Hong Kong, the
Oriental Pearl, is simply amazing!
It would be hard to find a more
exciting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural
surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant
commercial center. Here you can find the delights of modern living
alongside an abundance of reminders of its historic past. Whether
you visit the better-known highlights like the stunning Ocean Park,
the fantastic viewpoint of Victoria Peak or the beautiful Repulse
Bay, Hong Kong is certain to exceed your expectations.
Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of PRC, has
grown from what was a simple fishing village into the world's fourth
largest banking and financial center and eighth largest trading
economy. Situated in the southeast corner of China, Hong Kong
occupies an area of 1,104 square kilometers (about 426 square miles)
and is home to more than 6,970,000 people. Most people (about 97% of
the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English,
although Mandarin is becoming more popular in Hong Kong now. Most
tourism personnel and taxi drivers can communicate with tourists in
English. The most common religions are Buddhism and Christianity.
Hong Kong is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island,
Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands.
Hong Kong Island is the center of economy, politics, entertainment
and shopping. Northern Hong Kong Island is the main commercial,
shopping and entertainment area; the residential area is located in
Eastern Hong Kong Island; and Southern Hong Kong Island known for
its sea shores and bays. Kowloon is another flourishing part of Hong
Kong. Above all, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai , Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei
and Mong Kok are the most popular areas. These areas are busy day
and night, and tourists can feel secure enjoying the lively
nightlife, because Hong Kong is one of the most secure cities in the
world. The New Territories and Outlying Islands are ideal places to
experience a peaceful and natural Hong Kong.
An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, Hong Kong
is the meeting place of various cultures that blend harmoniously
with Chinese traditions and exotic influences. On one hand traces of
British culture can be found everywhere as a result of former
colonial rule. On the other hand, Hong Kong preserves traditional
customs and the core values of Confucianism that have faded in
Mainland China. This is reflected in its colorful festivals ranging
from Spring Festival to Christmas. Nowhere else on earth do luxury
restaurants, street side food-stalls known locally as dai pai dong,
grand mansions and penthouses, tenements, office blocks, wooden
boats and huge liners coupled with English in a variety of accents
and multifarious Chinese dialects coexist peacefully.
It is the dynamic Hong Kong that provides the
environment in which the richest Chinese listed in Forbes directory
do business. The city also is the backdrop for modern movies and pop
music that together enjoy worldwide recognition. Home of Kongfu
heroes like the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Hong Kong continues
to attract more and more ambitious would-be stars and entrepreneurs.
A place where various cultures blend harmoniously. From
Yum Cha (tea and dim sum) in the morning to a moon lit view from the
top of Victoria Peak or stunning night time harbor cruise, mingling
with shoppers in the numerous malls and markets around Tsim Sha Tsui
, tasting delicacies at dai pai dong, taking a trip in a sampan or
high speed ferry, Hong Kong will guarantee its visitors an
unforgettable experience. There will always be something to enchant
you and quite probably make you fall in love with this unique place,
be it sightseeing, shopping, dining or simply exploring its many
delights by day and night.
If there is no other reason why people from the world
over are so interested in this island, the answer is likely to be
'because it is there!' Don't wait any longer. Join us and explore
this wonderland for yourself!
Hong Kong Tourist Attractions:
Ocean Park Victoria Bay Hong Kong
Disneyland Victoria Peak Wong Sai Sin Temple
Aberdeen Causeway Bay Golden Bauhinia
Square Happy Valley Kowloon Park
Star Ferry Temple Street Tsim Sha Tsui Cheung Chau Island Hong Kong Wetland
Sai Kung Peninsula