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Six good reasons to visit Hong Kong.

 

* Cheung Chau Island, site of the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

This attractive, very small island, with its harbour full of fishing boats, is often overlooked by visitors. 

Located only 30 minutes by High Speed Ferry from Central, this is where you will see the narrow lanes and shopping streets of "old" Hong Kong. 
The island is wonderful for walking and is also famous for its waterfront seafood restaurants.

* Tai O Heritage Hotel

Located on Lantau Island, Hong Kong's largest island and the site of Hong Kong's International Airport, this wonderful old colonial building was formerly a Police Station, very much involved in controlling rampant piracy. 
This is a quiet haven. Although in fact close by, you will feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. 
There are wonderful opportunities for visiting old villages and hiking.

* Ozone

Situated on the 118th level of Hong Kong's tallest building, the International Commerce Centre, is Ozone, a chic bar belonging to the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The views of Hong Kong Harbour, backed by the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island and The Peak beyond, are quite breathtaking.

* Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Famously associated with piracy and opium in the British colonial era, this wonderful new museum, which is superbly located on the harbour front next to the Star Ferry on Hong Kong Island, tells it all.

* Hong Kong Arts Festival

The Hong Kong Arts Festival, held annually in February/ March, attracts the world's leading figures in opera, music, dance and theatre. In fact, throughout the year, world renowned singers and performers will be seen at the cities splendid theatrical venues.They, like everyone else, want to see this spectacular city for themselves.

* Shenzhen

Where there are now gleaming skyscrapers and a city of ten million, only a few years ago were rice paddies and duck farms. Travellers who visited Hong Kong in the sixties and seventies will remember peering across the border into a poor and totally undeveloped rural China beyond.
Fueled by foreign investment, Shenzhen is now one of the fastest growing cities in the world.