Relax in fast-paced Hong Kong with great food, stunning hikes

Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:06pm EST
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By Farah Master

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Gleaming skyscrapers, Michelin-starred noodle stalls, secluded beaches and a buzzing party scene all make Hong Kong the perfect place to experience the best of East meets West.

Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to Hong Kong from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights.

Home to 7 million people, the former British colony's densely packed districts weave around lush greenery and the iconic harbor of the fast-paced financial and trading centre.

Now a Chinese territory, Hong Kong has everything from luxury boutiques and some of the world's best Cantonese cuisine to traditional markets, delicious hawker food and breathtaking hikes in the hills. (Map:

Transportation around the main island and the much larger peninsula, including bustling Kowloon, is a seamless affair by subway, bus and the famous "ding ding" tram. Taxis are plentiful and outlying islands are short ferry rides away.

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Hong Kong offers non-stop gastronomic delights, with local and international fare available from before dawn until after partygoers leave the clubs in the early hours of the morning.   Continued...

A man rides a bicycle next to a tram passing by a Chinese pawn shop that has been restored and partially converted into a restaurant at Hong Kong's Wanchai district in this February 1, 2013 file picture. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files