Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Old Bank of China Building
- 2. Skyline and Symphony of Lights
- 3. Statue Square
- 4. Two International Finance Centre
- 5. Mongkok
- 6. Nathan Road
- 7. Clock Tower
- 8. Man Mo Temple
- 9. Lippo Centre
- 10. HSBC Bank Headquarters
- 11. Bank of China Tower
- 12. The Peak
- 13. Zoological and Botanical Gardens
- 14. Star Ferry
- 15. Hong Kong Park
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
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.
Hong Kong Park, surrounded by a cluster of skyscrapers is located in Hong Kong's busy Central district. The fairly new park - it opened in 1991 - has a large aviary with elevated walkways.
The botanical garden is strewn with a huge variety of tropical plants and trees. The relatively small zoological is home to several hundred birds, mammals and reptiles.