Asia’s world city has more than 7,600 skyscrapers

China | Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s top 10 attractions are popular for good reason. Those who came here before you voted with their feet and this was their verdict. If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum. With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square. Taoist temples and Edwardian edifices nestle between skyscrapers, people trade on international markets and light incense to bodhisattvas...When faced with the challenge of a lack of available land, Hong Kong decided to look up. Today, Asia’s world city has more than 7,600 skyscrapers, high-rises and other iconic buildings that make it a living showcase of the best in international contemporary architecture.

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