Travel to Hong Kong and discover the unique aspects of the brilliant personality of the Asian metropolis
In southeast China is Hong Kong, a small piece of land consisting of the rocky island of the same name, a peninsula (Kaulun), and a plethora of tiny islands. The former British colony in the South China Sea is a metropolitan port, which with its modern character of cosmopolitanism and the dynamic energy that governs it, emerges as a top tourist destination in the wider area of SE Asia, offering inexhaustible options and unique thrills. In the most vastly developing city of the world, all the elements of her personality impress and pleasantly and unexpectedly surprise every visitor.
An explosive, dynamic, energetic and vibrant city, Hong Kong is nothing more than a region that fully respects the charm of the East and is growing rapidly at the rapid pace of the West. This small dot of earth is defined by an urban environment of high aesthetics, modern architecture and advanced technology, and is automatically transformed into a setting, where natural beauty competes equally with the grandeur of human achievements.
Tall skyscrapers touch the sky and are self-satisfied in the waters of the China Sea, scattering their glow and lights in a setting of spectacular splendor and luxury. Ornate temples, places of worship and meditation (Wong Tai Sin Temple) coexist with large theme parks (Ocean Park), while imposing statues of gods (the great Buddha in Ngong Ping) are enthroned on high hills and lovingly overlook the city. Large, bright boulevards lead to places where the heart of the city's commercial life beats, while verdant hills (Victoria peak) offer enjoyable panoramas of the city and the Asian skyline, evoking feelings of relaxation and peace. Routes and visits to nearby destinations, around the city, offer unforgettable moments of entertainment (Monastery with 10,000 Buddhas, (Disneyland), while romantic boats in the gentle waters of the China Sea against the backdrop of the illuminated harbor, lead to an expected explosion of senses and joy.
Food and local cuisine
Hong Kong’s local cuisine is a rich cuisine that is influenced by Cantonese, traditional Chinese and Western cuisine. Dishes with excellent quality raw materials of meat, fish, seafood and shellfish, take a prominent position and excite every visitor. Roast duck as well as shark fin meat are among the flavors you should try cooked in multiple variations. Siu Mai (a dish with pasta and rice with chicken or mushrooms wrapped in lotus leaves) is worth a try. Taste the excellent dim sum tea, from flavored herbs, while from sweets do not forget to try the typical Yue Bing and Lao po Bing sweets.
The best season to visit Hong Kong
Ideally avoid the period July - September, because the combination of heat and humidity is not pleasant.
How to move around Hong Kong
Transfer from/to Hong Kong
The international airport connects Hong Kong with top destinations in the world. The transfer from the airport to the city center is done by taxi (the most comfortable means) 40 €. By train (the fastest means (€ 12.50) and by bus (the cheapest means, € 4.40).
The city has an excellent public transport network. Metro, train, buses or trams connect all areas of the city, offering comfortable and fast transportation to the points of your choice. Ferries serve transportation between the various islands of the city and there are several places in the city that are offered for walking.