- Hong Kong
- 7 million
- Cantonese, English
- Hong Kong dollar
No doubt the Chinese were tickled pink when the bright lights of Hong Kong were returned to them. Indeed, true to their word, the metropolis remains a confluence of Chinese and British culture and a bastion of world business.
Devouring dumplings until you drop, trawling the shops until your credit limit is reached, oohing and aahing at the firecrackers during Chinese New Year... All of these Hong Kong experiences should be on your must-do list.
It is hard to believe that amid this urban entity is also a massive nature reserve exists in which you can hike, for up to a hundred kilometres, along a trail that traverses beaches, bush escarpments, local villages and mountains. Who would have thought the skyscrapers and stilettos could co-exist so well with hiking and hammocks?