hongkong
Country : China
Currency : HK Dollar (HKD)
Language : Chinese (Cantonese), English
Population
City: 1 407 600 (1999)
Metro: 6 826 500 (1999)
Time
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
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.
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.
Skyline and Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island's impressive skyline becomes an even more spectacular sight at night, especially during the multimedia light show known as 'Symphony of Lights'.
Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong
Two IFC, a 415m / 1362ft tall skyscraper was built in 2003 on Hong Kong Island as the city's tallest building, replacing the Central Plaza, which was built a decade earlier.

Random Hong Kong Tours & Activities
Cultural Playground, Hong Kong
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$43.32
Hong Kong International Airport Plaza Premium Lounge, Hong Kong
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$53.82



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