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Hong Kong Vacation and Travel Guide
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is one of the two special administrative regions that, together with the twenty-two provinces, five autonomous regions and four municipalities, make up the People's Republic of China. It consists of a peninsula and several islands located on the southern coast of the South China Sea, in the Pearl River Delta, 100 km southeast of the city of Canton and east of the Macao Special Administrative Region. With a total area of 1108 square kilometers and a population of more than 7.3 million people, it is the fourth most densely populated state or sovereign territory in the world.
The climate of Hong Kong is subtropical and monsoon, with cool, dry winters and hot, humid summers. The average annual rainfall is high but 80% of the rains are usually concentrated between May and September. Occasionally Hong Kong is affected by tropical cyclones between the months of April and September, but they are more common between July and September. The average temperature in Hong Kong varies from 17 ° C in January to 29 ° C in July. The 3 rainiest months are June, July and August, when they exceed 400 mm; August is the rainiest, with 451 mm rainfall. The least rainy month is December, with 38 mm rainfall.
Hong Kong is one of the most important financial centers in the world, with the highest score in the Financial Development Index and is consequently ranked as the most competitive and laissez-faire economic entity in the world in the Global Competitiveness Yearbook. Its legal currency, the Hong Kong dollar, is the ninth most traded currency in the world.
Hong Kong is considered one of the places with the greatest economic freedom in the world. This means that there is a great facility to establish companies in the territory and to move money from Hong Kong abroad. These economic facilities, together with the existence of a very strict legal system of British origin in respect of private property, contrast with the bureaucratic difficulties and legal uncertainty faced by international companies in mainland China, and it is the Main reason why Hong Kong remains the main financial center of China.
The economy is mainly based on the service sector, which accounts for more than 80% of Hong Kong's economic activity. Financial services are one of the main areas of economic activity in Hong Kong today. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the second largest stock market in Asia, only behind the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Despite its small size, Hong Kong ranks eleventh in the world in banking volume.
Hong Kong Gastronomy
The gastronomy of Hong Kong can be described as a moderate kitchen with important credits of Cantonese gastronomy and parts of the East where Chinese is not spoken. (The area of the Dong River, Fujian and the mouth of the Yangtze River), and because of the antiquity of Hong Kong as a British colony and the long history as a cosmopolitan business city.
From the most underrated street stalls to the most luxurious restaurants, Hong Kong provides an uncountable variety of food. The most difficult combinations and the cosmopolitan gourmet experience have given Hong Kong the illustrious nicknames of "gourmet paradise" and "world food fair".
Tourism in Hong Kong
The British presence in Hong Kong has marked the local culture, which although fundamentally Chinese, has been subjected to a Western influence much greater than the rest of the country. Paradoxically, in parallel to this Western influence, many Chinese customs and cultural traditions have been maintained in Hong Kong, which in the rest of the continent suffered harassment from the revolutionary policies of the Mao Zedong era. This is the case of traditional Chinese religious rites, or language. While in the rest of the Chinese continent the People's Republic has promoted the use of Mandarin and simplified characters as the official language, in Hong Kong the use of spoken Cantonese is maintained, even in formal circumstances, and the written language uses exclusively the characters traditional
The island of Hong Kong has become one of the world capitals of modern architecture. Hong Kong is the city in the world with the highest number of skyscrapers. Most of them are concentrated around the central district, specifically in the areas of Central, Admiralty and Wan Chai, and along the coastline of the harbor of Victoria Harbor towards Causeway Bay. Four of the 30 tallest skyscrapers in the world are located in Hong Kong.
The skyline of Hong Kong has become one of the tourist attractions of the city. For this reason, the tourism department of Hong Kong organizes a sound and light show in which many of the buildings that make up its profile participate. This show can be seen every day of the week from the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland is the first theme park within the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is coordinated and managed by the Hong Kong International Parks Organization, a company that belongs to the Walt Disney Company and the Hong Kong government.
Hong Kong Disneyland, is the fifth Disney park built in the category of Magic Kingdom (Magic Kingdom) and the newest. It is located in disputed spaces in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. After years of negotiations and construction, the park was finally opened to visitors on September 12, 2005. Officially, the park can hold a maximum of 34,000 visitors daily.
The park consists of four areas similar to those found in other Disney parks around the world. They are Main Street, U.S.A, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland mainly. The Adventureland of Hong Kong Disneyland is relatively gigantic (to the park) compared to the rest of the editions of this.
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If you are planning to travel to Hong Kong, whether for business or tourism, in addition to the passport and visa, we recommend you to check the following information: International Airports, Airport security rules, Type of luggage allowed and weight limits, Most visited cities, Driving in Hong Kong, Electricity, Time Stripes, Business Hours, National Holidays, Weights and Measures, Commercial Practices and Etiquette Rules.
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Hong Kong International Airports
Hong Kong International Airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is the main airport serving the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the People's Republic of China. The installation was built on a small island, Chek Lap Kok, which was enlarged to form a larger artificial island. Its air terminal was designed by the architect Norman Foster.
It has the capacity to transport up to 35 million passengers per year and is a main hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Express Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and Air Hong Kong.
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