Top Ten things to see in Hong Kong
The highest point in Hong Kong is the city’s most famous attraction. Victoria Peak is also known as Mount Austin. Standing at 552m, it offers spectacular views of Hong Kong Island and the harbour. It is easily reachable by the steepest funicular railway in the world.
Avenue of stars
The avenue of stars is a place to pay tribute to the Hong Kong film industry. Golden stars exhibition includes classic movie scenes, Bruce Lee sculptures and handprint plaques. It is also a popular place to watch a Symphony of lights display. The avenue of stars unfortunately closed for repairs, which are expected to finish at the end of 2018.
The busiest night market in Hong Kong is placed on Temple Street. This very popular bazar is a place where you can breathe-in the local atmosphere. The flea market offers seafood, noodles, antiques, tea ware, trinkets and among other treats. It opens at around 6pm and shuts down at about 11pm.
The Star ferry
The best way to enjoy a spectacular panorama of Victoria Harbor is to ride the star ferry. Since 1888, it has been used to carry passengers from Hong Kong Harbor to Kowloon. The shortest trip costs only $0.25 and it lasts 7 minutes. In the evening, you can see a lightshow from the ferry.
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade runs along the Kowloon's seaside. Many more “must see” places are located along the promenade, including The Clock Tower and Hong Kong Museum of Art. It is a great opportunity to enjoy more peaceful side in the international metropolis.
Eat Dim Sum
Dim Sum means touch your heart and it refers to a plate of bite-size dishes. These Chinese “tapas” are cooked in bamboo baskets. Local restaurants offer an amazing variety of dishes to choose from; shrimp dumplings, rice porridge (congee) and spring rolls are only few among 40 different dishes. We recommend enjoying Dim Sum in a large group as you can order and try more varieties. There is also an opportunity to go to half-day Dim Sum cooking class tour to understand better the Chinese cooking culture.
The largest island in Hong Kong offers beaches, mountains, hiking and biking trails. The popular island attractions worth exploring include: Disneyland, Pon Lin Monastery (giant Buddha statues), Ngong Ping 360 (aerial tramway), Tai O (the fishing village).
Macau Day Trip
This world’s biggest gambling city is a nice change from the pace of Hong Kong. Portuguese buildings, different style of cuisine and casino resorts are located only an hour on the ferry.
Museum of History
Discover Hong Kong’s fascinating history and find out why it has world’s foremost trade, financial and investment centres. Museum of history was voted as favourite for tourists. The museum is sponsored by government and it is free to enter on Wednesdays.
For a little change from the busy city, try the Dragon’s back hike. This popular destination offers great views over the ocean.
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