Hong Kong

wtorek, 30 lipca 2013

Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Macau. It is situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 1,104 km2 and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

Did you know that:
1. The Peak Tram became the first cable funicular in Asia in 1888 and remains one of the steepest and oldest cable railroads in the world. An average of over 11,000 people ride the Peak Tram every day or more than 4 million annually.
2. The 'father of fibre optic communications' and winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics is Professor Charles Kao from Hong Kong.
3. Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened in 2005, is the third Disney theme park outside the US and the first in China.
4. Mongkok has the world's highest population density with an average of 130,000 people per square kilometer.
5. It has the world's most affordable Michelin star rates dishes at less than USD2 per dish.
6. A unique brand of Cantonese popular music called Canton-pop originated and spread from Hong Kong to the rest of Asia.

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