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
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.
Jardine House, Hong Kong
This skyscraper, completed in 1973, is known as 'The House of a Thousand Orifices' thanks to its 1700-plus round windows. The 52 story tower was once the tallest building in Asia.
Skyline and Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island's impressive skyline becomes an even more spectacular sight at night, especially during the multimedia light show known as 'Symphony of Lights'.
Star Ferry, Hong Kong
Despite modern competition from rail and road tunnels, the historic Star Ferry continues to be a popular means of crossing Victoria Harbour, especially with tourists.

Random Hong Kong Tours & Activities
Ocean Park Hong Kong Full Day Tour, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hong Kong Night Walking Tour, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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