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21 photos that may tempt you to visit Hong Kong

21 photos that may tempt you to visit Hong Kong

China, Outside India, Photo Essays, Travel Extras

Hong Kong in my eyes can do no wrong. Feisty, independent and self reliant, it is a city with a large heart, pride and a lot of soul. Despite being treated as the step child by China for many years, the vibrant Asian city had not only thrived, but has flourished like a green bay tree which has grown strong by weathering all storms. HK has indeed gone through a lot as a city and its history is riddled with foreign invasions, colonial subversion, diseases and pain. Hong Kong however had fought them all and the city is a true survivor because of its proud residents. They create the soul of the city and give it the unique strong character, which makes it seem like a pinnacle of strength in midst of global turmoil. Thus, it is no wonder that many expats call it home and the mega financial capital is one glitzy, glittering number. Strangely, success and glory had not gone into HK’s head and the city has an equally proud traditional side, which often makes it seem like a very cinematic paradox. Thanks to generations of immigrant Chinese mainlanders, HK has an unique village within a city character and some of its fresh produce markets seem straight out of provincial Oriental town. The only difference is that well heeled expat residents rub shoulders there with the city’s hard working traditional Chinese elderly people and nearly everybody has a smart phone/device addiction. This is yet another quirk of HK and I can never get over the sight of streams of zombified HK residents glued to their devices at nearly everywhere I go. But as I had said before, HK can never do anything wrong and in my eyes it is one of the most exciting places in the world. In this photo series, I am going to show off my favourite moments of Hong Kong and recollect “the fragrant harbour” city, as I had experienced. Good, bad and bizarre, Hong Kong is here to stay.

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This is Hong Kong
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The grand dame
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Of the Orient
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Today’s mega power
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Of the financial world
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It is a city
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Of frantic moments
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Beautiful paradoxes
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Provincial character
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And gorgeous photo moments
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Hong Kong residents
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Work hard
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Play harder
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And are passionate
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About their walled villages
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Healing quirks
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Food
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Bold history
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And traditional timeless
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Photogenic aura

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About the author

Hi! I am Svetlana, a cloud gypsy, a story teller and a Maverickbird. A mother, writer, entrepreneur, traveler, foodie and an animal lover, I am a Super girl from India.

13 Comments

  1. Niranjan
    July 10, 2016 at 7:13 am
    Reply

    Nice colourful frames!

  2. Anupama K. Mazumder
    July 11, 2016 at 7:10 am
    Reply

    What I love is your photos are very realistic, and cover the usual cityscape, very unlike tourist-friendly shots.

    http://www.volatilespirits.com

    • maverickbird
      July 12, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Thank you very much Anupama. There’s so much familiar beauty and life in the reality that I am always overwhelmed by them.

  3. rupam { xhobdo }
    July 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm
    Reply

    Beautiful pics

  4. Kishor Kumar
    July 15, 2016 at 1:50 am
    Reply

    Great pictures… Tempting for sure

    • maverickbird
      July 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you very much.

  5. Swati & Sam
    July 15, 2016 at 5:47 am
    Reply

    Amazing capture … we are planning to visit HongKong this year 🙂 🙂

    • maverickbird
      July 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you. I am sure you will love HK. Have fun. Looking forward to your posts on the city.

  6. Ilakshee
    July 18, 2016 at 10:42 am
    Reply

    What a beautiful amalgam of the old and the new! Lovely peek into a beautiful city!

    • maverickbird
      July 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you very much Ilakshee. HK has a very unique young, yet traditional feel.

  7. Richa Kamal
    July 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm
    Reply

    You have captured the vibe of the city so beautifully with all these pictures.
    I have always wanted to visit Hong Kong. But feeling determined now 😀
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    • maverickbird
      July 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you very much. HK has a very unique charm. I am sure you will love it there.

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