Holidays in Hong Kong
Perched on the edge of China, Hong Kong always has been the subject of much debate and desires of various geopolitical forces during many centuries. Due to its strategic harbor for ships of seagoing and proximity to the most populous nation in Asia, Hong Kong received a fantastic profit, as the gates for the capitalists to the communist giant on the north. So, gradually a small fishing village has become one of the busiest international ports and business centers in the world, as well as a popular tourist destination. Rub a little the cosmopolitan raid of modern high technology, and you’ll find old China, which is located slightly below the modern urban facades. This is the feature of the city, which will give your holidays in Hong Kong big diversity. Residents of the city has always lived in two worlds: the skyscrapers and huge shopping centers are located near the narrow lanes, fulled with traditional market stalls. Businessmen use cell phones to consult fortune-tellers before making China important decisions. Priests-Taoists expel evil spirits from buildings and even from city streets. Meanwhile, in the sleepy villages, farmers grow crops by a technology, which remains unchanged over several generations. Hong Kong is a city of levels. The top level is Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, where mansions of superrich people and apartments of simply rich people in high-rise modern buildings are located. The next level, a little below, is lanes and old apartments for rent with colorful gardens on balconies. More below – water, where people live right in boats and barges. Most of the people of Hong Kong are families of fishermen and sailors, who spend almost all their time on their ships and boats. In the opposite of the island, on the mainland there is Kowloon and the suburban New Territories, where once there was a huge luxury garden of Hong Kong.