Nicknamed “Pearl of the Orient,” Hong Kong is an international city on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in Southern China. It is a highly modern, vibrant, and cosmopolitan city. As the eighth-largest trading entity in the world, it is also consistently ranked as one of the most competitive and freest economies. Hong Kong is one of world’s major financial centers. Millions of international tourists come and visit Hong Kong for business and leisure every year. As a former British colony, Hong Kong presents a living culture featuring a unique blend of East and West. Positioned as Asia’s World City, Hong Kong is full of sky high buildings and glitzy shopping malls. It is a truly sleepless city with a fast pace of life. Moreover, it is a place of delicious cuisines, particularly Cantonese culinary creations such as dim sum, wonton noodle, and roast duck.
Hong Kong is a phonetic transcription of “fragrant harbor” that characterizes the wide and deep Victoria Harbor. There are also more than 100 airlines providing over 1,100 flights daily between Hong Kong and about 190 destinations worldwide. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most traveler-friendly cities. Travelers from some 170 countries and territories enjoy visa-free access for stays of seven to 180 days. Besides, Hong Kong is a gateway to the Mainland China. It is easy to access neighboring cities such as Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Kaiping in Pearl River Delta.