Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a dazzling place seen by many only on stopover visits but perfect for a longer stay too. It has huge malls, countless restaurants, markets, spectacular skyscrapers and a beautiful setting in the South China Sea.

Its superb transport system will take you anywhere quickly and the heavily forested New Territories outside the cities of Hong Kong and Kowloon hide a network of excellent hiking paths. Don't skip a visit to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, which you can reach via a spectacular cable car and which has an excellent hiking trail running around the island. There are several other smaller islands which make a perfect retreat from the big city.

Place (China)

Hong Kong flag

Why you should go:

Because it is one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Why you shouldn't:

You are a hermit.

Map of Hong Kong