Eastern Side of Pearl River Delta, China
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Best Time to Visit: Mid September to February end
Time Zone: +8GMT/UTC
Driving Side: Right
Main Attractions: Hong Kong Disneyland, Giant Buddha, Stanley Market, Ocean Park, Victoria Peak, Lantau Islands, etc.
Where do you get great shopping, sumptuous dining, fascinating culture and heritage and amazing tourist attractions in one place? The answer is Hong Kong. This nation is one of the two administrative regions of People's Republic of China, the other being Macau. Hong Kong has developed from being a colonial possession to one of the leading financial centers in the world. Not just technology, Hong Kong is also a popular destination for tourists. It has everything that a good tourist destination would offer. Hong Kong has salubrious climate throughout the year which makes it ideal to be visited almost any time of the year. So check out various fascinating places to see and tourist attractions in Hong Kong and let the magic take over!
Hong Kong is well known for its multitude of theme parks. The Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park, are must visits if you want a wholesome vacation. The rides are completely awesome and not just kids, but adults too will enjoy themselves to the hilt. Along with the rides, you can watch sea creatures in their natural habitats and even trained animals performing amazing feats.
Hong Kong can be called as a shopper’s paradise. Right from the glittering malls where you can get all branded stuff to the famous flea markets, Hong Kong has it all. Check out places like Jade Market, Temple Street Night Market, Ladies' Market, Stanley Market, etc. which sell anything and everything like clothes, cosmetics, knick-knacks, jewelry, souvenirs, silk, artwork, toys, electronic gadgets, etc. If you have a knack for bargaining and eye for unusual things, this is the place to be.
Hong Kong has a fascinating cultural heritage and mystical historical legacy. If you wish to travel back in time, visit the museums of Hong Kong. They provide a magical glimpse of the lifestyle and evolution of this nation. Popular museums include a replica of the famous Madame Tussaud’s that has over 100 lifelike figures of popular celebrities including Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. You can also visit the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Auditorium and be amazed by the mysterious artifacts displayed there. Other good museums include Hong Kong Museum of History and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.
This one deserves a special mention! Victoria Peak is the highest hill in Hong Kong and is one of the most popular and premier tourist attractions here. The peak provides scintillating views from above and one must visit this place to experience sheer bliss. The best time is evening when you get a bird’s eye view of the harbor when it is all lit up! There is a famous tram service at the Peak that has been in service since 1888 for passengers to explore the peak. There are a multitude of restaurants and thrill centers here for you to pamper your stomach and senses!