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
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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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