Hong Kong – New York of the East
Hong Kong, a former British colony, is a fascinating city that can be best described as New York of the East. Busy streets, financial centres and a jaw-dropping skyline are just some of the similarities between these two metropoles.
The full name of Hong Kong is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and, for better of worse, the region is an autonomous part of mainland China.
Unique Blend of Modern and Old
Easily, one of the most fascinating things about the city is the seamless coexistence of old and new. Let’s take the Hong Kong Island as an example – on one hand, there is an ultra modern financial centre with the IFC skyscraper being the most dominant building of this part of the city. On the other hand, there are also many legacy objects everywhere, such as double-decker trams, older buildings reminiscent of the British rule etc. Together, this modern and old face of Hong Kong creates a unique atmosphere well worth a visit.
All About the Hong Kong’s Skyline
Since Hong Kong is the fourth most populated region in the world and space definitely comes at a premium, the city’s building are forced to grow higher rather than wider. Result? An amazing skyline. Hong Kong’s skyline is just as impressive as the one in New York or any other modern city and can be best experienced from two places – the southmost point of Tsim Sha Tsui and The Peak.