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About Hong Kong

Since its return to China, Hong Kong has been referred to as 'one country, two systems'.

Hong Kong Background

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions in the world - only neighbouring Macau beats it.

Map of Hong Kong

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The capital of Hong Kong is Victoria, on Hong Kong Island. Most travellers to Hong Kong end up in Kowloon though.

The green and white Star Ferries run across Victoria Bay to the Island regularly, where buses connect to Aberdeen and Stanley.

Britain first used the island as a naval base during the opium wars with China.

The first opium war ended in 1842, and Hong Kong was ceded to the British by the treaty of Nanking.

After another conflict in 1860, Great Britain acquired Kowloon and Stonecutters island.

The 99 year lease on the New Territories expired on June 1st 1997, and Hong Kong was handed over to China; lock, stock and noon-day gun.

Hong Kong Travel

Hong Kong Highlights.

Hong Kong Airport

Kai Tak is out, and Chek Lap Kok Airport is in. Hong Kong's new International Airport, opened at Chek Lap Kok off the north coast of Lantau Island on 6th July, 1998.

China Gateway

Many people enter China from Hong Kong. The visas are easy to obtain here, and you already feel a little of the culture before jumping over from the West, so to speak.

Accommodation in Hong Kong

Peninsula Hotel: Hong Kong.
Salisbury Road, Kowloon.

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Peninsula Hong Kong.

Located on the tip of the Tsim Tsa Tsui peninsula, in Kowloon, the Peninsula Hotel offers Hong Kong's best views, and is close to all major businesses, attractions and shopping.

The Star Ferry and Mass Transit Railway subway stations are only a short walk away, and a heliport is available on the roof of the hotel - for the discerning traveller.

Long hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world, with a fleet of Rolls-Royce limousines offering hotel guests luxurious transportation to and from Hong Kong International Airport and around Hong Kong itself.

Restaurants and bars at the Peninsula Hong Kong are among the most exclusive and most elegant in the city.

High tea at the Peninsula's Lobby is a Hong Kong institution. Also offered are a world-class rooftop fitness centre, heated indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art business centre and well-equipped meeting and banqueting facilities.

Shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Shoppers Paradise:
In Hong Kong you can literally shop until you drop; with the weight of all your bargain purchases.

Plan Your Trip to Hong Kong:
Make the most of your visit to Hong Kong with this comprehensive travel guide to top attractions, itinerary planning and booking accommodation, plus interactive maps and essential information on climate and Immigration and Customs requirements.

Heritage and Culture

Hong Kong - Cultural Kaleidoscope:
Hong Kong is a blend of East and West, and a high-rise juxtaposition of old and new.

Hong Kong Heritage Tours:
Many reminders of Hong Kong's colonial heritage can be seen on a do-it-yourself, walking tour.

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