Once a small fishing village along China’s coast in the South China Sea, Hong Kong has been transformed in the past decades into an international financial hub, a tax-free shopping heaven and one of the world’s top culinary capitals. Yet, it is the contrast and variety of this former British colony that appeals – splurge at luxurious designer malls carrying the latest fashion trends before heading to the local markets to pick up some exquisite oriental silk or traditional craft, experience the vibrant dining scene at family-run eateries serving hearty local dishes to Michelin-starred restaurants offering a gastronomical experience. A short stroll from Sheung Wan to Central unveils a unique array of colonial buildings, historical Tong Laus and modern skyscrapers dotted across the city.
Despite Hong Kong’s reputation as sprawling concrete jungle with lively avenues and glittery malls, the city is blessed with abundant green spaces, with over 40% of the land protected as country parks. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis to discover an astounding range of hiking trails for all proficiencies, many of which are easily accessible from the heart of the city.
To discover the lesser-seen sides of this cosmopolitan metropolis, get in touch with our travel specialists, all born and bred in Hong Kong, to start planning your Hong Kong adventure.
Our favourite time to explore Hong Kong is between October and mid-December, or from February to April, with pleasant weather – cool and sunny days with little rain, and a lower likelihood of typhoons.