Discovering Hong Kong
With its iconic skyline and seven-million-strong population, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most exciting cities. This leading global financial centre has its own atmosphere, very different from that of mainland China. However, when you need respite from the buzzing metropolis, you can also visit more than 200 smaller outlying islands, where life doesn’t move at the same fast pace. If you want to send flowers to Hong Kong, FloraQueen’s international flower delivery service can arrange it for you.
A visit to the highest point of Hong Kong island, the Peak, offers a breathtaking view of the skyscrapers and harbour. Another major draw for tourists is the Avenue of Stars, which pays tribute to a century of movies made here. Theme park fans will also make a beeline for the city’s own Disneyland and its marine life attraction, Ocean Park.
Hong Kong is known as a major shopping destination, with endless glitzy shopping centres and designer fashion outlets. There are also huge street markets, such as the Ladies’ Market, where all kinds of bargains can be hunted down. When you get tired from hours of browsing the stores and stalls, you can dine at many restaurants with a fine reputation, offering a wide range of international cuisine.
One of the most famous buildings is the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, an impressive glass and aluminium construction on the harbour. In front of it stands the Golden Bauhinia statue, which is a symbol of Hong Kong. The most celebrated skyscrapers include the Bank of China Tower and the International Commerce Centre, which is the tallest building on the island.
Hong Kong Wetland Park is building a reputation as a major ecotourism attraction, offering the chance to see a variety of amphibians, birds, reptiles, fish and butterflies. There are also many different flowers growing in the region, including more than 120 different kinds of orchids, as well as Hong Kong roses, magnolia, rhododendrons and azaleas.