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
Kowloon Park, Hong Kong
This popular park has several gardens, two playgrounds, a bird lake, sports amenities and many other attractions. It is a large park, especially for Kowloon where space is at a premium.
Old Bank of China Building, Hong Kong
Built in 1950 as one of Hong Kong's tallest and most prestigious buildings, the former Bank of China building is now dwarfed by the neighboring skyscrapers such as the HSBC Building.
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.
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.

Random Hong Kong Tours & Activities
3-Night Hong Kong and Macau Tour, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 days
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Hong Kong Helicopter Tour, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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