Formerly a British colony, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China is located adjacent to Guangdong Province in southern China. With a population of more than 7 million residents, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
As an important financial and logistics hub for international businesses, Hong Kong is a fast paced and cosmopolitan city, with excellent transportation and communication networks. In addition to the native Cantonese dialect, both English and Mandarin Chinese are official languages used in public announcements, road names and signage.
Not far from Hong Kong’s soaring skyscrapers are other lesser known aspects of the city: its numerous beautiful beaches, extensive hiking trails and other green spaces. Stay tuned for more details on the best sights to visit in both the city and the countryside during your stay in Hong Kong.