Exploring Hong Kong
Successfully fusing east and west, Hong Kong has emerged as arguably the world’s most fast-paced and dynamic city, where Chinese tradition combines with the relics of colonial rule to create an exciting and eclectic environment. Infused with an incredible sense of vibrancy, highly sophisticated infrastructure and award-winning architecture are served up alongside the hallmarks of an ancient culture. Discover a fascinating heritage shaped by religious and spiritual beliefs and influenced by customs handed down through the generations.
From modern art galleries and Chinese temples to street markets and festivals, there’s always something going on in this city. Satisfy your culture cravings at the Oi Ling Gallery or indulge in a little retail therapy down at the Ladies Market and Temple Street Markets – which really kick off after sundown. Take a trip to the Chinese opera, try your hand at Tai Chi, or simply pull up a stool at a roadside snack bar and watch the crowds rush past. Come night-time, dine out at one of the city’s world-class restaurants before setting off to a stylish rooftop bar for cocktails overlooking the shimmering Hong Kong skyline.
If you’re keen to escape the crowd, then head off to one of the outlying islands – where skyscrapers are replaced by rolling hills and pristine stretches of fine white sand. Just a short boat ride away, island life certainly moves to a more laidback beat. A popular weekend away amongst locals and visitors alike, a trip out to Lantau or Lamma Island in particular, will leave you refreshed and ready to plunge back into the working world.