Top 10 Most Famous Attractions in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is not only famous for its developed commercial center in Asia, but also a heaven for tourists, especially families with young children.
From 392 meters high of Mount Victoria, Hong Kong’s urban landscape is breathtaking. It attracts no less than 7 million visitors each year to harbor Harbor, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island. Cable car to the mount inaugurated in 1888, the first cable car of Asia.
If you come to Hong Kong with children, take them to Ocean Park. Here, there are fun activities for all ages. It has a roller coaster, an ocean park with more than 400 species of fish around the world. You can also visit lovely sweet Panda.
Tian Tan Buddha
Buddha statue built in 1993 is a famous tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The statue weighs 250 tons, 34 meters high and it is one of the biggest statues in the world. The Tian Tan Buddha near Po Lin Monastery – other tourist attraction. Take the Ngong Ping cable car to the foot of the statue, you can see the whole of Hong Kong from here. Or you can climb 268 steps to the observatory at the foot of the statue if you do not want to go cable.
Historical Museum of Hong Kong
If you want to learn about ancient tales, visit the Hong Kong Historical Museum to find out the legacies dating hundreds of millions of years. The museum’s collection includes archaeological artifacts, the ruins of ancient tombs in Hong Kong, cultural exhibitions through immense ages, information about British colonialism and Japanese invasion during World War II.
Star Ferry Terminal
With just a few Hong Kong dollars, you will be on one of the Star Ferrys operating over 100 years. The view of Victoria Bay on the ferry is extremely impressive, especially for those who love photography. At the same time, the noise of the engine and the smell of the ocean strike your senses, helping you understand why Hong Kong is always the region’s most important seaport. If you board the ferry at 8pm, you will see a beautiful light show on the skyscrapers.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Wong Tai Sin is one of the most beautiful temples in Hong Kong. The temple was built in 1920 and was only opened to the public in 1968. The temple of Wong Tai Sin – god of luck and healer of diseases. The whole temple is divided into many areas such as the Holy Trinity Hall, Phuoc Lanh Garden, and Confucius Hall. There are so many fortune tellers here, with just a few dollars, they will tell you about your future.
Night Market at Temple street
Like other Asian cities, Hong Kong has many markets. But the night market at Temple street is the most exciting. Along the road you will find a lot of clothing for sale, stone jewelry, traditional Chinese painting, delicious local food. The market is open in the evening and is very crowded from 7 to 10 hours as residents and visitors gather here.
Nan Lian garden
If you want a quiet, far-away location of the cityscape, go to Nan Lian Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Kowloon with an area of over 30,000 square meters. There are many kinds of trees, small pagodas, foot rests, lotus ponds and many other beautiful sights.
Tai O fishing village
Tai O fishing village is another interesting place in Hong Kong. Here you will find a community of fishermen who still live in the traditional Tanaka way – fishing and living on floating houses on the lake.
Walking along the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui area, south of Kowloon is also a popular activity. The avenue honors Hong Kong movie stars, including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li.