Friday 25 May 2012

Hong Kong - the land of skyscapers

Hong Kong looked like a Chinese version of Dubai (to me!!). Its long endless roads and soaring skyscrapers didn’t have much to say. Driving from the airport…

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!!

Here is me trying to read a Chinese menu. When you are there, you have to taste the fresh fruit and the fruit juices. Its lovely. You can see these everywhere!!!

Don’t forget to see the light and sound show. It starts every day at 8pm near the harbor. More on that in my next post.


  1. I've always wanted to visit Hong Kong. Enjoyed all the pictures.

  2. WOW!!!
    looking forward to see your next post patty.

  3. I've visit Hong Kong 3 years ago... I like it very much... The airport is impressive and all those buildings you show in your pictures...

  4. Hong Kong looks like a great places for your senses to go wild.The sights, the tastes, smells and sounds would just kept the brain ticking.

  5. shopaholics and foodies will love hong kong for sure! had visited about 25years back! thank you for bringing back some fond and some not-so-fond memories of the place. the local shopkeepers and natives on hong kong island did not encourage indian shoppers/visitors and that was a major sore point for me. but kowloon was a different story altogether! they loved the tourist irrespective of race/color!

  6. Thnks ,this gonna be very informative,

  7. I love Hong Kong. It is one of my favourite places in the world. We are heading back there in December and your post has made me more excited than ever! Thank you!

    Glad you had such fun at the night laser show!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. Heyy :-)Great post, Got you from , following you through GFC would love if you follow me back <3 <3 xxxx


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