HONG KONG – Gleaming skyscrapers, Michelin-starred noodle stalls, secluded beaches and a buzzing party scene all make Hong Kong the perfect place to experience the best of East meets West.
Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to Hong Kong from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights.
Home to 7 million people, the former British colony’s densely packed districts weave around lush greenery and the iconic harbor of the fast-paced financial and trading centre.
Now a Chinese territory, Hong Kong has everything from luxury boutiques and some of the world’s best Cantonese cuisine to traditional markets, delicious hawker food and breathtaking hikes in the hills. (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/TUnuv)
Transportation around the main island and the much larger peninsula, including bustling Kowloon, is a seamless affair by subway, bus and the famous “ding ding” tram. Taxis are plentiful and outlying islands are short ferry rides away.