Hong Kong

Destinations >> Hong Kong Overview

Luxury and sophistication go hand-in-hand in the Asian financial center. Showcasing the second largest number of skyscrapers in the world, its iconic skyline beckons to throngs of visitors to lofty penthouse suites and endless infinity pools.

Cheat Sheet

Sleep at the original Peninsula Hotel and enjoy their famous English afternoon tea – Eat Cantonese style at the beautiful and delicious Man Wah  – Drink and enjoy the colonial English Hong Kong at the Aberdeen Street Social – See the evening fireworks show from the public Star Ferry harbor crossing – Shop at the elegant Landmark in the center of Hong Kong – Get outside and take the tram or better yet climb The Peak – Don’t miss having a dim sum brunch in one of the oldest tea houses

What to do in Hong Kong

From island getaways to noshing through night markets, Hong Kong offers a dynamic array of things to do for visitors. See Hong Kong all at once with a tram ride up to Victoria Peak, which sits 1,811 feet above the city. Back at sea level the Star Ferry will take you from Hong Kong island to Kowloon for Thai food and attractions like the historical Walled City Park and Kowloon Tsai Park. Temple Street Night Market, one of Hong Kong’s many night markets, gives you a taste of the region through street food, clothes, jade pieces and antiques. You can also shop for all your favorite retail brands at malls like IFC and the Landmark.

What to take to Hong Kong

Gift giving is part of the local culture, so if someone is taking the time to host you or show you around, you can display your cultural IQ by packing a few small gifts from your home. That’s just one of things you can do before you travel. The landscape of Hong Kong is varied and you will likely be walking, so packing a pair of comfortable shoes is essential. The rains hit the region in the spring and summer, so packing a small umbrella to get you through the showers is a great idea.

What to buy in Hong Kong

Aside from designer wares, Hong Kong is a region known for its tailors, which means outfitting yourself in a custom-made suit or cheongsam is a an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up. Street market shopping is also great for antiques and other souvenirs and curiosities. Hong Kong is known for its tea and you can keep that tradition going by bringing some home.

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