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Hong Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The city is gradually becoming a global link for China to showcase its true culture and amiability. Hong Kong holds a diverse blend of characters due to the magnificent Chinese influence as well as the long British occupation. The city is the gateway to China and provides a good introduction to first time travelers to Asia. It has a distinctive culture and a lot of activities and attractions for tourists. If you are a first time visitor to Hong Kong, there are plenty of interesting things to see and to do.
Hong Kong thrives well above its weight-class when it comes to sightseeing attractions. Although famous for its Big City status, Hong Kong boasts many incredible natural and manmade wonders. One of the most stunning and famous sightseeing spot is the Hong Kong Skyline. It is the world’s most amazing skyline that contributes to the beauty of Hong Kong day and night. Here are other spectacular destination sites you can visit in Hong Kong.
The Avenue of stars is located on Kowloon’s beach promenade and offers incredible views of the Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong skyline. The atmosphere is vibrant with many performances, including dance, music and drama that are organized every month. It also provides a perfect vantage point to see the Hong Kong Symphony of lights.
The Symphony of lights represents the genesis and influential growth of Hong Kong. It is considered to be the largest sound and light show in the world. It features an impressive light and laser show which is staged every night at 8:00pm. There are also spectacular fireworks during Hong Kong’s numerous festivals especially the Chinese New Year.
Ocean Park is an entertaining park on the southern part of Hong Kong Island. If you are travelling with the kids, you definitely should take a trip to Ocean Park. It has a lot of rides including roller coasters, aquariums and the popular giant pandas. You can also visit Happy Valley if you enjoy horse racing. It has the most convenient and amazing racing site. Ocean Park is dedicated to supporting and promoting animal conservation in Asia.
Named after the British Queen, Victoria Peak is a must see spot, towering 1810 feet above sea level. It is a leading destination for travelers, which gives an aerial view of Victoria Harbor and Kowloon, the Hong Kong city center. The observation spot is on a Peak Tower that also includes good dining and shopping.
The Aberdeen harbor is known locally as Heung Kong Tsai. The Aberdeen is popular for its floating fishing village and the different floating restaurants, including the famous Jumbo floating restaurant. Take a 30-minute boat ride around Aberdeen Harbor and see how the fishermen make a living. You can also cruise on the floating villages for a lifetime of unique experience.
Hong Kong provides many exciting and exceptional tours, places and activities. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the custom and regulations of Hong Kong to ensure you have a hassle-free visit.
Accommodation in Hong Kong
There are a lot of good hotels in Hong Kong and you can also rent a nice service apartment in Hong Kong for shorter or longer stay. You can easily find accommodation in Hong Kong online.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Chen is a travel writer currently located in Bangkok, Thailand.