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I traveled to Hong Kong in 2005.

Hong Kong 01 01 Central and Star Ferry From Kowloon The Central District, the birthplace of modern Hong Kong, used to be called Victoria, after Queen Victoria. It boasted elegant colonial-style buildings with sweeping verandas and narrow streets. With Central's gleaming glass-and-steel skyscrapers, there's little left of its colonial beginnings. The Star Ferries are green-and-white vessels that have been carrying passengers back and forth between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island since 1898. The tall building in the centre is the Two International Finance Centre, opened in 2003, which is the 6th tallest building in the world with 88 stories and 415m high.

Hong Kong 01 01 Central and Star Ferry From Kowloon

Hong Kong 01 02 Central Symphony of Lights From Kowloon The skyscrapers of Hong Kong island glitter and sparkle in a myriad of colours in The Symphony of Lights, a 14-minute spectacular multimedia show combining music and narration, lights, lasers and fireworks.

Hong Kong 01 02 Central Symphony of Lights From Kowloon

Hong Kong 01 05 Central District From Victoria Peak Daytime We took the Peak Tram, the steepest funicular railway in the world, to Victoria Peak (392m), Hong Kong Island's tallest hill. Just 10 minutes walk from the Peak Tram station along Lugard road is this spectacular view of the Central District, the harbour, and Kowloon.

Hong Kong 01 05 Central District From Victoria Peak Daytime

Hong Kong 01 06 Central District From Victoria Peak Nighttime Just 10 minutes walk from the Victoria Peak Tram station along Lugard road is this spectacular view of the Central District, the harbour, and Kowloon. It is especially breath-taking at night.

Hong Kong 01 06 Central District From Victoria Peak Nighttime

Hong Kong 01 08 Tian Tan Buddha On Launtau Island The Tian Tan Buddha is regarded as the largest outdoor Buddha statue in the world. Completed in 1993, you climb 260 steps to the statue, which is 26.4m high and weighs 250,000kg, depicting a sitting Buddha in a meditating position. There's a Buddhist wheel on the palm of his right hand, and a swastika (the inverted swastika was the symbol of the Nazi party, the swastika is a symbol of good luck and harmony) on his chest. The right hand is in the position of fearlessness, indicating the compassion of the Buddha to save all beings from their sufferings. The left hand rests on the lap, with palm turning up and fingers pointing slightly down. This is the position of giving for all those that come to seek blessing.

Hong Kong 01 08 Tian Tan Buddha On Launtau Island