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Tourist Places To Visit In Hong Kong
It is never too late to have fun in Hong Kong. It is never too early to have fun in Hong Kong. This place has things better than a good night’s sleep and a gourmet meal to offer. There is only so much you can do on your trip. One thing is for sure that you will want to come back because there is so much more that you can do. Even though just taking a stroll through the streets could be enough of an experience in Hong Kong, we have listed a long list of tourist places to visit. From Victoria Peak to Victoria Harbour, Ocean Park to Hong Kong Disneyland, there's a diverse range of attractions to enjoy!
Victoria Peak, also known as ‘The Peak’ and Mount Austin, is one of the top tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Standing at a height of 554 meters, the peak offers a splendid panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Even though the top is not accessible as it serves as a radio network station, the rest of the hills are open to tourists. Take a tram ride to and fro and enjoy a bird's eye view of your travel destination.
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple was built by the Taoists in early 1847. This temple is located on the way to Victoria Peak. It is one of the oldest temples here and is said to be dedicated to two opposing forces - the gods of literature and the gods of war. The temple is pure bliss where one can come to relax, away from the hustle-bustle of urban life.
Wan Chai Livelihood Museum
This is the city’s first Livelihood Museum. It focuses on preserving the culture and promoting the development of the city through multiple live shows and events. It is a 1920’s style tenement building. It often establishes conversations about the history of the city and the changes that came through. Heritage walking tours are often led by local residents and are carried out on requests.
Golden Bauhinia Square
In 1997, to mark the handover of Hong Kong from British to the Chinese government, a token statue was gifted by the ruling government to those about to take its place. The golden and blooming sculpture is now the emblem of Hong Kong. Visit the Bauhinia Square to witness the daily flag ceremony at 8 a.m. or the relatively flamboyant ceremony on the 1st day of every month.
Ocean Park is a fun filled marine themed amusement park with multiple rides and slides. It caters successfully to people of all ages and backgrounds. The park is open from 10 in the morning to seven p.m. Explore Aqua City, Polar Adventure, Marine World, Thrill Mountain and more. You'll spot penguins, killer whales, pandas, snowy owls, Pacific walruses and more here.
The Clock Tower
Take a plunge into Hong Kong's colonial past at the clock tower in Tsim Sha Tsui. Standing 44 meters tall the granite and red brick pillar was built in 1915 as a landmark for the Kowloon-Canton Railway terminus. Interesting trivia about the tower - it took almost six years for the British government to install a clock into this iconic tower, the process delayed due to funding issues during and after the 1st World War.
Hong Kong Disneyland
One of the most famous Disneylands is the Hong Kong Disneyland. The theme park is full of surprises and amusement rides, taking you into an alternate universe of cartoon characters and Disney worlds. There are seven main theme lands here, including Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch, Toy Story Land, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Main Street, U.S.A and Fantasyland. You will see Disney characters strolling or dancing past you, get to eat treats that you have only seen on your childhood cartoons, and enjoy a day climbing princess castles.
Symphony of Lights
A gorgeous grand light and sound show in Hand Kong, the Symphony of Lights holds a place of pride in the Guinness Book of World Records too. It is a permanent show, vibrant through every day and season. 42 buildings light up in its glow, painting the entire Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong Island in light. The Symphony starts at 8 in the morning and goes on till late after 8, becoming heavier in its magic as the night descends.
Known worldwide for hosting statues of the rich and famous, Madame Tussauds has also made its place in the star attractions of Hong Kong. This celebrity wax museum is home to ten zones that are filled with different celebrities and personalities from different walks of life, from historical figures to movie stars from Hollywood and Bollywood. You can explore the place at your pace and take loads of selfies.
Star Ferry as the name suggests is a ferry that takes you around the Hong Kong Island, touching places like Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. The ferry passes through many a road tunnels, railway bridges etc, giving you a peak into Hong Kong daily life. Every first-time visitor must hop onto one of these and spend the day becoming giddy as Hong Kong wafts by. The service operates from 6 in the morning to 11 at night.
Dragon’s Back is a long ridge that joins the two parts — Shek O Peak and Wan Cham Shan. There are quite a few trails around here that you can hike through, awarded a grade 8 and called the urban hiking trail. At the top platform you get to soak in the gorgeous natural views of Hong Kong Island. A good weather day and a back full of water and goodies is what you need to climb the dragon’s back! Literally!
Ngong Ping Cable Car
A cable car to see Hong Kong from a high vantage as you zoom up the hill? Why not!
The Ngong Ping Cable Car is a highly rated tourist attraction. The gondola lift takes you through a thorough 360 degree tour of the island. The journey is close to 6 km, giving you amazing views of nature and city. One gondola car can seat upto 4 people. You can visit places like Mongkok and Big Buddha on this cable car too.
Also famous as the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, this grand statue stands 34 m tall. The bronze Buddha Shakyamuni rests in tranquility and natural beauty here, symbolising the harmony of man with nature. Tourists enjoy the hike up to this statue, going up 268 steps. There is also an exhibition hall nearby which you can explore for a small fee.
Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Visit a floating restaurant in Hong Kong, enticing you with its dining experience in the middle of water. The food served here is Cantonese. And since this is a floating eatery, they also serve scrumptious seafood. Not only for eating, this place is essentially touristy for its views and experience. It is operational between 11 in the morning and 11 in the evening.
Victoria Harbour divides Hong Kong Island from Kowloon Peninsula. This harbour has held a strategic importance for the region since time immemorial. The deep waters of Victoria have been the hub of trade and commerce. Annual fireworks are performed on the skyline of these waters, that make for one hell of a show. A stroll or a picnic here is coveted. You can go swimming in the harbour too.
Sky100 Observation Deck
Sky100 Observation Deck is a 100th floor platform that gives you great vantage view of Hong Kong. It is perched at the top of the International Commerce Centre, where you also get to dine in the Ritz Carlton after your little sightseeing tours. You can see some amazing landmarks like Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Harbour etc from this observation deck.
Lantau Island is the largest island here. Filled with green mountains, Lantau is renowned for its amazing sunrises and sunsets. The postcard like beauty of this place attracts tourists all through the year. Couples and honeymooners find privacy and solitude here. There is no entry fee so budget travellers and back packers can also enjoy their time exploring. The Big Buddha is also nearby, so you can visit it on the way.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
As the name suggests, this place has thousands of Buddha statues in its premises. There are around 13000 statues and over 400 steps to walk you through the entire complex. It is a wonderful place, full of wonders and delights at every statue that passes you by as you walk. The main shrine and statue is the hub of all activity, that is reached by 400 steps. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is located in Pai Tau.
Avenue of Stars
Avenue of Stars is a Hollywood Walk of Fame, honouring the great actors of the Hollywood Industry. Celebrities like Sir Run Run Shaw, Lai Man-wai, Florence Lim have received their plaques on this walk. It is situated on Victoria Harbor, with a large Jackie Chan Statue that makes for a landmark, attracting tourists is hordes. Walking, photography and people watching are highly coveted activities here.
Tai O Fishing Village
Visit Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village. Most tourists believe that Hong Kong is a concrete jungle, but this little hamlet proves them wrong. It is traditional village, living in its ancient Chinese culture, fishing by day and communing by night. Their seafood is pretty delicious and you can also visit the market to buy fresh produce. It is a unique experience in itself. Visit here only if you can bear the stench of seafood through the day.