Hong Kong Travel Guide
As a Special Administrative Region of China, it is situated on the southeast coast of China, occupying an area of 426 square miles (1, 104 square kilometers). The city is one of the world's leading financial, banking and trading centers.
It is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The prosperous island is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping with its southern part noted for sea shores and bays. Kowloon is another flourishing part where Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the most popular destinations. The New Territories and Outlying Islands are ideal places to experience a peaceful and natural holiday.
The city has a population of about 6, 970, 000 and most people (about 97% of the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English. There are few language barriers. The most common religions are Buddhism and Christianity.
Once arrival in this metropolis, shopping is inevitable, because it is a commercial center of Asia. The Central, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai on the Island as well as Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok on Kowloon Peninsula are the most popular shopping areas.
An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, it is a place where various cultures blend harmoniously. British culture can be found everywhere as a result of former colonial rule, while it also preserves traditional customs and the core values of Confucianism that have faded in Mainland China. It is the backdrop for modern movies and pop music that enjoy worldwide recognition.