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Old bridge and town at Fenghuang, Hunan China.
China, the Land of Awe

With a population over 1.3 billion, a land mass almost 9.6 million square kilometers and a culture over 5,000 years old, China is a vast country in every sense. One of the world’s largest politically unified areas (fourth after Russia, Canada and the U.S.), the country is bordered by a dozen others, both small and […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Kowloon Park
A Stroll Through Kowloon Park

Hong Kong, like New York is a concrete island. Also like Manhattan, Hong Kong has built a ‘Central Park’ as an oasis in the middle of the bustling metropolis – Kowloon Park. Once a British military base, the park offers over 13 hectares (33 acres) of greenery, sculpture, swimming pools and quiet gardens and buildings. […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Victoria Peak view of Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak

Many large cities have skyscrapers that offer a view from the top. Hong Kong, as it so often does, takes a slightly different route and gives visitors Victoria Peak. At 552m (1,810 feet) the Peak is higher than any existing skyscraper. (The Freedom Tower in New York, designed to replace the destroyed Twin Towers, will […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Overview of Hong Kong
Overview of Hong Kong

Home and work for over 15 million and one of the three most active business centers on the planet, Hong Kong also offers dozens of things to see and do for tourists. In fact, there’s no good place to start or end because there is so much more than could ever be experienced within a […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Hong Kong - Museum of History
Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong is a bustling, ultra-modern city with an ancient past. This contrast is captured and displayed to perfection in the Hong Kong Museum of History. By means of dozens of interactive videos and computers, alongside hand-sculpted or carefully selected artifacts, Hong Kong’s long history is shown. An introductory exhibit shows the history of the […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Mai Po Marsh, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Mai Po Marsh

It will surprise many that Hong Kong is not all buildings and streets. Not far from the center of this bustling metropolis is one of the preeminent nature preserves on the planet. A now-protected wetlands, the Mai Po Marsh is one of the world’s greatest sites of wild birds, fish, and insect populations. And fortunately […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb, Hong Kong
Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb, Hong Kong

Unearthed in 1955, the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb is a stellar example of a Han Dynasty burial chamber, nearly 2,000 years old. Discovered while excavating for the present Lei Cheng Uk estate, the tomb has undergone extensive study and renovation since its opening to the public in 1957. The tomb shows ample evidence of […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Lantau Island

Just as Hong Kong is itself an island, just off the mainland from Kowloon, so there are others less well known but equally worth a visit. Lantau Island, which houses the now famous Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha, is the central starting point for visits to these historical treasures. Lantau Island houses […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Hong Kong's Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland

Opened in September, 2005, the Hong Kong Disneyland is the fifth theme park offered by the entertainment company. Located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island, the park is already enjoying huge crowds. Similar to other Disney parks, there are four themed areas – Main Street, USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. The park […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
Hong Kong
The Star Ferry and Victoria Harbor

Founded as the Kowloon Ferry, the Star Ferry has been transporting passengers from the mainland to Hong Kong Island and back for over a hundred years. Over that time the view has changed, but the romance has not. Until the early 1970s it was the only way to make the journey. Today, in another sense, […]

By : Our World Cities Date : December 31, 2020 Category : Hong Kong Our World Cities Comments :
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