Hong Kong - The City That Never Sleeps
Hong Kong is a very dynamic and vibrant city. “The City That Never Sleeps” is a well-known nickname for it. Its culture was born in a sophisticated fusion of East and West. It not only kept many Chinese traditions, but also experienced a baptism of western culture. This situation led to the diversity of its culture and the people there are open-minded to accept variety.
Places To Visit
Unlike Batman and Spiderman, you don’t have to scale a 400-storey building for a glimpse of Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline. There are plenty of less life-threatening spots around town that afford equally stunning views. You can get to experience the superlative and magnificent view of Hong Kong at the Peak or Victoria Harbour. You can also visit Disneyland, Ocean Park, Hong Kong Wetland Park and the Big Buddha - one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world. There are also beautiful beaches, mountains, waterfalls and museums. There are many interesting places you can visit in Hong Kong.
A Shopaholic Paradise
Hong Kong is best known as a shoppers' paradise. However, there is so much more to Hong Kong than just shopping. If you are a shopaholic, Hong Kong is exactly a shopaholic paradise where you'll find just about anything you want. If you want to shop for cheap goods and experience local life in Hong Kong, street markets are definitely worth a visit. For example, Mong Kok is famous for its theme markets where the shops and stalls in the same street or area sell the same kind of items. The famous ones are Ladies’ Market, Bird Garden and Flower Market.
A Gourmet Eating Paradise
From roadside stalls to world-class restaurants, Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to dining out. Being a British colony until 1997, many of the restaurants in Hong Kong have been influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. In just this one city, food enthusiasts can indulge in all kinds of cuisines from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Europe, and America. With such a wide variety of food, Hong Kong has truly become a gourmet eating paradise as well. If you would like to try some local food from Hong Kong, you should visit some street–side food stalls or local cafes, food like egg tarts, milk tea and pineapple buns have actually made it on to the final list of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage.
If you want to experience the nightlife in this busy city, do hit the bars and clubs around Lan Kwai Fong or SoHo and see how the bold and beautiful spend their nights out. Hong Kong is a very modern and fascinating city with something for everyone. Doesn’t matter if you are kids or adults, outgoing or shopaholics, you will always find something that you're passionate about.
For a Hong Kong luxury hotel, look no further than The Peninsula Hong Kong - the oldest hotel in Hong Kong which was built in 1928. The position of it undoubtedly offers the best view of Victoria Harbour. It is often mentioned among the world's best city hotels, and it is not hard to see why, it is simply a masterpiece in every aspect, from service to rooms to food to spa to facilities. But if you are on a low budget, there are still plenty of options, be sure you can find a budget hostel to spend your nights without any problems. Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world.