A Chinese soul and a British heritage: fall in love with Hong Kong during your holidays
A modern cathedral arising from the sea spread around more than two hundred and sixty islands, a British heritage and a Chinese soul, an international business capital niched within the peace of Confucian temples and oriental gardens, discover Hong Kong. To get the first glimpse of this breathtaking beautiful town hire a Junk, a traditional Chinese fishing boat and sail along the coastline of Hong Kong and of its islands, you will feel what everyone feels arriving here for the first time, you will feel that you have indeed reached the edge of the world. Climb the Victoria Peak via the 120 year old funicular railway and enjoy the stunning panorama on Hong Kong harbor from this vantage point. You will see all the contrasts of the town from the Peak, a modern Manhattan surrounded by the mountains of China north of the city and kissed by the calm lagoon of its islands. Rent a holiday apartment in Hong Kong and climb to the Peak at sunset time to get the most breathtaking view of the town when the day is about to die and the sun is about to sink in the waters of the Wanchan archipelago.
A town arising from the sea between British culture and Chinese traditions
Spend an afternoon in the quiet environment of an old Chinese tea house where you can taste typical local food and drink tea; you will understand how much Hong Kong is still deeply connected to its oriental origins and culture. Keep the zen atmosphere going all along your day visiting the Chin Lin Temple and the Nan Lian garden, sitting in meditation by a huge golden Buddha statue. Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism coexist in the very British Hong Kong of business and banks. Book an apartment in Hong-Kong and get lost in Kowloon district and walk along Temple Street where all old Chinese shops and medicine practices are aside fortune tellers and seafood outdoors stalls; feel the pulse of a Chinese town which had to accept the British government and rule, but never accepted to renounce to its cultural roots. If you are fond of Chinatown atmospheres rent vacation homes in Hong Kong or Kowloon for your holidays and you will never regret it, even if gamblers and prostitutes may be selling their dreams in the street by your door. It is always time to plan a last-minute trip to this multicultural city. Even if most hotels are expensive, bed & breakfast could be a nice alternative to enjoy a cheap holiday in Hong-Kong.
Hong Kong and its skyscrapers
Seven Hong Kong skyscrapers are listed among the highest towers of the world ranging from 300 to 490 meters height, where western businessmen and bankers perfectly integrate the Chinese lifestyle. Walking in the streets of Hong Kong you will hear English, mandarin and Cantonese languages currently spoken. Rent a penthouse in Hong Kong in Causeway Bay or Wanchai lively districts where a huge display of commercial centres and shops are available for the trendiest shopping you would ever imagine. Downtown Hong Kong skyscrapers are crowded with asset managers, banks, insurance companies and hedge funds, as business and trade are the secret keys of success for this cosmopolitan Far Eastern rare jewel. However, it is also an interesting thing to discover for a tourist during holiday or for anybody who spends a week-end in Hong-Kong.
Hong Kong by night
Central and Lan Kwai Fong districts are the center of Hong Kong nightlife. After a Chinese food dinner in Hollywood Road or in Shelley Street, spend an evening in a lounge club on the top of a skyscraper. With all Hong Kong at your feet and the sea reflecting thousands lights and colours, enjoy having a drink in a piano bar atmosphere and let yourself be bewitched by the sight of Hong Kong by night on the sound of warm jazz, funky and groove sounds. If you sail on a “Symphony of lights show” boat, you will be enchanted by the sight of Hong Kong under fireworks, lights and lasers on the front sea buildings. But if you are looking for something “hot”, book vacation rentals, as cozy studio apartments, rooms for rent or any kind of accommodations in Hong-Kong in Lockhart Road, the red lights district where the most beautiful almond-eyed creatures haunt lap dance clubs and strip-tease parlors. Yes, this is the magic of Hong Kong too.
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