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Hong Kong
Hong Kong, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China. It is situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. It is know for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 1,104 sq km and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong is divided into four main areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Most of Hong Kong’s sights are distributed in the northwestern part of Hong Kong Island, southern Kowloon Penisula and scattered throughout the New Territories.

Tourist Highlights

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak:

It is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also know as Mount Austin and The Peak. With an altitude of 552m, it is the highest mountain on the island. It is a major tourist attracttion that offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding island. It offers spectacular views of the city and harbours. The viewing deck also has coin operated telescoped that the visitors can use to enjoy the cityscape. One of the memorable attractions here is the gravity-defying Peak Tram that brings passengers up from the St. John’s Cathedral. Rising steeply above skyscrapers, the view from the top is spectacular on clear days and nights.

Victoria Park:

It is Hong Kong’s largest patch of public greenery, named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It is located in Causeway Bay, on the north of Hong Kong Island. The park was formerly a typhoon shelter known as Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, park of Victoria Harbour, used as a refuge by fishing boats and yachts during typhoon seasons. There is a statue of Queen Victoria, seated, at the main entrance of the park, which is the landmark of Victoria Park. The park includes tennis courts, a swimming pool, a skating rink, a bowling green and toher sports facilities as weel as the central lawn and children’s areas. On weekday morning, it’ll become a slow-motion forest of taichi practitioners. You can have a try when you come here.

Victoria Park

Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay:

At the southeastern end of Hong Kong’s most popular beach stand the eccentric Kwun Yam Shrine and a garish gallery of deities – from goldfish and a monkey god to the more familiar Tin Hau. Crossing Longevity Bridge is supposed to add three days to your life. Occupying the whole of the west side cliff above the beach was a large castle with a swimming pool, greenhouse and tennis court called Eucliffe, one the three castles owned by the millionaire Eu Tong Sween.

Aberdeen Fishing Village:

Aberdeen is an area and town on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is named Aberdeen in memory of George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdee. Aberdeen’s main attraction is the typhoon shelter it shares tih sleepy Ap Lei Chau, where the sampans of Hong Kong’s boat-dwelling fisherfolk used to moor. Aberdeen Centre is a well-known private housing estate located in Aberdeen town. Aberdeen is famous to not only tourists but also Hong Kong locals for its floating village and floating seafood restaurants located in the Aberdeen Harbour.

Aberdeen Fishing Village

Golden Bauhinia Plaza

Golden Bauhinia Plaza:

The Golden Bauhinia Square is an open area in North Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana at the centre of the area, situated outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was held in July 1997. A flag-raising ceremony is held every day at 8:00 am. The sculpture, a gilded flower bauhinia, is 6 meters high. The major part is composed of a bauhinia on a base of red granite pillar on a pyramid.

Nan Lian Garden:

Cutting through Diamond Hill’s myriad of high-rise apartments is the tranquil Nan Lian Garden, a public park also built in the style of the Tang dynasty. Its scenic garden is meticulously landscaped over an area of 3.5 hectares, in which every hill, rock, body of water, plant and timber structure has been placed according to specific rules and methods. There are permenant exhibitions of Chinese timber architecture, rocks and potted plants, while the hungry might want to try the vegetarian restaurant or teahouse.

Nan Lian Garden

Nathan Road

Nathan Road:

It is the main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong that goes in a south-north direction from Tsim Sha Tsui to Sham Shui Po. It is lined with shops and restaurants and throngs with tourists. The total length of the Nathan Road is about 3.6 km. The early Nathan Road was largely residential, with colonial-style houses with arched verandahs and covered archways. It was home to the Whitfield Barracks, which later became Kowloon Park. Saint Andrew’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in Kowloon, has been located there since tis completion in 1906.

Bird Garden:

A popular haunt for songbird supporters, the visually engaging Yuen Po St Bird Garden is designed in the style of a traditional Chinese garden. The park has dozens of stalls selling exotic birds, beautifully crafted bamboo cages, porcelain water dishes and other bird-care paraphernalia. It is a delightful place where birds are preened, bought, sold and fed bugs with chopsticks by their fussy owners.

Bird Garden

Flower Market

Flower Market:

Hong Kong’s Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that’s worth immersing yourself in. The 100 or so shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round.

Stanley Market:

Its maze of covered alleyways is called Stanley Market, which has bargain clothing, including a variety of children’s wear. Stanley Main St is a wood-planked, waterfront promenade with all the works of a prototype beach town, views included. Stanley Main Beach is where to go for beach-bumming and windsurfing.

Stanley Market
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