Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China (the other is Macau). Hong Kong is located at the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta on the southeastern coast of China, facing the South China

Sea to the south and bordering the Guangdong Province to the

north. It has one of the world's most liberal economies and is a

major international centre of finance and trade.

Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong was handed over to

PRC in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong is

guaranteed by the Basic Law to have a relatively high degree of

autonomy for at least 50 years under the policy known as "One

Country, Two Systems.” Under this policy, Hong Kong retains its

own legal system, currency, customs policy and immigration laws. Hong Kong also maintains its own delegation in most international organizations, such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and international sport events, such as the Olympic Games, under the designation "Hong Kong, China". Finally, travellers will note that Hong Kong still maintains British road rules, with traffic continuing to drive on the left. China’s responsibilities for Hong Kong are limited to defense and the diplomatic relation.

​Victoria Peak

In 1868, the British governor Sir Richard MacDonnell built his

summerhouse on the peak. As wealthy European merchants

moved to Hong Kong, this became an exclusive residential area

for the wealthy. In 1881, Alexander Findlay Smith, built a tram

route to the peak to increase business for his hotel. Soon visitors

from all over the country were able to enjoy these beautiful

views of Hong Kong.

VictoriaPeak stands at an altitude of 552 metres, making it the

highest mountain on the island and also the top tourist attraction in Hong Kong. On the peak lies the PeakTower, a great place to dine and shop for souvenirs. Inside the tower, China travellers can visit Madame Tussauds, a wax museum with figures of over 100 famous celebrities; the Viewing Terrace, with a 360-degree view of Hong Kong; and a Sky Gallery that showcases brilliant artworks.

​Repulse Bay

​Repulse Bay was used as a base for pirates, and much feared

by local merchant ships. In 1841, the British Royal Navy fleet

was brought in and stationed here to “repulse” pirate activity;

hence the bay’s name. Repulse Bay became a popular

destination for China tourists and locals when the bay was

turned into a beach in 1910. At the entrance to the bay, visitors

will note large statues of the goddesses Kwun Yum and Tin Hau,

the protectors of fishermen.

​Stanley Market

Located in the town of Stanley at the southern part of Hong Kong

Island, Stanley Market is a popular shopping destination for tourists.

Here, travellers can find traditional Chinese artwork and bargain

souvenirs. Stanley Market is also home to many Cantonese

restaurants, which serve up traditional delicacies.

Aberdeen Fishing Village

This harbour is home to many residents and fishing boats. For

travellers looking for quality seafood, a visit to the Aberdeen

Fishing Village is a must in a Hong Kong tour packages.

Hong Kong Disneyland

The fifth Disneyland in the world opened to visitors on September

12, 2005. This legendary fairyland consists of four themed areas:

Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventure land and Tomorrow

land. This is an excellent destination to bring children.

Ngong Ping 360

The Ngong Ping 360 is a scenic cable car between Tung Chung

Town Centre and Ngong Ping, on LantauIsland. The Skyrail on the

Ngong Ping 360 gives visitors a panoramic view of Hong Kong

while it glides by the South China Sea and the North Lantau

Country Park. The ride lasts about 20-25 minutes. The Skyrail also

passes by the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, which is the world's largest,

seated, outdoor, bronze Buddha statue. The Ngong Ping 360

adventure also includes Ngong Ping Village, which contains four

main attractions: Walking with Buddha; Monkey’s Tale Theatre; and the Ngong Ping Tea House. Dining and shopping are also available at the village.