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Hong Kong

Full name Hong Kong
Capital City Victoria City was once the capital but now the present government headquarters are placed in the region of Central and Western District.
Language Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua), Chinese, English
Currency Hong Kong Dollar ($)
Religion Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism (Apart from Chinese, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Hindus)
National Anthem Pearl of the East
Places to Visit Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Space Museum, Jardine House, Kowloon Walled City Park, Man Mo Temple, Miu Fat Monastery, Ocean Park, Victoria Peak
Shopping crafted cages, liquor and perfume

About Hong Kong
Travel to the land of Hong Kong that attracts you to its edifying attractions initializing from the urban sophistication to the beautiful landscapes, from inexplicable temples to commercial ardor that surely grasp your glance.

British opium merchants founded the region while being expelled from Guangzhou.

Location of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is nestled on the eastern region of the Pearl River Delta area, engulfed by the People's Republic of China towards the southeastern coastal side, where the South China Sea faces the province from the southern side, and the Guangdong area from the northern side.

PhysicalHong Kong Map
Hong Kong is constituted with three major provinces namely Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. From the north end the province of the Kowloon Peninsula is well connected to the New Territories, which thereby is linked to the Mainland China through the streams of Sham Chun River (Shenzhen River). The place is comprised of 262 islands near the South China Sea where Ap Lei Chau province is compactly inhabited. Lantau is the largest province where the local natives reside while the region of Hong Kong Island falls in the second position as far as concentration of population is concerned.

Hong Kong originated from the literary word, which meant as fragrant harbor, where innumerable aromatic trees were widely found in the area of Aberdeen and Wong Chuk Hang along the Hong Kong Island. Steep slopes with slightly rugged mountains cover the landscape area of Hong Kong.The Tai Mo Shan that stands at a height of 958 meters is known as the highest point within the region. The northwestern region of the New Territory is enclosed with lowlands where Victoria Harbour, the deepest natural maritime port that passes through the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula reside.

Climate of Hong Kong
Get a typical sub-tropical, kind of weather condition in Hong Kong, where the climate is generally temperate in nature.

The best time to tour to this fabulous place is during the month of November and December, when climate tends to be breezy and cozy along with bright and sunny.

The months of January and February are comparatively cloudy, where the dry northerly winds bring along the cool windy weather.

One can feel the high humid conditions in the month of March and April. The southeastern regions are affected with fog and drizzle that could be severe at times.

The month of May to August are hot and humid accompanied with occasional showers and thunderstorms that affect the area during the mornings.

Afternoon temperatures can ascend to about 31 C whereas the night temperature could descend to about 26 C soaring high in humidity.

The month of July is dry whereas the September is hit with tropical cyclones with rainfall affecting the region consecutively for few days with subsequent landslips and flooding.

The month of May and September are usually affected with heavy downpour where August being the wettest month. The driest month of the region is during the month of January.

Hong Kong is affected with sultry cyclones, winter monsoon winds, and thunderstorms with tempest that affect the region between the months of April to September.

Flora And Fauna of Hong Kong
The Flora and fauna in Hong Kong is subjected to the climatic condition of the region along with the successive status change in the sea level and by the human effects within the region.

Hong Kong is constituted with about:
  • 2600 assorted species of plants,
  • 450 species of birds,
  • 200 species of butterflies,
  • 100 species of dragonflies,
  • 40 species of mammals,
  • 80 species of reptiles and
  • 20 species of amphibians.
Catch up with mangrove plantation along the Deep Bay area, such as Pak Nai and Tsim Bei Tsui.

The native plants of the region are Monteiro's Caterpillar Orchid, Entire Lip Ginger, Hong Kong Bamboo, Subglabrous Cane, Hong Kong Camellia, Bauhinia, Hong Kong Asarum, and Two-colored Bulbophyllum.

The native animals of the region are Chinese White Dolphin, Romer's Tree Frog, Hong Kong Newt, Hong Kong Cascade Frog and many others.

People Of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong natives are known for their strong ethics and are efficient workers who put in lot of efforts in whatever task they are assigned with. Hong Kong is a diverse land with innumerable religion thriving in where one may come across strong societal bonding. The people of Hong Kong are hardworking, adjustable, well cultured and knowledgeable along with being industrialist in nature.

The religions thriving within the area are:
  • Buddhism, from India,
  • Taoism and,
  • Confucianism from China.
Taoism religion carries the principle of 'tao' (the pathway), and 'wuwei' (submissiveness and obedience). Confucianism was acclaimed in the northern regions of China, which is based on the philosophy of living and existing. Buddhism made its origin in the Indian Territory but monks who voyaged from India through the Silk Road established the religion in China. The natives even indulge in ancestral reverence by honoring their dead and departed ancestors. All the major religions seem to flourish within the area.

The people value money a lot, and for them they value each and every minute, which is precious for them. The city in no way sleeps, and as being a major trading port has attracted innumerable tourist to the region.

The population of Hong Kong consists of 90 percent of Chinese in the form of Cantonese residing within the Mainland China area. The other groups residing here are:
  • The Cantonese are hostile in nature when they are offended.
  • Hakka are the next generation of Chinese dwelling in the region who are supposedly the oldest landowners.
  • Hoklo and Tanka are considered as a 'boat people' who reside along the waters next to Aberdeen, Yau Ma Tei, and other typhoon based refuge.
  • Shanghainese and Chiu Chows Fuzhou carry a shrewd business skills reside within this province.
Arts, Culture And Music Of Hong Kong
Art: Visit The Hong Kong Museum of Art, known to retain the cultural heritage of the region along with displaying the art of international standards within the area. Watch out for age-old Chinese objects made out of bronze and ceramics along with paintings at the University Museum and Art Gallery of Hong Kong (UMAG).

Culture: The culture of Hong Kong is mainly influenced by the Chinese traditions. Several Chinese celebrations are hosted here, among which the most celebrated one being The Chinese New Year, Ching Ming Festival, Modern Winter Solstice, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-autumn Festival. Lion dance is something quite auspicious for the native residing here that carries along the significance of good luck. It is said when this lion dance is undertaken close to a house or a shop, it is customary to return them with a red packet containing sufficient cash in lieu to it. The MK Culture that originated from Mong Kok is based on the custom of dressing that attracts several younsters. The people indulge in tea drinking celebration along with offering a cup of it to the guests visiting a native's house.

Music: Cantopop is the most popular type of pop music celebrated within the region that is delivered in Cantonese. Cantonese opera has a significant place in the location. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is quite popular within the area.