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About Hong Kong

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is compact, so visitors are never too far from shopping and major sights. It also has an excellent transportation system so visitors can easily reach other areas, no matter where they stay. Most hotels are located in the heart of the city, in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island and in Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East in Kowloon. There are also a growing number of resort-style hotels in the New Territories that offer relaxing alternatives.

As one of the finest deep-water ports in the world, Victoria Harbour is one of Hong Kong's greatest assets, famous with its wonderful night scenes. Starting form 2004, a spectacular multimedia show named "A Symphony of Lights" has been launched and was awarded the world’s "Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records in 2005. The number of participating buildings has been expanded to involve 44 key buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The show creates a comprehensive vision of colored lights, laser beams and searchlights performing an unforgettable and impressive scene synchronized to music and exposition that shows the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong.

Public transportation via bus, ferry or train is efficient, relatively inexpensive and user-friendly. The system covers extension areas of Hong Kong with signs in English and Chinese.

English is very widely spoken. There will be no problems in communicating with people in most hotels, restaurants and even some taxis.

For further travel information about Hong Kong, please visit Hong Kong Tourism Board's website: www.discoverhongkong.com.

(Source: "Hong Kong Tourism Board")