Map By World Executive
Hong Kong has developed from a small fishing village in the 1800s into a dynamic and thrilling 21st century cosmopolitan metropolis. The city is replete with impressive high rises, a busy harbor and it is an important financial and economic center.
With an area of 1,110sq.km, Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and a group of 260 outlying islands. Hong Kong has a population of 6,600,000 and 96% of them are Chinese.
Hong Kong has good smell of modernization. Many industries are leaders in their field in the world, including economic, telecommunication, technology, transportation (Hong Kong Transportation) , lifestyle and entertainment. And the most famous one is the movie industry which has greatly influenced the world movie industry.
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.
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. Lantua Island for example, provides a relaxing atmosphere for a holiday break. Few visitors will have problem getting around Hong Kong. English is widely used throughout the islands and almost all the street signs are bilingual.