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  Hong Kong - MSN Encarta
Hong Kong is bordered on the north by Guangdong Province and on the east, west, and south by the South China Sea.
Hong Kong’s mainland portion consists of the urban area of Kowloon and a portion of the New Territories, a large area that became part of Hong Kong in 1898.
Hong Kong is among the leading trading centers in the world, and shipping and trade continue to be important aspects of its economy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561507/Hong_Kong.html   (2129 words)

  
 Country Pages: Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hong Kong, S.A.R. (Special Administrative Region) is composed of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands.
Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland on the northern side of the harbor, and Hong Kong Island is on the south side facing Kowloon.
Although Hong Kong was affected by the Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s and has experienced rising unemployment, falling property prices and close to zero growth in recent years, it is still a vibrant financial center and one of the world's great cities.
www.cies.org /country/hongkong.htm   (2187 words)

  
 Travel Channel :: Fodor's Guides :: Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
When the 78-square-km (30-square-mi) island of Hong Kong was ceded to the British after the Opium War of 1841, it consisted, in the infamous words of the British minister at the time, of "barren rock" whose only redeeming feature was the adjacent deep-water harbor.
They came to Hong Kong poorer than their families had been in generations, yet by virtue of their labor, their descendants are the wealthiest generation yet.
Hong Kong has always lived and breathed commerce, and it is the territory's shrines to Mammon that will make the strongest impression when you first arrive.
travel.discovery.com /destinations/fodors/hongkong/overview.html   (999 words)

  
 Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hong Kong remains an enigma and a curious anomaly for mainland China as well as the rest of the world.
Although on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong was handed back to China it remains one of the most capitalist driven cities in the world.
The north part of the island is a packed urban landscape while the central part of the island is mountainous and protected as a park.
www.rizbee.com /2000/China/hongkong.htm   (518 words)

  
 Hong Kong travel guide
Hong Kong (Heung Gong in Cantonese, Xianggang in Mandarin, meaning "fragrant harbour") has the big city specials like smog, odour, 7 million elbows and an insane love of clatter and the city.
Hong Kong is divided into four main areas - Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands.
Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland, on the northern side of Victoria Harbour; Hong Kong Island is on the southern side of the harbour facing Kowloon.
www.world66.com /asia/northeastasia/china/hongkong   (726 words)

  
 Hong Kong Hotels and travel Guide with shopping and Hong Kong information
Hong Kong hotels, attractions, and nightlife; an essential collection of must-knows for every venture to Asia’s storybook city.
Cross the water to Hong Kong Island and enter the intimate comfort of The Ritz-Carlton.
Hong Kong is renowned for restaurants featuring a vast array of culinary delights from across China, as well as for fine international fare.
www.hong-kong-hotels.ws /ibis-north-point   (695 words)

  
 Ibis North Point in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, North Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ibis North Point is located in a commercial district of Hong Kong, two miles from the Central District, and 25 miles from Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong Island, connected by an underground rail (MTR) to mainland Kowloon, has the smartest shopping centres, social clubs and residential areas.
Ferries cross from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island with the regularity of a heartbeat.
www.asia-hotel.net /ibis-north-point-hong-kong-island-hong-kong   (351 words)

  
 See You in Asia 2006 | About Hong Kong
Hong Kong became an integral part of China in 221 BC, but it was not until the Song Dynasty that the port flourished in the trade of silk and pottery.
Although a third of Hong Kong's population lives in new towns constructed in the New Territories, the area has some scenic escapes, including the Sai Kung Peninsula, in the east, which is an unspoiled playground for hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters.
Hong Kong's cuisine is renowned for its exotic fusion of Eastern and Western flavors along with a wide variety of culinary delights.
www.seeyouinasia.com /hong_kong.html   (2126 words)

  
 Hong Kong hotels, cheap hotel reservations, accommodation and vacations
Hong Kong's history and culture are fascinating and it is well worth taking some time out to experience all that the region has to offer.
Hong Kong is a dazzling blend of diversity and sophistication.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, one of the world's legendary grand hotels, is conveniently located in the heart of Kowloon on Victoria Harbour.
www.all-hotels.com /hong-kong-hotels.htm   (1140 words)

