Recognized as a densely populated region, Hong Kong lies on the coast of the South China Sea in the delta area. It features lots of skyscrapers in the world. As a result of its geographical situation Hong Kong comprises of a subtropical climate with rainy, hot and humid summers with occasional thunderstorms as well as showers. Here, winters are cool though normally dry and sunny. With highly developed transport network, the city supports roads and taxis, rail, ferries, buses, trams, and aviation as well. The city reflects the cultural mix of China with Western influence. The fusion of east and west can also be observed in Hong Kong’s cuisine and music.
HONG KONG SKYLINE
Known as one of the most spectacular cityscapes in the world, The Hong Kong Skyline lets you explore the island’s most famous buildings. The city comprises of more skyscrapers packed into a tiny area which seems to be very attractive in the nightlife. 44 of the skyscrapers participate in the Symphony of Lights (a nightly light and laser show) on both sides of the harbor. Visit the site and spot the fantastic skyline skyscrapers in the city.
Star Ferry is a ferry service operator which carries passengers between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It is popularized as tens of millions of people take the ride for an up-close look at the world’s most photographed harbors. Even after a century, Star Ferry is still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport. Providing an inexpensive mode of harbor crossing, Star Ferry is also rated as the Star Ferry crossing as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime’.
VICTORIA PEAK (THE PEAK)
Victoria Peak is basically a mountain with an elevation of 552 m, and is famous as a panorama site which encapsulates Hong Kong Island. Being a number one tourist destination, it is also the city’s oldest mode of public transport. The number of visitors come and enjoy the site with the good views of the city. Book Victoria Peak hotel and be the one to enjoy glorious views.
With a huge variety of clusters of stalls, stroll around the streets and enjoy the happiness to buy the goods at very cheap rates. Lots of Street Markets can be revealed all the day and night round. The streets surrounding the market are transformed into a big, open-air place with rush and crowd. Fill yourself with enthusiasm and explore compact streets with unique experiences.
HAPPY VALLEY RACECOURSE
Happy Valley Racecourse is the city’s trendiest headquarters for mouth-watering food, thirst-quenching beverages and thrilling excitement and much more. Here, you can experience seamless blend of racing and lifestyle in one event. Happy Valley Racecourse has now become a rich heritage and cultural tradition for the city’s people. The capacity of the venue is 55,000. Whether you are a local or just a visitor in Hong Kong, there’s truly something for everyone here.
TSIM SHA TSUI PROMENADE
An urban area in Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is one of the best ways to get an uninterrupted view of the whole city. It has become a major tourist hub with enormous shops and restaurants. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade also comprises of shopping malls, parks, museums, performance venues, and other facilities like library. Visit the place by means of public transport like trains, ferries and buses.
Situated in the southern district of Hong Kong, Ocean Park is one of the world’s most beautiful theme parks which is ranked as the 7th most popular theme parks in the world by Forbes. Popularized for its amusement park, oceanarium, animal theme park, marine mammal park; the Ocean Park has various attractions and rides. Book Ocean Park Hong Kong ticket online and get amazing Ocean Park tickets discount.
NAN LIAN GARDEN
The garden is a public park and built in the style of the Tang dynasty. Here, every hill, rock, body of water, plant and timber structure has been placed. Nan Lian Garden is truly beautiful, colorful and scenic place with traditional Chinese techniques such as “borrowing scenes”, “concealing scenes”, “sheltering scenes” and “penetrating scenes” to create space. Opening hours of Nan Lian Garden is from 7am to 9pm daily and the entry is free for the visitors.
HONG KONG DISNEYLAND
Located inside Hong Kong Disneyland resort, Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park with a daily capacity of 34,000 visitors. Explore a magical kingdom filled with beauty and excitement. Visit the site with 1 day or 2 days Hong Kong Disneyland ticket and get the special privilege on dining, parking and shopping. Book a room in Hong Kong Disneyland hotel and have fun together with families and friends.
HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Established in 1975, The Hong Kong Museum of History is a comprehensive state-of-the-art museum based on a complex of harmonious appearance and color scheme. The Museum comprises of the countless objects related to the history, archaeology, ethnography and natural histories of Hong Kong. Here, exhibitions are regularly held at different times. Currently, its collection counts over 90,000 historical objects and materials. Free guided tours of the museum are available in English at 11 am.
Most of the tourists may not know it, but there are plenty of beautiful golden beaches in Hong Kong. Beach exploration will make your trip to Hong Kong worth. Regardless of whether you’re a surfer, a swimmer or just a sun hunter, Hong Kong life is a reef. There are amazing beaches in Hong Kong, where you can surf, enjoy a sunbath, play games and enjoy your time. You must visit Big Wave Bay Beach, Hung Shing Ye Beach, Repulse Bay Beach, Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach, Kwun Yam Beach, Mui Wo, Silver Mine Bay Beach, Cheung Sha Beach and Pui O Beach. Try to visit at least once for a couple of hours to relax on the beach. There are also some restaurants nearby so that you can stay with a contented stomach till sunset and enjoy.
