Hong Kong points of interest prove that it is a beautiful city with lovely harbour views, amazing skyscrapers, highness buildings and plenty more. The twinkling lights of Hong Kong are so beautiful that many people come here to view the lights show every night. In fact it is a city that never sleeps, and the lights in the buildings are so spectacular that you can read a book in your balcony at 2 in the morning with no lights of your own. The city never sleeps, well, almost.
Let’s have a run through of Hong Kong points of interest
A Symphony of Lights
This is one of the most popular spectacles in Hong Kong and should definitely be in your to-do list when you are visiting Hong Kong. This show is organised in Victoria Harbor and is a very impressive light,laser and sound spectacle that would take your breathe away. It is so grand that it had found its way into the Guinness World Records. This stunning nightly spectacle covers 40 key skyscrapers and buildings built over Hong Kong Island side and Kowloon side. The Symphony of Lights is paired with music, making it totally unique and lovely. Visit the show with your kids and have a lovely time watching it and their faces during the awesome display. Of course, be prepared for their never ending torrent of questions.
The Clock Tower Hong Kong
The Clock Tower in Hong Kong is another favourite tourist attraction. It is situated right next to Victoria Harbor and at the southern shores of Tsim Sha Tsui. The Clock Tower bears witness to the colonial period in Hong Kong; it was erected in 1915 and is still maintained well. The tower stands tall at a height of 51 meters (counting the 7 meter lighting rod). The clock tower is all that remains from the glorious Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus that once graced the area. The railways was once the major trading point between Hong Kong and Beijing, Russia and even Europe.
If you have been to Hong Kong and not visited the Victoria Harbour, then you have not been to Hong Kong at all. It is a top tourism spot in Hong Kong because you can see amazing views of the skyline from there. You can enjoy Victoria Harbor’s beauty when you are standing at these spots as well: Central Waterfront, Victoria’s Peak, Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Hong Kong Rooftop bars, Wan Chai Waterfront.
Some interesting facts about Hong Kong points of interest
There is a strong connection between Buddhism and Hong Kong. With several retreat centres and temples, you will be totally be awestruck by the interest in Buddhism in Hong Kong. You even have a Center for Buddhist Studies in the University of Hong Kong. The 10,000 Buddhas is a temple in the city that you would just love visiting. Though it requires lots of climbing, but you will be struck by the dazzling array of statues.
Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
The observation deck gives you an amazing, breathtaking view of Hong Kong. Yes, you guessed rightly, this deck is situated on the 100th floor of a building in the city. This building is called the International Commerce Center (ICC and) is a major landmark of the city. You would enjoy the magnificent 360-degree view of Hong Kong here. It is definitely a memorable sight, and something you would take back with you after your trip is over. Sky100 is the highest observation deck in the city and the fifth highest building in the entire world. There are 118 floors totally, and lies a spectacular 490 meters above sea-level.
Avenue of Stars
The Avenue of Stars at Hong Kong bears an uncanny resemblance to the Hollywood Walk of Fame that you have seen in the US. It has a 440 meter long promenade and pays the fitting tribute to the hardworking stalwarts of the Hong Kong film industry. However, we are not describing much about it here because it is presently closed for reconstruction and will be opened only in the year 2018. But since it is a major point of interest in Hong Kong, this article will not be complete without mentioning it.
If you like to spend some quiet family time in Hong Kong, then head to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. It is definitely a very popular point of interest at Hong Kong because you can do so many other things besides island lazing. You can go on a stunning cable ride in the Ngong Ping 360 Cable car, enjoy the magnificence of the Giant Buddha, a recently built Chinese village known as Ngong Ping Piazza and a fishing village known as Tai O Fishing Village.
The Giant Buddha
The Giant Buddha deserves special mention here, purely because of its sheer magnificence and size. The Buddha is surrounded by 6 other smaller Buddhas and you will have to travel in a cable car to reach here. You can spot the Buddha from above when you are flying to Hong Kong.
Dai Pai Dongs
If you are a little tired after visiting all those tourist attractions, how about taking a meal break. Would you like to try the Dai Pai Pongs, where you are served with delicious street food, right from full fledged meals to side stalls with waffles?
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Gourmet in Hong Kong is rightfully described as a culinary delight because you get to enjoy a wide variety of cuisine. ranging from ingenious food to international recipes, including European, African, American, Indian and other more Chinese varieties.
It is indeed a melting pot of cultures when it comes to food and you can enjoy the “East meets West” kinds of cuisine here. The most popular style of eating here is the YamCha culture or the buffet kind of eating. You can actually taste, eat, share and try different kinds of cuisines. If you love eating, then Hong Kong offers the best in terms of a foodie tour.
More about foodie tour in Hong Kong
You must try Yum Cha and Dim Sum, both traditional food of Hong Kong when you are in the city. These are small portions served with tea and is an absolute delight. Additionally, there are themed restaurants in Hong Kong, that you must try out.…
A very famous theme park park in Hong Kong with dozens of new rides and sea life attractions. You can have a great time watching the jellyfish, sharks, dolphins and plenty of other aquatic wonders. If you want to get a little personal with the Dolphins, you can choose to go for the boat ride. This was the same park that was featured in the top ten theme parks in the world list released by Forbes. The park combines education and entertainment in such a unique way that it deserves the tag of the “the best theme park in Hong Kong”.
Do you belong to the category of the brave-hearted?If you consider yourself ‘plucky’, then head to The Dragon and you will learn a thing or two about courage. There is a huge roller coaster ride there that you would absolutely
fall in love with. And then there is the Absyss. It would take adventure to a whole new level where you can travel 62 meters into the sky and enjoy a totally breathtaking view of the South China Sea.
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