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Hong Kong has developed from a small fishing village in the 1800s into a dynamic and thrilling 21st century cosmopolitan metropolis. The city is replete with impressive high rises, a busy harbor and it is an important financial and economic center.

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

  • Victoria Peak Tram: Take a ride up and get a paramic view of Hong Kong from the top of the 554m/1818ft-high Victoria Peak!
  • Dynamic Street Markets: Shoppers will find unparalleled selection of bargains and hidden treasures in each market.
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Hong Kong has good smell of modernization. Many industries are leaders in their field in the world, including economic, telecommunication, technology, transportation. With an area of 1,110sq.km, Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and a group of 260 outlying islands. Hong Kong has a population of 6,600,000 and 96% of them are Chinese.Hong Kong Transportation) , lifestyle and entertainment. And the most famous one is the movie industry which has greatly influenced the world movie industry.

Hong Kong is a fusion of many cultures. Remnants of its colonial past and the British culture and values, share space with the Chinese tradition. It's amazing to notice the gray Confucian temples edging against the western style churches. The traditional Chinese festivals such as the Spring Festival and Moon Festival are celebrated along with Christmas. Chinese opera and Canto-pop Music lead a peaceful coexistence. Hong Kong is a land of ferocious contrasts. Beneath the ornate exterior of impressive the skyline and lighting-paced lifestyle beats the heart of old Hong Kong. CEOs, entrepreneurs light joss sticks at home and worship in front of a Buddha in temples for good luck and wealth.   

The fact that many visitors come to shopping in Hong Kong may surprise many people. But if you have experienced island's pleasurable shopping environment and mind-boggling shopping options, you will probably admire those discerning travelers.  Hong Kong is a shopping paradise which assembles all the world famous brands. (Hong Kong Shopping) Shopping malls, department stores and boutiques filled with enthusiastic shoppers and visitors, cluster around the island.

In addition to its impressive modernity, Hong Kong has many accessible beaches and natural sights for outdoor lovers.

Few visitors will have problem getting around Hong Kong. English is widely used throughout the islands and almost all the street signs are bilingual.

Things to Do with Kids in Hong Kong

  • Ocean Park: Hong Kong's premiere theme park boasts a wide mix of thrill rides, sea world exhibitions, animal performances and lots more.
  • Try Dim Sum: You can stop into Dim Sum restaurants at any hour. They are invariably noisy, busy and full of families.
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by Laszlo 2011-05-23
Wushu means martial art, is also known as Kungfu. Foshan is the hometown of Chinese kungfu, there are many famous kungfu figures come from this area, such as Bruce Li, Huang Feihong, etc. Foshan has an important position in kungfu history of China. It was closely associated with the social economic development of Foshan in Ming Dyansty and Qing Dynasty. As ...
by Calista 2011-05-23
During the Qing Dynasty, China was ruled by the Manchus, a tribe of foreigners from northeastern China. The reigns of the first three emperors, which lasted for 133 years, were a time of peace and prosperity for China. The Qing Dynasty adopted the form of government used during the Ming Dynasty with only minor adjustments. All positions were held jointly by ...
by Palma 2011-05-23
Huang Feihong was a great Chinese kungfu master. Huang Feihong Kungfu Museum is located at his native residence, Luzhou village, at the foot of Mount Xiqiao of Nanhai, with a total area of 5.23 mu. Huang Feihong has been a jianghu hero in the modern Chinese history, leaving behind a lot of legendary stories. About 100 films have been made about his heroic ...