7 Best Places to Visit in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong trip tend to be mainly business, shopping or as a complement to a long-term getaway in China. Hong Kong, one of the most modern cities in Asia, is full of huge and modern skyscrapers, streets crowded with people in a hurry, a multitude of signs and luminous neons and an intense smell of sauces, oil and meat.

From the modern skyline at Victoria Harbor to the traditional Tai'O fishing village and bustling Stanley markets, Hong Kong is a wonderful mix of many cultures and offers. There are countless things to do in Hong Kong and see. Hong Kong is a city of contrasts in which stands out a mixture of Chinese tradition and modernity that make it a unique place in your itinerary of Hong Kong.

For architecture lovers it is essential to compare the HSBC Main Building of Norman Foster with the Bank of China Tower of Ieoh Ming Pei among Hong Kong tourist spots. The Wong Tai Sin Temple is located north of Kowloon. If your trip coincides with a holiday such as the Chinese New Year, look through the streets to see if you come across any Chinese Lion and Dragon dance. Hong Kong is one of the biggest business hubs for jewellers.

Hong Kong is done with cyclone season, so it’ll be nice and sunny and great for exploring both the busy city and the quiet green parts of the islands. Get some great deals on camera equipment while you’re there.

Hong Kong Travel Tips and Attractions

Here are few interesting places to visit in Hong Kong for tourists:

1. Avenue of Stars

You are not a tourist in Hong Kong until you take your picture with the Bruce Lee statue on the Avenue of Stars and then you enjoy the light show over the bay. In the heat of this powerful film industry, world-class stars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, or directors such as Wong Kar-Wai and John Woo have emerged.

2. Ma Wan

Not so long ago, Ma Wan was a prosperous fishing village where tourists and locals went to enjoy its seafood restaurants, or to observe its beautiful views with its now decrepit stilt houses that will not be there soon.

3. Temple Street Night Market

To practice the noble art of bargaining or go hunting and catching the most kitsch objects in Asia you have the Temple Street night market or the Mong Kok market. The mixture is explosive and the atmosphere very overloaded. Asia is in its pure state.

4. Disneyland

Disneyland is the most famous and biggest theme park in Hong Kong. Disneyland Hong Kong and Ocean Park are two of the most visited spots in Hong Kong. Relieve the childhood memories with Disney characters. Disneyland is spread on above 160 acres land. Disneyland offers the most thrilling rides for every age group. Disneyland is full of surprises.

The fastest ride in Disneyland is Splash Mountain and not a roller coaster, this fact leaves most of the travellers in shock.

5. Stanley Market

Ocean Park offers the biggest oceanaria and is all about marine animals. Tour to ocean park will engage your full day. Filled with lots of fun rides Ocean Park holds 2nd position when talking about the largest theme parks in Hong Kong. Explore closely the habitat of more than 400 species of aquatic animals. This is one of the few places which lets you explore the habitat of Giant Pandas.

6. Kowloon

Sitting on the heart of Hong Kong, Mongkok is the most visited and crowded markets of Hong Kong. The amazing market is heaven for shoppers. The neon-lit streets of Mongkok Market will let you shop for toys, clothing, accessories, mementos and everything you want. The streets of Mongkok are also famous for street food. Pleasure your taste buds with mouth-watering food of Mongkok.

7. Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbor is the best and busiest ports in Hong Kong. Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui area by the harbour. Hong Kong has the avenue of the stars near equivalent of Hollywood but with Hong Kong movie stars. Take a walk around the newly built West Kowloon Promenade.

Enjoy the night with a firecracker and light show in the night around 8 PM at Victoria Harbour with some laser shows at top of the buildings makes it a must watch the show but beware to be on time as the show lasts for only 10 minutes. Take a cruise ride from the port and enjoy the beautiful scenic views.
Kalyan Panja