Hong Kong Tourism
The former British colony of Hong Kong
Hong Kong was formerly a British colony and now is an autonomous territory in Southeast China. The urban center of Hong Kong is vibrant and densely populated. It is a major port and international financial hub with a skyscraper studded skyline. The Central business district features many architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei's Bank of China tower. Hong Kong is also a major destination for shopaholics and is well-known for bespoke tailors and temple street night market. Hong Kong tourism is especially fueled by the popularity of shopping in this city.
The sheer variety of products from bespoke clothes and knives to simple off the rack Chinese gowns is dizzying. There is something to suit every kind of need, budget and even whims and fancies. There are the glitzy malls where the wealthy shop along with chic street side boutiques and vintage dens where the fashion conscious can find rare gems. There are also nerdy gadget bazaars and a combination of markets where you can haggle to get a really good bargain. The prices are even more attractive to visitors because there is no sales tax in this city.
Tourism in Hong Kong is also booming due to several other reasons. The enchanting neighborhoods and islands of Hong Kong offer a treat for the senses. You can sway on a historic double decker tram, cheer with the crowds at the horse races in city center, or simply take in the beauty of the glorious harbor. There is a lot of mountainous land in Hong Kong and there are sprawling country parks which also may house geological and historical gems. The tourism industry is supported by the excellent transport system which makes moving inside the city and going out of it quite easy. Outside the city limits you can visit the Song-dynasty village, hike on a deserted island or go kayaking among volcanic sea arches.