Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant, sexy, energetic and nonstop cities in the world. Hong Kong receives about 30 million visitors a year. Whether it’s to experience shopping, museums, temples or business, this is a city to be enjoyed in so many ways.
Getting around is easy, clean and efficient, enjoy a cab or the subway; everything is in English and simple to understand.
To truly experience the expanse and compactness of the city, take the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak, where you’ll find breathtaking views past and beyond Kowloon, across the harbor to open water all the way to the South China Sea. While at the Peak grab a bite to eat at Pho Yummee, where you can enjoy a dish of pho, a steamy bowl of rice-noodle soup with bean sprouts and paper-thin slices of beef. From Dim Sum to Night Markets to amazing five star restaurants, the most delicious dishes can be experienced in Hong Kong, a city that loves its food. A few recommendations: Typhoon Shelter – Under the Bridge Spicy Crab, dim sum at Tim Ho Wan, the world’s most affordable Michelin star restaurant, high tea at the infamous Peninsula Hotel and perhaps a late night drink at the world tallest bar, Ozone. Famous for its night scene and award-winning dining Lan Kwai Fong, found in Central, is a great district for lively bars and eateries.
Every kind of shopping can be found in Hong Kong, from affordable tailor made clothing, to unique wet markets with a raw, local flair, to the finest in malls and luxury; finding any of these isn’t difficult, ask a concierge, a cabbie or look it up online. One of Hong Kong’s glamorous malls, Pacific Place, is palatial, and more reminiscent of a hotel than a shopping mall. This exquisite mall is connected to the relaxing Hong Kong Park, and boasts three of Hong Kong’s most upmarket hotels, as well as a cinema and a number of restaurants (88 Queensway, Admiralty).
The most highly regarded of luxury Hong Kong shopping is The Landmark, which features Hong Kong’s most exclusive shops and chicest boutiques. Found in the middle of Central, this mall has very high-end shopping and also features the Landmark Oriental Hotel, which houses several first-class restaurants (Des Voeux Road, Central).
These are but a few things a visitor can do to ‘waste time’ in beautiful Hong Kong, along with spas, museums, ferry rides and so much more.