Hong Kong Travel Guides

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Hong Kong


Now under the control of the Chinese, Hong Kong was until 1997 a British colony. There was a great feeling of apprehension from the locals surrounding the hand back to Chinese rule, but the unease has now greatly evaporated.


Home to over 7 million people Hong Kong has always been a mix of different cultures and ideas, but underneath the glitz and glamour, the culture is pure Chinese making it efficient but both quiet and peaceful at the same time.


Hong Kong has an excellent transport network so it’s easy to get around the numerous shopping centres, excellent restaurants, ancient temples and peaceful parks. These are distributed between four main areas; Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the outlying islands and the new territories. You will find the new territories and Kowloon on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland towards the northern side of Victoria Harbour . Facing Kowloon on the southern side of the harbour is Hong Kong Island itself.


If you climb to the top of Victoria Peak , high above the harbour and the world’s busiest deepwater port, the lights at night make it almost as though you are staring into the crater of a huge volcano.























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