Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Hong Kong is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China the other being Macau. It is situated on China's south coast & enclosed by the Pearl River Delta & South China Sea. Hong Kong was a British Colony from 1841-1997 (Excluding Japanese rule from 1941-1945). The transfer of Sovereignty from United Kingdom to People's Republic of China happened on July 1st 1997. With a land mass of only about 1104 sqkm, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the World.

View of Hong Kong Central, Kowloon from The Victoria Peak

Hong Kong Skyline from Pier 7

Hong Kong is one of the important cities in the world as compared to New York, London, Paris, Tokyo. Because of the low taxation & free trading, Hong Kong has become one of the world's leading financial centers. It also has the greatest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region. The transportation network of Hong Kong is too good. The Mass Transit Railway MTR, City buses, double decker buses, Hong Kong Tramways, Airport Express Trains ... makes the Hong Kong public transportation convenient & effective. The Airport Express Train which runs from the Airport to the Central which is about 38km is covered in just 24 mins.

Ship on the Hong Kong Harbor

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world in terms of international passengers & cargo movement. It serves as a main transit hub from people traveling from east to the west, specially from the South & West Asian countries to the West coast of The United States of America.

Another beautiful view of Hong Kong Skyline


Tourism in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong is not just a financial/business city, it also attracts tourists from around the world. Also because its the transit hub & free on arrival visitor visa, a lot of people stop by & visit Hong Kong.

Places of Interest in & around Hong Kong:
* The Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Central
* Tian Tan Buddha also know as Big Buddha Statue, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
* Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
* Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Places of Interest around Hong Kong:
* Macau - Gambling & Tourism


View of Hong Kong from The Peak in the afternoon

Another view from The Peak at dusk


Hong Kong Transit Passengers Travel options:

Passengers having a transit time of 8+ hrs can visit different places in Hong Kong based on the available time.
Checked-in luggage need not be checked-out if the transit time is < 24 hrs, so no hassles of carrying the luggage. Also for the cabin baggage, there is a Left Luggage (Short term Luggage storage) counter in Terminal 2 which is open from 5:30 am in the morning to 1:30 am in the night. For a standard bag, its HKD $8 per piece per hr.

What all places you can cover based on available time ..

8-10 Hrs transit time -> Buddha Statue
10-12 Hrs transit time -> Victoria Peak, Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui, Avenue of Stars
12-16 Hrs transit time -> Buddha Statue, Victoria Peak, Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui, Avenue of Stars


Airport Express Train


Closeup view of the buildings

One of the streets in Hong Kong

People getting down from the Tram which is back from The Peak

Tram going down from The Peak

No need for any description :-)

Another view of Hong Kong Skyline


Hong Kong Skyline from Victoria Peak during night:



Hong Kong Skyline from Victoria Peak during day time:


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