  
 Hong Kong District Council election at AllExperts
District Council elections () are held in Hong Kong when the 18 district councils, totalling 400 elected members (as at 2003) require renewal.
Each of the districts represents the area named in its name and its environs.
There were historically 19 districts but Mong Kok District was subsequently merged with Yau Tsim District into Yau Tsim Mong District, an interesting name which incorporates words from three major areas of the district into its name.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/ho/hong_kong_district_council_election.htm   (238 words)

  
 Hong Kong Island travel guide
Hong Kong Island is the glitzy big brother of Kowloon - a tightly packed, towering paean to market capitalism that hasn't been dented one jot by Chinese rule.
Hong Kong Island is steep, so if your'e heading away from the harbour, do as the locals do and ride the 800m outdoor escalator.
In true Hong Kong style the main viewing deck is on the roof of a large shopping mall.
www.world66.com /asia/northeastasia/china/hongkong/hongkongisland   (391 words)

  
 Central Area Happy Valley North Point and Sheung Wan Hong Kong Hotel
From this spectacular vantage point all of Hong Kong unfolds before you in a breathtaking panorama of the city, the harbour, Kowloon and the dramat....
It is Hong Kong’s first post-modern building, strategically located within two blocks of the major financial institutions and the Stock Exchange.
Harbour Plaza North Point hotel, Hong Kong is a beautiful property, though not located close to all that Hong Kong has to offer is not too far away from the activities and enables guests to experience a more typical non-tourist area.....
www.yourrooms.com /hongkong_hotels/hong_kong/destination/central.htm   (455 words)

  
 UrbanRail.Net > Asia > HONG KONG Mass Transit Railway
The Tram runs between the East and West of the North shore of the HK Island, along the busiest trunk road of the island, and spans to the Happy Valley Racecourse in a little loop.
In comparison with the north shore of the island, the southern district is much less populous.
The city of Hong Kong was handed over to China by the British government in 1997, but still it has a special status within the huge country.
de.geocities.com /m_hong_kong/hong-kong.htm   (1892 words)

  
 Ibis North Point Hotel - Discounting Ibis North Point Hotel in Hong Kong Hotel Hong kong
The Ibis North Point Hotel (formerly known as the Century Inn North Point) is a budget hotel which provides all the comfort and facilities a leisure or business traveler might need on a visit to Hong Kong.
As the Ibis North Point Hotel aims to keep their rates low, they have emphasized functionality at the expense of spaciousness and have managed to make the small rooms quite comfortable and user-friendly.
Located in North Point, a fast developing commercial district on Hong Kong Island, the Hotel Ibis Hong Kong provides for convenient connection to all forms of transportation.
www.resorthotel.net /hong_kong/hotels/ibis_north_point.htm   (281 words)

  
 DiscoverHongKong - Touring Around - Hong Kong Walks
Catch intriguing glimpses of daily life in Hong Kong with a stroll through time in the Central and Western District.
This is the wholesale centre of Hong Kong’s thriving herbal medicine trade.
This grey building with its Doric-style columns and facade was built in 1864 and stands as testimony to Hong Kong’s colonial heritage.
www.discoverhongkong.com /eng/touring/hkwalks/ta_walk_walk1.jhtml   (1435 words)

  
 Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza North Point - Traveler Reviews - Great location, excellent service - TripAdvisor
As the name implies, the hotel is situated in North Point, not exactly the main place to be in Hong Kong Island.
The MTR (Hong Kong's subway system) is just across the street and will get you anywhere in no time at all and certainly no expense at all.
Local calls within Hong Kong are charged for HKG 5 (around USD 0.50) per call, which is the normal rate in Hong Kong.
tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g294217-d302331-r3636114-Harbour_Plaza_North...   (957 words)

  
 50 Places @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hong Kong is one of the greatest maritime cities there has ever been—noisy, boisterous, cluttered, and vibrant.
I left Hong Kong in the royal yacht Britannia in the early hours of the morning on July 1, 1997.
Explore Hong Kong with Jan Morris, renowned author of Among the Cities, in the October 1999 issue of TRAVELER.
www.nationalgeographic.com /traveler/hongkong.html   (299 words)

