Situated at the north shore of Hong Kong Island, Causeway Bay is an energetic neighbourhood characterized by high-end malls, upscale boutiques and posh restaurants. This is a true microcosm on its own which has something to offer to everyone. The iconic Causeway Bay is a prime shopping destination and is internationally renowned for being an essential up-market fashion scene as well as a major international trade place. This dynamic place welcomes the wealthiest population from Hong Kong and provides a luxury lifestyle to its residents.
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.
The Ding Ding is the nickname given to Kong Kong's ancient trams. This authentic public transportation is worth experiencing and offers a kind of relief in this urban center, away from the crowded sidewalks. Its slow pace and many stops will give you plenty of time to admire your surroundings thanks to the upper deck.
The Noonday Gun is a former naval artillery piece mounted on a small enclosed site in Causeway Bay. This authentic tourist attraction consists in a stone thrown away with a naval canon from Houston Street every day at noon by an employee of multinational company Jardine Matheson. Legend says that the company fired the canon to salute one of their ships without seeking the approval of the governor. The governor was so annoyed that he ordered Jardine fire the gun at noon every day for evermore. However, historians don't agree with the origin of this tradition. You can also admire the beautiful harbour views.
The Hong Kong Central Library was established in 2001 and is the largest public library in the city. The institution enjoys the most comprehensive collection of the Hong Kong's libraries. Hosted in a splendid building, the arch-shaped entrance at the front elevation represents the Gate to Knowledge. Go inside to admire its remarkable architecture and have a break at the cafe.
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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