Hong Kong Travel Guide

What are the “Top Five Attractions in Hong Kong”?

Let us introduce all the places to you!

1. The Peak

If you can only visit one of Hong Kong’s attractions, you must go to the Peak ! Whether you have seen the night view of other cities in the world, and no matter how short your stay is in Hong Kong, be sure to go to Victoria Peak!

hong kong peak                    View of Peak Tram arriving at the top of the Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong island, China 

Standing on an altitude of 373 meters above the Victoria Peak, you can view Kowloon Harbor on both sides of the Kowloon Peninsula, the north shore of Hong Kong Island. In this way, all the skyscrapers seemingly within reach. Imagine, when the footsteps of numerous buildings are lights at the same time, the harbor of the sea, the harbor over the harbor have been shiny purple, it will be how magnificent bright.

Hiking Trail

Hiking up to the peak offers a panoramic view of the city on both sides of the harbor. If you want to take a leisurely way to the top of the mountain, you can come during the day, along the hiking trial to tour around the Peak view of Victoria Peak. The trail is composed of Lugard Road and Harlech Road.

How long is the hiking trail?: 3.5 km long

Time: About 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the tour. 

The best time to go to the peak?: Close to the evening, so that both the daytime to enjoy the city landscape, but also can wait for the night falls, the moment the city changes moment

If you do not like hiking, peak tram or taxi would also be a great option.

Peak Tram
In the car with the cable car along the steep slopes up the roadside trees and high-rise buildings as if backward, do not have a taste. The round-trip ticket price of the cable car is cheaper than the one-way ticket, and it is more cost-effective to buy a round-trip ticket if you plan to take a cable car back and forth.

2. Ocean Park Hong Kong

ocean park   

Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in the Southern District of Hong Kong. The theme park has various attractions and rides, including roller coasters, and also animal exhibits with different themes, such as a giant panda habitat, rainforest and polar displays, as well as an aquarium featuring the world’s largest aquarium dome.

3. The Buddha

It is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monasteryand symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction.

4. Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. It is the first theme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks.

5. Stanley Market and Beach

Stanley offers the Stanley Market and the Stanley Beach. The Stanley Market is a pretty tourist-friendly selection of clothes, toys, paintings, souvenirs, fridge magnets and postcards. The stalls fill the maze of alleyways between Stanley Village Road and the waterfront, and at the weekend are pretty busy as both tourists and locals throng the market.

Stanley Main Beach is most popular and best equipped Beach. There are a number of cafes at the top of the beach and a thriving watersports centre. The swimming is good and protected by a shark net. Stanley main beach also hosts the very popular Dragon Boat racing during the Tuen Ng Festival in June.

Food must eat?

Moblie application that you have to download

citymapper

Citymapper shows how to travel from one place to the other.

It has multiple travel routes provided (by foot, bus, minibus, taxi, uber, and MTR). It has an estimated travel time as well. It is a super useful application, it is definitely better than google map and worth to save it on your phone.

 myobservatory

The “MyObservatory” is one of the most popular weather app providing location-specific weather service in Hong Kong. If permission is granted to determine user’s location, temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind direction and speed, as well as weather photograph collected from nearby weather stations will be displayed.

taxi translator

This app is designed to eliminate confusion and break down communication barriers between taxi drivers and passengers. Hong Kong Taxi Translator has thousands of places in Hong Kong, translated from English into standard Chinese characters and displayed on a large “taxi card” that a driver can read at a glance. Destinations can be searched for by name, or browsed in a variety of categories such as street name, office/residential buildings, transport hubs, sightseeing points, hotels, hospitals, malls, schools, and more.

openrice

For people who are not familiar with Hong Kong yet want to try out alll sorts of new food, OpenRice is definitely for you. OpenRice.com is Hong Kong’s most popular dining guide to help people find places to eat based on the restaurant reviews written by local people. It is one of the best application to search for good restaurants around you, you can define search by area, name of the restaurant etc. I’d say it is one of the best application if you are a foodie.

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