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With its stunning harbour, rich culture and many attractions, a visit to Hong Kong will live on in the memory long after you have returned home. Whether you visit Hong Kong for a few days or a few weeks, you'll never run out of things to do.

Why go?

Buzzing and vibrant Hong Kong will captivate visitors with its fantastic architecture, rich history, amazing attractions and great shopping.

The island skyline has more skyscrapers than any other city and the view from the top of Victoria Peak, the costliest neighbourhood in this former British Colony, is breathtaking.

Tung Choi Street, better known as Ladies' Market and Stanley Market are both great places to find local handicrafts while Western Market, Hollywood Road and St John's Cathedral are all worth seeing for their stunning architecture. If you love seafood, don't miss the many restaurants of Aberdeen on the south shore of the main island.

For children of all ages, a visit to Ocean Park or the Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island is a must. Lantau is also home to Lo Pin monastery which sits beneath the 34 metre higher giant Tian Tan Budda while at Ocean Park you can take a cable car ride and enjoy views of Repulse Bay and Middle Island.

If you want to learn more about the past, make time for a visit to the Museum of History in Kowloon. If you are more of an art lover, you'll find works in abundance at the Museum of Art. Shopaholics should head straight for the main thoroughfare, Nathan Road.

For a fun night out between September and June, try the Happy Valley racecourse. If you have a car, this is a great time to head out to explore the new territories.

How to get there?

Most Hong Kong flights arrive at the International Airport (HKG).

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Getting to and from the airport

On reaching Hong Kong, you will want to get to your accommodation with as little stress as possible. But what options are there for your onward travel?

Hong Kong International Airport has a good transport network linking the airport to various parts of the city.

One option you could consider is the Airport Express. This train takes passengers to downtown Hong Kong in 24 minutes and departs at 10-minute intervals. Airport Express passengers can also take advantage of the free shuttle bus service which operates from Kowloon and Hong Kong stations to major hotels.

Alternatively, a number of bus routes across Hong Kong operate from the airport. You can find a list of bus routes on the Hong Kong International Airport website.

Taxis are your other option and the rank is located by the left-hand ramp outside the arrivals hall. In Hong Kong, taxis are colour coded according to the area they operate in, with red serving all locations throughout Hong Kong except Tung Chung Road and roads in South Lantau. Green taxis serve only the New Territories and certain roads in Lantau and blue cabs serve all destinations in Lantau and the airport.

Where to stay ?

Dazzling Hong Kong offers a huge array of accommodation to choose from. Here are some options for your stay.

Many of Hong Kong's hotels are located on Hong Kong Island. Staying here will give you access to a number of major sights, such as Victoria Peak where you can take the tram to the summit and be rewarded with fantastic views of the city below. There is also a Madame Tussauds at the top!

Booking your accommodation here will also allow you to easily visit Victoria Harbour, Ocean Park, and, of course, enjoy Hong Kong's fantastic shopping in its many malls. You can also take a trip on the Star Ferry to the mainland.

Kowloon is another option for accommodation and staying here will allow you to visit attractions such as Temple Street Night Market. Head to Tsim Sha Tsui to get fantastic views of the skyline and harbour, and walk up Shanghai Street, one of the city's oldest streets that will give you a look at local life.

Alternatively, you may decide to book your accommodation on one of the outlaying islands such as Lantau. Here you can visit attractions such as the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.