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    Night of Victoria Harbor
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    Ocean Park
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    The Stanley Market
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Phone Code: +852
Postal Code: 999077
Area: 1,104 square kilometers (426 square miles)
Population: 7.11 million (2011 statistics)
Neighboring Areas: Guangdong, Macau
Location: Hong Kong , bordering Shenzhen of Guangdong Province, is at so the Pearl River estuary. It is only 61 km from Macau and 130 km from Guangzhou. The area's coordinates are between 113°49′E and 114°31′E and the latitude between 22°08′N and 22°35′.

Physical Features: Mostly hilly, it comprises of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and outlying insular areas. There are 263 islands, of which Lantau Island and Hong Kong Island are the principals 

Hong Kong Map
Hong Kong Maps
 History: It has always been a part of China since the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 207 BC). In the year of 214 BC, the Qin Dynasty took ownershio of the territory. In late 19th century, British colonized it. In the year of 1997, the People's Republic of China re-established Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong.

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 Attractions: Known as the Oriental Pearl and a shopping and dining paradise, it is one of the hottest destinations worldwide. You can enjoy the magic tour at the Hong Kong Disneyland with the lovely Mickey Mouse, Winnie Bear, and Snow White. Ocean Park is one of the largest ocean parks in Southeastern Asia. In the park, you can both look at the ocean creatures and take the exiting rides. On the top of the Victoria Peak, you will get to see the best view of the city, all day and all night. You can also take the legendary Star Ferry to sail in the enchanting waters of Victoria Harbor. The Repulse Bay is the nicest beach in Hong Kong. For the eatger shopperss, Tsim Sha Tsui, Temple Street, Ladies Street, Stanley, Mong Kok, and Wan Chai are their favorite haunts. More Attraction: Kowloon Park, Sha Tin and Wong Tai Sin Temple.  

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 Air: Some 900 flights arriving or departing from Hong Kong International Airport daily to connect with 160 places, including 40 mainland China cities. See Hong Kong Flight Schedules
 Train: Trains arrive daily from mainland China stations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Visitors can board train from Beijing West Railway Station to Kowloon Station. GZ-SZ-HK High Speed Rail is the only high speed rail link to mainland China. The rail is 145 km (90 miles) long. The section from Guangzhou to Shenzhen has been put into use since December 26, 2011. The entire line will be open in 2015. For details ee Hong Kong Train Schedules
 Subway: Metro is the transport backbone of Hong Kong. Nine subway lines cover most part of Hong Kong. The fare is ranges from HKD 4 and HKD 51. Visitors entering from Shenzhen will board a metro after passing through Luohu Custom.
 Bus: There are direct buses to cities on the Pearl River Delta, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Dongguan. Public buses and mini bus service the whole area. The bus fare is based on mileage starting from HKD 2.
 Ferry: Ferries from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal and Sky Pier reach Macau, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. There is also the iconic Star Ferry.

 Weather: Hong Kong has subtropical climate with an average annual temperature of 22.8°C (73.0°F). May to September are the rainy season and July to September are the typhoon season. 

 Dining and Shopping
Delicious food from the world over can be found, especially on the busy street in Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Kowloon. Tea Restaurants (Cha Can Ting) are the local specialty, where you can taste the local food at a bargain. Guangdong Cuisine, Hakka Cuisine, and Chaozhou Cuisine are the traditional local cuisine. Seafood is also consumed. Bars and night clubs lined Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo in Central, Lockhart Road of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Almost all the world-famous brands can shopped in Central, Yun Ping Road of Causeway Bay, and Canton Road and Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Ladies Market and Temple Street are the rage for young people, as they get cheap but fashionable clothing there. There is a flea market on the Apliu Street. Flower lovers can go to the Flower Market Road in Mong Kok. The Fa Yuen Street is also known as the street of sports equipments, where you will find all kinds of sporting goods. Sai Yeung Choi Street South is famous for various electronics shops. Jade crafts can be found in the jade market in Yau Ma Tei of Kowloon and the Jade Street in Canton Road. Tai Yuen Street in Wan Chai is the best place to buy toys for your kids.

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