“I visited Hong Kong 30 years ago. Now I am amazed seeing the elegant palaces both along the shore and on the hills. Villa-houses are extending high on the Victoria Peak and there are excellent roads up to the hill. Welfare and abundance can be seen everywhere. The bay has a magnificent view from the peak with its plenty islands, and landlocked by a circle of swelling hills as well as with the splendid and busy harbour, steamships and hundreds of junks” – wrote Ferenc Hopp (1833-1919), art collector and globetrotter, in 1914.
After stopping at Hong Kong, Hungarian travelers continued their journey along the coasts of China.