Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination with attractive sightseeing options throughout. With its diverse contrasts, soaring mountains, green countryside and stunning skyscrapers, Honk Kong attracts tourists in droves who fall in love and are amazed by its memorable visitor attractions. Be it the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories or the Outlying Islands, tourists find endless things to do around Honk Kong. Some famous sought after places in Hong Kong include:
1. The Peak – It offers an incredible experience to visitors right from the unforgettable trip in The Peak Tram to get to the top, to the breathtaking city skyline view, the view of Victoria Harbor and the green hillsides from The Peak Tower.
2. Victoria Harbour – The iconic Star Ferry offers a magnificent view of one of the greatest assets of Hong Kong. A jewel that people marvel at, tourists arrive from across the world to admire The Harbour. The best view of the Harbour is from top of The Peak and from The Avenue of Stars along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. To capture the unreal magic of The Harbour, tourists take the night cruise to enjoy A Symphony of Lights featuring more than 40 Hong Kong skyscrapers in a dazzling extravaganza.
3. Giant Buddha – The Giant Buddha sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau of Lantau Island. The world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha, cast in China and took 12 years for completion, can be reached by climbing around 200 steps.
4. The Po Lin Monastery – with its close proximity to The Giant Buddha, the monastery is a must visit for all tourists. The monastery has various figures of gods and other colourful manifestations of aspects of the Buddhist religion.
5. The Wisdom Path – It is an outdoor replica of the centuries old Heart Sutra, which is the world’s best known prayers revered by Buddhists, Confucians and Taoists. The Wisdom Path displays the sutra on wooden pillars.
Ngong Ping 360 and Ngong Ping Village – It is a 25 minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to a culturally themed village high atop a mountain plateau on Lantau Island. Tourists can enjoy different attractions and indulge in shopping and dining. A cultural themed village, Ngong Ping Village has been architecturally designed and landscaped to reflect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area. Its other attractions include Walking with Buddha and the Monkey’s Tale Theatre.
Lamma Island – Located half an hour of ferry ride away from downtown Hong Kong, Lamma offers a mix of culture and Chinese tradition, great beaches where green turtles lay their eggs, delicious seafood, bars and boutiques, and terraced restaurants on stilts above the bay. With cars banned and bicycles as the only mode of transport and low rise buildings, tourists from across the world come here for the clean air, golden beaches and fantastic hiking. Two famous must visit villages of the island include Sok Kwu Wan and Yung Shue Wan – popular for their terrace and western style restaurants selling mouth watering sea food, handicraft shops and the Tin Hau Temple built more than 100 years ago.
Hong Kong Disneyland – The first Disneyland in Asia offers a fun filled magical journey to families through Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tommorowland and Main Street U.S.A – its 4 theme lands. Tourists can also relax and stay in its 2 Disney theme hotels after a tiring day of fun and adventure.
Repulse Bay – One of the most beautiful beaches of Honk Kong, the sun drenched crescent shaped stretch of land is an upmarket residential area, great for sand strolls and sunbathing. A lifeguard clubhouse decorated with magnificent swirling dragons is a tourist attraction along with the towering twin statues of Kwun Yum and Tin Hau – both protectors of fishermen. The colonial style original arcade of a luxury hotel built in 1920 still stands tall with award winning restaurants and designer shops.
Temple Street Night Market – The famous open air market also called ‘Men’s Street’ for its inexpensive array of items for men including clothes, watches, electronics, hardware and luggage; is an amazing shopping sight. Tourists will find fortune tellers, Chinese opera enthusiasts and rows of brightly lit stalls. The market opens from 4pm to midnight and comes alive at sunset. Temple Street is in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.