Hong Kong is a city of soaring skyscrapers and a hotbed of international business. While it shares strong financial ties with China, the city is divided from the mainland by the Sham Chun river, and, more meaningfully, by decades of separate governance. As well as being one of the world’s most influential economic centres, Hong Kong is home to flourishing fashion, retail, media, and telecommunication industries. Business travellers visiting the metropolis can stay at superb hotels, eat at world-famous restaurants, and enjoy a fantastic selection of sport, art and entertainment.
Hong Kong is home to an eclectic selection of attractions, depending on your tastes, time, and budget. If you have some time to spare while visiting this fantastic city, here are some of our top traveller tips:
1.Escape to the beach – Tai Long Wan is considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Hong Kong, and definitely a great location to recharge if you have some downtime on your trip!
2. Foodie? Visit Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons – it was the world’s first Chinese restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars back in 2009, and has kept all three ever since.
3. To take in some culture, there are many historic temples that are worth visiting. Man Mo Temple is the oldest in the city, dedicated to the Taoist gods of literature (Man) and war (Mo). Or you could visit the Then Thousand Buddha’s Monastery in the New Territories, which is absolutely stunning; 500 golden Buddhas sit either side of the 400 leading to the temple, and inside there are 13,000 gilded ceramic statuettes!
4. The view from Victoria Park is one of Hong Kong’s most famous attractions. Over 1,800 feet above sea level, you can take in the astounding views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Victoria Harbour, and when the weather is particularly fine, Kowloon’s eight mountains!
5. Eating Dim Sum, a traditionally family-style meal, has to be done in Hong Kong. Try it at Tim Ho Wan (known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world), or for something a little more traditional, try Luk Yu Tea House.
6.There’s a beautiful 31 mile long trail through five country parks on Hong Kong Island, the most popular part of which is known as “The Dragon’s Back.” Definitely something to do if you’re a lover of the outdoors!