Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Wong Tai Sin Temple
- 2. Old Bank of China Building
- 3. Man Mo Temple
- 4. HSBC Bank Headquarters
- 5. Skyline and Symphony of Lights
- 6. Lippo Centre
- 7. Bank of China Tower
- 8. Clock Tower
- 9. Mongkok
- 10. The Peak
- 11. Nathan Road
- 12. Two International Finance Centre
- 13. Statue Square
- 14. Jardine House
- 15. Legislative Council Building
In 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
A funicular tram ride brings you to Victoria Peak, at 552 m (1800ft) the highest point on Hong Kong Island. It is a popular tourist attraction thanks to the spectacular views over Hong Kong's skyline.
The Peninsula Hotel, located in Kowloon and overlooking Victoria Harbour is one of the world's most luxurious hotels. The Peninsula is famous for its fleet of Rolls-Royces.
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.