Hong Kong is a wild mix of now fading colonialism, traditional Chinese culture, dense winding streets and beautiful mountainous islands -- all made more interesting by China's attempts to government a Capitalist enclave under Communism. Especially worth seeing is Lantau, which is (until they finish the new airport) sparsely inhabited and has great beaches and hiking. Hong Kong is one of the most accessible ways of escaping the the clutter of North East Asia if you need a break. I visited Hong Kong in June 1991 and October, 1996. Now that China has control and is slowly tightening its control, Hong Kong is set to change very quickly.
My Photographs of Hong Kong:
HK at night is a riot of color. The neon can be overwhelming
Even the parking signs are vibrant.
The Jumbo floating restaurant, which sits on a large barge
in Aberdeen. As Scottish as the name might sound, Aberdeen is full
of old fishing boats where people live.
Inside Chungking Mansions, which is like a crossroads of
the world -- and full of very cheap and centrally located hotels.
This place was truly Blade Runner Land. How long the Chinese will let this valuable parcel of land go undeveloped
is anybody's guess.
In Hong Kong (like Taiwan) religion is alive and well.
This an entrance to a famous Buddhist monastery on Lantau Island.
There are still many places of natural beauty left in Hong
The hike up from the monastery to the top of the mountain gives an incredible view of the territory.
My Favorite Hong Kong Link
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