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You’re guaranteed to find something that tickles your fancy in Hong Kong

There’s something for everybody to enjoy here – whether you’re a thrill seeker, shopaholic or an art aficionado. With a rich and unique history, this place is the absolute embodiment of East meets West. Take a walk through the heart of town and you’ll stroll past awe-inspiring skyscrapers only to be met with the old-time charm of Hong Kong’s many markets just a few moments later. Newcomers need not be overwhelmed, as this guide will provide you with everything you need to navigate the sights and sounds of Asia’s World City with ease.

Key events calendar

Know when you’re taking your trip or want to plan around the best of what’s on in Hong Kong? This is what you should be doing.


Eat & drink

Even in the quietest of places, little restaurants please crowds with a whole host of local and international delicacies.



With remnants of colonial architecture as well as historic temples dating back centuries, walking through the districts you’re faced with old customary practices as well as contemporary and modern ideals.


There’s plenty to keep you busy in the central urban sprawl, but only a short boat ride away are several islands where the skies are brighter and the sun shines stronger.


Whether you’re looking to deck yourself out in designer dresses or learn to haggle the hard way in one of the many markets throughout the city, it’s nearly impossible to leave without a much heavier suitcase than the one you arrived with.

Geneva Vanderzeil's tips

Check out Australian ex-pat, style and travel blogger Geneva Vanderzeil’s suggestions for getting the best out of your visit to Hong Kong.

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Updated on 24 Apr 2015.

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