The enticement of Hong Kong is incredible: the neon lights, the stunning harbor skyline, and busy pavements are the exciting features of every classic, metropolitan, eastern city. But Hong Kong is more than that: full of action and surprises, traditions and green places, it is tourist friendly, and stunning, with a personality, and a great soul.
Hong Kong And Its Magic
The name of “Hong Kong” stands for “Fragrant Harbor” and it was named after the unforgettable aroma of Victoria Harbor. You can delight in the scenery of this busy harbor from the Victoria Peak. It is especially magical during the night when a plenty of neon lights illuminate the “Manhattan of Asia.” In the middle of the organized chaos called Hong Kong, there is a Chi Lin Nunnery garden of utmost peace and quietness with lotus ponds and bonsai trees, and frangipani flowers.
Hong Kong hotels are not only hip places; they are the social center of the city. Their lovely, airy lobbies are among the most visually attractive in the world. Some of them are adorned with huge chandeliers. Others impose with giant flowers and insects painted on the wall. Some of them impress with an admirable view of the harbor or the Peak. If you are rich you will be spoiled with marvelous options of luxury.
The Hong Kong luxury hotels have superstar restaurants, generous spa complexes, and infinity pools.
The staff is fluent in English and attentive to your every whim: even if it is a caviar and lotus flower facial. The elegant hotels get superb reviews for their attention to business travelers and for their restaurants. There are treatments like hydrotherapy including a Netherlandish sauna, a steam room with gems crystal, hot tubs with pearl seatings, above which ice flakes rain. Art lovers might enjoy a hotel with lush carpets, ikebana, nearly a thousand of paintings and Viennese chandeliers. In the atrium of one of the hotels, you can enjoy a picture 16-storey high. It is the hugest landscape painting in the entire world.
A Holiday For the Senses
”You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” says the author of the City of Dreams. It is a holiday for the senses. Skyscrapers are blooming – but they are built in conformity with the feng-shui principles. Hong Kong loves to celebrate with motley festivals which include dragon boat races and honoring the sea goddess.
You can meet everything Chinese in Hong Kong: pearls, feng shui, Cantonese opera, Chinese medicine, tea and plenty of cultural traditions. They are presented to you for free in tours given by local expert guides. Mornings in the parks people do slow, graceful Tai Chi. For shopping addicts – Hong Kong presents great emporiums where you can buy jaded rings, china figurines, chinaware, calligraphy brushes, bird cages. If you have nothing more interesting to do, you can always go to a Madame fortune-teller and learn about your life and the adventures that expect you. Hong Kong is permanently proposing new delightful activities – but if all you want to do is strolling and relaxing on the beach – you can do that too.
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