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Hong Kong's dense cityscape of tall buildings 01 Oct 2017

Posted on 01 Oct 2017
Hong Kong's dense cityscape of tall buildings
Hong Kong's dense cityscape of tall buildings
Hong Kong's dense cityscape of tall buildings

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Hong Kong is the fourth-most densely populated environment on earth, with 6,442.65 people per sq km. With such little space available, land reclamation is often used as the solution and has been since 206BC when beaches were turned into salt fields. Hong Kong Disney Land and the international airport are two of the largest developments built on reclaimed land. 

Another solution is to build upwards. The tallest building is the International Commerce Building which soars to 484 metres. Hong Kong's unique urban landscape – old and new – can be explored on our fabulous trip, Hong Kong Island Insights.

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