Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Legislative Council Building
- 2. Skyline and Symphony of Lights
- 3. Old Bank of China Building
- 4. HSBC Bank Headquarters
- 5. Man Mo Temple
- 6. Statue Square
- 7. Wong Tai Sin Temple
- 8. Nathan Road
- 9. Clock Tower
- 10. Bank of China Tower
- 11. Lippo Centre
- 12. Two International Finance Centre
- 13. Zoological and Botanical Gardens
- 14. Jardine House
- 15. Kowloon Park
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.
Random Hong Kong Highlights
The Lippo Centre is a twin-towered office complex located in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island. It is also known as the 'Koala Building', due to the cantilevered projections that seem to cling to the facade.
This skyscraper, completed in 1973, is known as 'The House of a Thousand Orifices' thanks to its 1700-plus round windows. The 52 story tower was once the tallest building in Asia.
Known as the most crowded area in an already overcrowded Kowloon, Mongkok is busy day and night. The area is a shopper's paradise, despite its reputation as the heartland of triad gangs.