Hong Kong can be safely considered one of the mostpopular destinations among tourists from all over the world, a huge number of which every year goes to this colorful city to get their portion of pleasant sensations. The name of this city alone conjures up tourists unattainable skyscrapers, colorful Chinese restaurants and incredibly saturated markets, where you can buy almost anything. Speaking of attractive buildings and skyscrapers, it is worth considering the fact that Hong Kong has the largest number of such buildings. Consider the main attractions of Hong Kong.
Location and appearance of the city
The location of many skyscrapers, whichthe British call Victoria, is only one of many parts of the city, in which there is just an incredible number of attractions. The city itself is located in the northern part of the famous island called Xianggang, which does not have a fairly large area. It is this factor that led to the construction of so many high-rise buildings, because in the city every square meter is worth its weight in gold. The territory of Hong Kong is not limited to the described island - the main part of the city is located on the mainland, as well as on independent islands, the number of which exceeds 260. Among these islands, it is worth paying attention to Lantau and Lamma, which are familiar to every experienced tourist. The famous Hong Kong airport is also located on a separate island, which is located near the island of Lantau. Four days a week Aeroflot makes its flights to this place, which allows Russian tourists to easily reach the heart of the most popular city in Asia. The emergence of the city was the reason for British colonization, when the first colonial settlement in the area was formed. China gave the city for rent for a whole 99 years, which happened in 1898. It was from this year that its rapid development began, thanks to which Hong Kong nowadays has rightfully been considered the main center of financial type all over the world. The city's popularity is determined by:
- The world's gold and currency markets;
- Extremely intensive trade of the world level;
- Industrial industry;
- Extremely developed cinematographic industry.
Do not forget about the tourist destinationbusiness, which is developing rapidly in Hong Kong. An important factor that influenced the development of the tourist business in the city was the seaport of the city, which is the third largest and most significant in the world. At least 7,000 commercial and industrial vessels annually moor to the city in this port. Speaking about the attractions of the represented country, you can safely mention this seaport. Britain transferred the city back to China in 1997, after which most of the British population left Asia, traveling back to England. But on arrival at home it became clear that British culture has a striking difference from the Chinese mentality. All this was the reason for the return of residents back to Hong Kong, because most of them were born there and grew up there. It is worth recalling that in Hong Kong, almost every local resident speaks English, which can not be said about other Chinese cities. The sights of Hong Kong are not only certain historical or industrial buildings or monuments. Attractive for tourists feature of this city is the striking difference of its districts, among which one can find industrial, cultural, fashionable and entertaining parts of the city. Each separate region has its own design, which makes many tourists wonder at the sudden change in the situation in the city. The so-called New Territories - this is the main resting place for all tourists, because here are the most high-quality and popular beaches, which always attracted the attention of tourists and tourists.
Hong Kong Island and its attractions
Hong Kong is rightfully considered the most populousa world city, because it has seven million inhabitants, not counting a huge number of tourists. Here every year an incredible amount of money is earned and spent, which speaks positively of the well-being of the city itself and its inhabitants. To see the different levels of life in one city, you need to visit not only the city center, but also an area called Aberdeen, where local residents live not in expensive houses or apartments, but in covered boats that have become not only their home, but also a means of earning . Comparing these two urban areas, we can conclude that Hong Kong consists of several small towns, each of which has its own economy and life. Attractions of Hong Kong - this is the so-called face of the city, which attracts an incredible number of tourists from all over the world. All the attractions in the city can not be divided into more and less significant, because each separate corner of the city has its own history and attractive places. But I want to say that some city features every tourist dreams to go to Hong Kong. The very first place where all the guests of the city are directed is the famous Victoria Peak.
