This country has some very interesting facts that will surprise you when you visit.
1. More than 40% of residential area Hong Kong is a green tree
Most people think that Hong Kong is just full of skyscrapers and bustling markets, but 40% of the city’s area is public green space. This is a staggering proportion compared to New York or Tokyo.
Kowloon Park is located between the 4 busiest streets in Tsim Sha Tsui. Further afield, Tai Mo Shan boasts the highest peak in Hong Kong with numerous hiking trails reaching the summit.
2. The longest outdoor escalator in the world
Mid-Levels is the longest covered outdoor escalator in the world, 800m long, free movement, serving about 85,000 people per day.
However, it is not a continuous escalator, divided into 20 small escalators and 3 walkways to move. It usually takes about 25 minutes to get from the top to the bottom of the escalator.
3. The longest sea bridge in the world
Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge is the longest sea bridge in the world. It is 55km long, including 3 cable-stayed bridges, 1 undersea tunnel and 4 artificial islands.
It is not only the longest sea-crossing bridge but also the longest fixed sea route in the world.
The construction cost of the bridge was $18.8 billion and was largely financed by bank loans contributed by the governments of China, Hong Kong and Macau. The bridge was inaugurated in October 2018.
4. Hong Kong literally means “fragrant port”
The word “fragrance port” can be traced back to the fact that Hong Kong used to be a place to trade incense, especially agarwood.
5. The most skyscrapers in the world
Hong Kong boasts 9,000 tall buildings, more than 1200 skyscrapers, 4 times more than New York.
Construction boomed in the 1980s. The tallest building here, 108 stories (488m) tall, is the International Trade Center, which includes office complexes, restaurants and the Ritz Carlton hotel, with a tall swimming pool. The world’s largest is located on the 118th floor.
6. The most restaurants in the world
There are more than 15,000 restaurants in Hong Kong, which means that for every 10,000 people, there will be about 20 restaurants serving. Wan Chai boasts the most restaurants in Hong Kong.
It is also home to one of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the world. Tim Ho Wan restaurant sells dimsum dishes for less than 3 USD.
7. A lot of rich people live in Hong Kong
In 2021, Hong Kong is ranked as having the second largest population of billionaires in the world in an urban center.
Even after COVID-19, this place is still 2nd after New York – home to 124 billionaires. About 96 residents hold personal assets of US$1 billion or more.
According to Traffic Newspaper
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