Derived from two Chinese characters - heung and gong - which together translate as “fragrant harbour”, Hong Kong, on the south-eastern coast of China, is a dynamic centre built as a financial hub but very much a leisure shopper’s delight. Its contrasting restaurants and nightspot bars are world famous, so too the atmosphere that accompanies such an exciting city.
Geographically, Hong Kong and its contemporary high rises and pockets of heritage hot spots spread over 1100 square kilometres, into 18 districts and including more than 260 outlying islands.
The main areas are Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. Of the outlying islands, Cheung Chau, Lamma and Lantau are of much interest to visitors as well as locals for their more relaxed atmosphere and open spaces.