3 good reasons to visit Hong Kong

Merging city and countryside, Hong Kong is a unique place with contagious energy. So, it comes as no surprise that American Vintage opened a store there. Here are 3 reasons to visit.

Cover photo: Dan Freeman

#1: For the cultural treasures    

Head to K11 MUSEA, one of the most iconic spots in Hong Kong. Impressive inside and out, the building was dreamt up by entrepreneur Adrian Cheng. Under one roof, you’ll find a museum, an urban farm and a shopping centre. This project has already won over the locals, quickly claiming its place as the HQ of contemporary art lovers. Victoria Dockside is a real hive of activity and a neighbourhood in its own right. Make the most of your cultural outing to do some shopping – this is where American Vintage opened its doors.

K11 MUSEA — 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Photo: @hugostagefive

#2: For the unparalleled food scene

For several years now, the Hong Kong dining scene has gained a second wind, driven by a new generation of foodies. Lunchtime? Go to Yat Lok, an old-fashioned family restaurant where you can order char siu pork and oodles of noodles. Before dinner, make a stop at Kinsman, a traditional Cantonese-style cocktail bar, opened in the Soho neighbourhood. Then, snag a table at Ichu, a restaurant that showcases Peruvian and Japanese flavours in a welcoming setting – not to mention a spacious green rooftop terrace. You can also opt for Tate Dining Room, a restaurant honoured with two Michelin stars, where local chef Vicky Lau whips up Chinese cuisine with French influences.

Yat Lok — Hong Kong, Central, Stanley St, 34-38號G/F
Kinsman — 65 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong
Ichu — 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central H Queens Building, ICHU PERU, 3/F, Central, Hong Kong
Tate Dining Room — 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Central, Hong Kong

Photos: @tatediningroom

#3: For the parks and gardens 

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but without travelling to the countryside? It’s easy at Nan Lian Garden, a classic Chinese garden located in Diamond Hill. This haven of peace invites you to stroll through a colourful landscape. For a picnic on a sunny day, choose Tamar Park instead, just a ferry ride from downtown. A perfect way to unplug and unwind.

Nan Lian Garden — Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong
Tamar Park — Harcourt Rd, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Photo: Aadil Ace


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