Measuring 427 square miles and comprising 18 districts, Hong Kong remains one of the most densely populated places in the world. Also ranking as one of the most developed (and expensive) cities globally, it boasts a significant financial center, commercial port and the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world. Hong Kong’s impressive financial and institutional power combines with a hybridized culture that seamlessly fuses East and West.
Beneath the skyscrapers, locals and savvy visitors know Hong Kong as a city of street stalls, markets and temples. An appreciation for the honored traditions of the past — like the truly remarkable Man Mo Temple in the Sheung Wan District — represents the city’s lifeblood.
Discover the dual aspects of Hong Kong at 70 Michelin-starred restaurants and authentic dai pai dong cafés. Hong Kong has elevated the rooftop bar to an art form. Check out The Ritz-Carlton’s Ozone, the highest bar in the world; Sevva on the 25th floor of the Prince’s Building in the Central District; and Sugar in the EAST hotel in the Quarry Bay District.
Hong Kong’s art scene garnered international attention in the 1940s when it developed into a filmmaking hub and further blossomed in the 1970s and 80s with Bruce Lee’s fame. Its current arts hub is West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Stretching across 98 acres, the district is steeped in old traditions combining modern art, theater, dance and crafts. This visionary development features the Arts Pavilion, the Xiqu Centre, Freespace, the Art Park and the recently opened masterpiece M+ museum.
Perhaps Hong Kong’s most well-kept secret, its stunning great outdoors encompasses 70 percent of its land volume, featuring some of the finest hiking trails in Asia in addition to the UNESCO Global Geopark.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, comes to life at night. Translating to “good airs” or “fair winds,” Buenos Aires is an autonomous district filled to the brim with eclectic European architecture and a rich cultural life. The multicultural city, a melting pot of language, history, incredible food and music, comes to life at night. When you travel to Buenos Aires, be prepared to eat late, choose from hundreds of restaurants and thousands of bars and clubs, and dance beyond dawn. The city’s nightlife, as varied as it is intense, allows you to dance to whatever rhythm takes your fancy. A city that oozes sex appeal, it proves dynamic and passionate, and the beauty and rhythm will get under your skin for an amazing trip.
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Like most big cities, Seattle’s distinct personality is made up of the sum of its many parts. Each of The Emerald City’s unique neighborhoods offers something distinct, and exploring them provides as much of an adventure as visiting the Space Needle or wandering stalls at Pike Place Market.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
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