  
 Hong Kong Disneyland | Discover More...
In a ceremonial handover on Main Street, U.S.A. where the vintage vehicle will be displayed, Brian Cusson, Senior Vice President of North District, UPS Asia Pacific Region, presented Bill Ernest, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, with a quaint, old-fashioned key to the car.
As the Official Express Delivery Sponsor of Hong Kong Disneyland, UPS also offers guests a chance to share a touch of Disney's magic with their family and friends without having to leave the theme park.
The Hong Kong Disneyland Annual Pass was launched on September 29, 2006 allowing guests to experience the park as many times as they wish for one year starting from the issue date of the Annual Pass.
corporate.hongkongdisneyland.com /eng/discover/20061004.html   (639 words)

  
 North District, Hong Kong - China-related Topics NM-NP - China-Related Topics
North District (北區) is the northernmost district of the districts of Hong Kong18 districts of Hong Kong.
According to the statistics in the district, 70% of the population stays in the public estates in the new town of Fanling-Sheung Shui.
It is served by KCR East Rail, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway and Sha Tau Kok Road.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/North_District,_Hong_Kong   (227 words)

  
 Sham Chun River at AllExperts
It formed part of the limit of the lease of the New Territories in 1898 in the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory (also Second Convention of Peking).
It lies in the North District of Hong Kong, and the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong.
Some 1 km² of land had become Hong Kong's territory after the works.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/sh/sham_chun_river.htm   (260 words)

  
 Lan Kwai Fong: Hong Kong's International Nightlife District 1/2 | Asian American Intelligence | GoldSea
The decor is a cross between post-apocalyptic and nouvelle redlight district.
The only drawback is the possibility of having to stand in line to get in, but if you do, it is with the consoling knowledge that what awaits will be worth the wait.
It's known for employing some of Hong Kong's top DJs and attracting a smattering of local celebrities.
goldsea.com /Asiagate/Entertainment/hongkong.html   (562 words)

  
 Hotel Hotel Ibis Hong Kong North Point: Hotels in Hong Kong offers - Hotel in North Point Deals- Offers for Hotels ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hotel Ibis North Point is located in the commercial district, North Point.
It is only 100 meter from the North Point MTR station, Exit A. The bus terminal and tram stop is walking distance too and it is just 3 kms away from Causeway Bay, 5 kms away from Central and 46 kms away from Hong Kong International Airport.
4 kms to city centre, 46 kms to the nearest airport (hong kong island), 1 minute walk to the nearest metro station (north point), 8 km to the nearest station (kowloon train station), 1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 4 km to the nearest fair site (hk convention and exhibition ctr)
interhotel.com /hong_kong/en/hoteles/153535.html   (315 words)

  
 North District, Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Location within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
North District (Traditional Chinese: 北區) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
The North District is about 168 km² in area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_District,_Hong_Kong   (297 words)

  
 Newton Inn North Point Hotel Hong Kong Hong Kong - Discount Hotel Rates
The Newport Inn North Point is located in the bustling commercial district of North Point.
The Newton Inn offers easy access to the MTR subway station, the shopping mecca of Causeway Bay, and the Hong Kong Convention Center and Exhibition Center.
The Newport Inn North Point is convenient to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
www.viadestinations.com /hongkong/hong-kong/newton-inn-north-point.htm   (340 words)

  
 Image:Flag of Hong Kong.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English: The flag of Hong Kong, latest version was derived from here.
Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Far East Masonic Benevolence Fund
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 Hong Kong Photo Gallery
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a city of 7 million located on the South China Sea.
A second annexation took place following the next Opium War in 1860, and in 1898, the New Territories countryside was leased for 99 years.
On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule under the 'One Country, Two Systems' system.
www.globalphotos.org /hongkong.htm   (127 words)

  
 Reference List - HONG KONG INTHE TIME PAST
Leung, Ping-wa, ‘Heritage of the Central and Western District,’ Hong Kong: Central and Western Provisional District Board, 1999.
Lim, Patrick, “Discovering Hong Kong's Cultural Heritage in the New Territories”, Hong Kong: Oxford University Press (China) Ltd.,2002.
Hong Kong: The Open University of Hong Kong.
file.pokok.edu.hk /~cf2005/english/reference/index.htm   (647 words)

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