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Hong KongHong Kong is a young, vibrant city bursting with energy. This is obvious to anyone standing on the pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, looking out over Hong Kong’s impressive skyline of skyscrapers. Here's a city that has managed to make an art of squeezing seven million people together in an area of 1.000 square kilometres. With its beautiful landscapes, distinctive cyberpunk air, energetic nightlife and fantastic food, Hong Kong is a traveller's paradise. Over 25 million people come here each year to experience a city unlike any other.
The CityYou can find everything in Hong Kong: some of the world’s most exciting skyscraper architecture, fashionable shopping malls, a subtropical wilderness and one of the world’s hottest financial districts. SoHo – south of Hollywood Road – is where you will find the world’s largest system of interconnected escalators, a vibrating artery linking together restaurants, cafés, bars, interior design shops and shopping malls. For the fashion-conscious, a visit to Causeway Bay is recommended – here, it is mainly young people who enjoy combing the fashion boutiques until late into the evening. Anyone who loses their way in the alleys of the technology paradise of Kowloon will find their way to an interesting restaurant in the Chinese quarter of Central or decide to take a swim in Stanley. And so it continues: Hong Kong is an adventure.
Do & See
Temples, museums, amusement parks and lookout points – Hong Kong has a great variety of sights to explore. Highlights include the Man Mo Temple, Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha and the night-time market in Temple Street, but be sure to find some time to explore some of the city's fantastic museums, as well: the former colonial police station of Tai Kwun, for example, reopened recently as a museum and cultural venue, and features curious spots like a full-blown bar inside a refurnished old prison.
Hong Kong offers a staggering variety of cuisines from around the world: Thai, Indian, British, Italian and not least, Chinese, among many, many others. Prices also vary widely, depending on the dining experience you are looking for. Cheap, fast eats, and street food are a must for the traveller on the go, but take some time to indulge in some of the city's top-class dining, as well.
Cafe culture has become a trend among the younger generation in Hong Kong, so the number of coffee shops in the city has rapidly increased. You will find both small, private coffee shops as well as large international coffee chains around the city, all offering crafted coffee drinks and treats.
Bars & Nightlife
Hong Kong only fully comes to life in the evening, and the pleasure-seeking visitor has plenty to choose from in terms of nightlife. Irrespective of whether you like English pubs, karaoke palaces, or designer bars, Hong Kong has it all. The districts of Central, Mong Kok, and Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui offer the coolest nightlife in the city.
Browse among beautiful Chinese antiques, designer clothes, jewellery, and above all, electronic gadgets. Find the "Quality Tourism Services (QTS)" sign and "No Fakes Pledge" sign to highlight your shopping experience in Hong Kong and return home fully supplied with only the best products. The main shopping areas are to be found in the districts of Causeway Bay, Central and Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and along Nathan Road to Mong Kok, but you can also take a half-an-hour bus to Stanley Market, or visit the famous night markets in Yau Ma Tei and Temple Street.