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Virtual tour of the former British colony, Hong Kong. Photo

Виртуальная прогулка по бывшей британской колонии, Гонконгу. ФотоNow the Hong Kong administrative region of the PRC.

Hong Kong — former British colony — is situated on more than 260 Islands, the largest of which is the eponymous Hong Kong island.

Not everyone knows that a large part of Hong Kong remains undeveloped, since it is dominated by hills and mountains with steep slopes — from 1 104 km2 area of Hong Kong mastered by less than 25 %. The rest of the territory covered by greenery, about 40 % of the announced areas and reserves.

Local residents — a pair of monkeys. For certain this animal is a symbol of the city, for others an annoying pest. (Photo By Isaac Lawrence):

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Overgrown. Memorial Park of king George V in Hong Kong. (Photo By Bobby Yip | Reuters):

Виртуальная прогулка по бывшей британской колонии, Гонконгу. Фото

The Hong Kong police. (Photo By Alex Ogle):

Виртуальная прогулка по бывшей британской колонии, Гонконгу. Фото

The tram carries passengers from downtown to the top of Victoria peak.

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Since 1888 the “Peak tram” was the first funicular in Asia. Its length was 1350 meters and consisted of 5 stops. Now imagine that the angle of elevation of about 45 degrees. Well, isn’t it amazing technology for that time? (Photo By George Rose):

In 1842, Hong Kong was seized by Britain and became a colony under the Nanking Treaty. However, great area (not by population) part of Hong Kong called the New Territories were leased in 1898 for 99 years and this period was part of the British colony. (Photo By Anthony Wallace):

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The statue near the Po Lin monastery on Lantau island in Hong Kong. (Photo By Philippe Lopez):

Виртуальная прогулка по бывшей британской колонии, Гонконгу. Фото

Hong Kong homes-nests. (Photo By Tyrone Siu | Reuters):

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Inspection of the abandoned residential buildings in Hong Kong. (Photo By Tyrone Siu | Reuters):

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Residential neighborhoods occur in nature. (Photo By Lam Yik Fei):

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The annual swim in the Harbor in Hong Kong.

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Sometimes at sea you can admire the spectacular natural phenomenon which can be called boring word “bioluminescence”, a magic light on the sea. And the spectacle is fascinating and diverse and mysterious.

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International financial center in the fog.

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A significant attraction of Hong Kong island, the complex consists of two skyscrapers (1IFC and 2IFC), a shopping center IFC Mall and a 40-storey hotel “Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong”. Tower 2 is the second tallest building in Hong Kong, second only to the International commercial center (a height of 484 meters), the 15th highest in Asia and the 20th tallest in the world.(Photo By Philippe Lopez):

At the top of the hill Saikun. one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. Saicon is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, it is located in the South-Eastern part of New Territories. (Photo By Alex Ogle):

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The living and the dead. The graves on the slopes of the hill in front of residential buildings in Hong Kong. (Photo Kin Cheung):

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Well houses look intimidating. (Photo By Anthony Wallace):

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Cable car Ngong Ping 360, which leads to the Big Buddha, Po Lin monastery and Ngong Ping village. Why Ngong Ping 360? Because Ngong Ping is a district of Lantau island, and the 360 is a panoramic view of the booths. (Photo By James D. Morgan):

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Chinese New year in Hong Kong. (Photo By Lam Yik Fei):

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A lot of traffic. (Photo Peter Parks):

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Hong Kong pharmacy and four-legged assistant. (Photo By Anthony Wallace):

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The Victoria harbour is a natural harbour situated between Hong Kong island and Kowloon in Hong Kong. Sometimes this harbour is called “the pearl of the East”. (Photo By Anthony Wallace):

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Concrete jungle. (Photo By Alex Ogle):

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Hong Kong surfers. (Photo By Jessica Hromas):

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And it is also. (Photo by Dale de la Rey):

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Another gloomy house-well, never touched by the sun. (Photo By Anthony Wallace):

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Endless escalators in the Mall. (Photo By Alex Ogle):

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Suddenly the cow. Do not even say the landscape that is Hong Kong. But as already mentioned, they have used only 25% of the territory of Hong Kong, so such views are not uncommon here, just all used to other types. (Photo By Alex Ogle):

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For example, to such. General views of Hong Kong from Victoria peak. (Photo By George Rose):

Виртуальная прогулка по бывшей британской колонии, Гонконгу. Фото

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