The jewel in China’s crown

Alix Coutures journeys to Hong Kong, and finds a land of contrasts that offers an exhilarating experience

4th February, 2018

Skyscrapers stand alongside Buddhist temples, small fishing villages exist next to luxury malls, and junk shops rub shoulders with fancy restaurants – the city of Hong Kong is nothing if not full of contradictions.

Turn towards the 1,811-foot Victoria Peak and you can catch a glimpse of the postmodern architecture of the city but also, in the distance, the quiet and beautiful mountains and hills. Short of breath, you are jostled by a growing crowd...

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