Last Updated:3/23/2006 11:39:46 AM provides Online Hotel Reservation in Hong Kong | SiteMap | Hong Kong Hotel Reservation | Hong Kong Hotels
Welcome to indonesia hotel,bali indonesia hotel,hotel in jakarta indonesia,bandung indonesia hote
  Add to Favorites  
  Home About Us About Hong Kong
Tourist Destinations
Travel Guide
StayresHotels Network

Hong Kong Hotels
  Hong Kong Island
    Castle Peak Bay Hotels
    Causeway Bay Hotels
    Central District Hotels
    Happy Valley Hotels
    North Point Hotels
    Sheung Wan Hotels
    Wan Chai Hotels
  Kowloon Hotels
    City Centre Hotels
    Ho Man Tin Hotels
    Hung Hom Hotels
    Mongkok Hotels
    Shatin Hotels
    Tsim Sha Tsui Hotels
    Tsim Sha East Hotels
    Tsuen Wan Hotels
    Yau Ma Te Hotels
  Lantau Island
    Lantau Airport Hotels
  Macau Hotels
    Central Hotels
    Taipa Hotels
About Hong Kong
¥ Historical Perspective

From little-known fishing community at the periphery of China , Hong Kong developed into one of the world's most spectacular and cosmopolitan cities after a century and a half of British imperial rule. The history of Hong Kong , from its occupation by the British in 1841 to its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 is a fascinating story of East meeting West.

Before the British arrived there, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and a haven for travelers and pirates in the South China Sea . The British used the territory as a naval base during their Opium Wars with China . After the first of such wars, the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain . Sir Henry Pottinger was the territory's first governor.  Following other fights and wars with the Chinese, Britain was given Kowloon and Stonecutter's Island in 1860. Lastly, the British acquired the New Territories in 1898 on a 99-year contract. The territory grew as more people settled there with time. In the early 1900's Hong Kong was a refuge for exiles from China , following the establishment of the Chinese Republic in 1912.

Following Japan 's seizure of Manchuria in 1932, the Sino-Japanese war broke out. As Japan headed towards China , thousand of Chinese people came to Hong Kong , the number of refugees growing rapidly. World War II disrupted all activity in Hong Kong . On December 25, 1941 , the British surrendered the territory to the Japanese army. U.S. submarines brought Japanese planes to Hong Kong to prepare there for further attacks on the East Asian region. After Japan 's surrender in August of 1945, Britain reclaimed its territory.

At the stroke of midnight July 1, 1997 , the world stopped to watch history being made when Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty. It is now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China , and operates under a "One Country, Two Systems" principle of government, with a high degree of autonomy. Hong Kong practices its own legal, social, and economic systems, representing a fusion of East and West that gives Hong Kong a unique character.

« Previous
Privacy Policy || Site Map || Disclaimer || FAQ || OtherDestinations || Travel Resources || Links Exchange || Contact Us || About Us
City Centre Hotels » Hong Kong Hotels » Hotel Kowloon » Hotels in Hong Kong » Macau Hotel » Wan Chai Hotels
Cheap Hotels Hong Kong » Budget Hotels in Hong long » Discount Hotels Hong Kong » Star Hotels Hong Kong
Copyright © 2005 . All rights reserved.