractions are Victoria Harbour, The Peak and the Giant Buddha.
The Peak offers amazing views over the city, harbour and mountains beyond.
As for Victoria Harbour, its natural beauty is what made it what it is today - Hong Kong's most popular attractions. Visitors can take the iconic Star
Ferry to enjoy stunning views around the harbour. The nightly "A Symphony of Lights" show, featuring harbour-front buildings is not-to-be-missed!
The Giant Buddha from Lantau Island, is the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha. Also known as Tian Tan Buddha, because its base is a model of the
Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the statue is situated near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious
relationship between man and nature, people and religion.
However, there is much more to see in Hong Kong than Victoria Harbour, The Peak and the Giant Buddha. Ocean Park, placed among the top theme parks and
aquariums in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Wong Tai Sin Temple, the most famous temple in Hong Kong, are only a few that need to be reminded.
Shopping is another thing for which Hong Kong is famous. Here, "shoppaholics" can literally "shop 'till they drop"! The shopping areas are roughly divided
into Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, the highlights being Central, North Point, Admiralty and Causeway Bay in Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei,
Jordan and Mong Kok in Kowloon together with Sheung Wan.
Malls and department stores are widely distributed in all districts of Hong Kong. There are usually very accessible, with relaxing atmospheres dotted with
cafes and a wide-variety of restaurants.
Shopping, sightseeing, enjoying delicious culinary delights....whatever you want to do, you can do it in Hong Kong! The city has more than sufficient
"tourist resources" to make anyone's stay more than enjoyable, regardless of preference or taste.
Culture and history abounds at every pace in the fabulous and exotic city of Hong Kong, considered to be one of the most interesting places to spend the