Hong Kong from a height
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For the past six months, I was as much as 5 times in Hong Kong, and you know, traveling halfway around the world, I can say with confidence - it's the place where I was to live. This city on the dynamics and rhythm of life is very similar to Moscow. But in contrast to Moscow, Hong Kong retained the only the best quality.
Eighteen months ago, visited Singapore, I decided that this is where the real paradise. Now I can say with certainty that I was wrong. Hong Kong - an incredibly beautiful city in which you want to come again and again. Here are kind and helpful people. Then respect you, no matter you are a local or a foreigner. And most importantly, there is never a dull moment.
I hasten to digress, in this post are photos from 5 different trips, I tried to gather here only the most interesting shots.
Our history is the conquest of the roofs in Hong Kong started with one of the most interesting areas of the city Ceasuway Bay. Where are we headed immediately after checking in the hotel, where we met our soul mate from Canada named Tom.
Before the popularization of Urban Exploration in Hong Kong, such as we had only two people. After these pictures, Rufer in the city was much larger and castles began to appear on many roofs. Prior to that, beating 10-20 buildings, it was difficult to find a closed door to the roof.
In Hong Kong, a rather strange situation with security. All approaches, access to the roof equipped with cameras, and each door has one or two alarms that can immediately notify the police and the security service building. But with all this in all business centers do not have the permit regime, and from Monday to Friday, the disabled and the doors are open during normal business hours alarm. So, if you want to without any problem to see the city from a height, you can safely buy tickets to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for the cost of housing due to lack of supply in the real estate market. Accommodation in Hong Kong is 55% more expensive than in London. In this regard, I want to tell you about a unique place called "Chung King Mansion". This is a huge ant hill on the mainland part of the city (Kowloon). Known fact that there are concentrated the cheapest rooming house in Hong Kong, as well as the fact that most immigrants are hanging out of the city: Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalese, Bangladeshi and so forth.
In Chungking Mansions what is there not - a tiny guest houses several rooms, curry fast food market on the ground floor, where they sell all kinds of junk, shops, currency exchangers, tourist offices, where you can make a Chinese visa. At the entrance to the building is constantly rubbing against the Indians and Pakistanis, who suggest that you buy from them hashish, marijuana and even cocaine. For the sake of curiosity to one of the trips I decided to check that in the end I will sell. 120 Hong Kong dollars (600 rubles), sold 3 grams of Kashmiri hashish. Hashish I gave one of the Europeans who lives next door to the tasting. Without a doubt, it was in this building is the center of all of Hong Kong.
The inner courtyard of the building.
Vadim on the roof of a skyscraper next to the famous Victoria Peak. Perhaps here it is one of the best views of the city, at times better than from the peak.
Neighborhood Central. In this area the most expensive in the world, the price per square meter of 70 thousand dollars.
Central is the same only this time with the mainland part of the city.
Homeless on one of the central streets of the city. It should be noted that Hong Kong's homeless is almost no room for the time it is the only time I've seen homeless.
Roof K11 building.
The height of nearly 300 meters. This is the second tallest building in mainland.
Vadim on the roof of the Central Plaza.
Central Plaza is notable because it is the tallest church in the world.
Hong Kong SkyChurch located at Central Plaza spire, whose height is 374 meters. The skyscraper was built in 1992, and for some time remained the highest in the world. In addition to the height of Central Plaza is famous for its unusual shape - triangular in the plan, it can easily withstand hurricane-force winds. On the roof we were pretending to be visitors to the church
Further, all photos will be used in the spread. For example, I'm on the edge of the roof of Best Western hotels.
Tsing Ma bridge - suspension bridge in Hong Kong, the sixth in the world in terms of length.
The bridge has two levels, which organized road and railway traffic. At the top level is six-lane highway with three lanes in each direction. At the bottom - two railway tracks and a spare two-lane road for business purposes and for the movement during strong winds (sometimes exposed to typhoons Kong action). The main span of the bridge is 1377 meters long (more than the famous Golden Gate in San Francisco), pylons height - 206 meters.
It is clear we have got it.