As a special administration region of China, Hong Kong has been again under jurisdiction of China since 1997. Hong Kong is often called the “Oriental Pearl” with excellent location. Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, The New Territories and a group of 263 islands. Located on the southeast coastline of China, it faces Macao across the sea in the west, and boarders Shenzhen city in the north.
Hong Kong first became part of the mainland China over 2000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty. Through the years Hong Kong became an International Trading Center and a salt producing center. In the 19th Century after the Opium War, Hong Kong became part of British Territory. During the British occupation period, every industry of Hong Kong improved quickly. On July 1 1997, Hong Kong became part of Chinese territory again as the British handed the colony to the P.R.China and although changes were made, Hong Kong still kept its own economy, political and other systems.
Hong Kong has developed into a very modern society. Many industries are leading the world, particularly in telecommunication, banking, insurance and technology. It is one of East Asia’s leading trading and transshipment centers. Another aspect to this development and now gaining world-wide recognition is the movie industry. With very open policies, Hong Kong has combined traditional Chinese culture with western culture. Through long the colonial history, Hong Kong has formed its unique culture.
Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. English is widely used in the society. Hong Kong has always been a famous destination for gourmets being noted for its restaurants and especially its Cantonese cuisine. But visitors can taste fine wine and food from every corner of the world.
Renowned as “Shopper’s Paradise”, Hong Kong has attracted tourists from all over the world. Thanks to its low tax policies, shopping in Hong Kong is very advantageous. Besides, Hong Kong has mild climate which is very suitable for travelling all the year round. Famous attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, Avenue of Stars, and Victoria Harbor are very popular among visitors.
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It is the biggest recreational park in Southeast Asia. It lies in the area between Aberdeen and Repulse Bay on the south of Hong Kong Island.
Hong Kong Disneyland
The Disneyland is located in the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort on northeast Lantau Island.It is the first one built based on the original design and layout of the California Disneyland.
One of the most beloved beaches in Hong Kong that its Chinese name is “Chin Sui Wan”, which means the “Shallow Water Bay”. The sand on Repulse Bay Beach is absolutely fine and the waves of the sea are often quiet.
It is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island, the panoramic view of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Victoria Harbour and some of the outlying islands are really wonderful.
You will find an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewellery and souvenirs. It is one of the must-go places for tourists when they visit Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Aberdeen
Aberdeen is located in the south region of Hong Kong Island, originally many fishermen lived here for generations. But, in generally, Aberdeen is well-known for its floating village and the floating seafood restaurants.
Traditionally, the street mainly sold clothes and commodities for women. Today Women’s Street has become one of the most famous shopping streets in Hong Kong. It is a must-go place which appeal to shoppers and tourists from around the world.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
The temple is well beloved by local people. It is famed for the many prayers answered: “What you request is what you get”. It is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.
Avenue of Stars in Hongkong
Wandering around the avenue of stars and paying a visit on the fingerprints of the celebrities, visitors can also freely have a look at the famous view of Victoria Harbor and the coastal architectural features.
If you want to appreciate the view of Victoria Harbour, there is another choice :You can take a closer look of the beautiful harbour and breathtaking skyscrapers on both shores on the Star Ferry.
Hong Kong World Geopark
Although it is the smallest world geopark on earth, and it boasts the top acidic volcanic columns which cover an area of 100 square kilometer, with average diameter of 1.2 meters. These volcanic columns are honored as the rare wonders across the world.
It is the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha.And it is located peacefully atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island.
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