Photos - Hongkong (China) 

The name "Hong Kong" literally means "fragrant harbour" and dates back to the days when fragrant wood products were traded in the harbor of present-day Aberdeen. Hong Kong was occpied by the British in 1841 during the First Opium War. The British influence was further extended 20 years later after the Second Opium War. In 1898 British took a lease on the island of Lantau and the lands north to Hong Kong for 99 years. The British Crown Colony was given back to the Chinese government in 1997.

If you are planning to visit Hong Kong you may be interested in having a quick look at several photos of Hong Kong and its surroundings. Click on the links below to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.

Here you see Hong Kong from space. Image courtesy of Earth
Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.
Victoria Harbor and Kowloon
Victoria Harbor seen from Victoria Peak
Stonecutters Island
Northern Coast of Hong Kong Island
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
City Center and the Old Airport
Victoria Peak Tower
Lush Vegetation on Hong Kong Island
Monument to the Glorious Dead
Legislative Council Building
Western Market
Boat in the Harbour of Aberdeen
Houseboats in Aberdeen
Houseboats in Aberdeen