A fascinating melting pot of culture, captivating skylines, history and gastronomy, Hong Kong is the very definition of hybrid. Reputed for its magical architecture, Hong Kong has a show-stopping cityscape. Visit tourist hotspot Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island standing at an astonishing 552m, and take in panoramic views of the vibrant metropolis. A trip on the world-famous Star Ferry, a fleet of electric-diesel vessels sailing from the less-westernised Kowloon to Hong Kong, should be compulsory; guests can observe jungle-clad hills and myriad landmark buildings. Fancy a cocktail with a view? Hong Kong is home to the highest bar in Asia, ‘Ozone’, a utopian-esque wonderland with an impressive wine list.
Away from the bustling city, Hong Kong is an island comprising over 70% mountains and sprawling country parks. Bestowed with geological and historical gems, there is far more to Hong Kong than commercialism; hike on a deserted island, kayak among volcanic sea arches or delve into the rich British colonial history. The Zoological and Botanical Gardens are a must-see for all budding naturists; founded in 1871, it houses a large number of animals, from birds and mammals to reptiles, and many rare plants. Monumental remnants can be found at the monastery of The Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas; following from an edifying and mighty ten thousand step climb to the Sha Hin Mountain, guests can seek advice from monks; a distinctive change from the hustle of the city.