Lots of construction is an indicator of a lively economy, and Hong Kong is indeed a booming city. There are new buildings going up everywhere. The beauty of these modern skyscrapers is evident in not only in how architecturally interesting and polished they are, but also how well they complement the landscape. Hong Kong is a city of hills, and these gorgeous new buildings seem to grow organically out of the hillside.
The Bank of China Tower in the Admiralty area of the city.
Clean, modern, and almost utopistic, like one of the
Star Trek sets. Except this is real. (Lantau Island)
Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
Daytime view from Victoria Peak.
Old and new coexist on the water. Luxury yachts anchor
near old fishing vessels. (Aberdeen Harbour)
This old temple is dedicated to Tin Hau, the goddess of seafarers. It is one
of the oldest in HK. The spiral hanging things are huge incense sticks.
A busy street in an older part of town. There really are
a LOT of people in Hong Kong. 8 million to be precise.
A modern apartment building. Note the open area in the
middle. Feng Shui rules are applied to construction.
A stall at the Jade Market.
The bird market. Cats and dogs in the city are rare, space is
simply too tight in HK. People have birds and fish as pets.
Colorful banners and signs advertise businesses and products.
This building, still under construction, reminded
me of the Waikiki Landmark in Hawaii.
The metro is cheap, fast, modern, and impeccably clean.
Hong Kong is famous for great shopping. The Mong Kok area
in Kowloon is one of the most popular shopping destinations.
A truly amazing city, Hong Kong it is changing at a rapid pace. I do hope I get to visit it again.