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Things To Do In Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a destination of many wonders. With a bustling and upbeat street culture, the city is always active. It is also deeply rooted in its cultural identity which is most evident in the cuisines on offer. If you are planning to visit this Island then browse through this list of the best things to do during your visit to Hong Kong.
Make the most of Hong Kong's theme parks. Explore the various rides at Hong Kong's Disneyland. Follow it up by exploring the various theme islands within its 68-acre campus. There's Mystic Point, Tomorrow Land, Toy Story Land and more. Probably the next day you could head to Ocean Park Hong Kong and say hello to the Killer Whale and the Pandas in this marine themed destination.
Tian Tan Buddha
Explore Buddhism at Lantau Island. The Tian Tan Buddha is a 34-meter high statue of the Shakyamuni constructed around the 1990s with 202 pieces of Bronze. The Big Buddha sits on a lotus atop a three layered dome and is surrounded by 6 smaller Buddha figures symbolising morality, patience, generosity, zeal, meditation, and wisdom. The Tian Tan Buddha is an icon of man-nature harmony and a visit here will leave you feeling calm and serene.
Hong Kong Museum of History
This piece of paradise is spread over 75,000 square feet. This museum reserves about 400 million years of history. From food to fashion, this museum has covered everything. Currently, the museum houses over 90,000 historical materials and objects. You could either visit the entire museum by keeping some time aside for it or you can simply pick a section of your choice and enjoy.
Luk Yu Tea House
This tea house was built in 1933 and is known for its wonderful eastern art décor. It is a haven for tea connoisseurs though it also offers a delectable menu to delighted gluttons. Indulge in Cantonese delicacies like prawn toast, dim-sums, sweet-and-sour pork, and pastries. The Luk Yu Tea House is a favourite haunt for many writers, artists, and painters lending it a quiet charm.
Ride the Star Ferry
The star ferry is considered as important to Hong Kong as Eiffel Tower to Paris. One just cannot miss this ride. Star Ferry transports guests from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon Peninsula. This ride is said to expose travelers to the most scenic and photogenic route through the city. Recent travelers have described its scenic views as priceless. It is also said that the most beautiful time to take up this ride is at night when all the skyscrapers light brilliantly.
Visit Victoria Peak
Catch breath-taking views of the Lamma Island, Victoria Harbour and Central from a height of 1,811 ft. at the top of Victoria Peak in west Hong Kong. The peak is also known as Mount Austin and houses some of Hong Kong's most elite residential areas.
Shopping in Hong Kong
Serving equal amounts of modern and authentic fashion and fads, Hong Kong makes one of the greatest shopping destinations in the world. The markets here have something in store for everyone’s choice and budget. Harbour city and Canton Road is famous for its mega shopping mall lifestyle. Other markets like Temple street and Ladies market are preferred by tourists looking for local and culturally diverse wares and great deals.