Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) is an administrative region with special status in China since 1997, after being a British colony since 1841. Hong Kong is located along the coast of the South China Sea and is formed by the Kowloon peninsula and some hundreds of islands and islets. The city is now one of the most important industrial, commercial and banking centers of the Far East.
Hong Kong is the financial and commercial capital of Asia, as well as a base for the largest multinationals, with an amazing city full of skyscrapers, opposed to the myriad of traditional markets, where there is no object that can not find.
This city is the biggest trading port in the world, but also retains the most traditional restaurants, with the adjoining fish market to choose live fish and consume it. The city has a modern underground and areas to visit in the rickshaw. From the Peak Tower, which is achieved with a railway, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the skyscrapers that crowd one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Nathan Road surprised with miles of shops of all kinds, but especially jewelers, who form the biggest market for the precious Asia.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: WHAT TO VISIT IN HONG KONG
Meeting point between East and West, this city is located in a beautiful bay dotted with islands, the view that can be seen from the main bevedere at Victoria Peak, reached by cable car, is spectacular. The city boasts fine examples of modern architecture but also picturesque streets and areas where time seems to stand still as the floating market of Aberdeen.
A popular destination for shoppers from around the world, Hong Kong has everything to offer. Hong Kong is a popular travel destination, making tourism one of its largest industries, in 2010, 20 million tourists visited the country.
Between the main attractions is: Victoria Peak which overlooks the city’s famous skyline, Victoria Harbour, Aberdeen with the local fisherfolk, their boat community and the nearby world-famous floating restaurants, Stanley Market, Hong Kong Disneyland, the fifth and most recent Disneyland in the world.
Enjoy the scenic coastal beauty of Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay. Kowloon Peninsula possesses some of the most interesting cityscapes in Asia. A trip to Macau is also a must. Which can be reached from Hong Kong both with fast ferries and with a new and very modern bridge.
HOW TO GET THERE: FLIGHTS
The city’s airport is Hong Kong International Airport (known as Chek Lap Kok Airport), the new airport was built on an artificial island and is among the most important in Asia for passenger traffic, in addition to being the main airport of the world for freight traffic. The airport is connected by numerous flights from American, Asian, European and Oceanian cities.
- Area: 1,104 sqkm. (Arable 7% Pastures 1%, Forests and Woodlands 21%, Uncultivated and Unproductive 71%)
- Population: 7,000,000 (2008 data) 98% Chinese.
- State Capital: Victoria.
- Languages: The official languages are Chinese and English.
- Religion: Taoist, Buddhist, Confucian, Christian 8% (Catholic 4%, Protestant 4%).
- Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
- Time: UTC +8 hours.