Hong Kong

In 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.

Hong Kong

In 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.

Hong Kong facts
Country: Hong Kong
Region: Hong Kong S.A.R.
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Language: Cantonese and English
Population:
city:
metro: 7 413 070 (2021)
Timezone: Hong Kong Time (HKT)
Explore Hong Kong

The Peak

Dubbed Hong Kong’s number one tourist attraction and situated high above the sights of Hong Kong,…

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Star Ferry

The Star Ferry has been a regular piece of the fabric of Hong Kong life for…

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Bank of China Tower

Acclaimed by critics as one of the world’s “most outstanding examples of modern architecture”, Hong Kong’s…

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Man Mo Temple

Hong Kong’s magnificent Man Mo Temple is among the oldest and most well-known temples in the…

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Lippo Centre

Thanks to its distinctive facade, Hong Kong’s Lippo Centre is one of the city’s most iconic…

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Statue Square

A popular gathering place in the Central district, this picturesque square is surrounded by some of…

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Jardine House

This unique skyscraper, built between 1971 and 1973 was once the tallest building in Asia. It…

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Nathan Road

The main thoroughfare through Kowloon, Nathan Road has earned the nickname “The Golden Mile”. History Though…

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Clock Tower

Located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Clock Tower is one of Hong…

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Kowloon Park

Once the site of a major British military base, Hong Kong’s Kowloon Park became a recreational…

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Mongkok

If you thrive among crowds and lots of bright, glittering lights, you’ll love Hong Kong’s Mongkok…

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