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.
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.
Clock Tower, Hong Kong
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Clock Tower is one of Hong Kong's oldest landmarks. It was built on the site of the old Kowloon Station, which was part of the Kowloon-Canton Railway.
Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
This promenade on Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront is Hong Kong's version of Hollywood boulevard's Walk of Fame. The avenue pays tribute to Hong Kong's rich cinematic tradition.

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