Hong Kong is well known for its expansive skyline, deep natural harbour and extreme population density Towards the late 1970s, Hong Kong became established as a major entrepôt between the world and China.The city has developed into a major global trade hub and financial centre, and is regarded as a world city and one of the eight Alpha+ cities. It ranked fifth on the 2014 Global Cities Index after New York City, London, Tokyo and Paris.
Limited flat land created a necessity for dense infrastructure, and the city became a centre of modern architecture, earning Hong Kong the title of the world's most vertical city.Hong Kong has a highly developed public transportation network and 90 percent of the population, the highest rate in the world, relies on mass transit by road or rail. The city history as a British colony, also gives the city layers of history, and a great international wibe.
The City consists of 4 parts:
Hong Kong Island – This island, is where the city center of Hong Kong is siuated. A massive scenic skyline, overlooked by the victoria peak. In the city center one can also find a wide range of colonial buildings from the British colonial period, and the main business centers, soho and much more.
Kowlon – The Kowlon is part of the main land, and its main area is Tsim Sha Tsui, which faces towards victoria harbour and the Hong Kong Island. In addition to Tsim Sha Tsui, there are three other focus areas,Jordan,Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei.
Lantau - The largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. The island is well known for its Tian-tan Buddha statue, the wisdom paths and the Fishing Village.
New Territories – New territories are new areas given to Hong Kong after its expansion, these areas are well know for its heritage paths.