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China: Hong Kong A Modern Metropolis – VIDEO

Published: 9.5.2017
When I asked some people if the liked Hong Kong nobody could tell me anything particular. They said it was amazing, strong experience, intensive, or wierd. After a wekek spent in one of world's most important harbors. My experience is similar. I can only say that there are many contrasts, paradoxes in Hong Kong and is truly worth visiting.

Once you see it you immediatelly recognize Hong Kong's status as one of the richest cities in the world (and also one of the most expensive). Also, typical traces of British presence. The city had belonged to Britain until 1997 when it became part of  China once again. Yet Hong Kong has its own laws and culture resembles the Western culture. Moreover, one meet a European around every corner. And sometimes you recognize city's historic roots.

čtvrť Sai Wan   The Hong Kong Observation Wheel

If you love shopping you will love Hong Kong. Just beware of the prices. The same goes for food – personally I tried one picked by the Michelin guide. I don't regret. I have only eaten better food maybe in Vietnam and Australia. In Hong Kong, you can taste food from all around the world and Chinese regional cuisine. China is large so the food variety you can taste.

tramvaj   Hong Kong

Even people who love architecture will love the city. There are over 1000 skyscrapers. More are under construction. International Commerce Centre is 484 high making it one of the highest buildings in the world. They say Hong Kong has one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world thanks to the contrast of skyscrapers and Victoria Peak primaveal forest rising above the city.

tomu říkáme bydlení...   Hong Kong

Hong Kong

In the evening, hit some bar. There are the top-notch bars as well as  on the top floors of skyscrapers, in bars in back alleys where you will feel like in London or Liverpool not in an Asian megalopolis..

GPS: 22°22'03.4"N 114°07'17.6"E

 

Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš

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