Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan centers on the planet. A cacophonous clash of old Chinese charm, British colonial vestiges and ultra modernity, it’s a fascinating place to visit – if you can handle the crowds. Its eclectic street markets are a constant hustle and bustle, but the savvy shopper can score some great deals on everything from luxury brands to electronic gadgets. It’s arguably the culinary capital of Asia, where you can enjoy tasty noodles and dim sum plus fine dining at chic restaurants helmed by world-renowned chefs. From the buzz of Kowloon’s Nathan Road to the gleaming skyscrapers of Hong Kong island to the sprawling parkland of the New Territories, Hong Kong is full of surprises. In fact, 70 per cent of Hong Kong is parks and mountains, and there are some pretty spectacular beaches there, too. Head up the Peak for the best overview of the city and Victoria Harbour. In the evenings, the Symphony of Lights Show illuminates the cityscape in a dazzling fashion. You might be a little overwhelmed in HK, but you’ll never be bored. Here’s a one minute video overview of this spectacular city in the South China Sea.
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