About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a city, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Vibrant and densely populated, it’s a major port and global financial center famed for its tower-studded skyline. It’s also known for its lively food scene – from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea – and its shopping, with options spanning chaotic Temple Street Night Market to the city’s innumerable bespoke tailors. With around 7.1 million Hongkongers of various nationalities, Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated metropolises. Summer is hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, winters are mild and usually start sunny, becoming cloudier towards February. Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony. Hong Kong is a recognised global centre of trade and calls itself an "entertainment hub". According to Emporis, there are 1,113 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which puts the city at the top of world rankings.