HONG KONG & CHINA
HONG KONG & CHINA
There is truly no modern city more beautiful and exciting than Hong Kong: its skyline is a vertical playground of steel and glass skyscrapers – including landmark buildings by I.M. Pei, Sir Norman Foster and Cesar Pelli – iced in a rainbow of neon lights and silhouetted against towering green mountain peaks. Cutting through the centre is Victoria Harbour, criss-crossed with tiny wooden sampans, busy commuter ferries and container-laden super-ships, a daily reminder of Hong Kong's rich seafaring heritage. West of the scene lies the shimmering South China Sea, sweeping out into the far distance past inky outlying islands – remnants of the city’s previous incarnation as a backwater fishing village less than a century ago.
Visitors will find everything they could possibly want from a city break at their fingertips – dazzling architecture, fantastic food, excellent shopping and banging nightlife. Be sure to rest before you arrive - you’ll need all the energy you can muster to check off all the sights.
A land of captivating culture, historic landscapes and futuristic developments, your holiday in China will boast the perfect mix of tradition and innovation, making it a true country of contrast. One minute, you’ll find yourself exploring lush rice fields and traditional Chinese villages, and then the next you’ll be venturing to busy, cosmopolitan cities.
As one of the largest countries in the world, there’s no doubt every day on your China holiday will be different to the last. Travel around on the futuristic, high speed bullet trains, visit the thousands of Terracotta Warriors in Xian, and head to Beijing to challenge yourself to the Great Wall of China. What’s more, China is deemed one of the best culinary centres on earth, where you can try everything from fresh street food to Michelin-starred dishes for a feast you won’t forget in a hurry.