China is a fascinating and complex country, from its booming cities of industry to its vast countryside. With so much history and ground to cover, we begin with our favorite cosmopolitan City: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. In Asia’s most cosmopolitan city, everyone seems to be in a rush—dashing off to work, speed-shopping through the countless shopping malls, hastening to make a date at one of the myriad glassed-in restaurants and chic cocktail bars. Beyond the 21st-century cacophony and the accelerated tempo, however, the savvy visitor can find glimpses of old-world tranquillity: incense-wreathed Taoist temples; polished hotel lobbies serving afternoon tea in the English style; rustic remote walking trails; graceful tai-chi practitioners in tidy city parks.
Mandarian Hotel, Pensinsula, Four Seasons, The Langham are all fancy choices…Tuve and the Upper House are charming too.
Bibo, Brickhouse, Cafe Gray, China Tang, Duddell’s, Felix, Ho Lee Fuk, Lock Cha tea house, Missy Ho’s, Ronin, Yung Kee, Classified (multiple locations). See Eater’s list!
We suggest a boat ride to get scope, Victoria Peak, Sai Kung Town, Tian Tun Buddha, Hong Kong Tramways
Author: Carrie Mitchell
Carrie Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.