Hong Kong is a city and special administrative region of China in the eastern part of the Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea. In 1842, after the First Opium War, Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire, and the Qing Empire ceded the island after its defeat.
Hong Kong is a highly developed area and ranks fourth in the UN Human Development Index. The city is also home to the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world, and its inhabitants have some of the highest life expectancy rates in the world.
There are two ports in Hong Kong where liners arrive: Ocean Terminal and Kai Tak Terminal. Most of the liners dock at the Kai Tak Terminal, on the terminal website you can find out which terminal this or that liner arrives at.
Kai Tak Terminal Port website: www.kaitakcruiseterminal.com.hk
Ocean Terminal Port website: www.oceanterminal.com.hk
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Ocean Terminal (香港 海运 大厦 邮轮 码头) is located in the city center. Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station on the Red Line is nearby. The first way to get from the airport is by bus 21. The Tsim Sha Tsui stop is the last stop on the line. The second and fastest way to get to the port is by Aeroexpress to Kowloon station. Tickets can be purchased online and will be cheaper. The station has a luggage storage room. Next to the terminal is the Star Ferry Marina, from which you can sail across Victoria Bay directly to Hong Kong Island.
Port Kai Tak Terminal （香港 启 德 邮轮 码头） is a terminal that has opened on the former runway of Kai Tak Airport. Near the port there is a green line of the metro - Kowloon Bay. Green bus (Green minibus) 86 runs from Telford Gardens stop to the terminal. There is also a free shuttle from Telford Gardens Shopping Center, which is close to the tube. Bus (Citybus) A22 runs every 15 minutes from the airport to Kowloon Bay Station. Travel time is approximately one hour. By taxi (to the departure terminal) the journey will take about an hour.
A popular and famous landmark in Hong Kong is the observation deck at Victoria Peak. An unforgettable view of the city opens from the site; you can climb the Peak by funicular (the starting station of the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus funicular). Also on the Peak is one of the museums of the world Madame Tussauds network.
Avenue of Stars. The mall is modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located along the Victoria Waterfront of Victoria Harbor at Tsim Sha Tsui. Along the 440-meter promenade, the story of Hong Kong's century-old cinematography is told through inscriptions on nine red pillars. Memorial plaques in honor of celebrities are installed on the embankment. Some tablets contain handprints and autographs of stars contained in the cement, but most of the tablets only contain the names of celebrities since they died. A 2.5-meter bronze statue of Bruce Lee was installed along the Avenue of Stars in 2005.
On the embankment, in addition to the alley, there is the New World Center, the Museum of Art, the Space Museum, the Cultural Center and the Clock Tower.
Nan Lian Garden is a classical Chinese garden in the Wong Yin Chin area of the mountain town of Manika. The garden has an area of 3.5 hectares. It is designed in the Tang Dynasty style with hills, bodies of water, trees, rocks and wooden structures. There is also a gallery of boulders. Among the picturesque mountain ranges, the park is another highlight of Chinese mythology.
Monastery of 10,000 Buddhas is a Buddhist temple of the mid-20th century located in Sha Tin. In fact, this is not a monastery, since there are no monks in the complex. The monastery is run exclusively by lay people. Both the temple and the pagoda are listed as Class III Historic Buildings by the Hong Kong government.
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