Hong Kong is truly an international player in the world of commerce. Sleek office buildings and modern hotels tower into the sky ringing Hong Kong Bay in a futuristic vision that has long been the inspiration for other Asian city states. Kowloon's bridges reach across the bay and grasp Hong Kong Island, and together they form a powerhouse of business opportunity ... More>and recreation possibility. The frenzied shopping and pulsating nightlife of the West-meets-East city stands in stark contrast to the traditional, authentic Hong Kong experience found in the temples, food stalls, and public housing estates of the New Territories. Food plays a central role to life in Hong Kong and a visit isn’t complete without sampling a variety of Cantonese classic dishes that have found flavour with the world. As for where to stay in Hong Kong, there are hotels to suit every budget with some of the finest five star hotels in the world, right down to more value for money alternatives out at the extremities of the public transport lines.