Hong Kong: Why It Should Be On Your Bucket List

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