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Hong Kong revealed in 10 unforgettable quotes

Hong Kong is one of those cities you never really stop discovering. With its breathtaking national parks and a Chinese culture influenced by years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong has unique and enduring characteristics that make it truly special. The city’s intrigue will lead you there, while its economic and cultural vibrance will make it impossible to leave. Don’t take our word for it, read these unforgettable Hong Kong quotes:


10. “Life in Hong Kong transcends cultural and culinary borders, such that nothing is truly foreign and nothing doesn’t belong.” – Peter Jon Lindberg


9. “If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.” – Jackie Chan


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8. “… a fine way to capture a piece of the magic of a unique city. The drama, the charm and the beauty of Hong Kong is all here-just as is its breathless energy.” – Nury Vittachi, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams


7. “Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you’ve got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it’s a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way.” – Anthony Bourdain


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6. “When I went to Hong Kong, I knew at once I wanted to write a story set there.” – Paul Theroux


5. “Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.” -Prince Charles


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4. “Hong Kong girls have a genius sense of style. I came back to the States thinking no one here has any individuality. Or cute enough socks.” – Camilla Belle


3. “When I lived in Hong Kong, I felt that Hong Kong is my family.” -Jet Li


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2. “Give Hong Kong to an Artist. He can use it. It can be poetised.” – Baris Gencel


1. “You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” – Nury Vittachi, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams


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Sources: BrainyQuote, GoodReads, TravelandLeisure

Photo 1. based on Sony #A7s High ISO 6400 Test #HK #HongKong #Asia #Cityscape #City #VictoriaHarbour #Harbour #prosperity #skyline, by Pasu Au Yeung, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Causeway Bay Last Day – Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution #umbrellarevolution #umbrellamovement #a7s, by Pasu Au Yeung, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Lantau Buddha, by Jody McIntyre, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 4. based on Hong Kong Skyline, by Jo Schmaltz, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 5. based on 水花 Splash (Water blossoms) / 香港大學學生會划艇會 Rowing Club HKUSU / 香港水上體育運動之形 Hong Kong Water Sports Forms / SML.20130724.7D.48405.BW, by See-ming Lee, CC-by-2.0

Photo 6. based on Hong Kong skyline, by Hans Põldoja, CC-by-2.0

Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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