Hong Kong is Guardian readers' favourite
Readers of the Guardian, the Observer and Guardian Unlimited have chosen Hong Kong as their favourite overseas city in this year's Travel Awards.
Seville was the number one European City and New Zealand was the favourite long-haul country, but it was the exotic Far East port city that stole many readers' hearts.
The city is renowned for many things, not least for having what is perhaps the most stunning skyline of any urban area on earth. It is also a place where the thrust of capitalism meets the Chinese traditions of Buddhism and Taoism and is therefore naturally intriguing.
Those coming for the shopping will not be disappointed, while others might want to time their trip to coincide with the Hong Kong Open golf championships (December 1st to 4th) or the Chinese New Year Parade at the end of January.
A start-up airline, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, is to begin operating budget flights to the city from London at the end of October. Tickets in economy class start at just £75 one-way (excluding taxes and charges).