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Hong Kong is a bustling, truly global destination located on China’s south coast. Set amongst the beautiful Victoria Harbour, it’s picturesque and enthralling. Temples, monuments and towers go hand in hand with world-class restaurants, designer boutiques and musical performances. Hong Kong’s contemporary culture, a mix of Asian languages spoken and a tolerance for different religions, creates a harmonious environment. Hong Kong is just over 9 hours flight from Sydney Airport and is renowned for being a luxurious and sensually rewarding holiday destination for all types of traveller.
One of the major appeals of Hong Kong for tourists is the abundance of high quality, tantalising cuisine for all appetites. A variety of traditional and modern dishes are found throughout Hong Kong, ranging from roasted meat and birds, handmade noodles topped with lard, to black squid balls. Hong Kong style French toast, sweet tofu soup, and wonton noodles are must-try foods. Fast food and international options are everywhere but most visitors like to experience street vendor food or more authentic, quirky, local foods.
Hong Kong is a quintessential family getaway with diverse attractions to entertain everyone. Hong Kong was built for entertainment and exploration, and kids will love the variety of natural and themed attractions on offer. While adults and older children will enjoy the plentiful cultural shows and museums, Hong Kong has created special places where younger children can have fun while appreciating the beautiful and unique Hong Kong surrounds.
History and Culture
Hong Kong has a unique culture which has been shaped over time by many different forces. Experience the values and beliefs that bring Hong Kong’s people together and create a joyous vibe. Numerous tourist attractions give you a broader sense of Hong Kong, the Cantonese language, the Taoist temples and the unique Chinese culture influenced by Western settlement that is celebrated here. Unlike any other place on earth, Hong Kong continues to progress and mould in line with its past and present.
With an island location, Hong Kong is blessed with natural attractions and sights. A beautiful city in every regard, the countryside and surrounding islands provide a welcome break from shopping and sightseeing in the downtown area. Parks, beaches, hikes and cycling trips are just some of the options for getting acquainted with the Hong Kong landscape. A range of ecosystems, animals and plants are on Hong Kong’s doorstep, just waiting to be explored through tours, treks or boating adventures.
Hong Kong is synonymous with shopping. Glamorous, upscale shopping malls are paired with street markets and boutiques, and everything in between. Known worldwide for its fantastic shopping variety, Hong Kong has something for every taste in every corner.