Destination Guide: Hong Kong
Harbour-front high-rises, fusion flavours and Chinese tradition
Time races forward with the gleaming skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island, while quiet
reflection lies in old Chinese villages and temples. Hong Kongers glide effortlessly from
fine fusion food to local Cantonese specialities, glitzy fashion malls and bustling antiques
Food and Drink
Contemporary Chinese and Hong Kong's family favourite.
Victoria Harbour views and designer decor accompany delicate fusion dishes like
crisp Chinese pork with sage foam at top-floor hotel restaurants. Catch ferries to Lamma
Island's Sok Kwu Wan village for fresh seafood fried to perfection. On Sundays
families sip Chinese tea and devour the plump shrimp dumplings of Hong Kong's famous dim
Sightseeing and relaxation
A blend of modernity and Chinese tradition. Stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui
Waterfront to see Hong Kong's latest mirrored skyscrapers springing up across the
harbour, or watch people pray for luck in the incense swept courtyards of Wong Tai Sin
Temple. Regular ferries cruise to Lantau Island and the timeless Tai O Fishing
Village where old stilt houses line canals.
Take home Asian boutique fashions and unusual antiques. European and Japanese
designer fashions line the rails in the glossy boutiques of Causeway Bay. Shop for
the latest must-have gadgets beneath Mongkok's neon lights, or hunt for rare antiques
and trinkets at Stanley Market, where stalls sell curios from old opium pipes to
Chairman Mao watches.
Nightlife and Entertainment
A cultural feast fusing east and west. Locals listen to live jazz while lounging in
the small arty wine bars of Soho, while the Hong Kong Cultural Centre hosts
world-class concerts by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Sunbeam Theatre,
Cantonese opera singers transfix audiences with their beautiful embroidered red robes and
stylised white masks.