To most people, Hong Kong doesn’t need much introduction at all. Its one of the greatest large cities in the world, with lots of things happening at any given time and lots to explore. But primarily it is a sanctuary for any skyscraper fan!!
Hong Kong consists of some 235 islands of which Hong Kong island & Lantua are the tallest. The peninsula’s of Kowloon, Sai Kung & the New Territories all together form Hong Kong which is now a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.
It is very crowded place with nearly 7 million people living on a total space of almost 1100m2. Yet Hong Kong is busting with life & is a city that never sleeps.
A picture from the Victoria Harbour….
Saying that what impressed me most is the usage of space. Hong Kong is not a flat land, its got the sea on one side and mountains on the other. Its amazing to see how the buildings are built…
Our first day in Hong Kong was a tour on the ‘Shining Star’ ferry of the Victoria Harbour. The views are truly breath taking. The Double-decker ferry is a magnificent customs built, reproduction of the ferries used in the 1920s mainly as a means of transportation. They have coffee shop and deck for sunbathing. For the best views, the deck is by far the best place to be seated.
The Victoria Harbour tour is a must see when in Hong Kong. You can take the tour by day (which is what we did), or by night and be a part of the light & sound show. Don’t miss this unique tour, it is definitely memorable and the best tour in Hong Kong.
Most of these pictures were taken on the Harbour tour. However, I was split between enjoying the breeze…. Sipping my coffee… or clicking pictures. It’s the best I could do in the giving situation.
Hong Kong is a shopper paradise for sure… I’ll have to do a separate post on where to shop… Here is a shop keeper!!