Overview of Hong Kong

Hong Kong skyline
One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong is known for its amazing skyline, fascinating culture and great shopping opportunities.

For both locals and tourists alike, Hong Kong offers a visually appetising array of fascinating Chinese culture is famous as a shopping haven. It is famous amongst tourists from Asia, is a city for major stopovers, and its financial importance around the world makes it a vibrant and interesting major city and region of the world which is known for its amazing skyline.

Hong Kong is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. It is situated on the southern coast of China between the South China Sea and the Pearl River Delta. This tiny region spanning 1,104 sq km of land is packed with a population of approximately 7 million people. As a result, this vibrant region is one of the world's most densely population regions. The people living in Hong Kong are 95% of ethnic Chinese origin and 5% from other ethnic groups. Most of the Chinese population in Hong Kong originated from Taishand and Guangzhou in China's Guangdong Province which is right next door.

This capitalist economy is one of the leading international financial centres of the world. It is known for its free trade, low taxation, and the Hong Kong Dollar. It is also the most vertical city due to lack of space and high demand. As a result, it has a very highly developed network of public transport.

Both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island are known for its amazing mix of colonial buildings, traditional temples, and modern skyscrapers. For relaxation, there are 260 outlying islands which provide for a relaxing and tranquil alternative from the hustle and bustle of most of Hong Kong. There are great beaches and country parks around here for those who need to get away from it all.

Otherwise, those who love the buzz of the city will definitely experience it in Hong Kong. There are plenty of hip and happening nightlife spots, fashionable shopping, interesting markets, fascinating districts with its own unique flavour, and more. Tourist attractions in Hong Kong also include Hong Kong Disneyland.

Other than this, Hong Kong is a fusion where east meets west due to its Chinese roots and British colonisation. In other words, it balances traditional Chinese culture with a modern twist. For example, feng shui is taken extremely seriously here and can even make and break business deals. The food in Hong Kong is also a delight where there is delicious Cantonese-style cuisine, haute cuisine, and fast food.

This global centre is also known as an entertainment hub around the world. Many martial arts films have taken place here, with many martial artists and actors originating from the great Hong Kong cinema scene although they may not originally be from Hong Kong. These include Hollywood performers such Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Maggie Cheung, and Michelle Yeoh. Famous film makers such as Stephen Chow, Wong Kar-wai, and John Woo are also originally from this scene. In fact, many of Hollywood's movies are based on original movies from Hong Kong. Other than movies, Hong Kong is the centre for Cantopop which has an international fan base. As the arts are important in Hong Kong, there are many cultural institutions which are supported by the Government such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.