Linking Lantai Island to the rest of Hong Kong, Tsing Ma Bridge is an engineering masterpiece that sits enchantingly in the heart of Hong Kong. Opened to traffic in 1997, this is the longest bridge in the world with both railways and road traffic. Constructed as a joint venture of Costain, Trafalgar House and Mitsui, the bridge was constructed fairly fast within 5 years.
The bridge is named after the two islands it connects which are Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. Running 1377 meters and at a height of 206 meters this is truly a splendid design. It carries 6 lanes of automobile traffic and two railway tracks along with 2 sheltered carriage ways. The Lantau Link was declared opened by the then British Prime Minister Margret Thatcher.
A toll system operates on the bridge ad charges vary from $ 20 to $80 for eastbound traffic. Whether you are visiting Hong Kong on business or leisure, this impressive piece of engineering is worth a visit. Not only would you be able to grab some beautiful shots of the stunning bridge but you would also be able to capture the surrounding beauty of Hong Kong. The bridge is an enchanting sight when lit by night. Lantau Link view point and the visitor center on the Tsing Yi island gives the best views of the bridge and the best photo options.
Looking for accommodation in this vibrant city? From luxury five star hotels to reasonably comfortable motels the options are endless. However if you want to experience sheer luxury choose a Hong Kong hotel that believes in pampering its valued guests in more ways than one. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong is a stylish Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong. With state of the art equipment and stylish décor adorning its well-appointed rooms this hotel offers much more than a place to sleep in.
Apart from the beauty of its skyscrapers and amazing technological advancements Hong Kong is also a place where one could enjoy authentic Chinese culture and hospitality. Thus for a captivating experience of the east head over to this amazing city and be amazed.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+