I invite you to learn about Hong Kong Tourism in this article. Hong Kong, a former British Colony is located in southeastern China.
With a high population density it is a Global Financial Center famed for its skyscrapers skyline. It is also renowned for its cuisine to its shopping atmosphere. Among its tourist attractions here are the most important.
View of Hong Kong from the Peak in Hong Kong Island
I consider it the most important attraction in Hong Kong. This is the highest point on Hong Kong Island, the city’s most affluent neighborhood since British Times.
Today, this magnificent view keeps attracting visitors. During daytime, on a clear day, you may see up to the New Territories, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. In the evenings the view is awe inspiring with color of a dazzling galaxy of light developing before you.
At the peak there is a large viewing platform called Sky Terrace 28 with shops and dining. For great views take the 3.5 Km “Peak Circle walk”
Going up by riding the Peak Tram is an experience by itself. You’ll see the skyscrapers pass by your window and you ascent the peak in this famous railway.
In the lower terminal, visit the Historical Gallery with the heritage of the Tram and Hong Kong in general since 1888.
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Crowded streets in the business section of Kowloon in Hong Kong
This is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon. Kowloon is located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New Territories.
Together with Hong Kong Island, it contains 48 percent of Hong Kong's total population.
Buddha blessing everyone in Hong Kong and the rest of China
What was a remote monastery on the hill became famous for the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, known as the Big Buddha inaugurated in 1993. It took 12 years to complete and reach the 34 meters in height. It is directed to the north and its raised hand delivers a blessing to all.
It attracts pilgrims from all over Asia. If you are fit enough to climb the 268 steps you are guaranteed to enjoy an amazing mountain and sea views from its base.
Across the statue is the Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong’s most important sanctuary. It is home to many monks. Try their vegetarian restaurant and be surprised by this delicious food.
Ocean Park is a unique theme park in Hong Kong
Located on the southern site of Hong Kong Island this is a Marine Life Theme Park. Built in 1977 it has developed to one giant in its field, becoming Asia’s winner of the biannual Applause Award, the most prestigious award in the amusement and theme park industry.
With more than 915,000 square meters, it is connected by funicular trains and features a few special attractions.
The park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, covering more than 915,000 square meters. The Waterfront and The Summit areas are connected by the Cable Car and Ocean Express funicular train. The following are the top attractions in Ocean Park.
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Adventures in Australia
Meet fabulous Australian animals in Hong Kong. Watch the furry koalas perching on branches and red necked wallabies springing about, and don’t miss the sweet serenade of the laughing kookaburras.
Go underwater to see over a hundred rays and sharks, including the sawfish with a saw like face, and also the zebra shark with dots like a leopard.
Enjoy the wonders of the North and South Poles in one day. Meet the king penguins. See long tusked Pacific walruses, arctic foxes, snowy owls and spotted seals.
Old Hong Kong
Bring back the memories of Hong Kong is the 150s, 1960, and 1970s. Ride the Heritage Train while you are hypnotized by the recreations of old streets and scenes.
Riding on a raft you’ll encounter some of the world’s most fascinating animals, the smallest money in the world, the Pygmy Marmoset; the wonderful critters like Capybara and more.
Watch Symbio, a multi-sensory show featuring the world’s
first 360-degree water screen, embark on a journey of exploration into the
Amazing Asian Animals
In this exhibit you’ll see Asia’s most precious animals, like the Giant Pandas, Red pandas, Chinese salamanders and alligators. Do not miss the spectacular display of goldfish.
Hong Kong International Airport
It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which largely comprises land reclaimed for the construction of the airport itself.
The airport has been commercially operational since 1998, replacing the former Kai Tak Airport, and is an important regional Trans-shipment center, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China and the rest of Asia. It is one of the world's busiest passenger airports
HKIA is an important contributor to Hong Kong's economy, with approximately 65,000 employees. More than 100 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 180 cities across the globe.
In 2014, HKIA handled 63.3 million passengers, making it the 10th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic.
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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
This is a major landmark on the Hong Kong Island skyline. Known worldwide as HKCEC, this harbor front expansion used top down construction techniques to meet a challenge of limited land supply.
It is the scene of the Handover Ceremony on 30 June 1997. This is when the former British Crown Colony was returned to the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established.
The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture, the symbol of Hong Kong, that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover.
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A Symphony of Lights over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong
It is the “Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" as per Guinness World Records. This nightly spectacle combines interactive lights of 47 key buildings on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with musical effects to showcase the vibrancy and glamorous night vista of Victoria Harbour.
The show comprises five major themes:
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Avenue of the Stars in Hong Kong
To pay tribute to outstanding professionals of Hong Kong's film industry, and located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade was given a glittering official opening on 27 April 2004. It was opened to the public and visitors from all over the world from 28 April 2004 onwards.
For more information visit Hong Kong Tourism Website
When in Hong Kong you may visit
Macau the former Portuguese Colony
Complete your visit to Hong Kong with a day trip to Macau, once the oldest European settlement in the Orient. Sit back and relax as you sail across the sea from Hong Kong to Macau on a jetfoil or catamaran.
Explore Macau's historical sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Ruins of St Paul and A Ma Temple, and visit modern establishments like the Macau Tower with your expert guide.
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Stanley Market on the south shore of Hong Kong island
Located in the south coast of Hong Kong Island is a center for brand named clothing items, accessories, jewelry, souvenirs, ornaments, home furnishing. All sold at reasonable prices in a picturesque atmosphere. The nearby eateries along the breezy seaside strip will delight you.
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buddha by beria lima
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stanley by seng kang
synphony lughts by deror avi
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