Hong Kong is home to 300+ skyscrapers, has a population of more than 7 million people, and is the world's fourth-most densely populated area, which give it a big-city feel. Yet, it’s only about a third of the size of Chinese megacities like Beijing and Shanghai, making its multitude of hot spots easily accessible via its highly-developed public transit network.
Two official languages are spoken in Hong Kong—English and Chinese (Cantonese)—due to the fact that it’s a former British Colony and now a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. The prevalence of the English language in everyday life, business, and education, make Hong Kong a popular destination for foreign investors, toursim, and study and internships abroad.
The influence of both Chinese and British cultures permeate other aspects of life in Hong Kong, as well, including architecture, cuisine, sports, the arts, and even its government. While many cities claim to embody the phrase "East meets West", Hong Kong is a shining example of this exciting fusion.