JUNK BOAT RIDE
Enjoy the Chinese junk boat ride that is designed to provide you ultimate luxury and comfort. If you are planning a visit to Hong Kong, then don’t forget to get the amazing experience of Junk Boat Ride. These boat rides will never disappoint you. You can enjoy the splendid views of Hong Kong skyline while doing Junk Boat Ride. The boat rides also offer you bar and dining facilities. There are different junk boat service providers in Hong Kong and their prices vary according to the facilities and luxury.
STAR FERRY RIDE
Step up on the Star Ferry and get caught up in the fun of the 1920s. The ‘Shining Star’ is a recreation of old boats sailing along the Victoria Harbor and was the main transport connection between the island of Kowloon and Hong Kong. Every year, the 10-minute ferry voyage from Kowloon to Central, given many extremely efficient public transport options to over 20 million people around the Victoria Harbour. The ferry journeys are definitely part of Hong Kong’s system. If you are searching for affordable activities in Hong Kong, then Star Ferry Ride is one of them.
TAMAR PARK PICNIC
Throw a delightful picnic with your family and friends in Hong Kong at Tamar Park. It is a delightful, lush-green park located between Victoria Harbor and Admiraltys Jungle. Take a quick break and enjoy Tamar Park Picnic. Tamar Park is the perfect place for a cheeky lunch in the middle of the week. Whether you have a packed lunch or feed from Pacific Spot, this is an oasis in the region that you can’t miss. It’s a big park that provides visitors with an amazingly comfortable experience of nature’s beauty. The Central Government and Legislative Council offices are located in this area. The park is always open, so you can come here at any time of the month.
WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE
If you want to experience the rich culture of any place, visiting the temples and historical sites will give you an amazing experience of its majestic history. Hong Kong’s iconic Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is an illustration of traditional Chinese architecture. The assertion of “making any wish real upon request” from Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple may be linked to its success. This temple is a majestic and important religious center of three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism). There is no entrance fee to Wong Tai Sin Temple and opening hours are from 07:00 to 17:00.
MAN MO TEMPLE
Built in 1847, during the Qing dynasty by Chinese merchants, Man Mo Temple of Hong Kong is the oldest and the most important worshipping site dedicated to two deities – God of Literature and God of War. Religious travellers love to visit this popular temple of Hong Kong. This temple if dedicated to King-Emperor Man and Holy King-Emperor Kwan. It was the place to meet the groups of society and settle certain disputes and concerns. The Man Mo temple has been classified in Hong Kong as a Grade I Historical Building, which displays much traditional handcraft. A unique sight here is that of the immense incensing coils hanging from the ceiling, which carry an odorous smoky haze; these are lit up by the people seeking to fulfill their wishes.
DRAGON’S BACK TRAIL
The Dragon’s Back Trail is perhaps Hong Kong’s most popular trail. It is easy to reach, easy to finish, very picturesque and finishes at a nice beach. The Dragon’s Back Trail is situated on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island in the Shek-O-Country Park. The Dragon’s Back Trail is will show you the other side of Hong Kong, without the skyscrapers. The panoramic of nature along the way make it a pleasant experience for nature lovers. Because of its breathtaking views, the Dragon’s Back Trail has rightfully earned its top spot as the most popular hiking trail in Hong Kong.
TAI O FISHING VILLAGE
Escape from Hong Kong’s urban jungle, and take a tour to Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village, which is also known as the ‘Venice of Hong Kong’. Visiting a Tai O Fishing Village outside the town is an ideal way to learn the natural beauty of China and the surrounding countryside and appreciate the local culture. This is a small village where the ‘boat people’ of Tanka have been staying for more than 200 years. Take a boat trip to the beautiful countryside or walk up the mountain to watch the Chinese white dolphins swim.
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
If you are planning a visit to Hong Kong around May or June, don’t miss this incredible Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Enjoy Hong Kong Dragon Boat festival, beers and cheers from hundreds of thousands of spectators. This is a Chinese celebration that will take place on the fifth day of Lunar Calendar’s fifth month. The town is lined with magnificent vessels for dragons, and next to it you will see the water race. You’d surely enjoy the activities when you’ll indulge in the celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival.
Nothing will disappoint you when you’ll visit Hong Kong. It is an amazing place to visit during this season. Make sure to do all the things that we’ve shared with you in this blog.