For 150 years, Hong Kong was under British administration, as one of the many parts of the former British Empire. In 1997, control of Hong Kong was handed back to mainland China. Continue reading
The town of Stanley on the south of Hong Kong Island offers a change of pace from the busy atmosphere of the denser parts of Hong Kong. It is near the beautiful, but oddly named Repulse Bay, which is anything but repulsive.
Wong Tai Sin Temple is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, and a well known shrine. It was constructed only a century ago, in the 1920’s, but it is a protected heritage area now. Continue reading
Hong Kong Island is the southern, dense part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It contains Central which is the historical, political, and economic centre of Hong Kong. It also contains Causeway Bay, known for its shopping options, and Kennedy Town which is primarily known for the terminus for the tram.
Hong Kong is a popular world destination for shopping. Most popular fashion designers have several outlets here, and malls are everywhere.
In this post, I explore the unique shopping streets of Hong Kong.
Following my 3 week work trip to Shenzhen, I traveled to Hong Kong. Technically, this territory is officially part of China, but there are still many functional and cultural differences. Unlike Shenzhen, this visit was entirely personal, so I had plenty of time to explore.
One of Shenzhen’s most popular tourist destinations is Window of the World which features over 100 reproductions of some of the world’s most popular attractions. The real attractions are of course more substantial, but it is still interesting to see so many of them together as replicas at Window of the World. Many of the attractions are very small, but a few such as the Eiffel Tower are actually large enough to dominant the skyline of the park. Continue reading