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Holidays to Hongkong

Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China. It is situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Hong Kong is known as a place where "East meets West" because it balances a modernised way of life with traditional Chinese practices. It is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The lack of space caused demand for denser constructions, which developed the city to a centre for modern architecture and the world's most vertical city. The dense space also led to a highly developed transportation network with the public transport travelling rate exceeding 90 percent, the highest in the world. As one of the world's leading international financial centres, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy. Characterised by low taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar, is the eighth most traded currency in the world. It has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Hong Kong has numerous high international rankings in various aspects. As much of Hong Kong's terrain is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes. Despite Hong Kong's reputation of being intensely urbanised, the territory has tried to promote a green environment. It is situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer and has a humid subtropical climate. Its physical location has allowed the city to establish a transportation and logistics infrastructure that includes the world's second busiest container port and the world's busiest airport for international cargo. Hong Kong's skyline is often regarded to be the best in the world with the surrounding mountains and Victoria Harbour complementing the skyscrapers. Hong Kong calls itself an "entertainment hub" as it is the centre for Cantopop music, which draws its influence from other forms of Chinese music and Western genres, and has a multinational fanbase. Utterly safe and fantastically well organised, it offers little moments of perfection. It has tightly packed sidewalks and at every turn one can see neon signage, very slow traffic, the street-market bustle and clothing, accessories and souvenir bargains, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellers. The fusion of east and west also characterises Hong Kong's cuisine, where dim sum, hot pot, and fast food restaurants coexist with steam-filled canteens. One may find a plastic stool enjoying a bargain bowl of beef brisket soup or simply gazing at the thrilling harbour vistas. One may take afternoon tea in the cool of a five-star hotel lobby or enjoying balmy open-air beers in the party zones or take a Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak. Escape the city limits and other experiences await – watching the sun rise from a remote mountain peak, hiking surf-beaten beaches or exploring deserted islands. The journey offers breathtaking panoramic views of the South China Sea, the lush soaring mountains and valleys and the awe-inspiring Giant Buddha statue. Its amazingly big Buddha is the world's largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha. Take a fun filled Pink Dolphin Watching Cruise and Historical Walking Tour of the city or simply stroll along the waterfront. Play golf at the Miniature Golf courses. Be and child at Hong Kong Disneyland's Adventureland, it is the biggest among all Disney parks. Don’t miss thrill rides, giant pandas and a world-class aquarium. Hong Kong is also a city of simple pleasures. However, despite all its reinventions, Hong Kong’s spirit has never changed. In fact, the same energy and dynamism that turned a group of sleepy fishing villages into a crossroads of international trade is now taking Asia’s world city into the 21st century.