Welcome to Hong Kong
Located on the southern coast of China, Hong Kong is smaller than the state of Massachusetts but made up of three regions, 250 islands, 40% national parks, and one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
In other words, this small region packs a punch!
The main city, perched on the mountains and running down to busy and beautiful Victoria Harbor, is filled with skyscrapers and green spaces. It offers visitors everything imaginable: amazing food experiences like full afternoon teas and five-star dim sum, tax free shopping in modern malls and bustling markets, rooftop bars, Cantonese opera, and even cat cafes!
The parks are peaceful sanctuaries from the modern city. Do tai chi in Victoria Gardens, listen to bird song in Yuen Po Bird Gardens, and look for statues of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac in Kowloon Walled City Park. Finally, a trip up the tram to Victoria’s Peak, 1,300 feet up, offers views not to be missed.
Most people in Hong Kong practice Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, and there are over 600 places of worship throughout the region. Visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, where a trek of 431 steps will reward you with more like 12,000 Buddhas and mischievous monkeys as well!
If you make a day trip to the island of Lantau, after visiting the picturesque fishing village of Tai-O, take the breathtaking cable car ride to the village of Ngong Ping and the Po Lin monastery to pay your respects to the Tian Tan Buddha, or “Big Buddha.”
Whether you’re a shopaholic, foodie, hiker, meditator, or all of the above, Hong Kong is for you. Book one of our Hong Kong photographers and picture yourself in this small but mighty region!