Situated on the Northwestern side of the Hong Kong Island, Sheung Wan is an attractive old district characterized by the authentic and traditional Chinese spirit, beliefs and businesses. This elegant neighbourhood hosts numerous shops of all kinds in an eclectic atmosphere, which contributes to its charm. Everyone will agree that the exotic Sheung Wan is one-of-a-kind which has a lot to offer, and is a mix of old and new, from ancient temples and traditional Chinese dried food to futuristic skyscrapers, by ways of upmarket shopping centers. Sheung Wan will seduce you thanks to its attractive lifestyle, its luxury estates and well as its high-end shops.
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 Hollywood Road was one of the first roads built in Hong Kong. Laid by royal marine engineers, Hollywood Road has been one of the city's main thoroughfares for over a hundred years. Hollywood Road is also an important center of commerces. There is no better place in the world to find top quality Chinese antiques, from Ming vases to the jade pieces Hong Kong has become famous for.
The Hong Kong Museum of History is dedicated to the history and customs of the former British colony. Throughout eight galleries, the museum will make you travel, the Hong Kong's prehistory to its retrocession to China. To make it more fun, the museum created attractive exhibitions with numerous copies of traditional houses and shops as well as a reconstitution of the Central District in the 1850s. The museum is a must-see attraction that will seduce every member of the family.
The Kowloon Peninsula is a peninsula that forms the southern part of the main landmass in the territory of Hong Kong. This is one of the most lively areas in Hong Kong and also one of the most cosmopolitan: Chinese, European, Indian, African people live together in this part of the city. Former district of Bruce Lee and his teacher Ip Man, Kowloon is an authentic destination which will make you discover another facet of the fascinating Hong Kong.
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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