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  • Location


    Hong Kong, often called the "Oriental Pearl", is located on the southeast coastline of China, it is to the east of the mouth of Pearl River and about 200 km away from Guangzhou city, faces Macao across the sea in the west, and boarders Shenzhen city in the north. With an area of 1,110sq.km, Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, The New Territories and a group of 263 islands. Hong Kong has developed into a very modern society and become a world-class monetary, trading and business city. Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997, after a century and a half of British administration. Furthermore, the SAR enjoys a high degree of autonomy with its own currency, laws and customs except in defense and foreign affairs.

     

    Features


    Hong Kong is a fusion of many cultures. Remnants of its colonial past and the British culture and values, share space with the Chinese tradition. It's amazing to notice the gray Confucian temples edging against the western style churches. The traditional Chinese festivals such as the Spring Festival and Moon Festival are celebrated along with Christmas. Chinese opera and Canto-pop Music lead a peaceful coexistence. Hong Kong is a land of ferocious contrasts. Beneath the ornate exterior of impressive the skyline and lighting-paced lifestyle beats the heart of old Hong Kong. CEOs, entrepreneurs light joss sticks at home and worship in front of a Buddha in temples for good luck and wealth.

     

    Shopper's Paradise


    With its bustling and crowded shopping malls and stalls, if you can't find 'it' in Hong Kong then it isn't available anywhere.  This vibrant city is "Shopper's Paradise". The fact that many visitors come to shopping in Hong Kong may surprise many people. But if you have experienced island's pleasurable shopping environment and mind-boggling shopping options, you will probably admire those discerning travelers.  Hong Kong is a shopping paradise which assembles all the world famous brands. (Hong Kong Shopping) Shopping malls, department stores and boutiques filled with enthusiastic shoppers and visitors, cluster around the island. In addition to its impressive modernity, Hong Kong has many accessible beaches and natural sights for outdoor lovers.

    Thanks to its advantageous geographical position, Hong Kong has a monsoonal climate with cool, dry winters and a summer wet season, it is easy to enjoy at all times.