Last Updated on December 19, 2022
Only have a day in Hong Kong? You need to watch this…
Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in Asia, if not all the world. There’s plenty to see and do in Hong Kong, even if you’re passing through for only 24 hours. (click photo)
Hong Kong has a well-deserved reputation as a popular shopper’s paradise and financial center. It’s also ideal for those looking for fine hotels and cuisine. And its mix of cultures has resulted in it being called a place where “East meets West,” and “Asia’s World City.” In fact, it continues to ensure its popularity as a something-for-everyone tourist destination.
Cruising, a relatively new travel experience for Asians, has made great strides in the region.
In fact, the city is the largest home cruise port in Asia and Hong Kong International Airport. And it has long been one of the busiest in the world in both passenger and cargo business.
First-timers should know that although the city has a long history as a Chinese community, Hong Kong’s 7 million current residents actually come from all around the globe.
Nevertheless, today more than 90% of the city’s residents have Chinese origins dating way, way back. It’s a fact: archeological records show humans living in the region about 30,000 years ago.
The glorious views you often see of it – with its mountains looming above Victoria Harbor where the Star Ferry shuttles between the “heart” of the city with its iconic colonial architecture and mind-boggling skyscrapers, and Kowloon Island – continues to provide plenty of photo fodder for first-time visitors here. It probably provides more photo ops than a dozen other major cities.
Editor’s Note: you may also enjoy – A First-Timer’s Guide to Hong Kong, A Taste of Old Hong Kong In the Lin Heung Tea House (video), and Hong Kong’s Bright Lights Welcome You To Asia