Hong Kong Tourism
Hong Kong is a special administrative region, located on the eastern side of the pearl river estuary in southern china covering a total area of 426 square miles with over 7.4 million people, Hong Kong is the world’s fourth most densely populated region.
In 1780, Hong Kong was spelled as He-Ong-Kong. In 1842, after first Opium war Hong Kong became a colony of the British empire. In 1860, after second Opium war -the colony expanded to Kowloon Peninsula. Originally Hong Kong was a farming and fishing village and now became one of the world’s most important financial centers and commercial ports. Hongkong is the world’s seventh largest trading entity and its currency is 13th most traded currency. Hong Kong has the world’s largest of skyscrapers and the 3rd largest number of high-rise buildings in the world. 90% of the total population of Hong Kong uses public transportation to get around the city, which is highest percentage in the world.
Hong Kong is 60 kilometers east of Macau and surrounded by the south china sea on all sides except the north. Hong Kong experiences humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild and sunny winters.