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Travel and Tourism Worldwide Travel Destinations - Hong Kong

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Dhruti Patel AVCE Travel and Tourism Worldwide Travel Destinations Hong Kong Task 1: General information: Hong Kong is a metropolis, which is a popular business centre and the Mecca of urban modernity. It is an exciting city as it has a British influence but the culture is pure Chinese and there are approximately six thousand people working and living on junks (wooden boats) in Aberdeen Harbour. The mountainous terrain has forced people to crowd into one-tenth of its total land area and even to reclaim land from its harbour. Hong Kong originated as a fishing village but is today one of the busiest international ports and business centres in the world. It was a British colony for more than one hundred and fifty years but still has a strong Chinese culture. Hong Kong's population is made up of 6,097,000, while 1,276,301,000 is the Chinese population. The two main languages spoken are Cantonese and English but since 1997, Mandarin has become increasingly important as well. Government: Hong Kong was occupied by the UK in 1841, an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19th December 1988 made Hong Kong become the Hong Kong Special- Administrative Region (SAR) China, on 1st July 1997. In this agreement China promised that it would be one country but have two systems. China's socialist economic system will not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would have a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defence matters for the next fifty years. The government has a legal system based on the common English law. The constitution is made up of the basic law, which was approved in March 1990 by China's- National People's Congress and Hong Kong's "Mini Constitution". The chief head of state is the president of China, Jiang Zemin (since 27th March 1993), the head of government is Chief Executive, Tung Chee-Hwa and the cabinet consist of three ex-officio members, they are: Chief Sectary, Donald Tsan Yam-Kuen, the Financial- Sectary, Anthony Leung and the Sectary of Justice, Elsie Leung. ...read more.

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Built attractions: Hong Kong has a variety of built attractions that cater for a number of different age groups. The Ocean Park and Middle Kingdom is the biggest entertainment centre in Asia; it has a large reef aquarium, roller coasters, Kid's World and the Discovery of Asia. It is a huge centre that offers an insight into Chinese life over the past five thousand years. The Temple of Ten Thousand Buddha's consists of twelve thousand and eight-hundred statues of Buddha and a mummified holy man embalmed in gold leaf is on display, but this attraction can only by reached after climbing four hundred and thirty-one steps. The Big Buddha is the world's largest outdoor-seated Buddha, which was opened in 1989. Kat Hing Wai is also known as the Kam Tin Walled Village and was the original tenth century homestead of the Tang Clan, they were the first of the Cantonese 'Five Great Clans' to migrate to the New Territories. The village may be modern inside but a moat and walls with four-corner guardhouse towers surround it and tourists will have to join a tour to enter the village. Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is a traditional Chinese temple with multicoloured carvings and a red/gold roof. Tourists can visit this attraction in order to understand the Chinese religious culture. Statue Square is an example of modern architecture; it is the head quarters for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Time Square is a vast temple complex that has nine floors of shops and was the venue for the millennium countdown in the year 2000. Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware is the oldest serving colonial building in Hong Kong and is now a museum of tea ware, seals and other ceramics. The Hong Kong Museum of History was opened in 2000 and now exhibits traditional costumes, photographs, replicas of old village houses and a Chinese medicine store. ...read more.

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During these short stays tourists will leave the ship to explore Hong Kong. Task 4: THIS PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT IS AT HOME; IT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO THE REST OF THIS ASSIGNMENT. Task5: A RAILWAY MAP WILL BE PLACED HERE, AS I DID NOT BRING ANY OF MY COLOURED CHARTS AND MAPS WITH ME. Hong Kong International Airport is the gateway to China and South East Asia. The airport serves to both domestic and international airlines. There is only one terminal, which means all tourists have to go through one exit point and entry point. The airport is served by both car rental agencies and for those who wish to travel by limousine. There is a direct rail link between the airport and the city, which offers fast and efficient travel. There are a number of taxis available to take tourists to their destinations, while some hotels offer a bus shuttle service. Air transport to Hong Kong from the UK takes eleven to twelve hours but it is the quickest and most comfortable form of transport. Tourists can choose which class to travel by, they are also served food and provided with in-flight entertainment to make the journey more enjoyable, the only drawbacks is that tickets might be expensive and there is a limit on luggage weight. Should tourists travel by cruise ship, it will take approximately two weeks to travel from the UK via The Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, although tourists travelling by cruise ship are at an advantage as they can get to see different parts of the world, experience new culture and all food and drink are inclusive within the cruise. A drawback would have to be, if tourists suffer from seasickness, tours can be expensive and it can take time to arrive at the destination. Task 6: THIS PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT IS AT HOME, AS IT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO THE REST OF THIS ASSIGNMENT. ...read more.

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