Hong Kong

General Information

Visiting Hong Kong can feel like wandering onto a movie set. Standing on deck of the Star Ferry as it glides across the harbour, riding the ultramodern railway across the island, or taking in the stunning views from atop Victoria Peak; one might feel they have somehow landed in the middle of an epic drama where the past has melted into the present.

The images of Hong Kong are captivating in their contrast; old wooden boats bobbing beside huge ocean liners; squalid alleys behind luxury hotels; tiny tenements next to sleek skyscrapers; market vendors selling chicken feet while talking on cellular phones, the list is endless. Add all this to an excellent infrastructure, an efficient subway system, superb international facilities, and you'll find an extremely soft entry into the Chinese world.

Because of these dazzling contrasts, Hong Kong offers visitors something unique - the chance to experience a vibrant Chinese city without sacrificing the comforts of home. Much of Hong Kong's Western framework comes from the legacy left by the British, who ruled the colony until 1997, when it was handed back to China as a Special Administrative Region (hence the SAR abbreviation).

Location Highlights

Hong Kong’s attractions are popular for good reason. Those who came here before you voted with their feet and this was their verdict.

Avenue of Stars
Stunning views of the harbour tower above you, while the names of Hong Kong’s movie icons lie beneath your feet.

The Peak
Out-of-this-world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories.

Ocean Park Hong Kong
Thrill rides, giant pandas and a world-class aquarium keep Ocean Park on Hong Kong's list of favourites.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Magic, adventure and the world’s favourite cast of characters await. Embark on a journey with magical adventures for all ages!

Ladies' Market
About a kilometre of street-market bustle and clothing, accessories and souvenir bargains

Temple Street Night Market
Souvenirs, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellers – ordered chaos in action.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (and Golden Bauhinia Square)
One of Hong Kong’s more striking constructions provides the backdrop for a ceremony rich with historical significance.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Take a walk on the bright side! Stroll along the waterfront with your eyes locked on one of the world’s most spectacular city skylines.

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
A Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian temple honouring a legendary monk

Clock Tower
A landmark from the Age of Steam and a reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage.