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Our guide to Cheung Chau Island by our Hong Kong local expert - About a 30-55 minute, 10km ferry ride from the southwest of Hong Kong Island, is "Dumbbell island" of Cheu...
Our guide to Hong Kong Island by our Hong Kong local expert - Popularly referred to as the "Island side", Hong Kong Island is in the southern part of Hong Kong and considered as the second-largest island of the territory – the largest being Lantau. Its population of around 1.3 million inhabitants (which makes up 19% of that of Hong Kong’s) is housed by its 80.5km 2 land area separated from Kowloon Peninsula and New Territories. The northern coast of the island forms the southern shore of Victoria Harbour. Home to major attractions such as the Central District, Hong Kong Park, Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Ocean Park, Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo, Aberdeen, exhibition centers, and large shopping centers, the island abounds with rich history, having been occupied by the United Kingdom in the First Opium War in 1842.
Our guide to Hong Kong Regional Info by our Hong Kong local expert - Hong Kong, which means "fragrant harbour", is your ultimate gateway to China. Located at the eastern tip of China, Hong Kong covers Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories (the most rural part in Hong Kong), including 262 outlying islands. The famous Victoria Harbour separates Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. While industrial development is essential for economic growth, you’ll see soaring mountains, heritage parks and an all-embracing green countryside at close proximity to cityscapes. All of these symbolize the people of Hong Kong’s way of life: a balance of modernized lifestyle with traditional Chinese practices.
Our guide to Kowloon Peninsula by our Hong Kong local expert - Highly comparable to Hong Kong Island - but flourishing with its own distinct personality - is the Kowloon Peninsula, that forms the southern part of the main landmass in Hong Kong's territory. Prior to its expansion through land reclamation, it first served as a destination for escape during China's dynastic times, such as when the last emperor of the Song Dynasty, Emperor Bing, fled from the Mongol leader Kublai Khan and took refuge in a cave in the Kowloon Peninsula. Also in the 17th century, many followers of the Ming Dynasty's Emperor found shelter in Kowloon after its fall. At present, Kowloon covers 5 of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, accommodating more than 2 million people in its 47 square kilometres.
Our guide to Lantau Island by our Hong Kong local expert - The fact it is an outlying island does nothing to discourage travellers from visiting Lantau. Among the 260 out...
Our guide to Ma Wan Island by our Hong Kong local expert - Having only a small population of just under 1,000, Ma Wan Island is a fishing village only accessible by boats...
Our guide to New Territories by our Hong Kong local expert - Most people think all of Hong Kong’s territory is urbanized already, and has no place to call a lush countryside. Visit New Territories and think again. In New Territories, preserved historic villages and natural parks will help you learn about the historic stories of rural Hong Kong. It is by far the largest area making up 86 per cent of Hong Kong’s territory with a land area of 952 square kilometers, stretching from north of Kowloon all the way up to the Chinese border. This big space once leased to the United Kingdom in 1898 under the Second Convention of Peking now serves as a home to more than 3 million people representing almost 50 per cent of Hong Kong’s total population. This makes the New Territories a place where you can learn about the living environment of Hong Kong’s ordinary people.
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