Go on a package holiday to Hong Kong, a former British colony, is to travel to a sovereign territory that is located in Southeast China. It is known, worldwide, as being a global financial hub and an economic powerhouse, which is evident in its sweeping skyline populated by impressive skyscrapers. Hong Kong is renowned for many things but shopping and cuisine top the list. From ultra-exclusive bespoke tailors to lively night markets, Hong Kong appeals to all shopping budgets. In terms of cuisine, the sheer mix of cultures and influences in Hong Kong ensures it remains the world’s ‘Culinary Capital’.
The city itself is made up of numerous vibrant neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct atmosphere and although from the outside, Hong Kong seems to be a heavily built up, vast, metropolis, there are actually a plethora of lush city parks and emerald green mountains that border the city. Hong Kong’s Victoria harbour is the perfect place to escape the sometimes claustrophobic hustle and bustle of the city, where you can sit and watch the ships come in and out of one of the busiest ports on earth.
The culture here is just as diverse, with a genuine mix of old and new cultures. From ancient Chinese traditions to harbour-side buskers, Hong Kong is full of opportunities for cultural exchange. It is the kind of city where it would take a lifetime to tire of the endless events, museums and concerts on offer. Undoubtedly, making a trip to Hong Kong is a wise decision for all those lovers of Asia and those curious to discover new cultures.