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Sub-Region: Guangdong Province
Ideal duration: 3-5 days
Best time: October to December (Autumn)
Nearest Airport: Hong Kong
Since it's independence from the British in 1997 and acquiring a special status in China, Hong Kong has fast grown into a major global city. It's collection of islands and territories, filled with several attractions and fun activities have made it a huge tourist destination in South Asia.
Hong Kong is perhaps one of the best examples of the growth of tourism in south Asia. In the last few decades, it has become one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the region, and indeed in the world. It's skyline is one of the most iconic in the entire world, lit up at night with a spectrum of colours and the famous "Symphony of Lights" show, flashing across the skyscrapers. The Victoria Harbour itself is lit up with dazzling lights, and if you catch a glimpse of it from the opposing Victoria Peak, you'll definitely be mesmerised. Hong Kong's neighbouring islands are home to plenty of beautiful places to visit. Lantau Island in particular is home to the famous Big Buddha, and the Ngong Ping 360, affording you some stunning views of the green island. The beauty of Hong Kong is not bound to that. The Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Park are classical Chinese style gardens that are sure to soothe your soul. The Buddhist complex was built as a retreat for the nuns, and in one visit you can understand why! Of course, options for adventure and fun aren't short either. The Disneyland and the Ocean Park are some of the busiest theme parks of Asia, a guaranteed super day out! And if that's not the sort of fun you're after, shopping can be the most pleasing activity ever. And in Hong Kong, you will never have enough! The city's shopping is so vast, diverse and engaging, that you will find yourself going from place to another, one store to the next, from one great brand to the other great brand, it never stops. And especially during the holiday season when the sales are on, get your fighting boots on! Hong Kong is a wonderful travel experience. You will come across many fascinating activities and individuals, and also have a lot of fun while doing so!
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