Hong Kong is a highly prosperous free port and an international metropolis, known as the "Pearl of the East", "Food Paradise" and "Shopping Paradise".
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, referred to as Hong Kong (HK), is located in southern China, east of the Pearl River Estuary and west across the sea from Macau. The area coverage of Hong Kong includes Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the surrounding 262 islands, with a total land area of 1106.34 square kilometers. Hong Kong is a highly prosperous free port and international metropolis, and the third largest financial center in the world. Hong Kong is a place where Chinese and western cultures blend, combining the wisdom of the Chinese with the strengths of the western social system. Famed as the "Pearl of the East", "Food Paradise" and "Shopping Paradise", Hong Kong is a popular travel destination. October to May is the best time to travel to Hong Kong.