In the South of Hong Kong island, Repulse Bay is famous for its white sandy beach.
This posh district attracts a lot of expatriate families and many celebrities of Hong Kong have their private estates there. This expensive residential area is one of the city dwellers' favorite places to spend weekends and holidays. In this neighborhood of choice, which combines skyscrapers and luxury properties, you will enjoy a stunning view on the Bay and on the South China Sea. Its wealthy residents have chosen Repulse Bay to live thanks to all its high-end amenities (supermarkets, banks, medical services, trendy restaurants, upscale malls such as The Pulse which is by the beach). Repulse Bay is therefore one of the finest spots to enjoy high quality of life in a peaceful environment with a great view on the ocean.
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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.
This beach is conductive to relaxation, promenades and sunbath because it is most of the time a sunny place. You can admire the magnificent sunset on Repulse Bay beach too. This white sandy beach attracts both tourists and local people thanks to its extensive facilities (showers, bathrooms, lifeguards, parking spaces, safety shark nets). In the shape of a crescent, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Life Saving Society house on the beach has been built in the pure Chinese tradition, with a ceiling decorated with splendid dragons.
Along the beach, the colonial-style Repulse Bay building gathers luxury design boutiques, gastronomic restaurants and sumptuous apartments.
This temple, which is located in Repulse Bay, was built in honour of fishermen' protectors. It is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong. Huge statues of the Kwun Yum and Tin Hau divinities overhang the charming Chinese gardens which lead to the Repulse Bay beach. The Goddess of the Sea, Tin Hau, is very popular in Hong Kong because she is the protector of fishermen and sailors, who represent a large part of the Hong Kong population. If you cross the Longevity Bridge, the legend says your life will be prolonged for three days.
Built in the 19th century by the architect I. M. Kadri, this mosque is the biggest one in Hong Kong and it is situated in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, where a large part of the Pakistani and African communities live. It can welcome 3,000 believers in its various prayer rooms but it also has a library, and a clinic. Thanks to its white marble walls and floor, it has an ethereal aspect.
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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