Have plenty of culturally diverse encounters from both Cantonese Chinese and recent contemporary ex-British – Hongkong. From the contrast of old and new, east and west, big and small; there seems to be no rules in the city that never sleeps.
Today, the the former British colony is a major tourist destination for China’s increasingly affluent mainland population. It is also an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the world’s cities. Hongkong is a fusion that leaves the crowded city as a big melting pot of cultures, design and attractions.
Central Hong Kong
Central Hong Kong has been the world center of trade and commerce since the mid-19th-century British-colonial era.Its area is dominated by modern skyscrapers that represent Hong Kong’s new life of riches. Its modern identity includes posh social clubs, designer-packed malls and luxury emporiums selling Chinese-style suits and cheongsams. Although Hong Kong had become the central business district, it still retains traditional elements, such as Feng Shui oriented art and architecture. From rags to riches, Central Hongkong will excite your senses and leave you fascinated at how the city has transitioned so seamlessly.
Abundant forests, relative dearth of skyscrapers, and laid-back attractions such beaches, fishing villages, and hiking trails made Lantau Island earn the title as “lungs of Hong Kong”.It is originally the site of fishing villages, but has undergone manic development in recent years. There had been completion of several major infrastructure projects, including Lantau Link, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Disneyland and Ngong Ping 360. If you are looking for Buddhist architecture; fireworks over Sleeping Beauty’s castle; a long sandy beach; a mall of shopping outlets – Lantau Island has it all. Whatever your persuasion, Hong Kong’s largest outlying island brings solace to the soul, senses and shopping bags.