Hong Kong is a perfect gateway point to other Far Eastern destinations, due to its compact size a three night stay in Hong Kong is the perfect duration to explore the main places of interest of the city and provide you with a taste of its invigorating pulse. Ride to the top of Victoria Peak for unforgettable views of the busy harbour, or cruise on a traditional junk to the small fishing village of Aberdeen with its famous seafood restaurants. In the evening view the famous neon lights from the top deck of one of the old trams as it travels through the busy streets on Hong Kong Island, cross the harbour by the famous Star Ferry and enjoy the magnificent skyline that reaches for the stars and set a blaze each evening with a stunning light show.
Any visit should include a trip to one of Hong Kong's outlying islands: escape the hustle and bustle of city life and visit Cheng Chau Island to discover a small fishing village with no tall buildings; the largest and most popular is Lantau Island, the home to the famous Po Lin Monastery and the world's largest outdoor seated Buddha. Another full day trip would be to Macau, founded over 400 years ago by Portuguese explorers, as the first and last European colony in China, Macau has more visible colonial history than Hong Kong. Walking through the old city you could convince yourself you were in Europe. For shoppers Hong Kong is a paradise from state of the art air conditioned gleaming new shopping malls selling the latest designer labels, the latest hi-tech gadgets which line the streets of Tsimshatsui to the frantic and busy night markets of Mongkok, where you can easily find a bargain to take home. No matter how long you stay, glittering Hong Kong will capture your imagination!