I’ve been to Hong Kong numerous times, mainly through their airport, and my impression of the small metropolis is that it’s crowded and busy. Usually, I am frantically trying to finish up my social media and Gmail work, before heading into the Mainland where many of my most used websites are blocked, and so I’m looking down on my phone as we drive past the harbor, shadowed by tall skyscrapers.
Hong Kong has a land area of 1104 km2 and crammed into that space are over 7.2 million inhabitants! As a teenager, I remember walking the bustling streets of Hong Kong, overwhelmed with the activity and stimulus of the goings on around me. Smells of food and people filled my nostrils as I clutched my mother’s hand, hoping not to be lost in the sea of Asians speaking with British accents. It was a whirlwind. For as many times I’ve stepped foot into the city, I’ve never actually seen it. But the following 4-minute aerial video by NPro+ Aerial Production will give you an idea of the dense beauty of Hong Kong from a vantage point that not many get to see.
As you fly above buildings, through the skyscrapers, and by the statues adorning the temples in the countryside, switching from daytime to night, you get a small feel for the dichotomy of Hong Kong. I can almost imagine seeing this on the big screen at Disney’s California Adventure, soaring high above the IMAX screen, feet dangling and taking in the beauty of the City of Lights. I feel like after watching the video below, I have truly visited and seen Hong Kong.