It’s one of the dining capitals of the world
Hong Kong is a foodie’s dream come true. The city attracts chefs and restaurateurs from all over the world and boasts the most restaurants per capita in Asia, from cheap local noodle joints to hipster gastropubs to some of the world’s most renowned Michelin-starred restaurants.
It’s a holy grail for shopaholics
The density of shopping malls, markets and shops in Hong Kong can be overwhelming to visitors. Luxury fashion, tech gadgets, antiques, teaware, Japanese gourmet snacks and more - if you know where to look, there’s practically nothing you can’t find.
Delicious street food
Hong Kong has a long history of producing cheap, hot and delicious street food. The most famous local specialities include curry fish balls, stinky tofu, egg waffles and egg tarts.
We’ve already covered Hong Kong’s stellar restaurants and mouthwatering street food, but dim sum is such an important cultural institution in Hong Kong that it deserves its own spot on the list. These delectable bite-sized snacks are served in bamboo steamers, consumed alongside Chinese tea and best enjoyed when shared with a large group of people.
The view from The Peak
The Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong island, making it a perfect vantage point for the snap-happy among you to camp out until the sun sets. Historically, this neighbourhood was highly coveted during the British colonial era, as the cooler air provided respite from the sweltering heat. Nowadays, the view of the cityscape - a picturesque panorama of sharp-angled skyscrapers and a glistening body of water - is what draws people to this spot.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui, the beating heart of Kowloon’s urban scene, is located on the tip of the Kowloon peninsula. If you’re keen to explore this part of the city, a stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfront promenade or a nighttime boat ride reveals a different type of panorama from that of The Peak. Maze-like patterns of neon seem to snake through the city, lighting up even the blandest of buildings.