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Since its return to China, Hong Kong has been referred to as 'one
country, two systems'.
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Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions in the world -
only neighbouring Macau beats it.
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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
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
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 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
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
Salisbury Road, Kowloon.
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.
- Shoppers Paradise:
In Hong Kong you can literally shop until you drop; with the weight of all your bargain
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.
Hong Kong -
Hong Kong is a blend of East and West, and a high-rise juxtaposition of old and new.
Kong Heritage Tours:
Many reminders of Hong Kong's colonial heritage can be seen on a do-it-yourself,
Kong Travel Guides -
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