ROBUST. PROUD. EXHILARATING.
Hong Kong crackles with life. Crowds jostle, neon blings, horns honk, cargo moves, steam billows and aromas waft through its tightly packed, yet surprisingly organized spaces. Winding alleyways give way to open harbor views, which are encircled by soaring peaks and glass high-rises. Its exotic far-eastern feel is tempered by a British colonial legacy, which lends it a user-friendly aspect and makes it the perfect gateway through which to ease into Asia. In Hong Kong getting around is half the fun—you can be nearly anywhere in 30 minutes. Catch the Star Ferry across the harbor then take the Peak Tram to the city’s highest point and you will have ticked its most iconic experiences. Don’t forget to simply wander: peer into bustling canteens, see the live fish on offer in open-air markets, try on the Prada in swank stores, and let Hong Kong’s lively energy soak in.