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Under Highway bridge Lantau Island in Hong Kong

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This is an underview if the bridge supports of the new highway to the new airport of Hong Kong on Lantau island.  It is right next to the Olympic Green entrance on the road parallel to the highway.

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A: Olympic Green, Lantau, Hong Kong

Фотограф: Floris van der Zwan, На расстоянии 70 метров отсюда

Just before the entrance to the Olympic Green trail, on Lantau Island there is a roundabout and small...

Olympic Green, Lantau, Hong Kong

B: Tung Chung Citygate

Фотограф: johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 ), На расстоянии 3.0 км отсюда

Citygate is in Tung Chung, above Tung Chung MTR Station, which is the terminus of the Tung Chung Line...

Tung Chung Citygate

C: Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car 昂坪360纜車

Фотограф: njohn, На расстоянии 3.1 км отсюда

香港昂坪360是極受歡迎的大嶼山旅遊景點,是香港遊必到之處。昂坪360主要由昂坪纜車及昂坪市集組成,位於大嶼山東涌,鄰近香港國際機場,交通便捷,由港鐵東涌站步行數分鐘即可到達香港昂坪360纜車站。As ...

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car 昂坪360纜車

D: Tung Chung 360 restaurant

Фотограф: johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 ), На расстоянии 3.1 км отсюда

Located at the foot of the Cable Car Station in Tung Chung.

Tung Chung 360 restaurant

E: Hong Kong Ngong Ping 360 昂坪360 東涌泳池 觀景台

Фотограф: njohn, На расстоянии 3.3 км отсюда

東涌纜車站是昂坪360纜車系統的總站,位於新界離島區大嶼山東涌。該站鄰近港鐵東涌線的東涌站,乘客可以步行前往轉乘東涌線。As the gateway to Lantau, Ngong Ping Cabl...

Hong Kong Ngong Ping 360 昂坪360 東涌泳池 觀景台

F: Wong Lung Hang Stream 黄龍坑道

Фотограф: njohn, На расстоянии 3.3 км отсюда

Wong Lung Stream in Lantau North Country Park is the steepest and most unspoilt mountain stream in Ho...

Wong Lung Hang Stream 黄龍坑道

G: wong lung stream 黃龍坑入口-黃龍石澗

Фотограф: njohn, На расстоянии 3.3 км отсюда

【 黃龍石澗 】「 位置」大東山「 方位」源起大東山北部 流入東涌海「 難度」★★★「 土名」企屻坑香港群澗中,只有歷來長列新舊九大石澗的「黃龍坑」才可佩稱為「石澗圖書館」,它除了展現完美的河流三種固有...

wong lung stream 黃龍坑入口-黃龍石澗

H: Wong Lung Stream 黃龍石澗 by njohn

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Wong Lung Stream 黃龍石澗趁早前灑過幾場大雨,又走了一回黃龍石澗,既是香港九大石澗之一,亦屬東涌五龍之首,石澗源起雙東坳匯五龍之水流至東涌,澗流闊廣,水勢轟然。  由東涌市途經赤躹角新村...

Wong Lung Stream 黃龍石澗 by njohn

I: Wong Lung Stream Crouching Dragon Stone 黃龍石澗-臥龍長嘯石

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Wong Lung Stream Crouching Dragon Stone 黃龍石澗-臥龍長嘯石

J: Hong kong Tung chung Ma wan Village

Фотограф: johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 ), На расстоянии 3.5 км отсюда

Ma Wan Village was orginally location at the present Yat Tung Estate. It moved to its present locatio...

Hong kong Tung chung Ma wan Village

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Описание для места - 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).


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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