Everyone always tells me "you HAVE to see Hong Kong". Why? Isn't it just a cosmopolitan Asian city with lots of business and sky scrapers? I've never been there, so what am I not understanding? Thanks.
I've been to Hong Kong 10 times(before it was handed back to China), and always love visiting. It has a certain charm to it, a combination of old and new, and I think that's what makes it special. You can be surrounded by towering skyscrapers, but take the subway a few stops and you can peruse traditional, bustling markets. Aside from the scenery, the food is spectacular. about 10 years ago
Hong Kong is such a mixture of old and new, east and west - it makes it a fascinating city. I would move there in a heartbeat.
I love the new side of it - the amazing architecture and structures - the HSBC building is simply brilliant, although it does look a bit like a cafe on the main floor!
And the old side - walk round some of the districts and you will spot the real HK. The green parks mixed in with all the chaos, people doing Tai Chi first thing in the morning, take the Star Ferry and look back at HK, or, for a real change, go to Lama Island.
I think its such a vibrant city with so much to offer. The metro and tram system works really well and is smooth and easy to negotiate. The people are very friendly and helpful. about 10 years ago
Hong Kong is so different to any other place i have been
There are so many things you can do. It does stink in places but you do get use to that. At night time it is amazing watching the buildings all light up with their light displays.
During the day you can wonder around all the little streets - there will always be plenty to see and do in Hong Kong.
It is a must see! about 10 years ago
And you Can always take the Ferry to Macau. Everybody go there to play. There you can compare (i hope it's still possible) the clashes between the Portuguese, the english and the chinese culture about 10 years agoAnswered by Tiago Carvalho via Travellr.com
I was stunned at the natural beauty of Hong Kong, especially around Stanley - not at all what I had expected. The man made aesthetics are amazing, of course, as is the shopping. People from all over the world go to Hong Kong just to shop! about 10 years ago