Undoubtedly, Hong Kong will surprise you with what it offers to tourists. There will be no way to prepare for its awe-inspiring landmarks and attractions, such as the Symphony of the Stars light show, where glittering skyscrapers transform themselves to pillars providing a show where light would dance to a symphony. This is just a miniscule part of a holiday in Hong Kong.
Top 10 Things to Do When in Hong Kong
1. Visit Victoria Peak
If there is only a single thing you can do in this city during your Hong Kong Holiday, it is visiting the Victoria Peak. At this highest point of the Hong Kong Island, you will have a lot of things to do, as this has been its most exclusive neighborhood since colonial times.
You will great views of one of the most spectacular cityscapes in the world. During the day, your eyes can stretch across the Victoria Harbour and the surrounding sparkling skyscrapers all the way to the New Territories hills that are lush with greens.
In early evening, the panorama at the Peak would melt into orange and pink before it reincarnates as a dazzling galaxy of light that will shimmer beneath you.
2. Take the Harbour Cruise
You cannot get enough of the city’s magnificent skyline at dusk at the Peak, as it would look incredibly serene. However, this fascinating panorama can also be best experienced on board an evening harbor cruise.
By taking a Star Ferry Harbor Tour, you can sail back in time to the 1920s, as this ship is a re-creation of the boats that graced the harbor back in the mentioned era.
While at it, you can allow the sea breeze to whisk your mind away as you indulge yourself in the majestic views.
3. Take the Rides at Ocean Park
Opened in 1977, the Hong Kong Ocean Park is a marine-life theme park that features thrill rides as well as animal exhibits and shows.
In 2012, the park’s impressive ability to offer visitors a world-class experience that combines entertainment with conservation and education was further confirmed when it became the first Asian winner of the bi-annual Applause Award, which is regarded as the most prestigious honor in the theme and amusement park industry.
The Ocean Park is situated on the southern side of the island and covers more than 915,000 square meters.
4. Visit the Hong Kong Disneyland
The Hong Kong Disneyland is situated on the reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island.
Managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks, it is the first theme park that is located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Along with the Ocean Park, it is one of the largest theme parks in the city, consisting of 7 themed areas, including the U.S.A. Main Street, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Toy Story Land and Mystic Point.
The park’s crew members speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English, and guide maps are printed in simplified and traditional Chinese, as well as in Japanese, Malay, Thai, Indonesian and English.
5. Visit Shenzhen, China
During your trip to Hong Kong, you can consider taking a Shenzhen day trip. As you can see, this city is just across mainland China’s border.
Your main reason for visiting Shenzhen would be to shop, as goods in the city are cheaper than those in Hong Kong, as they are coming from Shenzhen itself.
It is just easy to get to the city through the MTR/KCR transport system in Hong Kong.
You can get a 5-day visa at the border for most nationalities, but take note that US passport holders cannot obtain a visa at the border.
6. Visit Guangzhou, China
You can explore China’s historical and modern sides with a day trip to Guangzhou in Guangdong province. This tour will show you a very dynamic region of China.
Traveling between Hong Kong and Guangzhou can be had non-stop through be coach, train, ship and air transports.
Like Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Guangzhou is also a modern city and is a haven for shopping.
You can choose from a variety of customizable and well-designed tours to Guangzhou tours, where you can have as much time as you want to shop after seeing the sights there.
7. Visit Macau
Offering a UNESCO World Heritage site city centre, Macau is an hour by ferry from Hong Kong.
Here, you will find a unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures, as well as world-leading entertainment and gaming.
8. Do Some Shopping
Hong Kong is considered by many as probably the best shopping destination in the world with various goods and services offered at reasonable prices.
In fact, shopping in this city is not only an act of purchasing things, but also a form of recreation and a way of life.
Except for cigarettes and wine, most products here are tax free. Shops do not only sell items, but also offers a comfortable environment for shopping, as they combine it with recreation.
9. Take a Luxury Cruise from Hong Kong
Hong Kong is often described as the city where East meets West, where culture is filled with both Asian and British influences.
As such, it is quickly becoming a main cruise hub in Asia, acting as a gateway to other cruise destinations in the continent.
This means that you will find a variety of cruise packages in the city, either as a point of interest or a departure point.
10. Visit the Big Buddha
The extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue, otherwise known as the Big Buddha, stands at a remote monastery that is hidden by lush, mountain scenery, the Po Lin Monastery.
Big Buddha sits 34 meters high and faces north to look over the Chinese people.This grand and majestic bronze Buddha statue draws pilgrims from all over Asia and the world.
There you have it! For your trip to Hong Kong, make sure you consider this list and do not miss any of these activities to make the experience more worthwhile and memorable.
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