Hong Kong Culture & Heritage:
* Temples Hong Kong has many ancient Chinese temples spread throughout the territory. They serve followers of Buddhism and Taoism as well as a number of deities.
* Declared Monuments Many fascinating Chinese and colonial heritage sites still exist in Hong Kong, reflecting more than 5,000 years of Chinese and more than 150 years of British colonial heritage.
• Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Cantonese Opera Appreciation Class)
• Museum of Coastal Defence
• Hong Kong Museum of Art
• Hong Kong Museum of History ("The Hong Kong Story" Guided Tour)
• Hong Kong Science Museum
Museums of Special Interest
• Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Galllery
• Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware (Chinese Tea Appreciation Class)
• Hong Kong Arts Centre Pao Galleries
• Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum
• Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Shopping in Hong Kong
For sheer variety of products and brands in all price ranges, Hong Kong is a unique shopping experience. From glitzy malls to funky street markets, and trendy boutiques to traditional Chinese product stores and themed shopping districts, you can find everything from the latest designer fashions and electronic gadgets to best-value antiques and collectibles.
* Street Markets
Hong Kong's street markets are always full of excitement and colour.
* Shopping Districts
Hong Kong is a truly "Shoppers' Paradise". There are many shopping areas throughout Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories
Hong Kong Cuisine
Renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts more than 11,000 restaurants; many of them clustered in defined food districts.
* Dim Sum
Dim sum is a wide range of delightful Chinese snacks served in bamboo baskets accompanied by Chinese tea. Having dim sum in Hong Kong is a unique experience you shouldn't miss.
For a distinctive culinary experience, try the fresh seafood. The freshness is guaranteed as you can select live fish from tanks at the restaurant.
Best time to travel
Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. The most popular time to visit is from the middle of September to the end of February, when the weather is cooler. At its coolest (mid-December to February), the temperature may fall to 10oC (50oF); at its warmest (late May to mid-September), it averages 28oC (82oF) but may reach 33oC (91oF).
Macau (Macao) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China comprising Macau Peninsula and two outlying islands in the South China Sea west of Hong Kong. Land reclamation projects have connected the two islands Taipa and Coloane and hence the name Cotai was given to the new landmass on which the Cotai Strip lies.