hongkong
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
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.
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.
Wong Tai Sin Temple, Hong Kong
Wong Tai Sin Temple, a Taoist temple built in 1921, is one of Hong Kong's most popular temples. Visitors come here to have their fortunes told and to make a wish at the altar.
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.



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