Country : China
Currency : HK Dollar (HKD)
Language : Chinese (Cantonese), English
City: 1 407 600 (1999)
Metro: 6 826 500 (1999)
Zone: Hong Kong Time (HKT)
Hong Kong
closeIn 1841 Hong Kong Island - not much more than 'a barren island with few houses' - was ceded to the British. In 1997 negotiations between Britain and China resulted in the handover of Hong Kong back to China. Under the credo 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong is now a Special Administrative Region (S.A.R.) of China.
Hong Kong is a dazzling commercial city where east meets west. The lack of space in Hong Kong has led to the largest concentration of tall buildings in the world, even ahead of New York City.
Random Hong Kong Highlights
Lippo Centre, Hong Kong
The Lippo Centre is a twin-towered office complex located in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island. It is also known as the 'Koala Building', due to the cantilevered projections that seem to cling to the facade.
Legislative Council Building, Hong Kong
The neo-classical legislative Council Building is a beautiful remnant of Hong Kong's colonial era. The domed building was designed by Sir Aston Webb and completed in 1912.
Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong
Two IFC, a 415m / 1362ft tall skyscraper was built in 2003 on Hong Kong Island as the city's tallest building, replacing the Central Plaza, which was built a decade earlier.
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
The iconic 70-story Bank of China Tower - designed by American architect I.M. Pei as a stack of prisms - was Hong Kong's tallest building when it was completed in 1990.

Random Hong Kong Tours & Activities
Ocean Park Hong Kong Full Day Tour, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
Sai Kung Wild Beaches Adventure, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD

© 2017 www.aviewoncities.com