Hong Kong is situated on the eastern part of Macau across the Pearl River and near the border of Shenzhen. This cosmopolitan city has three territories namely the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong Island and New Territories. Hong Kong has an extreme weather giving really hot summers and very cold winters so it is best to visit this place from October to December.
The human history of Hong Kong dates back 30,000 years ago and the real history was during the term of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC to 206 BC. It was ruled by China until 1841 and then taken over by the British before gaining their independence after World War II.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The most extravagant event in Hong Kong is the Chinese New Year which lasts for three days and features firework displays, lion dances and parades. The most touristic area in Hong Kong is the Victoria Peak which gives breathtaking views of the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. Millions of families go to Hong Kong to visit its top-rated attractions including Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and Ngong Ping 360. Learn more about the city's history by visiting the Ping Shan Heritage Trail, Kowloon Walled City Park and the stilt houses in Lantau.
The easiest way to explore Hong Kong is by taking the MTR which has 152 stations. Another great alternative is by taking the bus or the ferry which is preferred by those who want to go sightseeing. The Peak Tram has a direct route from Victoria Peak to the Central district.