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China is a very large country. Hong Kong, likewise is one of the commerce capital of the country. Because of which, quite a number of tourists visit here due to the low price guarantee vacation that anyone can have here. To help you make that trip worthwhile, enjoyable and maximized to the most fun things that anyone will ever have while visiting Hong Kong, here are your tips.
Biking in Lamma Island
Enjoy the fresh air at the Lamma Island. There are even available ferries that depart from the Central Piers that will take you to the island. A time spent there would be like a sweet escape from the urban life. The best way to indulge into nature’s beauty is by renting a bike on Black Street, Yung Shue Wan. While you’re done with that, take a bite at a seafood restaurant located nearby.
Shop at Stanley Market
Stanley Market is a seaside market that holds about tons of different products that are visited most often by tourists. There are a wide array of shops selling sportswear, garments, art, Chinese custom jewelry and souvenirs perfect for the tourists to bring along home with them.
Tour Hong Kong Space Museum
The Hong Kong Space Museums is the area in town where you will get to explore further the fields of astronomy and outer space all in one place. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this museum offers sky shows, iMax films, and interactive exhibits that will surely wow the tourists. They are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at one in the afternoon until nine in the evening and from ten in the morning until nine in the evening during weekends.
Soak Up The Sun at the Sai Kung beaches
Escape the busy streets of urban life in Hong Kong and head on down to Sai Kung’s deserted beaches and enjoy a tranquil time and reconnect with your senses. Here, you will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful sandy white beaches along with the blue waters at a remote area in East Sai Kung Country Park.
Dine at the Chungking Mansions
You may be in China but if you feel like you’re hungry for some Indian food, you can swing buy and eat curry at the Chungking Mansions. This building is situated at Nathan Road by Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the busiest disctricts in Hong Kong. Tourists love to come here not only for the cheapest rates for accommodations but it is also home to curry restaurants and African bistros that serve heavenly food.
Visit the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is China’s former president that made a very important mark on the country’s history. He was a world-renowned revolutionist who offered his life to his country and dedicated all that he can to overthrow the Quing Dynasty and in turn set up the Republic of China. Take a tour into this museum and learn about his life and experiences within Hong Kong.
Witness an Exhibition at Fringe Club
Fringe Club is a very attractive colonial building that is located just above the city’s party district making it a perfect spot to hunt for not-so-famous art pieces or even be entertained with a play or show as you visit here.
Take a View From The Top at Ozone
Ozone is the world’s highest bar in the world located at the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre. Tourists would come here for the bar’s lavish designs, great views of the city and lustrous master class drinks. When you come here, you would definitely feel like you’re on top of the world.
Take A Day Trip to Macau
Macau, not far from Hong Kong is definitely worth visiting while you’re touring at the latter. Organize a day trip and visit the wonderful town of Macau where you will find numerous choices of entertainment such as casinos, exquisite restaurants, historical architecture and many more. All you have to do to reach this part of China is by coming aboard a ferry and fight your way through immigration.
Take A Trip on the Star Ferry
If you want to savor the very captivating views of the city’s landscape, take a trip aboard the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui. It is the tourists’ favorite activity since it doesn’t really cost much to get a ride on the ferry and doesn’t really take too long every trip, about seven minutes tops. Yet, even for a short time, you will already have your fill of enjoying the view.
Ride The Tram To The Peak
The tram, a very exciting way of transportation, is the best of its kind to experience as you visit Hong Kong. Ride this extraordinary way of traveling from one point to another, available starting at seven in the morning until midnight, and gasp as you enjoy the ride up to The Peak. Gasp why? The view is just amazing and completely breathtaking. Definitely worth the ride.
Hang Out at The Happy Valley Races
If your trip to Hong Kong has a socializing kind of itinerary, then the perfect spot for you to go to is the Happy Valley Races best visited during Wednesday nights. There is a beer garden where you definitely enjoy mingling with the locals and tourists alike. You will also get to witness famous people host the races.
Roam Around Victoria Park
Another urban escape is the Victoria Park located within the city. Here, you will get to choose from enjoyable activities such as tennis, swimming, bowling or you can just relax and enjoy the tranquility. If you visit early in the morning, you will even witness the old local folks do their routine tai chi in one of the area’s corners.
