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What to do in Hong Kong

July 22, 2017

Hong Kong a place where ‘’ East meets West’’

 

As there is so much to see, in this post I will make something different compared to my previous post, instead of making a guide I will divide Hong Kong for its myriad types of attractions and you can choose what interests you the most from the list of attractions that I compiled in this post.

 

I hope You Enjoy!

 

Victoria peak

 

First I will talk about Victoria Peak also known as’’ The Peak’’ which is one of my favourites and also considered as a must see while visiting Hong Kong.

 

Victoria Peak is the highest mountain in Hong Kong and the view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong.

 

By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. (Discovery Hong Kong).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get there?

 

The best way is to take The Peak Tram, a funicular that leaves the Peak Tram Lower Terminus to enjoy the fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong from The Sky Terrace 428, the highest 360° viewing terrace in Hong Kong and my advice is to arrive early, preferably before 10am, to avoid the long lines.

 

Peak Tram Operating Hours: 
 

Every day from 7:00 am to 12:00 am

Frequency: Departs every 10 to 15 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Terrace 428 Operating Hours:
 

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm 
 

Sat, Sun and Public Holidays from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Eat?

 

Pacific Coffee (The Peak tower), Bubba Gump Shrimp, Wildfire (The view is awesome).

 

 

Shopping

 

Hong Kong is a shopping paradise from upscale and upscale branded stores, through the famous department stores to the street markets with all kinds of products made in China. And to makes things better the city is tax free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street market in Hong Kong

 

Districts such as Admiralty, Soho, Tsin Sha Tsui and Lantau concentrate most of the malls, famous shops, as well as outlets.

Already among the street markets, there is the Ladies Market, which despite the name does not only sell things for women but everything: clothing, toys, etc.

 

In the same style is the Temple Street Night Market, which sells the same things, but starts running at night.

 

On Cat Street you can find antiques and on Jade Street the market is selling stone that gives name to the street. Unusual is the Goldfish Market, which sells goldfish in plastic sachets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Beware of scams in the street markets.

 

Giant Buddha

 

On the island of Lantau is the Buddhist temple Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha, the largest sitting Buddha in the open air of Asia, two major tourist attractions in Hong Kong.  The Great Buddha is 34 meters high and symbolizes the harmony of man with nature and high right hand represents his blessing to all visitors.

Then continue on to the Wisdom Path, a place with several wooden columns with texts from the Heart Sutra, the best-known Buddhist scripture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get there?

 

The best way is to take the Tung Chung Line MTR yellow line to Tung Chung Station. Continue on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, which is only a short walk from the Tung Chung subway station. The trip will take roughly 25 minutes.

 

After leaving the cable car, continue walking for about 10 minutes to the Giant Buddha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avenue of the Stars

 

Avenue of the Stars, is a tribute to the Hong Kong film industry and the professionals and artists who made the city famous through their movies and made the city proud there you can find the statue of Bruce Lee and since the avenue is located opposite Victoria Harbour, which gives a panoramic view of the city's modern buildings in contrast to the sea and Victoria Peak, the highest mountain in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong

 

Every night,  the avenueof the stars hosts the Symphony of Lights, a lights and music show that wraps around buildings across the bay, creating the world's largest permanent light and sound show, according to the Guinness book.( Click here to see video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clock Tower

 

Hong Kong was colonized by the British so it also has a clock tower''The british signature'', the Clock Tower, built in 1915, to reach there just you follow the Avenue of the Stars towards the harbour.

 

Practically in front of the tower is the entrance to catch the Star Ferries, boats that, since 1888, cross the bay between the island and Kowloon, mainland part of the country.(Click here to see video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kowloon

Kowloon means “Nine Dragons". It was originally a famous site for a walled fort. Now it is a large peninsula on the Chinese mainland, north of Hong Kong Island which has been part of Hong Kong since 1860. Kowloon is most popular among tourists because of Tsim Sha Tsui which means "Elephant’s Trunk”, which is located on the southern tip of the city. Tsim Sha Tsui is well known as one of the famous shopping destinations in Kowloon.(Kowloon.com all rights reserved).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Harbour

 

Victoria Harbor is one the must ‘’sees’’ while in Hong Kong because there you can see a parade of vessels and enjoy the breathtaking  view and if can do a harbour cruise and you will not regret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Eat

 

Angelini, Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant Hong Kong, Goobne Chicken, Cafe Kool, Patisserie  Yamakaya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disneyland Hong Kong

 

The Disneyland Hong Kong is decorated with most of the characters of the Disney world  which can make you remember your childhood  and at that moment you will realise that you are about to take a trip to a magical world or in other words you are about to experience something that worth a lifetime.

