Hong Kong. This diverse, modern city has a lot to offer. Whether it’s business, study or pleasure that brings you to Hong Kong, there is no shortage of things to see, taste and experience!
Culture & Attractions
Hong Kong truly has it all when it comes to culture and touristic attractions. Aside from having its own Disneyland (featuring the exclusive to Asia Toy Story Land, and Hong Kong-exclusive Grizzly Gulch), some of the famous attractions include the Temple Street Night Market (a popular street bazaar that contains anything from trinkets and tea ware to watches and seafood) and the Ladies’ Market (a colourful 1km long stretch on Tung Choi Street of over 100 stalls selling bargain souvenirs, clothing, and accessories for women); as well as the world-class Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For an adventure-filled day, visit the Ocean Park, a marine-life themed park featuring bizarre animal exhibits and thrill rides, such as the Polar Adventure, that allows you to explore both the North and Spit poles on a bob sled ride, and the floorless Thrill Mountain rollercoaster. Explore the exotic sounds of the rainforest on a raft in the Rainforest, and see the Old Hong Kong that brings back the HK culture of the 1950s through to the 1970s. The Ocean Park was, in fact, the first Asian theme park to receive the prestigious theme park and amusement industry Applause Award in 2012.
For those interested in visiting a world-known shrine, the famous Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism), combines a beautiful natural setting with ornamented buildings. The structures of the temple represent the five geomantic elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
If strapped for time, see the highlights of this majestic city by going on the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, a stroll, that allows you to see the old brick and granite Clock Tower (a famous landmark in Hong Kong, erected in 1915 and preserved as a Declared Monument, which survives as a graceful reminder of the Age of Steam), the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Arts, the Avenue of Stars (which pays tribute to the celebrities (locals Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee among them) of this ‘Hollywood of the East’), and of course, the spectacle of the Hong Kong Island skyline set against the Peak (the highest point on Hong Kong Island) and the dazzle of Victoria Harbour.
Known as the the city of World’s Food Fair, it would be an understatement that Hong Kong has a lot to offer when it comes to food. With its cuisine heavy influenced from both Eastern and Western cultures, dining out (whether it’s street food or gourmet restaurants) in Hong Kong may just be one of the tourists’ favourite activities.
If you are adventurous, give cha chaan teng a try. This term stands for Hong Kong-typical casual restaurants (think diner, locals’ choice) that have cheap and richly flavoured food, like pineapple bun and roast goose.
Subtropical Hong Kong means that the city is a year round destination! The springs are warm and humid, the summers hot and rainy, followed by sunny and calm autumns, with cool and dry winters.
It really doesn’t get better than this. Choose Hong Kong as your destination, and you will be sure to have an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will likely remember with a smile on your face for many years to come.