Hong Kong: Located at the south-eastern tip of China, Hong Kong is a modern, densely populated city built upon an ancient civilization. With its ever-growing number of high-rise buildings, Hong Kong is an important hub in East Asia because of its global connections to world cities. A vibrant cultural scene features the eclectic influences of its Chinese roots, colonial connections and a wondrous pool of homegrown talent.
Victoria Peak Mountain, known simply as The Peak, is one of the most popular attractions in the city because of its spectacular panoramic views of Victoria Harbor's sparkling skyscrapers and the green hills of the New Territories, known for Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, an old tree believed to bring good fortune. Victoria Harbor's skyscrapers participate in the world's largest nightly multimedia show known as A Symphony of Lights, which combines laser beams and colored lights synchronized to music. Po Lin Monastery is famous for its Tian Tan Buddha statue, informally known as the Big Buddha, an enormous 34-meter-high bronze facing north with a raised right hand delivering a blessing to all. Hong Kong has much to offer with its colorful history, diverse culture and East-meets-West character.