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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Make a Trip to Hong Kong - Best 5 Reasons to Head to Hong Kong this Holiday Season

Tipped to be one of Asia's most popular holiday destinations, Hong Kong truly packs in a punch in terms of touristic value. Here are 5 reasons why the country should be on your travel list.


Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

One of the main reasons why Hong Kong is such a popular tourist hotspot among travellers around the world is its multiculturalism and its decidedly western landscapes. Unlike Asian nations such as Cambodia, Laos, India and Sri Lanka, this Asian powerhouse resembles a western metropolis more than an eastern heartland. The English speaking majority is also an added benefit as tourists can experience the comforts of modern day living in the confines of a straight-laced Asian nation. Although the country's Chinese heritage is apparent in some of its landmarks and customs, the happy fusion of eastern and western elements makes this cosmopolitan vacation hub a hit with the masses.


The Shopping

Ranked among Asia's top retail hotspots, the shopping opportunities in Hong Kong rival that of Bangkok, Thailand and then some. Home to sky-piercing shopping malls retailing the best of the world's fashion and lifestyle brands, the sprawling local markets and night markets make Hong Kong's shopping experiences both exciting and diverse. From duty-free-shops and Chinese antiques to signature labels and cheap souvenirs, shopaholics will relish the chance to explore this shopper's paradise.


The Food Scene

Foodies across the globe regard Hong Kong as a dream destination for several compelling reasons. This culinary capital not only allows visitors to sample the sweet delights of its own cuisine and fusion cuisine forged by decades of British rule but the best of the world's major cuisines as well. From streetside dim sums and seafood barbeques to egg tarts and clay pots, travellers can feast on a world of flavours in Hong Kong's top restaurants which include Michelin starred eateries. Those who secure hotel accommodation Hong Kong at centrally located venues such as Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong and similar locales will find that dining out is a way of life in this part of Asia.


The Celebrations

Hong Kong is also the perfect vacation destination for celebrating not only globally recognized holidays such as Christmas and New Year's but local Chinese festivals as well. Marked with great pomp and pageantry, Hong Kong prides itself on the scale and vibrancy of its many festivities. Victoria Harbour comes alive every New Year's Eve while the city's tallest structures are decked out in their Christmasy best come December. Highlight local festivals include the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Spring Festival and the iconic Dragon Boat Festival.


The Attractions

From Victoria Peak to the Hong Kong Space Museum, the country's cultural and recreational hubs are the envy of the region. Home to its very own Disneyland, the sheer number of fantastic museums, wildlife sanctuaries and sprawling parks make Hong Kong a great family getaway option while the ability to hop on a ferry and sail to Macau, Asia's Las Vegas, is another reason why Hong Kong is an attractive holiday alternative for travellers.