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Interesting Facts About Hong Kong
Interesting Facts About Hong Kong

Hong Kong represents a beautiful combination of both the West and the East with the luxuries and fast-paced culture of the US and serene beauty and nature that can only be found in Asia. But what else do we know about this great land? Let us take a trip to Hong Kong and find out a little more with the interesting facts below:

•    The official name of Hong Kong is actually “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”

•    Spread over 1,092 square kilometers, Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and several other smaller islands

•    The emblem for the reunification of Hong Kong with China is Sousa Chinensis (the Chinese White Dolphin)

•    Literally translated, Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor”

•    Hong Kong was taken over by the British forces after the defeat of China in the Opium War of 1842

•    On July 1st, 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China

•    Hong Kong architects take Feng Shui into consideration when designing a building

•    Between April and May of each year, residents of Cheung Chau Island organize a bun festival in order to appease hungry ghosts that reside on the island

•    The residents of Hong Kong eat noodles on their birthday so that they live a long, blessed life

•    Residents of Hong Kong are not allowed to have private firework parties

•    Thanks to Hong Kong’s hilly terrain, you can find outdoor escalators in the Central district of the Island

•    The official languages of Hong Kong are Cantonese and English

•    Hong Kong boasts of more Rolls Royce cars per person than any other city in the world

•    Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers (classified as buildings with more than 14 floors) in the world with 2,000 – almost double of second-place New York City.

•    Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with more than 7 million people packed into 415 square miles – to put that in perspective, Delaware packs just under 900,000 people into 2,500 square miles

•    The Regent hotel in Tsim Sha Sui has been designed so that the dragons can pass through and feed at the harbor. There is a fountain to attract them and huge glass windows to allow them to pass through

•    Lucky numbers in Hong Kong are 2, 3, 6, 8 and 9 – unlucky numbers are 1, 4 and 7 (4 and 7 sound like the Chinese word for death)

•    At funerals, Hong Kong residents burn items that they think will help the deceased in the afterlife, such as money

•    Residents of Hong Kong worship several gods that represent different beliefs. People have different statues for gods representing fertility, longevity, and prosperity in their homes

•    98% of Hong Kong’s income goes to the top 3% of society

•    Hong Kong has the highest average IQ in the world at 107

•    Hong Kong has one of five Disneyland theme parks in the world

•    The Tsing Ma Bridge is the world’s longest road and rail suspension bridge and a landmark of Hong Kong

Now that you’re up-to-date on interesting facts of this great land, it’s time to book a Hong Kong vacation. Get a great deal when you book with Asia Impressions today!
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Sun May 19, 2013 at 02.13 AM
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T_T Says:
Sun May 12, 2013 at 01.27 AM
Just want to clarify. We don't burn 'money' lmao. That'd be expensive. We burn special 'ghost money' or 'joss paper' at funerals that is printed to look either like money, or to have emblems of things they may need.
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Sun May 05, 2013 at 09.50 AM
thank u for the interesting info
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