Find out what make Hong Kong one of the best cities in the world.
1. Gateway for Exploring the Rest of Asia
Hong Kong’s location made it the main gateway to China as well as much of East Asia. Therefore, its international air service is excellent and competition keeps the fares relatively low compared to neighboring countries.
2. Efficient Transport
Hong Kong boasts an excellent transportation network. It bears the reputation as having one of the best transportation systems in the world. It is also very convenient when it comes to getting around within Hong Kong. The metro, called MTR, comes every five minutes at its slowest point and the bus networks are extremely well connected. Hong Kong is also home to the oldest double-decker tram system in the world on the northern side of Hong Kong Island, charging a measly 2.3 HKD for a single ride. It’d be a shame to not experience all of them during your stay!
3. International Cuisine
Renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong is a world of exquisite, mouth-watering international dining options. Apart from trying the regional Cantonese food, tourists can also enjoy a full choice of authentic Asian and western cuisines. The local dim sum and fresh seafood are must-tries!
4. Local Markets
Hong Kong isn’t all skyscrapers. In fact, even in Central you can find hawker stalls along the side of the street, selling innumerable amount of knick-knacks and such. However, the most famous markets are in Mong Kok, in Kowloon. If you are looking for more specialized ones, there is the antique market on Upper Larscar Street in Sheung Wan and electronics market in Sham Shui Po.
5. Cultural Kaleidoscope
Hong Kong is a sophisticated fusion of the east and the west. It is under the cultural influences of Cantonese, Mandarin, British, and there are also substantial communities from Hakka, Fujian and Shanghainese people. All the cultures are unique themselves while harmoniously mixed together at the same time.