Hong Kong: Gold Standard Travel

Hong Kong is truly a place of wonder – vibrant, densely populated, a global financial hub, and a major shopping destination famed for bespoke tailors. Between the renowned marketplaces, world-class museums, and historical temples and montesaries, you’ll be pressed as to what to explore first. In spite of being a busy, skyscraper-studded city, Hong Kong offers countless outdoor pursuits. From scenic trails, lush wetlands, and hidden coves ideal for swimming, you’re transported from an urban metropolis to an outdoor parkland in mere minutes. Although so much can be seen on foot, tourists and locals can depend on the public transportation system famous for its efficiency and profitability, making Hong Kong one of the least car-dependent cities in the world.


What better way to see all the beauty that is Hong Kong than high above the bustling streets in a gondola. The Ngong Ping Cable Car 360 is a 25-minute aerial tramway ride that connects Ngong Ping plateau with the town of Tung Chung. Panoramic views of the Lantau Island and beyond are just one of the many sights you’ll see before connecting to Ngong Ping Village. Adjacent to Lantau’s cultural heritage such as Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. The convenient location offers easy access to other island highlights, making Ngong Ping 360 the perfect start to a day trip.


A cluster of noodle and dumpling restaurants, as well as French, Fusion, and Western-inspired cuisine can all be found in one of Hong Kong’s top culinary destinations on Wellington Street. This culinary oasis not only houses affordable eateries but is also home to Michelin rated and Michelin recommended establishments. Unlike the pub crawls of our youth, Wellington Street offers a unique opportunity of a “Michelin crawl” with a multitude high quality restaurants to choose from. From the super trendy to the pocket-friendly or ultra-luxurious, each restaurant provides a unique experience for food-loving locals and tourists. We recommend Man Wah offering panoramic views and award winning cuisine. The Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant is located on the 25th floor and is often referred to as Hong Kong’s most beautiful dining space. With its thoughtful décor and stunning views of the Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, Man Wah provides one of the most beautiful backdrops to indulge in delicious cuisine.


After countless dim sum dinners, hours spent shopping on Tung Choi Street, and touring the Wong Tai Sin Temple, some much-needed rest and relaxation is necessary. To invigorate your senses for another day’s adventure, a respite at Kowloon Shangri-la Hong Kong is just the ticket. With picturesque views of the Victoria Harbour and the city’s metropolitan skyline as its backrop, warm sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows of the most spacious of rooms in Hong Kong. Home to one of the city’s largest and most elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites, guest can indulge in modern amenities including a 24-hour butler and marble bathrooms all in the comforts of one’s suite.

Visit the Shangri-la Hotel Boutiques in Kowloon for famous shopping offering the best in luxury designs and top luggage and travel accessories for women.