Hong Kong: The Gateway for Asia Cruises

The gateway for Asia Cruises, Hong Kong is a not-to-be-missed port of call. Be sure to consider a pre- or post-cruise stay in Hong Kong to truly discover what makes Hong Kong so special – a unique blend of East and West, a place where traditional culture blends harmoniously with modern extravagance. Whether enjoying the city’s legendary food and wine scene, taking in a local festival, partaking in its legendary shopping or discovering the area’s stunning natural beauty, Hong Kong offers experiences for all sorts of travelers.

The Culinary Capital of Asia
Hong Kong boasts more than 11,000 restaurants where you can enjoy the finest Cantonese and regional cuisines. Indulge yourself in the ultimate gourmet experience at over 40 Michelin-starred restaurants. And no trip is complete without at least one breakfast or lunch of mouth-watering dim sum. Did you know you can pair Chinese cuisine with some of the world’s finest wines? In just four years, Hong Kong has become the world’s leading wine auction market.

Culture & Heritage
Hong Kong’s many traditions live harmoniously amid modern society. With historical roots that embrace centuries of both British and Chinese culture, the city offers a constant stream of delightful surprises: a 14 century temple alongside a towering glass skyscraper; local residents practicing Tai Chi as office workers stream quickly past. Simply wander through the streets, where every moment reveals a different world.

Green Hong Kong
A whole other world awaits on the green side of Hong Kong. A quick ferry ride will take you to Lamma Island where you can enjoy some of the finest seafood in restaurants raised on stilts above the bay. The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China has eight scenic locations featuring 400 million-year-old volcanic formations. Hikers will enjoy the MacLehose Trail, which crosses eight of Hong Kong’s country parks. TIME Magazine named the Dragon’s Back on Hong Kong Island as the Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia.

Shopping
Shoppers always find what they are looking for in Hong Kong. The latest fashions will dazzle you at the boutiques and modern shopping plazas in Admiralty, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Or hone your bargaining skills at Stanley Market, the Jade Market, or the Temple Street Night Market. The best places to find electronics are in Causeway Bay, Mong Kong and Sham Shui Po. Custom tailors in Hong Kong are well known for their craftsmanship for shirts, suits and dresses. You’ll find quality tailors on the Kowloon side in Tsim Sha Sui, and on Hong Kong Island in Central and Causeway Bay.

Watch for Hong Kong’s new world-class cruise terminal, set to open in 2013!

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