Lantau Island Sea Ranch Beach 大嶼山澄碧邨泳灘泳灘
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Lantau Island Sea Ranch Beach 大嶼山澄碧邨泳灘泳灘

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A: Lantau Island Sea Ranch Pier 大嶼山澄碧邨碼頭

by njohn, 140 meters away

七十年代中期,和記地產(八十年代合併為和黃)進軍地產,而構思宏偉的澄碧邨正是首批項目,發展原意是為富裕階層服務,買家全屬財主,或由企業持有,供高級員工作消閒用途,故用料、選址都屬一時之選,曾有單位業主欲...

Lantau Island Sea Ranch Pier 大嶼山澄碧邨碼頭

B: Lantau Island Sea Ranch 大嶼山澄碧邨

by njohn, 280 meters away

澄碧鸷位於大嶼山芝麻灣半島南面的二浪灣,坐擁全沙灘海景,由20座低密度住宅組成,自成一國,環境非常清幽,有船來往中環長洲。

Lantau Island Sea Ranch 大嶼山澄碧邨

C: Chi Ma Wan Country Trail Shek Kwu Chau 芝麻灣郊遊徑遙望石鼓洲

by njohn, 610 meters away

大嶼山七條郊遊徑之中,以芝麻灣郊遊徑的路程最長,它是一條環島徑,起點和終點同設於十塱營地。芝麻灣半島位於大嶼山東南部,三面環海,途經貝澳灣、望東灣、二浪澄碧邨及大浪村。澄碧邨沙灘有一座唐代 (公元618...

Chi Ma Wan Country Trail Shek Kwu Chau 芝麻灣郊遊徑遙望石鼓洲

D: Mang Tung Wan 望東灣

by njohn, 1.1 km away

遠離煩囂的望東灣可飽覽美麗的海岸線,由旅舍到沙灘不到兩分鐘。芝麻灣半島有很多郊遊徑,可作野外定向,也可攀上老人山觀望無敵海景,享受香港難得的悠然。

Mang Tung Wan 望東灣

E: Lo Yan Shan(芝麻灣半島老人山), Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau Island

by wongchichuen, 1.5 km away

Lo Yan Shan(303m) is the highest peak in Chi Ma Wan peninsula of Lantau Island, HK, the other peak is...

Lo Yan Shan(芝麻灣半島老人山), Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau Island

F: Miu Tsai Tun(芝麻灣半島廟仔墩), Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau Island

by wongchichuen, 2.0 km away

Lo Yan Shan(303m) is the highest peak in Chi Ma Wan peninsula of Lantau Island, HK, the other peak is...

Miu Tsai Tun(芝麻灣半島廟仔墩), Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau Island

G: Pui O Beach 貝澳泳灘

by njohn, 2.7 km away

大嶼山的貝澳,擁有長沙及貝澳兩個著名泳灘。如果您週末到來,往往看到貝澳灘上有青年男女在嬉戲,或是一家大小在沙灘上打球,笑聲浪聲不絕。而在地形狹長的長沙泳灘,您可以赤腳走在沙灘上,感受一下沙粒的柔軟;又或...

Pui O Beach 貝澳泳灘

H: Pui O Beach Earth God Shrine 貝澳泳灘土地

by njohn, 2.7 km away

Pui O Beach Earth God Shrine 貝澳泳灘土地29 historical buildings and features of Pui O are listed by the An...

Pui O Beach Earth God Shrine 貝澳泳灘土地

I: 貝澳泳灘 Pui O Beach

by njohn, 2.7 km away

貝澳村的泳灘被譽為是香港最美麗狹長的泳灘。在長沙泳灘和貝澳泳灘,您可以盡情感受心靈的休憩,享受舒適的日光浴。

貝澳泳灘 Pui O Beach

J: 大嶼山貝澳泳灘 Lautan Island Pui O Beach

by njohn, 2.8 km away

大嶼山貝澳雖然隔涉,幸好長長的灣畔勝在仍有隱世靚景貝澳沙灘,配上夏日得宜的南海風,沖浪之餘,還可試玩獨木舟、滑浪板這些風速不可或缺的

大嶼山貝澳泳灘 Lautan Island Pui O Beach

This panorama was taken in Hong Kong

This is an overview of Hong Kong

Overview and History

Hong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.

Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)

For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.

Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.

Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.

Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.

In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.

The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.

In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.

Getting There

Well, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.

The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.

Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).

Transportation

Grab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.

Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.

Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!

The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.

People and Culture

The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!

Things to do & Recommendations

The Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.

Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!

After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.

Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!

All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.

The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.

Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.

Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!

Text by Steve Smith.

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