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Hong Kong, China City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

Hong Kong, China City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

SKU: HK1
This panoramic photograph of Hong Kong was taken by James Blakeway. It features a magnificent twilight view of Victoria Harbor with downtown Hong Kong to the right and Kowloon to the left. The tall building centered in the photograph with two white antennae is the Bank of China Tower and to its right with the pyramid-shaped roof is Central Plaza. The territory had been under British control since 1841 and returned to China in 1997. Hong Kong, one of the world's major financial centers, capitalizes on its time zone advantages and keeps four stock exchanges open aroud the clock.
Hong Kong, China City Skyline Panorama

Hong Kong, China City Skyline Panorama

SKU: HK2
This panorama of Hong Kong was taken by James Blakeway. The area across Victoria Harbor on the left is known as Kowloon and to the right is downtown Hong Kong. Centered in downtown, with its pyramid shaped roof and single spire, is the 78-story Central Plaza. The tall building centered in the photograph, with its two white antennae, is Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong was taken by the British Empire in the 19th Century and handed back to China in 1997. It is now a Special Administrative Region in the People's Republic of China. Hong Kong is a major seaport, financial center and business hub.
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Hong Kong Skyline Pictures

Hong Kong is one of the most populated cities in the world, surrounded by the brilliantly blue waters of the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. The city is internationally known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor, making it a world leader in shipping and finance.

The region was originally settled between 35,000 and 39,000 years ago, and became one of the first points of contact between British sailors and Chinese tradesmen during the 1800s. Rapid development during that time brought sudden population growth responsible for the Hong Kong skyline we know today. Victoria Harbor has been the focus of construction and the location of most skyscrapers seen in modern Hong Kong pictures. A major attraction, streets lining the harbor have many shops and points of interest popular with both residents and tourists.

Perhaps the most famous building to be spotted in a Hong Kong skyline picture is the Bank of China Tower, the first building outside the U.S. to exceed 1,000 feet in height. Bank of China Tower stands out in Hong Kong pictures because of its irregular shape and triangular mirrored panels. Central Plaza is another skyscraper easy to spot - with a pyramid-shaped spire, it reaches 1,227 feet in height and was completed in 1995.

With one of the most highly developed transportation systems in the world, Hong Kong skyline panoramas display a city traversed by rail, bus and ferry, and a favorite tourist destination via cruise ship. A world leader in international finance, Hong Kong takes advantage of its time zone status and has four stock exchanges within the city that are open 24 hours a day, making the city a popular destination for business. Whether visiting the city for work or for pleasure, Hong Kong skyline pictures show us a diverse city running around the clock, bringing something exciting and new for travelers and residents alike to enjoy at any hour of the day.

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