Ride the Ding Ding
In Hong Kong, there are a couple of transportation choices available for you. You may choose to ride the ferry, or ride the bus, or cruise along on your private vehicle, or, you may ride the Ding-Ding. As unique and catchy as its name, this type of transportation is the one that would best impress the tourists with its old-school vibe as you tour anywhere around the city. Funky, isn’t it?
Dine at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant
With all that touring, surely, you’ve felt the urge to take a meal eh? Come on down to the Jumbo Floating Restaurant to fill your tummies and experience an all-new and unique way of dining- floating by the shore. It cost Hong Kong a large amount just to build this one and it surely was worth it as tourists love to eat their meals here. You can savor the Chinese cuisines and feel the rush of the breeze by your face as you eat. What a tranquil way of eating!
Shop at the Mong Kok
Most tourists pick Hong Kong as the ideal vacation destination for many things but the top on that list is what the women can never deny to be the best one among all: shopping! Remember how those designer clothes and items from Prada, Gucci and other luxurious products would cost if you bought the authentic ones? Well, don’t worry. You can have your almost-look-like-original Prada bags, wallets, clothes and many more if you would shop here at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok.
Come Aboard The Cruise
Since Hong Kong is filled with numerous building and is likewise the commercial center of the world, it could get a little congested during the day. However, as you come aboard a cruise ship and look at Hong Kong at night, you would most definitely be awestruck. It’s so beautiful during the night time with all the different colors of shimmering lights brightly glistening from the different buildings. It’s a perfect view to take a picture with. Also, you will get to witness the nightly light show called the Symphony of Lights at eight in the evening.
Come See The Big Buddha
In Hong Kong, you will find the enormous bronze Tian Tan Buddha that is the largest outdoor seated Buddha found anywhere in the world. In going there, take the MTR to Tung Chung and then ride the Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail or the bus in going to the topmost part of the hill where you will find this majestic replica of Buddha.
Party at Lan Kwai Fong
How else would Hong Kong be known as the commercial capital of the world if it didn’t have the liveliest of party scenes right? Party the night away with expats, locals and other tourists at Lan Kwai Fong. It is where most party people would dance the night away and enjoy the entire evening partying and meeting new people.
Eat at Da Ping Hou
Your body could only take so much of the partying and the touring. You’ll need something to eat… yet again. Savor the many delicious Sichuan dishes prepared in a private kitchen at Da Ping Huo. Not only will you be served with great food, you will likewise be serenaded by an opera song with the restaurant’s very own chef and co-owner. You’re gonna have to book early though, so you’d still be able to grab a seat and enjoy this experience.
Be Serenaded by the Birds at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
Love birds? Visit the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden and listen to the musical tunes of the birds chirping all around you. Birds, like dogs to Americans, are the primary house pets of the Chinese. Their owners would usually take these animals here for walks. The Garden is open from seven in the morning until eight in the evening every day. So if you’re interested in saying hi to the birds and touch their silky feathers, come by here.
Cable Car Your Way to Ocean Park
Now who ever said that you will experience breathtaking cable car trips only at Aspen? Well you better correct whoever said that because here in China, you will not only enjoy a thrilling ride aboard a cable car but that it also leads to a very beautiful and magnificent place called Ocean Park. The Ocean Park (destination) is open from ten in the morning until eight in the evening every day. Entrance is rated at $320 per adult while $160 for every child.
Visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple
If you would like to visit the cultural aspects of Hong Kong, come on down to Wong Tai Sin Temple. It is one of the largest and busiest temple found in the city. It has been built in dedication of a shepherd boy who was extra-talented and able to heal any person with ailments. He was then believed to be a demi-god when he departed to the afterlife.
Explore the Zoological Gardens
Ever wished to be up close and personal with one of the world’s wildest creatures? Well, if you visit the Zoological Gardens, you surely can do! You can interact with the choice of a Bornean Orang-Utan, a red-crowned Crane, of the famous Pygmy Marmoset. The kids will surely love this experience.
By the way, as you’ve already figured out, I love to save the best for last! Speaking of kids, they will surely love to visit this last and final destination for this article! Hong Kong Disneyland! Located at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, this theme park would definitely make the whole family never to forget this awesome vacation. You can take tons of adventure rides, explore four lands of fantasy featured in many Disney cartoon films, fun rides, Broadway-style shows of your favorite Disney characters and many, many more. So, never leave this one out of the list because Disneyland is most definitely a fun vacation spot to give joy to the whole family.