Travel Reports » Hong Kong

The metropolis of Hong Kong has been a Chinese Special Administrative Region since 1997, while maintaining a free market economy and a high degree of internal autonomy. It is located on the south coast of the People’s Republic of China in the mouth of the Pearl River. The 1,106 km² area of Hong Kong covers an irregularly shaped peninsula and 263 islands. One of the most popular excursion destinations is Victoria Peak, at 552 m the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. With over 7.5 million inhabitants and a significant economic and financial sector, Hong Kong is considered one of the cities with the highest cost of living in the world.