My last set of photos from Hong Kong feature the stunning views from the famous Victoria Peak, more commonly known locally as simply The Peak.
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 my first stops was Tian Tan (Altar of Heaven) Big Buddha. It’s a 30 minute metro ride away from Central Hong Kong, and is situated not far from the main airport. Continue reading