Hong Kong
Harbor and Cityscape

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Hong Kong
tips and insights

Location in China

Victoria Peak

Although you can take a taxi to Victoria Peak, the 8-minute ride to the top on the funicular railway called the Peak Tram is an experience not to miss. Your cable car climbs a remarkably steep incline as you face backwards toward the harbor. Tip: Visit Victoria Peak only when it's visible from central Hong Kong below - otherwise, you may not see the city below. The time for viewing the glittering skyscrapers at night are workday evenings (lights are kept on for the cleaning crews).

and shops

Hong Kong is world renowned for its restaurants and shops. They jointly win my bronze medal.

Skyscrapers are
densely packed

Reason: The acute shortage of flat land in the commercial district.

Highest skyscraper

It's Two International Finance Center. It hasĀ 88 floors and is 412 meters (1352 feet) high, making it one of the tallest buildings in the world.

Dwindling harbor

The distance from Kowloon to Hong Kong has been shrinking because of landfill projects (a controversial subject among Hong Kongers).

Early days

Before the skyscrapers and hectic harbor traffic, Hong Kong was a quiet fishing village.

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