Hong Kong Travel Guide

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Hong Kong Travel Guide

Hong Kong Map
Hong Kong Map
Hong Kong, the Oriental Pearl, is simply amazing! As a Special Administrative Region of China, it is one of the world's leading financial, banking and trading centers. Situated on the southeast coast of China, the city occupies an area of 1,104 square kilometers (about 426 square miles).

It would be hard to find a more exciting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center. Here you can find the delights of modern living alongside an abundance of reminders of its historic past. Whether you visit the better known highlights like the stunning Ocean Park, the fantastic viewpoint of Victoria Peak or the beautiful Repulse Bay, Hong Kong is certain to exceed your expectations.

The city has a population of about 6,970,000. Most people (about 97% of the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English, although Mandarin is becoming more popular now. Most tourism personnel and taxi drivers can communicate with visitors in English. The most common religions are Buddhism and Christianity.

The city enjoying advantaged geographical location servers as an important international transport hub. There are daily flights to USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Thailand, etc. and regular flights to major cities in Mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin and so on. The urban transportation is also satisfying. The complete public transport system made up by the MTR, bus, taxi, tram and ferry will easily take you around the whole city.

The city is made up of four parts:  Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Hong Kong Island is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping. Northern part of the island is the main commercial, shopping and entertainment area; the residential area is located in its east part; and Southern part of the Island is known for its sea shores and bays. Kowloon is another flourishing part of the city. Above all, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the most popular areas. These areas are busy day and night, and visitors can feel secure enjoying the lively nightlife, because Hong Kong is one of the most secure cities in the world. The New Territories and Outlying Islands are ideal places to experience a peaceful and natural Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Ocean Park
An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, Hong Kong is the meeting place of various cultures that blend harmoniously with Chinese traditions and exotic influences. On one hand traces of British culture can be found everywhere as a result of former colonial rule. On the other hand, the city preserves traditional customs and the core values of Confucianism that have faded in Mainland China. This is reflected in its colorful festivals ranging from Spring Festival to Christmas. Nowhere else on earth do luxury restaurants, street side food-stalls known locally as dai pai dong, grand mansions and penthouses, tenements, office blocks, wooden boats and huge liners coupled with English in a variety of accents and multifarious Chinese dialects coexist peacefully.

It is the dynamic Hong Kong that provides the environment in which the richest Chinese listed in Forbes directory do business. The city also is the backdrop for modern movies and pop music that together enjoy worldwide recognition. Home of Kongfu heroes like the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, this city continues to attract more and more ambitious would-be stars and entrepreneurs.

A Street in Mongkok, Hong Kong
A Street in Mongkok
From Yum Cha (tea and dim sum) in the morning to a moon lit view from the top of Victoria Peak or stunning night time harbor cruise, mingling with shoppers in the numerous malls and markets around Tsim Sha Tsui, tasting delicacies at dai pai dong, taking a ride in a sampan or high speed ferry, Hong Kong will guarantee its visitors an unforgettable experience. There will always be something to enchant you and quite probably make you fall in love with this unique place, be it sightseeing, shopping, dining or simply exploring its many delights by day and night.

If there is no other reason why people from the world over are so interested in this island, the answer is likely to be 'because it is there!' Don't wait any longer. Join us and explore this wonderland for yourself!

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