They don't call Hong Kong 'the pearl of the orient' for nothing; it might be one of the busiest metropolises in the world, but it still has a unique beauty, especially when you see Victoria Harbour lit up at night, with multicoloured light from the skyscrapers rippling on the the waters. It's a place of great contrast, the historical meeting place of East and West making for a striking fusion of two very different cultures and creating something unique to stand apart on the world stage. See for yourself what delights await in this interactive gallery.
Hong Kong is one of the most bustling cities in the world, perpetually alive right around the clock. The Independent's Matthew Bell spent a frantic 48 hours there at one of the busiest times of the year - the New Year celebrations. Read his whistle-stop guide for the traveller in a hurry right here.
Welcome to a foodie's paradise. Everything is on the menu, all of it delicious. From the aromatic wonton soup you must buy on the streets to the mouthwatering choice of gourmet food from all over the world, there's something tasty for everyone in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong owes its prosperity to the fact that is has always been the bridge between East and West. And now more than ever, it's the best place in the world for shopping of all kinds, whether you're after beautiful Chinese art and heirlooms, or chic designer goods and the latest gadgets.