Situated south of mainland China, Hong Kong is a fast-paced, and vibrant place to visit, famous for its dramatic skyline, fantastically well-organised city plan, and of course its place as one of the world’s most important centres for finance and business.
History of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is known as the ‘crossroads of the world’ where Eastern and Western culture meet. It has a unique history, combining 5,000 years of Chinese tradition and more than 150 years of colonial influence. Hong Kong is made up of 4 different areas – Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The common perception is that Hong Kong is a self-contained city but it’s actually a sprawling archipelago of 260 islands. The majority of people live in the Kowloon area. The city was claimed by the British in 1842 when the island comprised of just a few fishing villages. It was given back in 1997 but the years of colonial rule have changed Hong Kong into a thriving international city. Hong Kong today has a population of over 7 million people and is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet.More