Hong Kong - A favorite destination
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Hong Kong is one of the favorite destinations in Asia not only popular among Asians but increasingly becoming a top destination for faraway travelers around the world.
It's easy to see why.
Hong Kong is a multi-cultural, dynamic and vibrant city filled with bright lit tall structures, rushing traffic and fast-paced people with fast-paced lives. People's movement at daytime seem to build up for that picturesque Hong KOng city life at night. Althougn people here seem to work really hard, they do know how to play equally hard too at any given day of the week.
And it's stretigically located which makes it an ideal passing place, if not the original destination.
Aside from the fact that everything else seem to work in HK (effecient transportation, good and fast service etc,) most importantly, it is a friendly place for travelers. English is widely-spoken and locals, especially those in the service sector were trained to provide courteous service with welcoming greetings and warm smile (the latter being a precious commodity a couple of years ago). Tourism has become part and parcel of the local scene in HK.
What else? It's one of the safest cities in the world. So walking in the wee hours of the morning will not give you the chills (with just an exception in winter time, :) ).
The many things to do, different places to visit, things to be had - are all depending on individual preferences. There is the Ocean Park and Disneyland for amusement; the glittery night scenes in Wanchai and Lan Kwai Fong; the fine food feast in Knutsford Terrace,SoHo and Water Margin in Discovery Bay; the charm of Golden Buddha in Lantau Isand; the fresh seafood fare in Lamma island and Sai Kung Peninsula; the wonderful mountain trails of Tai Tam, Shek-O and the countryside; fine white sand beaches in Repulse Bay & Deep Water Bay; the panoramic view from The Peak and the endless shopping of specialty finds: Tsim Sha Tsui for jewelry & electronics, Cat Street and Hollywood Road for arts & antiques & memorabilia, and nightmarkets in Jordan and Mongkok for accesories, clothes and souvenirs. And for a glimpse of Chinese culture and tradition (temples, opera, taichi, feng shui, tea-making, horseracing etc.) there are Heritage Walks/Tours available.
Plus a whole lot more! The list could go on and on and on (......like the Winterfest coming soon and the permanent Symphony of Lights at Vistoria Harbour everyday at 8pm).
Yet to sum it all up...Hong Kong is no doubt an exciting place to be, a truly magnificent city which I call my second home.