Hong Kong is a city-state situated on China's southern coast, and it is enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Hong Kong has a rich culture and heritage, which is extremely diverse. Hong Kong has a colonial past, and its historical sites, museums, and excellent markets make it an interesting place for any traveler.
Scratch the surface of Hong Kong’s rich culture and heritage and you’ll be amazed at the diversity. A past punctuated by prosperity, colonial influences and war has made Hong Kong the amazing, and mysterious city it is today packed with sights and sounds, the only problem you face in Hong Kong is where to begin. Historical sites, restaurants, museums, markets or malls - Hong Kong has a wealth of fascinating attractions. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Hong Kong:
- Take a ferry across the famous Victoria Harbour, a brilliant way to view this modern, metropolitan city. Take the trip in the evening to see the stunning “symphony of lights” show.
- Visit the Giant Buddha on the Ngong Ping plateau on Lantau Island. This awe-inspiring statue took over 12 years to build, and it its worth climbing the 200 steps to the Buddha for the mountain views.
- Discover the many markets in Hong Kong, from the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei to the Temple Street night market that comes alive after eight in the evening.