Hong Kong - History
China is responsible for two Special Administrative Regions, Hong Kong and Macau. Historians are unsure when Hong Kong originally came under Chinese rule, however, many agree that control was secured by the time the Han Dynasty came to power. Hong Kong remained part of China until the Opium Wars of the 19th century which saw China cede control bit by bit to Britain beginning in 1842. As a British colony, Hong Kong was a centre for international trade. By 1898 all the territories that make up Hong Kong today were fully under British control.
Hong Kong was eventually returned to China becoming a Special Administrative Region. In this capacity, Hong Kong is governed by a “one country, two systems” style of ruling which allows them a high degree of autonomy and a separate political system. Today, Hong Kong is one of the most exciting cities in the world and is a leading international financial centre. Despite its many business dealings, Hong Kong has become popular with tourists not just as a stopover, but also as a vacation destination with over thirty-six million visitors in 2010 alone.
Hong Kong Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Hong Kong.
Learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Hong Kong's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Hong Kong for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Hong Kong tours today!
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