Hong Kong ( (listen); Chinese: 香港, Hong Kong Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (listen)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, Hong Kong island became a colony of the British Empire at the end of the First Opium War in 1842, followed by Kowloon in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and the modern territory was completed in 1898 with a 99 year British lease over the New Territories, which comprise 86% of Hong Kong's land. Sovereignty over the territory was restored to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains governing and economic systems separate from those of mainland China. Its people tend to identify as Hongkongers rather than Chinese.Today the territory has become one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports. It was estimated to be the world's tenth-largest exporter, ninth-largest importer, and seventh-largest trading entity, and its legal tender (the Hong Kong dollar) is the world's 13th-most traded currency. Hong Kong hosts the largest concentration of ultra high-net-worth individuals of any city in the world, and has one of the worlds's highest per capita incomes, but it also has severe income inequality.Hong Kong is classified as an alpha+ global city, indicating its influence throughout the world. It is one of the most significant global financial centres, holding the highest Financial Development Index score and consistently ranking as the most competitive and freest economic area in the world in 2012, 2016, and 2017. The city has the largest number of skyscrapers, most surrounding Victoria Harbour. It consistently ranks high on the Human Development Index, and has one of the world's highest life expectancies. Over 90 percent of its population uses public transportation; however, air pollution from neighbouring industrial areas of mainland China has caused a high level of atmospheric particulates in the region.
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Breathtaking panoramic views, precisely maintained gardens, extreme urban architecture with amazing geometrical details or busy streets lit up with the typical neon sign boards. Hong Kong is one of World's most photogenic cities. Read my top 10 most instagrammable places in Hong Kong to find its most iconic photo spots
Traveling to Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a city filled with some of the most amazing things to do, from Hong Kong Photography to finding all Hong Kong's Instagram spots, this city can keep you busy for days. Explore Hong Kong's nature, or view the city from Victoria Peak from above, Hong Kong will keep you busy for days. Read here 10 things to do in Hong Kong that should be on your Hong Kong itinerary! #Hongkong #thingstodoinhongkong
An Insider's Travel Guide to the Most Colourful Places in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that it is home to a plethora of multicoloured and photogenic places. The city has such rich and fascinating stories to tell, so these places are not just seriously stunning Instagram spots in Hong Kong, they also hold plenty of cultural, social and historical significance. Read on for some of the most rainbow-rific, colourful places to check out in #HongKong! #Asia #travel
10 Practical Hong Kong Travel Tips you Need to Know
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Click through to see my complete itinerary of how to spend 3 days in Hong Kong. The guide features things to do in Hong Kong, where to eat in Hong Kong, and where to stay in Hong Kong to help you plan your own trip. | Yoko Meshi #hongkong #asia #travel #travelblog #china #travelhongkong
30 Of The Best Hong Kong Photography Spots (inc Map!)
Whilst we don't advocate traveling for the 'Gram - there are some incredible photography spots in the city that will delight any happy snapper. We've got the 30 Most Instagrammable Places in Hong Kong - all which can be reached via the MTR - and have included a map + directions so you don't get lost. #HongKong #Instagram | Hong Kong Photography | Hong Kong Instagram | Hong Kong Travel | Hong Kong Nightlife
Hong Kong Food That Will Send You to Foodie Heaven
At first it is difficult to know what Hong Kong food to look out for. There simply are so many unique and yummy dishes and Hong Kong restaurants! And to be sure, sightseeing Hong Kong in only a few days can get overwhelming easily. To spare you the pain of research and pair it with locals' tips as well, I have compiled the best dishes and places to eat in Hong Kong.
12 Easy Hong Kong Day Trip Ideas for When You Need a Change of Scenery
Yogawinetravel.com: 12 Easy Hong Kong Day Trip Ideas for When You Need a Change of Scenery. If you're looking to add even more things to do to your Hong Kong itinerary, read on for 12 fantastic day trips from Hong Kong that don't involve too much hassle and travel time!
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