Three words with which I would describe Hong Kong: Wicked, rad & breathtaking! I really think it’s one of the coolest (if not the coolest) cities in the world. I love everything about Hong Kong because it combines it all: Flair, life, fashion, culture, business, multicultural and one hell of a skyline. There are about 7.650 skyscrapers in Hong Kong. This puts the city at the top of world rankings. It has more buildings higher than 35m than any other city. So why are there so many skyscrapers? Well, because there’s simply not enough space for so many people. Plus the steep hills on Hong Kong Island make it impossible to build there. Therefore the motto is “the higher, the better.”
Hong Kong is a big must for every traveller & explorer. We always tend to save it for last because it’s a good way of getting “back to reality” when travelling through the bush before ;)
I now want to share a couple of photos of this extraordinary megacity’s skyline:
Hong Kong skyline with the ship PlanetSolar in Victoria Harbour. PlanetSolar is the largest solar powered ship in the world & also the first one which is on its way around the world (with only solar power). It recently arrived in Hong Kong and we were lucky to be right there.
The sky has no limit in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong skyline at night just before the world famour laser light show started.
One of the most intriguing landmarks in Hong Kong is up at the Peak built by architect Terry Farrell.
The Kowloon Tower is the highest building in Hong Kong. 486 meters high with 100 storeys. It took about 8 years to build due to the very difficult ground situation. The basement is 26 meters deep and 6 meter thick to withstand the heavy storms that sometimes rock Hong Kong.
I wouldn't want to be the one in charge for keeping all the buildings so shiny...it's an endless job.
The view from the Peak.
This building in Wanchai is famour for its many bull's eyes.
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