Hong Kong is a unique meeting place for East and West, blending Chinese heritage, British colonial influences, high-tech modernity and Cantonese gusto. It has among the highest population density in the world and is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Hong Kong, once just a small fishing village on the edge of the South China Sea, has become a world-class financial, trading and business center. Skyscrapers and temples, shopping malls and traditional markets sit side by side. However, amid the urban hustle there are quiet parks and green spaces, beaches and mountain-top views.