Holidays to Hong Kong
It is incontestable that few of the world's megacities can rival Hong Kong's awe-inspiring modern skyline, glorious mountain backdrop, favourable tropical climate, and exceptionally varied food scene.
This is a city where modern Western philosophy coexists in harmony with fiercely proud Eastern traditions, and where, after sunset, the skyline illuminates into what has been described as the 'Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' in the world.
Hong Kong is also featured in our guide to Where's Hot in November.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, Hong Kong Disneyland™ is an extraordinary family attraction, so popular, in fact, that has become one of the most visited theme parks in the world. Here, you can visit state-of-the-art Fantasyland, Adventureland and Mystic Point, and see the enchanting Sleeping Beauty Castle and the spectacular Disney in the Stars firework show each night.
More than 550m high, Victoria Peak is a prominent mountain commanding sublime panoramic views over the city and the surrounding woodlands. Indeed, from the observation deck, you can witness the modern architectural splendour of the entire Hong Kong skyline, which is perhaps best seen after sunset.
The Po Lin Monastery
Marking its centenary in 2006, the Po Lin Monastery is a famous Buddhist place of worship that is noted for its majestic, intrinsically decorated interior. Visitors can access this site by taking the formidable Ngong Ping 360-gondola lift, where you can enjoy yet more fantastic views of the surrounding scenery.
Celebrating 25 years in 2012, Ocean Park features dozens of exciting themed rides and several roller-coasters for those seeking an adrenaline rush. The venue also has a magnificent Aqua City, which showcases thousands of fish and is home to the largest aquarium dome in the world.
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Although technically not a functioning monastery, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery has thousands of golden Buddha statues, and was completed in the 1950s. See the beautiful Main Plaza, the impressive nine-story pagoda, and go inside the Main Temple to observe almost 13,000 miniature Buddha statues carefully aligned on a set of shelves.
Eating out in Hong Kong
It's impossible to list all of Hong Kong's best restaurants in this article, although if you're looking for some classic Italian cuisine, you could try the Pirata restaurant or Angelini. For fabulous Asian fusion and international dishes, you could dine at the Urban Health Pop-Up Kitchen (reservation required), enjoy some delightful Vegetarian Chinese food at Happy Veggies, delectable seafood at Catch on Catchick, or terrific French cuisine at Liberty Private Works.
Ideas on where to stay
For luxury, exquisite accommodation, you could book a stay at the The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, The Upper House or the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, where you'll be guaranteed relaxing, truly memorable holidays in Hong Kong. If you're interested in booking somewhere more affordable, you could consider the immaculate Langham Place, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East or Residence G Hong Kong (by Hotel G).