The land of soaring skyscrapers, Hong Kong has moved on from the days of its colonial history and is now identified as the ‘special administrative region’ of China. Dotted with an iconic skyline, mesmerizing islands and neighbourhoods, lush mountains, world-famous cuisine, dizzying shopping opportunities, vibrant traditions and culture, a buzzing cosmopolitan city is just waiting to be explored – so go on a Hong Kong vacation!
East meets West at Hong Kong! The most prominent landmarks of this bustling metropolis are its lofty skyscrapers. The sight of several looming towers aglow with lights makes for an impressive evening silhouette. If you’re on a Hong Kong holiday package, you are bound to get mesmerised by the bustling land glittering with neon lights and the other vagaries of a crowded cosmopolitan.
Hong Kong is known for its movie industry, and busy harbours as well. Hong Kong presents two distinct faces to the discerning traveller – the new and the old. A blend of this melodious chemistry can be seen on the streets where respected old men in traditional attires move amongst sharply dressed young men in pinstriped suits; collation of ancient Chinese pagodas with high rise sanctuaries of trade and commerce; glitzy malls selling designer wear jostling with traders peddling ready-mades and charming homes on Victoria Peak overlooking crammed houseboats along Kowloon Harbour – the contrasts of lifestyles are limitless here. Choose from the various Hong Kong tour packages to experience not just the diverse culture and Hong Kong’s way of life, but also its heavenly food, enticing islands and neighbourhoods, surf-beaten beaches, unlimited shopping avenues and fascinating art and architecture.
The economy of Hong Kong is unabashedly capitalistic by design. Financially, Hong Kong enjoys a status on the same level as New York and London. Yet, there is an old-world charm to the place, with its little pockets of joy at the inexpensive food joints, temples, night markets and ferry rides.
Perfumed incense and wood used to once leave Hong Kong’s shores, therefore the name Hong Kong, which means, in literal terms, aromatic harbour. Hong Kong is characterised by hilly regions. The summers are warm and the winters are cold and dry. Rainfall and cyclones frequently hit Hong Kong from the months of May to September.
A holiday to Hong Kong with HolidayMe typically ranges from