Although Hong Kong is definitely Chinese, it retains enough of its English influence to feel very familiar to Western travelers. This also makes it remarkably easy to navigate as you’ll find English everywhere as well as amenities set up to support tourists.
One of the best things about Hong Kong is the cultural mix crammed into such a small area. It’s a city that has melded the east and the west to create something new, and the people, the food, and the traditions all reflect that harmony.
The people who live in Hong Kong are a mix of Cantonese, Shanghainese, British, Indian and Jews. This is an unusual combination and yet it works surprisingly well.
As a result of this inclusiveness, you’ll find that the locals are friendly, welcoming and open-minded. These qualities are what make Hong Kong a great way to experience a part of Chinese culture without getting overwhelmed by it.