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Explore the Modern Marvels of Hong Kong

If you are seeking a unique experience that encompasses a touch of modernity mixed with rich cultural heritage, Hong Kong is your travel destination. Nestled in the heart of East Asia, Hong Kong is a populous city with the highest number of skyscrapers worldwide. Amidst the modernity, there is this culture that carries the remnants of English heritage. Alongside its English heritage, Hong Kong shares deep cultural ties with Chinese heritage. In short, Hong Kong's identity beautifully blends modernity with its British and Chinese cultural heritage.

Hong Kong is a land of iconic skyscrapers. Towering skyscrapers shining against the backdrop of lush green hills - it is a view that is mesmerizing. The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, housing a mix of offices, restaurants, and an observation deck, offering a breathtaking view of the whole city. While in Hong Kong, visit this skyscraper and get a photo clicked, capturing the beauty of the city.

The metropolitan city goes beyond skyscrapers. Art is an integral part of its culture, attracting globetrotters to one of Asia's well-known cultural festivals — the Hong Kong Art Festival. That's not all. Hong Kong is also famous for its puppet show, ballet, and theatre. Besides this, it is a shopping paradise. From gleaming malls with high-end brands to smaller establishments where people can buy everything from electronics to clothes, this city offers unmatched shopping experiences.

When it comes to culture, Hong Kong has a rich English and Chinese cultural influence. It is the home to the second-largest sitting Buddha statue — The Tian Tan Buddha. Apart from this, there are numerous historical sites, including temples and monasteries like the Man Mo Temple and Wong Tai Sin Temple. 

Hong Kong is undoubtedly a stunning city, and it is a beauty to behold.

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Behold the beauty of Hong Kong.

From gleaming skyscrapers, mouthwatering cuisine, cultural treasures, heritage sites, and nature retreats to high-end shopping activities, Hong Kong offers something for every traveller. Hong Kong is also a paradise for recreational activities. From hiking trails to strolls on pristine beaches, it offers diverse recreational opportunities.

Hongkong Street Scene in Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Culture

Hongkongers respect their customs and etiquette. When visiting Hong Kong, one thing you must remember is not to be rude, even if you are infuriated at the moment. The other significant part of their tradition is table manners. Yes, you heard it right. Locals in Hong Kong will often tap the table when tea or food is served in a restaurant. This shows their appreciation for the server. So, if you are at a restaurant, don't forget to tap the table to show your appreciation.

If you ask, "What is the common greeting in Hong Kong?" well, Hongkongers are heavily influenced by British culture, so they have adopted the Western handshake. The handshake must be accompanied by a nod and direct eye contact.

Now comes the language, which is the most important aspect of any international travel. In Hong Kong, Cantonese is the widely spoken language by the locals. However, because of its British influence, English is also widely used, especially in tourist places and businesses. Learn a few basic words like Nei hou (Hello) and Doh jeh (Thank You), which will help you to connect with the locals.

Besides all these, traditions and festivals are an important characteristic of any culture. Hongkongers celebrate diverse festivals, including the Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. These events encompass parades, dragon dances, and fireworks. Plan your trip according to these festivals so that you can experience another wonderful side of Hong Kong culture.

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