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
HSBC Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong
When this 47 story, 180m (591ft) tall skyscaper was built in 1986 it was the world's most expensive skyscraper. The unique building was designed by the renowned British architect Norman Foster.
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.
Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong
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.
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.

Random Hong Kong Tours & Activities
Shenzhen Sightseeing and Shopping Tour from Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 13 hours
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