A city where future and tradition collides - perhaps best illustrated by the skyscrapers that feature gaping holes designed to allow spirit dragons to soar from the hills to the waterfront unimpeded. Wander flowing shopping streets wade through sprawling markets and soak up the neon glory of this one-of-a-kind city - which continues to reach for the sky. Hong Kong's dense jumble of activity is one of its main appeals but once you've felt the thrill of rising to towering observation decks to see the soaring city from above it's surprisingly easy to find peace among Hong Kong's intense urban wonders. Victoria Peak is the highest point and it offers staggering views down over the city and harbour. The Peak Tram funicular can ferry you to the top to the vantage point which was historically adored by the rich for the cooler air found here away from the busy bustle of the city streets. Many elaborate temples add a tranquil element to Hong Kong’s whirr and Tin Hau temple has a surprisingly urban location considering its dedication to the Goddess of the Sea. It did once occupy the shorefront but the city's growth saw land reclaimed from the sea around it leaving the temple marooned inland. Having been leased to the British for 99 years milky tea is a revered tradition here - enjoy your cup with a serving of local dim sum.