Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas
Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA
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.