Victoria Peak - the main attraction
The peak was named afterknown to all the English queen and is considered the highest urban point, which is located 500 meters above sea level. Almost six million tourists every year go to the peak to personally see its greatness and beauty. The observation platforms specially designed for the guests of the city allow you to see the whole city from a bird's eye view. Pay attention to the night view of this landscape, when all of Hong Kong is shimmering with millions of lights from skyscrapers and advertisements. Shoppers will be extremely pleased with the excellent opportunity to buy things and souvenirs right at the peak, where many shops, shops and restaurants are located. Couples will be able to take children to entertaining entertaining institutions, where professional workers will be looking after the younger generation. Funicular railway type - this is the fastest and most popular way to visit the peak Victoria. If you have chosen this vehicle, it is better to take a place on the right side, from where you can see a picturesque view, allowing you to brighten up the time of your trip. One of the most notable places of the peak is the Hong Kong Zoo, from which you can get to the botanical and zoological garden. Despite the fact that the zoo was created in the distant 1864, it did not change its design even now, pleasing the guests and local residents with its primary architecture. In the zoo and gardens you can meet just a huge number of representatives of flora and fauna, and the family of gibbons in this zoo is considered the largest in the world. Despite the popularity of these gardens and the zoo, the entrance to them remained free, which simply can not but rejoice guests and local residents.
Other sights of the country
The fact that Hong Kong is the most industrialcity in the world, did not cause the absence in the city of cultural institutions, which are a huge number. Walking along the Admiralty area will bring guests a lot of pleasant sensations that will remain in your memory for a long time. Special attention should be paid to the various restaurants available in this urban area. Here you can taste not only Asian cuisine, but all the popular European ones, which have gained popularity even in times of British rent. The Ocean Park, which was opened in 1977, is considered one of the city's most popular attractions. The total area of the park is over 870,000 square meters, which made it possible to divide it into three main parts, each of which has its own theme. The movement between the thematic parts of the park is carried out with the help of the Ocean Express, separate escalators and funicular. The first thing to visit in this park is the Aqua-city, in which you can see all the delights of the underwater world. Visitors can view the magnificent underwater world, visit the Great Aquarium and see the innovative presentation of the night show on the water screen. In the Great Aquarium lives more than 5000 fish of various sizes and species that will leave an indelible impression of what they saw. Children will be in indescribable ecstasy from the exhibitions "Treasures of a goldfish" and "Amazing Asian animals". In addition, you should not miss the opportunity to go on a trip called "The Adventure of a giant panda". In addition to a huge number of attractions and performances, there are well-known restaurants where vacationers can spend quality time and tastefully and tastefully, after the children go to the next performance.
Museums of Hong Kong
Do not forget that Hong Kong isone of the few cities in the world where you can visit the Madame Tussauds. The wax museum of the city simply amazes the imagination of all guests and locals, as it is here that the largest collection of figures of celebrities from the Old and New Worlds is located. Among the world leaders and celebrities in the museum you can meet Jackie Chan and the famous Bruce Lee, who is a native of the city described. That is why the city has a bronze monument to Bruce Lee. This monument was built on funds collected from the admirers of the great master, the amount of which exceeded $ 100,000. You can see the monument to the master on the city's Alley of Stars, which is located on the embankment of the Victorian Gulf. It is this place in the city that is considered the most popular among tourists who like to be photographed in picturesque and famous places. Do not give up visiting the City Heritage Museum, which can scare away guests with its ambiguous name. This name does not mean that the museum is full of dusty vases and remains of great rulers. Many believe that this museum is the best in Hong Kong, and a decent number of exhibits and video materials allows you to fully understand the history and culture of not only the city, but all of China. In order to plunge into the European way of life, it is worth to visit the city district of Stanley, which has become a home for many foreigners. It is here that you can taste a diverse cuisine, because almost every house in the area has its own restaurant with an attractive name and design. The area called Sheung Wan is an ideal opportunity to admire old buildings and buildings, among which red and yellow shades predominate. On the market in this area you can buy famous shark fins, from which the bulk of the famous Chinese exotic dishes is prepared. In the central region it is impossible to meet antiquities, because most of the buildings of the center are stunning skyscrapers and elite shops. This area is ideal for spending its vacations for large businessmen and business ladies. In addition to all of the above, there are many entertainment venues in Hong Kong, including theaters and cinemas. In theaters you can get to see the world's films, as well as pictures of local cinema, which are mostly associated with the great art of hand-to-hand combat called kung fu. In other words, Hong Kong is not just a city, but a real center of world tourism, where you can count on a huge number of positive emotions and memories.