Hong Kong tourism. Victoria Harbor. Hong Kong tours
Hong Kong, like a cake stuffed with lots of interesting places
Hong Kong is one of the most unusual cities in Asia
Here you can find an Asian pagoda surrounded by high skyscrapers and a green park with a swimming pool in which you can swim between the busy streets. In this city, you really can find everything. Therefore, anyone who has ever traveled around Asia should definitely find at least a couple of days for this wonderful city. The main attractions are the Big Buddha, a magnificent view from Victoria Peak, the Avenue of Stars.
Also worth seeing in Hong Kong is the light show, which takes place every day at 20.00 on the Kowloon Embankment, as well as the Temple of Three Religions, Chi Lin Monastery and Nan Lian Garden, Lotus Temple. The main holiday of China and Hong Kong is the Chinese New Year. Celebrations continue at least a week in late January - early February. You are waiting for congratulations, gifts and festive processions. Dragon Boat Festival is held in late May - early June and is usually combined with the beer festival.
Hong Kong is quite an expensive city by Asian standards, and hotels are no exception. If you compare with cities such as Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, then living in Hong Kong is more expensive at least 2 times. Many of the hotels in Hong Kong are considered the best in the world - international networks and a large selection of local and regional hotels are represented here.
If you like going to museums, then in Hong Kong, choose Wednesday for this, on this day, the entrance to most museums is free
A good idea is to visit the science museum. This is a very cool and modern museum, useful for both the child and the parent. Here you can touch, twist, push buttons, launch planes, control a boat, scan your own hand, see how the sound spreads, how the embryo develops, look at the world through the eyes of an insect or bird. Across the road from the Museum of Science, a historical museum. There are real-life trees and history in the figures about how Hong Kong appeared.
The cuisine in Hong Kong is quite specific. The basis is pork, duck, chicken, rice and noodles, local greens. Wonton and dim sum are popular here (these are steamed Chinese dumplings with various fillings from truffle to standard pork), Vietnamese pho bo pies with different fillings (pork, sweet potatoes, pumpkin), egg tartlets tart, Hong Kong egg waffles, street food (fish balls, fried squids, etc.), milk tea. There are a lot of Italian, Thai cuisine, a lot of American fast food.
Due to its favorable geographical position, Hong Kong is a link between the booming economies of China and other Asian countries and the rest of the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that thousands of businessmen, both wholesalers and small traders, come here every year in search of Chinese goods and manufacturers. More than 100 important specialized exhibitions are held in Hong Kong annually, which gather about 800 thousand visitors from all over the world. In addition, Hong Kong salons also serve as a "conductor" of the latest technologies to the markets of the Pacific region. The economy of Hong Kong is notable for low taxes and a simple taxation system, free flow of capital and goods turnover, competent laws on the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the absence of import duties on exhibits.
Hong Kong rightfully won fame as one of the culinary capitals of the world: here you can find restaurants of Chinese, Thai, Italian, French, Japanese, Mediterranean, Indian, Scandinavian and even Russian cuisines with equal success. Popular restaurants are crowded at lunch and in the evening, as well as on weekends. Therefore, it is better to book a table in advance. In high-class establishments there is a dress code, which should be known in advance. Be careful not to buy food from street vendors if you are unsure of its quality.
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