Admiralty is situated in a top location at the center of Hong Kong with views across the harbour. This former military base became an enclave of high-end hotels and malls and is characterized by one of the richest colonial histories in Hong Kong. Nowadays, Admiralty is the financial and political heart of the city, and welcomes the wealthiest population of the island. It has a lot to offer in terms of dynamism, attractiveness and quality of life.
Hong Kong always attracts more foreign investors, and it has a considerable consequence on the real-estate prices, which have skyrocketed in the past few years. In 2014, prices increased by 12% and reached new heights: some luxury properties have been sold 185,000 euros per square meter, despite the legal measures taken by the Government to calm down the housing market. This phenomenon can be explained by the fact that the number of building plot did not rise these past years, which led to a frenetic increase of the existing properties. According to experts, Hong Kong is considered as the most expensive city in the world and this tendency is not ready to change as Hong Kong appeals to Chinese elite and very wealthy foreign businessmen every year.
Hong-Kong has a subtropical wet climate which is characterized by milld temperatures all along the year. From May to September, temperatures are at their highest but this period is characterized by a predominant rainy weather and typhoons, which mainly occur in September. The moisture is important and easily reaches 90%. However, it can be interesting to visit Hong Kong during this period as there are various incredible events such as the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival in June or the Mid-Autumn Festival in August.
From October to April, it is the best period to visit Hong Hong as climate is pleasant and rains are reduced. Temperatures can be cool in January and February. There is a little moisture and possible mist. This period is the ideal one if you want to attend the Chinese New Year in Hong Hong, which is a massive and unprecedented event for foreign visitors.
The months of November to December represent the perfect period to fully enjoy Hong Kong. The weather is sunny and temperature are comfortable. Rains are rare and there is less moisture. Besides, in November, Hong Kong welcomes the International Cricket Sixes, which is said to be an unmissable event. For this reason, the city becomes crowded during this period.
Built in 1847, the Mo Man Temple is one of the oldest in Hong Kong and definitely one of the most beautiful. This unique tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo) was, in addition to be a place of worship, a court of arbitration for local disputes when trust was thin between the Chinese and the colonialists. By walking inside, you will have the chance to observe the rituals and religious practices.
This palace is an iconic building of the city and it is possible to enjoy its luxury thanks to outstanding service, cosy atmosphere and discrete echo of a string quartet. Discover the Hong Kong affluence having a cup of tea at the Peninsula. Both a monument and an icon of the city, this prestigious international palace was considered as the "best hotel at the East of Suez" in 1928, few years after its opening.
The Good Wish Gardens are situated around the Sik Sik Won Tai Sin Temple. Renowned for being particularly colourful, this lush park is a perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The area is home to several pavillons, connected by covered walkways, with green space which feature a waterfall leaping into a pond and several rock compositions. Discover this peaceful spot to spend a leisure time with your family and friends.
Hong-Kong is situated in the South-East of the People's Republic of China and is composed of more than 230 islands and a part of the continental territory. It is mainly made of mountainous relief and it has an exceptional deep water port. In 1842 the island of Hong Kong was given up to the United Kingdom. However, in July 1997, the Hong Kong territories were retroceded to China and they became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, with a high degree of autonomy. Very urbanized, Hong Kong is a leading financial and commercial area and has a mature economic market and an active domestic consumption.
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