Map of Hong Kong islands � Travel Guide, History, Districts, Attractions, Transportation
Tourist will not spend time in China without taking a trip to explore the magnificent Hong Kong Island. The island's impressive cityscape of glitzy skyscrapers is a modern oasis amid rolling jungle-clad hills. Its Central area on the island is the historical, political and economic centre of Hong Kong, and the northern coast of the island forms the southern shore of the Victoria Harbor, which is largely responsible for the development of Hong Kong due to its deep waters favored by large trade ships. The northern part of Hong Kong Island together with Kowloon forms the core urban area of Hong Kong, and it can be divided into the following districts: Central and Western District (Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Tai Ping Shan, Central ), Eastern District (Causeway Bay, Tin Hau, Fortress Hill, North Point, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen, and Chai Wan), Southern District (Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau, Cape D'Aguilar, Deep Water Bay, Pok Fu Lam, Repulse Bay, Shek O, Shouson Hill, Stanley, Wah Fu, Wong Chuk Hang ), and Wan Chai District (Wan Chai, Wan Chai North, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, Jardine's Lookout, Stubbs Road, Wong Nai Chung Gap and Tai Hang).
Political Map of Hong Kong Island
Map of Hong Kong Island Landmarks
Hong Kong Central Map - Detailed
Map of Causeway Bay
Map of Sheung Wan
Map of Wan Chai
History of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island is the place the British colonizers took as their own, and so if you are looking for evidence of the territories colonial past, then this is a good place to start. Victoria was once the colonies capital but has been rebranded with a more descriptive name, Central.
Location & Geography of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island, an island in the southern part of Hong Kong, covers an area of about 15,915 square kilometers and has a population of 1,268,112. It is the second largest island of the territory, the largest being Lantau Island, making up approximately 7% of the total territory, and it is separated from the mainland (Kowloon Penunsula and New Territories) by Victoria Harbor.
Transportation in Hong Kong Island
MTR in Hong Kong Island
The Island Line of the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) underground railway network runs exclusively on Hong Kong Island, from West to East, along the northern coastline of the island. However, the western part of the island is not yet served by the railway. The government and MTR have planned to extend the island Line to Kennedy Town, the western tip of the island. The extension has started in 2008 and will be in operation in 2012.
Tramways in Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Tramways and the Peak Tram run exclusively on Hong Kong Island, which run from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan, with a branch links from Causeway Bay to Happy Valley and the Central District to Victoria Peak respectively.
Ferry in Hong Kong Island
The Star Ferry is the classic way to get to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon, and there are four routes operated by the Star Ferry Company.
1. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon –Central, Hong Kong Island – the busiest route by far and only 2.2/1.7 dollars on the upper/lower deck. The upper deck might get you air-condition, but the views are better from the windowless lower deck.
2. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon – Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island;
3. Hung Hom, Kowloon – Central, Hong Kong Island;
4. Hung Hom, Kowloon – Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island;
Besides, New World First Ferry operates some other routes between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon: Hung Hom, Kowloon – North Point, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon City, Kowloon – North Point, Hong Kong Island.
Travel & Sightseeing in Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island, as the heart of Hong Kong, is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping, and it always takes the tourists about two days to see the main attractions on the island. From the Central District to Causeway Bay in Northern Hong Kong Island is the main commercial, shopping and entertainment area; the residential area is from Tin Hau to Chai Wan on the eastern part of the island; and Southern Hong Kong Island is the recreational area, where visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the sea shore and bays. The most famous places of interests include: the Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Causeway Bay, Golden Bauhinia Square, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Stanley, Wan Chai, etc.
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Recommended Hong Kong Tour Itineraries
Are you planning to have a Hong Kong tour? Here we provide some most valuable Hong Kong tour packages for conference.
8 Days Vibrant & Ancient China Tour from Hong Kong(Hong Kong / Shanghai / Beijing)
14 Days China Impression Tour with Yangtze Cruise(Hong Kong / Guilin / Yangtze Cruise / Shanghai / Xian / Beijing)
11 Days China & Hong Kong Tour (Hong Kong / Guilin / Shanghai / Xian / Beijing)