1. Easy access and the best Airport in the world
You should visit Hong Kong if you are planning to travel to China. Hong Kong is a major shipping hub in Asia and is an gateway to China. It's extremely easy to find your way here. There are daily direct flights connecting Hong Kong with major cities in Europe and N. America. Long-range Boeing aircraft 747, 767, 763 are widely used.
Here are some flight times (non-stop) for your reference. From New York it's 16Hr20m, London is 11Hr45m, Sydney is 9Hr20m and Tokyo is 4Hr45m.
Once you land in Hong Kong, you need to be convinced of its customer service and immigration efficiency and customs controls. Hong Kong Airport has been voted the Best Airport in the World from 2001-2005 (Skytrax online poll).
2. Excellent accommodation choices
You need to visit Hong Kong because you are able to find an accommodation that suits your need, whether luxury, budget or something in between. For luxury holiday makers, Hong Kong has almost all the world-famous 5 star hotels – Grand Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Four Seasons, much more to mention.
If you travel on a budget, the Hong Kong Youth Hostel Association operates many inns at very attractive rates. A friend of mine told me that she was able to book a bed for $ 80 HK a night. However she had to share a room with several others. If you have four in your group, you can book a 4-bed room at 400 HK (US $ 50) per night. Very well!
3. Gourmets Paradise
You should visit Hong Kong if you love Chinese food. The Hong Kong culinary market is dominated by Cantonese food, one of the most delicious among all Chinese food. Cantonese food is world famous for its simple cooking method and the fresh ingredients used. A seafood dinner is a must. Try a live steam fish. It's an experience of a lifetime. Nowhere else in the world will people cook fish the same way however delicious. A pale lunch / breakfast is also a must. This has become the lifestyle of Hong Kongers, Chinese and foreigners alike.
Hong Kong is not only famous for Cantonese food. You can find any other Chinese food here and any other food from around the world.
Hong Kong is a place you can eat whenever you want. There are stores that open all the time. You would never be hungry here.
4. The Paradise of Buyers
You need to visit Hong Kong if you want to buy luxury products at the lowest price. Original luxury brands such as LV, Prada, Corum, Burberrys and many other famous stylist's labeled products are sold at unbeatable prices. In many cases, these stores are crowded and even with a waiting line.
Hong Kong is also a place where you can buy the most fashionable things at the lowest price in the world – mobile phone, computer, digital camera, electronics, fashion and accessories. .
5. The most beautiful view of the night and Skyline
You should visit Hong Kong if it doesn't impress you with any other view of the night you've seen.
The Lobby Intercontinental Lounge is included in the book 1,000 Places to See Before Dying. Would it be over rated? No, it's not, because it's one of the best places to see the beautiful Hong Kong skyline at night.
Hong Kong at night is stunning for many reasons. Beautiful buildings are highly condensed with layers of color spreading from the harbor to the top. You can take a panoramic view from a distance. Or you can board the Star Ferry to look closely.
Hong Kong skyline contributes to the beauty of Hong Kong day and night. Numerous beautifully designed buildings are set on the island side of the world famous Victoria Harbor. They are illuminated with well-designed color schemes that make the Hong Kong nightlife look stunning. Hong Kong nightlife is a tremendous experience of your trip to China.