Hong Kong is located on the southern coast of mainland China and consists of more than 250 islands.
A narrow strip of water separates the Kowloon Peninsula from Hong Kong Island and is known as Victoria Harbour.
There are so many things to see and do in Hong Kong. Here are a few ideas to get you started with planning your itinerary.
Symphony of Lights and The Peak
Hong Kong is one of the world’s deepest natural seaports. The architecture on display in the skyline of the modern city is best viewed here. Every evening there is a fantastic free light show known as the Symphony of Lights. Victoria Peak is one of Hong Kong’s most famous attractions; to reach the peak you should take the Peak Tram from Central for a spectacular journey. The peak is open until 11pm daily and is a great spot to view the Symphony of Lights show. Other attractions at the Peak include Peak Tower, Sky Terrace, the Sky Gallery and Madame Tussauds.
Museum of History
The Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon has over 90,000 items on display in areas of natural history, local history and ethnography; you can easily lose yourself here while learning about the history of this fantastic city.
Ngong Ping 360
This 25 minute cable car ride begins at Tung Chung on Lantau Island and takes you up to the giant Buddha at the highest point on the island. You can view the scenery below you as well as looking out with the 360 degree views across the horizon.
Chi Lin Nunnery
This free to enter attraction is located at Diamond Hill in Kowloon. It was built in the 1930’s and looks much older with its design from the Tang Dynasty. The building was renovated in 1998 and no nails were used in the renovation. All the pins used are wooden as it is believed that purely wooden structures last longer because they are more harmonious.
The Star Ferry operates across Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui to Wan Chai and it is a good and economical form of transportation across this busy waterway. It is a fantastic way to do some sightseeing from the water as you are quickly transported across in 7 or 8 minutes at a cost of just 2 or 3 Hong Kong Dollars. The ferry operates from 6.30am until 11.30pm.
Ocean Park and Disneyland
Ocean Park, located in Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island is packed with rides for those seeking an adrenalin rush, some great theatre shows as well as an aquarium. You should allow yourself a full day here to see all the animal attractions and do all the rides. Hong Kong Disneyland is on Lantau Island and one of Hong Kong’s must see attractions. It opened in 2005 and attracts around 40,000 visitors each day. It is constantly expanding and adding new attractions.
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