When it comes to leisure time, Hong Kong is an experience like no other. The city offers an infinite variety of things to see and do in a unique fusion of Eastern and Western heritage and culture. Colourful festivals take place throughout the year.
No visit is complete without a shopping spree in this tax-free environment. The value, variety and service quality are unparalleled, whether you choose a glitzy mall or funky street market. The city, which was awarded its own Michelin Guide in recognition of its status as the ‘Culinary Capital of Asia’, has more than 10,000 eateries ranging from gourmet restaurants to fun street stalls. Apart from sampling an incredible variety of Chinese cuisine, visitors can find all manner of regional Asian and Western food at reasonable prices. Or take a ferry to the beautiful outlying island of Lamma for some of the best seafood anywhere on earth.
There are a number of fun drinking, dining and clubbing areas like Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo, Wanchai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island, and various parts of Tsim Sha Tsui, including Knutsford Terrace in Kowloon. And in a city that never sleeps, the nightlife is legendary.
For sightseeing and entertainment, Hong Kong is a city of contrasts – a unique blend of bustling streets and peaceful countryside, of ancient heritage and pristine nature, balanced by modern attractions and theme parks. For active, outdoor types, take your pick from golf to hiking on land, and sailing to powerboating in the beautiful waters that surround the city, or even a unique tram party along the north shore of Hong Kong Island! All of these activities are easily accessible from anywhere with the compact territory that is made up of almost 70% naturally mountainous countryside.
Hong Kong’s strategic location makes it a perfect hub to cruise Asia’s most exotic destinations. The city provides a memorable setting in Victoria Harbour, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.