A place of multiple personalities, Hong Kong means ‘fragrant harbor’ in Cantonese, which is a reflection of the old city’s perspective and how people used to look at it. After being a British colony for nearly 150 years, Hong Kong inherited many British standards and designs while maintaining its personality throughout the ages. Nowadays, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China and one of the financial centers in East Asia.
A walk through this versatile city will reveal glittering skyscrapers and old-style Asian villages mixed together in a melting pot of diversity and progressivism. A wonderful and cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions, which is why more than 48 million people visit it each year. For a first time traveler, the city can be a bit confusing at times, so here are the main attractions every tourist should see when traveling to Hong Kong.
The city of Hong Kong is beautiful all the way through, but in order to witness the city’s true grandeur, you have to see it from the Peak. The Peak is the highest point on the island, inside the most exquisite neighborhood in Hong Kong. From here, you can see a truly spectacular panoramic view of the skyscrapers and the city’s famous harbor.