Flight over Hong Kong Island
• Fly over the island of Hong Kong
Where to flee Chinese millionaires? Land that overtakes the cost, even the elite district of the Moscow region and compared to Manhattan prices ... All this about Hong Kong! Thousands of people every day, robots are torn between their apartment and concrete honeycomb offices in skyscrapers, going beyond the horizon. I show a strong Hong Kong, when the apartment skyscrapers close sunlight throughout the day and is very hard to believe that the island of Hong Kong is actually built up only 1/3! A 2/3 - This picturesque mountains, forests, beautiful beaches and scenic parks!
Hard to believe, but you can check out! When you arrive in Hong Kong, the first thing get in the helicopter and circled over the country on the perimeter, it will take some 15-20 minutes, but it's a completely different facet of impressions and sensations.
The walk starts with a helipad on the roof of the hotel Peninsula, next to the promenade and the avenues of stars. Unfortunately, the weather in Hong Kong is very unpredictable and visibility is often poor due to fog and clouds. Of all the days that I spent in Hong Kong in March, but that day the weather was non-photographic, but there was no choice, although, of course, a little sad. But even with the weather not the most successful for reportage photos accumulated almost 70, so I decided to divide the report into two parts. The helicopter is waiting!
Here's a circle of Hong Kong island, I recommend to sit on the left side:
soars over a busy street Nathan Road:
Here's visibility. The tallest building - a tower ICC c Ritz-Carlton bar and "Ozone" on the top floor. This is the high-altitude bar in the world. The height of a skyscraper - 484 m, built in 2010, the year.
Ocean Terminal - opened in 1966 to receive cruise ships. At the moment, it continues to operate, although the city opened a new cruise terminal.
On the opposite side to the island of Hong Kong skyscrapers up rush-houses:
Large and small green island in the Gulf of Victoria:
This island is not inhabited by the entrance to the bay is a lighthouse Green Island Lighthouse, built in 1875.
In 1990, the island would like to build up, but the proposal did not meet with approval from conservationists.
And we fly around in circles of Hong Kong Island, and on the left side, suddenly Tibetan Lhasa!
In fact, this amusement park Ocean Park. There is an aquarium and amusement park. All of this is located on a hill above the sea, therefore, turns on a roller coaster even more amplified altitude!
In 2011, I came to this park, bought a ticket, entered the territory, but did not ride on any of the major attractions! Stand more than an hour in the queue, even at a very scary roller coaster, I had no desire. And I was there on a weekday in the first half of the day.
And it is the most expensive area of Hong Kong. Cost per square meter in apartments in Repulse Bay comes to $ 65 thousand for 1 square meter! The house on the left is called "the house with a hole", but curved skyscraper on the right bears the name "The Lilly". More than half of all residential properties are purchased by Chinese millionaires in mainland China.
Chung Hom Kok Park - well, the beauty! It does not say that only a 20-30 minute drive from downtown close anthill:
Neighborhood Stanley. A very popular tourist destination outside the center of Hong Kong, there are many restaurants, the beach and promenade:
Hong Kong's oldest functioning prison, Stanley Prison was built in 1937:
That's expensive and luxury property in Hong Kong. Not at all like those "social" box
The farther away, the richer, secluded and spacious. Villas Chinese oligarchs and golf clubs ...
That still replaced conventional floor slums, even in such a rich and prosperous Hong Kong.