Hong Kong: Why It Should Be On Your Bucket List

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So, where to go next? We’ve chosen some of what we believe will be the 17 for 2017 hot spots, and Hong Kong is #4 on our list.

Need another reason to just go? Online hotel booking search engine Hotels.com has released its latest statistics, in which Hong Kong hotel prices are down by 1 per cent over the last two years, with the average hotel price at $165 per night.

Hong Kong was also ranked #6 in popularity among Canadians in 2016.

#4 Hong Kong

MasterChef Canada’s irreverent co-host Alvin Leung has brought a new currency to the Chinese culinary scene to Toronto and around the world. In Canada, the Scarborough, Ont.-raised “Demon Chef” has also partnered with the show’s first winner, chef Eric Chong, to open R&D in Toronto’s Chinatown. But it’s in Hong Kong where this master wields his sharpest knife at Bo Innovation, his three Michelin-starred restaurant, and his take on the famous soup dumpling, above right. Whether you have a 24-hour layover en route to another destination in Asia or days to explore, Hong Kong offers innumerable ways to immerse yourself in its East-meets-West, Old-meets-New fusion of culture. For a local favourite, and also Michelin recognized, don’t miss dim sum at Tim Ho Wan – especially the baked pork buns, above left, or braised beef Hong Kong style at Celebrity Cuisine – the city is a veritable foodie paradise. And do sail the harbour at sunset. Take in the city’s skyline while on the Aqua Luna, one of Hong Kong’s remaining traditional red-sail junks. www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp