Hong Kong map
Here is a satellite view that shows Hong Kong.
Google Maps: Searchable Map of Hong Kong
City Coordinates: 22°16’42” N 114°10’28.9” E
Hong Kong is an independent administrative territory of China. Until 1997, it was an English colony and, according to the latest data, its population is already more than 14,000,000 inhabitants, which in a territory of 1104 km² makes it one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
Hong Kong’s official languages are Chinese and English but they are not only the official languages. The Cantonese is the regional and official language also.
The megapolis is located in Southeast China and part of it rests on the South China Sea. It is divided into 18 administrative districts:
- At first is the Islands district – with the biggest area of all districts.
- Secondly is the most populated district (with almost 650 000 people) – Sha Tin
- The third biggest district is Yuen Long
- The district with the most density (/km²) is Kwun Tong
The full list of all districts contains also Wong Tai Sin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City ,Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung, Tai Po, Kwai Tsing, Southern, Tuen Mun, Central and Western, Wan Chai, Eastern and at least North.
You can visit the map of the four administrative regions of the Hong Kong Island
Please find a map of the nine new administrative areas of the so-called New Territories here.
See the map of the five administrative districts of Kowloon Peninsula
Hong Kong geography
Because most of Hong Kong’s territory is occupied by steep rocks and mountains, only 25% of it is used intensively, and 40% of it are urbanized parks and gardens. The highest point is the Tai Mo Shan Peak, which rises at an altitude of 957 m above sea level and offers exceptional 360 degree views.
The city is an exceptionally modern, urbanized and industrialized city in which mostly Chinese people live, but they are highly disciplined and constantly practicing the good manners and mores that are inherent in Chinese culture.
For the Chinese, to be disciplined is a way of life that they respect and show not only at work and at home, but even when simply walking along the street.
Hong Kong Island is said to be one of the most luxurious and modern urban areas in the world. Dozens of ultra-expensive hotels, as well as the only hotel of gold in the world.
The price per night in this hotel can reach 25,000$.
One of the landmarks of Hong Kong is a peak called The Peak, from which you can see the skyscrapers of the megapolis and everything around.
Hong Kong panorama view
On this place, you can visit some of the most interesting museums and galleries you can find in this map of the Kowloon Museums.
Don’t miss the bazaar of jade works to buy a great memory from there.
Then visit the Clock Tower in Victoria Park also.
The authorities have taken care to build an impressive metro system that can take you literally to any major landmark in the city. The ten lines – MTR – are designed to cover every important point of the megapolis.
See the megapolis’s metro map also here.
When you are in the city, go to the Tsz Wan Court, which is also one of the most interesting temples and has managed to preserve an age-old history in itself. For a few laps, you can learn interesting things from Chinese mythology thanks to the sculptures and frescoes there that adorn the corridors and halls of the temple.
You can get there by seeing this map of Tsz Wan Court.
Wong Tai Sin
The temple, where prayers are allegedly heard, attracts pilgrims from distant lands that have come a long way to express their prayers and confessions. The temple is also famous for the rituals of predicting the future. Kau cim is a method by which the predictions written on wooden sticks are mixed in a bamboo cup. The temple impresses with its architecture and we recommend visiting it.
The city is famous for its cable cars that can take you to some landmarks (such as the Observatory, for example) and some peaks from which you can explore the megapolis.
Here you can see a map of Hong Kong Cable Cars.
Tian Tan Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha is one of the Buddha’s 5 largest statues. It was made of bronze and was completed on December 29, 1993, which is a special day for the Chinese who consider this day Buddha’s Day of Enlightenment. It is located in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island in the megapolis.
Po Lin Monastery and the Buddha statue can be visited between 10 am and 5:30 pm, bearing in mind that the entry to the statue is paid and the visit outside is free of charge.
Hong Kong points of interest
If you are visiting Hong Kong, there are several places that you should also visit:
- The Hong Kong Museum of History
- The Hong Kong Heritage Museum
- The Peak
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Lantau Island
Useful information Hong Kong
Basically currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD); 1 ЕUR = 8.865 HKD (not fixed)
Business hours: Banks, retail outlets and government offices are open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm or from 9 am to 5 pm. Many of the malls remain open until 9 pm.
Websites for Hong Kong: http://www.discoverhongkong.com , https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/ , https://www.hongkongairport.com/
Emergency phone numbers:
Fire Brigade: 999
First Aid: 999
What do you also need to know?
Except General Post Office and Airport Post Office, all other post offices will be closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. The business hours of the two post offices on Sundays and Public Holidays are as follows:
|Post Office||Address||Business Hours on Sundays||Business Hours on Public Holidays|
|General Post Office||2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong||12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
(Postshop will be closed)
|12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
(Postshop will be closed)
|Airport Post Office||7T082, Passenger Terminal Building, 1 Cheong Hong Road,
Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island
|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm||8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm|
Country code: +852
220V, you may need an adapter for your electronic devices. In Hong Kong the power plugs and sockets are of type G and D.
There are a lot of pharmacies in each districts.
Basically Hong Kong is one of the healthiest places in the world. Because of its early health education, professional health services, and well-developed health care and medication system.
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