Hong Kong's Kowloon Peninsula, New Territories and Outlying Islands

Located on China’s southern coast, Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the Asian country which comprises Hong Kong Island, the New Territories, the Kowloon Peninsula and over 200 Outlying Islands. If you're looking for some interesting architecture, Kowloon Peninsula has buildings ranging from the traditional to the more modern. Meanwhile, in the New Territories, explore the more natural part of the region with its beaches, farms and parks. The Outlying Islands are for those seeking a quiet place away from urban areas, especially when it comes to Lantau. In this WatchMojo.com video, we take a look at the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands of Hong Kong.
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It is known as Asia’s world city. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re taking a look at the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands of Hong Kong.

Location


Located on China’s southern coast, Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the Asian country which comprises Hong Kong Island, the New Territories, the Kowloon Peninsula and over 200 Outlying Islands.

Kowloon


If you’re coming from Hong Kong Island, hop onto the Star Ferry for a scenic route to Kowloon. The Kowloon peninsula is home to the Walled City Park, the Wong Tai Sin Temple and commercial buildings such as the Star House. You will also find one of the world’s tallest structures, the International Commerce Centre, in the west. Want to take a walk along a seaside promenade? Then check out the Avenue of Stars for sculptures of Hong Kong movie stars. At night, you will be treated to a light and sound show called A Symphony of Lights.

New Territories


Further north of Kowloon, you’ll find the New Territories, where the protected Man Mo Temple is found. The New Territories are also known for their beaches, large towns, farms, and country parks. To learn more about Hong Kong’s natural environment and animal life, head to Hong Kong Wetland Park, which has a reserve, conservation facility and more.

Cheung Chau


Also part of the New Territories is a small dumbbell-shaped island southwest of Hong Kong Island called Cheung Chau. As one of Hong Kong’s oldest islands, you are bound to see many people taking pride in Chinese culture and traditions here.

Lamma Island


When it comes to the Outlying Islands, if you’d like a quiet and calm hideaway that isn’t bogged down with modern skyscrapers, check out Lamma Island.

Lantau


However, thanks to its natural landscape, beaches and countryside, Lantau is probably the most well-known island of them all. Be sure to do some hiking to catch some spectacular mountain views! In addition to the traditional villages, you will also find one of Hong Kong’s most important centers of Buddhism in Lantau. After you have a bite to eat and do some shopping at the Ngong Ping Village, take the Ngong Ping 360 skyrail to the Po Lin Monastery. You simply can’t miss out on seeing the massive Tien Tan Buddha statue situated not too far away.

Stay Connected


Even though Hong Kong is made up of many different areas, you don’t have to worry about staying connected to other people while you’re there. The city-state has excellent and modern telecommunications resources and one of the world’s most affordable mobile services.

The Place To Go


From a beautiful natural landscape to a culture rich with religious and historical traditions, Hong Kong is the place to go.
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