 

How to get there?

 

The best way to get there is by using the Disney Express which leaves from the Tung Chung Line subway station because it is fast, economic  and the best of all, it is very beautiful and magical.

 

Disney Hong Kong Entrance

 

The Disneyland main Street is the park's first area. And it features many gift shops, restaurants and information booths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasyland Disney Hong Kong

 

If you cross the castle of Sleeping Beauty you will be in fantasyland.

In this area you will find most of the Disney fairy tale princesses, fairies and some of them will perform live, this is a perfect place if you are with children and the garden is also in this area so if you are lucky you can take some pictures with Minnie, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventureland Disney Hong Kong

 

In this particular area you will experience how is it to live in Tarzan’s world because this trip will take you to the heart of a wild forest straight to Tarzan's house. And you will also see the Lion King in his kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toy Story Land Disney Hong Kong

 

In the Toy Story Land, the impression you will have is that you have shrunk to the size of toys that have been scattered in a garden so do not miss it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And every day at 3:30 pm, all characters invade Main Street in a parade with artists and floats.And if you are willing to stay until closing, you will be able to see the traditional fireworks show behind Sleeping Beauty Castle.

 

Tomorrowland Disney Hong Kong

 

This is a futuristic area with some robots, spaceships and E.T.s. In this place you can meet some of your favourite characters from cartoons like for example Stich.

The tomorrowland features  some of the best toys of the park such as: a rollercoaster in the dark that simulates a journey through space, Space Mountain, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticket Price: HK$ 589

 

Operating Hours:

 

Every day from 10:00 am to 9:00pm

 

Ocean Park

 

Ocean Park  in Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park  featuring animals, thrill rides and shows in their park areas such as the adventure in Australia, old Hong Kong,thrill mountain,rainforest,etc.(Click here to see the video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museums

 

Hong Kong has a lot to offer from history to science, through art and astronomy, many museums are available in the city.

 

Hong Kong Museum of Art

 

In this museum you can find almost everything related to Chinese culture through their objects of art, paintings, calligraphy and antiques.

 

Ticket Price: Free of charge for permanent exhibitions and subject to change for special exhibitions.  

 

Operating Hours:

 

Monday, Wednesday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm

 

Tuesday-Closed

 

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:00am to 7:00pm

 

Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve from 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

First two days of the Chinese New Year-Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Museum of History

 

This museum tells the island's 400 million-year history, from rock formation to war, revolutions, natural history of Hong Kong and South China, ethnography,etc.

 

Ticket price: HK$20

 

Operating Hours:

 

Monday, Wednesday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm

 

Tuesday-Closed

 

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:00am to 7:00pm

 

Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve from 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

First two days of the Chinese New Year-Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Space Museum

 

This museum brings an interactive exhibition on life, the universe and everything, and to make the experience even better through their presentations  in 3D.

 

Ticket Price: HK$20

 

Operating Hours:

 

Monday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Tuesday-Closed

 

Wed-Friday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Sat, Sun and Public Holidays from 10:00am to 9:00pm

 

First two days of the Chinese New Year-Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Science Museum

 

It has more than 500 thematic and interactive exhibits, going through all areas of science such as robotics, virtual reality, etc and it’s for all ages.

Make sure while there to check out the 22 metre high twin tower Energy Machine which, when activated, triggers a series of displays to produce a series of audio-visual effects demonstrating several forms of energy.

 

Ticket Price: HK$20

 

Operating Hours:

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm
 

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10:00am to 9:00pm
 

Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Trip to Macau from Hong Kong

 

It is not today that Macau has been called the Las Vegas of Asia…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAY TUNED FOR MY NEXT POST ABOUT MACAU!!!!!

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