Perhaps no other city has witnessed change as fast as Hong Kong. Even if you have visited this city in Southeastern China few years back, you will be amazed at all the new changes if you visit it now. Formerly a British territory, this lively, fast-growing city is increasingly gaining popularity with travelers owing to its diverse culture, architectural marvels, and cosmopolitan personality. It is also a vibrant commercial center, steadily on the rise as a major financial center of the world.
In Asia, Hong Kong is the leading deep-water harbor, from where cargo vessels carry manufactured goods all over the world. The highlight of this harbor is that you can just get out of your cruise ship and have access to excellent shopping facilities. So there’s no need to even leave the terminal—you can shop to your heart’s content at Hong Kong’s famous shopping destination. Apart from shopping, Hong Kong has a lot on offer— when you are there, you can explore old temples, islands, beaches, fishing villages, fascinating hiking trails, and many amusement parks, including Disneyland. We give you some more reasons why you should not delay a Hong Kong cruise any further.
- Witness the spectacular nightly light show: The name of Hong Kong is synonymous with a stunning harbor skyline, and a light show at night, called ‘A Symphony of Lights’. This show makes spectacular use of the buildings to put up a grand show that you should not miss. At 8pm every evening, the skyscrapers light up to a stunning performance that is set to captivating music. Involving 45 buildings each on both sides of the harbor, this show creates a remarkable display along the Hong Kong waterfront, and has been named as the largest permanent light and sounds show by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Experience the diverse cultures: Wherever you are from, you will feel at home in Hong Kong as this city is an urbane juxtaposition of the east and the west. This city is under various cultural influences, including British, Mandarin, Cantonese, and many more. You will find it amazing and interesting at the same time to see how all these cultures retain their distinctive qualities, while also mixing with each other in a harmonious confluence.
- Sample the delectable cuisines: With its drool-worthy, wide range of food, it is no wonder that Hong Kong is known as Asia’s culinary capital. Among the must-tries here are the dim sums and variety of seafood, along with a visit to Under Bridge Spicy Crab, an eatery that is a local favorite and even approved by Anthony Bourdain, the famous American chef and author. Apart from the delectable local fare, this Asian city also offers exquisite, lip-smacking international dining options that will leave you spoilt for choice.