The commercial signs cast a purple-pink glow on the rainwater-covered grounds of Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping areas.
Tai Kwun, also known as the former Central Police Station compound, includes the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison from Hong Kong’s colonial past. It was revitalized as a new center for educating visitors on Hong Kong’s heritage as well as hosting other art exhibitions.
Dragonfly is a bar and restaurant located inside the Tai Kwun compound. It was inspired by the art nouveau movement, which coincides with the period in which Tai Kwun was built.
Red Incense Burner Summit overlooks a hazy Victoria Harbour, with the shoreline of Hong Kong Island on the left and Kowloon on the right.
Although many think of Hong Kong as a singular concrete jungle, its hilly topography actually hides a lot of hiking trails. The Tai To Yan trail is one of them. ''Tai To Yan'' translates to ''big knife’s edge'' in Cantonese, metaphorically referencing the sharp mountain ridge on part of the trail.
The lush fengshui woods in Lam Tsuen Country Park reside beneath the Tai To Yan trail. Fengshui woods are pieces of woodland behind indigenous villages that are thought to offer protection to the residents, who in turn guard these forests. Thus, these are some of the most intact native ecosystems in Hong Kong.
A water monitor lizard swims in its tank in Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. The farm and garden spreads over the northern slopes of Hong Kong’s highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan.
Cape D’Aguilar is the southeastern-most tip of Hong Kong Island. It is famous for its geological formations, such as the Crab Cave in the picture, named for its supposedly crablike arch.
Protestors surround the Hong Kong Police Headquarters on June 21, protesting police use of excessive force during the largely peaceful mass protests of the month.
Protestors surge through the streets Aug. 31. This is an important date for the Hong Kong democracy movement, as five years ago on this date, the Chinese government declined to implement full universal suffrage. This was one of many weekend protests this summer.
Two residents of a public housing estate lounge under the shade of banyan trees. The majority of housing in Hong Kong is in the form of cramped apartments in tower blocks, with almost half of them being public housing.
K11 Musea is a new luxury shopping complex that proclaims itself to be the ''Silicon Valley of Culture.'' Art installations are interspersed between the stores, and outdoor rooftop gardens offer a place for shoppers to breathe.
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, located on a hillside in Pai Tau Village, actually displays nearly 13,000 Buddha statues.
Hong Kong is home to the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the northeastern district of Sai Kung, which contains special geological features. This cliff face primarily features hexagonal rock columns.
Sheung Luk Stream is a popular cliff-jumping spot, with rock pools and waterfalls.
Rain falls at the Aberdeen Reservoirs, one of the 41 pre-World War II waterworks structures in Hong Kong given monument status.
Before Hong Kong was turned into a transshipment port by British colonizers, it was a small fishing village. This is a modern Hong Kong fish farm, floating in the calm waters of Three Fathoms Cove.