Hong Kong Attractions
There’s just too much to do in Hong Kong! The attractions and tourist destinations in Hong Kong are designed to peak the interests of all sorts of people. Here are some of the reasons why you should make Hong Kong your next vacation destination.
When you’re feeling like you’re on top of the world, then you know you’re at The Peak of Hong Kong. From here, you can see for miles around – the beautiful city skyline, Kowloon, and Victoria Harbour.
The funiculare that you will ride to get to the Peak is amazingly steep! The 45°angle climb on a tram will probably be the highlight of your Hong Kong visit. Imagine going on a tram that is being pulled by steel cables up to a height of 1,200 feet. When you look to your side, you will see buildings that look like they’re about to topple over. It’s a fantastic trip up and down!
When you get to The Peak, you will see one of Hong Kong’s newest landmarks, The Peak Tower. You can go tour the Peak Circle Walk or walk down Lugard Road Lookout to see a spectacular view of the harbor.
Spend some time at Victoria Harbour at night and see a dazzling view of the city lights. There are ferries you can ride on to see the view from the water with a wonderful show of A Symphony of Lights which is a multimedia spectacle that highlights the 40 best skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
If you like, you can even ride a Chinese junk which is those low lying boats that travel down the harbor.
Hong Kong Disneyland
This is the first theme park of China and unlike other Disneyland around the globe, it is set with an amazing natural background of mountains and landscape. There are 4 main attractions here: the Tommorowland, Main Street USA, Fantasyland, and Adventureland.
If you have been to Disneyland USA, it is very similar except for the faces behind the counters which are charmingly Asian.
This is the world’s largest oceanarium and is located in the south side of Hong Kong. It covers about 170 acres and has a cable car that connects the two sides of the park. Here at Ocean Park, children and adults can enjoy the Atoll Reef which is the biggest aquarium ion the world and where you can see thousands of odd looking sea creatures and some that you are familiar with as well. There is a fantastic roller coaster here called The Dragon which is one of the main attractions of the park
Other places to see in Ocean Park are the Wave Cove, Ocean Theatre, Ancient World, Kid’s World, and Film Fantasia.
Po Lin Monastery
This ancient monastery was a shrine in the beginning, but since many monks started settling here, it became a monastery. Here is where you will find the largest outdoor copper Tian Tan Buddha which towers at 111 feet high.
Interestingly, you can actually eat hot meals here but do not expect to have any meat in your meals as this is strictly forbidden.
There are many other places of interest to see in Hong Kong like Causeway Bay, Aberdeen, and Lantau Island. Hong Kong is truly a tourist’s dream holiday!