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Hong Kong - a former British colony - is located on more than 260 islands, the largest of which is the eponymous island of Hong Kong. Not everyone knows that the majority of Hong Kong still remains undeveloped, since it is dominated by hills and mountains with steep slopes - from 1104 km² area of ​​Hong Kong utilized less than 25%. The rest of the territory is covered with greenery from it about 40% of announced recreation areas and nature reserves.

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The locals - a pair of monkeys. For some it is the animal - symbol of the city, for others - an annoying pest. (Photo by Isaac Lawrence):

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thickets. King George V Memorial Park in Hong Kong. (Photo by Bobby Yip | Reuters):

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The Hong Kong police. (Photo by Alex Ogle):

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Tram carries passengers from city center to the top of Victoria Peak.

Since 1888 "Peak Tram" was the first funicular railway in Asia. Its length amounted to 1350 m and consisted of 5 stops. Now imagine that the lead angle of about 45 degrees. Well do not wonder whether the technology at that time? (Photo by George Rose):

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In 1842, Hong Kong was captured by Britain and became its colony under the Treaty of Nanking. However, large area (non-public) part of Hong Kong, m. N. New Territories, was leased in 1898 for 99 years, and this period was part of the British colony. (Photo by Anthony Wallace):

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Statues near the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. (Photo: Philippe Lopez):

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The Hong Kong-dwelling ant home. (Photo by Tyrone Siu | Reuters):

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Inspection abandoned residential buildings in Hong Kong. (Photo by Tyrone Siu | Reuters):

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Residential areas come to the country. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei):

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The annual swim in the harbor in Hong Kong.

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Sometimes the sea, you can admire the magnificent natural phenomenon, which can be called boring word "bioluminescence", but you can - magical glow of the sea. And the spectacle is fascinating and diverse and mysterious.

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International Financial Center in the fog.

The significant attraction of Hong Kong Island, the complex consists of two skyscrapers (1IFC and 2IFC), IFC Mall shopping center and a 40-storey hotel "Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong". Tower 2 is the second tallest building in Hong Kong, second only to International Commerce Center (altitude 484 meters), the 15th highest in Asia and the 20th tallest in the world (Photo: Philippe Lopez).:

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At the top of the hill Sai Kung District. one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. Sai Kung District - one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, it is located in the south-eastern part of the New Territories. (Photo by Alex Ogle):

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Living and the Dead. Graves on the hillside in front of residential buildings in Hong Kong. (Photo by Kin Cheung):

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House Wells look intimidating. (Photo by Anthony Wallace):

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Ngong Ping 360 cable car that leads to the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and the village of Ngong Ping. Why Ngong Ping 360? Because Ngong Ping - is an area of ​​Lantau Island and the 360 ​​- it's panoramic views of the booths. (Photo by James D. Morgan):

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Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei):

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heavy traffic. (Photo by Peter Parks):

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The Hong Kong pharmacy and a four-legged assistant. (Photo by Anthony Wallace):

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Victoria Bay - a natural harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong. Sometimes this harbor is called "Pearl of the Orient". (Photo by Anthony Wallace):

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Concrete Jungle. (Photo by Alex Ogle):

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Hong Kong surfers. (Photo by Jessica Hromas):

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And this, too. (Photo by Dale de la Rey):

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Another gloomy house-well, which does not look the sun. (Photo by Anthony Wallace):

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The endless escalators at the mall. (Photo by Alex Ogle):

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Suddenly a cow. Even you could not tell by the landscape, it's Hong Kong. But as already mentioned, it is mastered only 25% of the territory of Hong Kong, so that such views are not uncommon here, just all got used to other types. (Photo by Alex Ogle):

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For example, to such. General view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak. (Photo by George Rose):

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