What To Do While You're Visiting Hong Kong - Explore Hong Kong
Hong Kong (meaning "fragrant harbor") is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese along with a long-time British influence. Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China’s increasingly affluent population. It is also an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the world’s cities. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be 'Asia's World City'.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is much more than a harbor city. The traveler weary of its crowded streets may be tempted to describe it as “Hong Kongcrete”. Yet, this megacity with its cloudy mountains and rocky islands is mostly a rural landscape. Much of the countryside is classified as Country Park and, although 7 million people are never far away, it is possible to find pockets of wilderness that will reward the more intrepid tourist.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with at least one season to match your comfort zone. Boasting one of the world’s best airports, it is the ideal stopover for those who wish to travel deeper into the Orient.