Hong Kong, one of the popular destination in Asia. Night view and foods are famous. Let’s check out what to do here.
1. Victoria Peak
It is no doubt Hong Kong has the most incredible skyline in the world. Victoria Peak, the highest mountain of Hong Kong Island, is the best place to overlook the scenic view. The experience of the Peak Tram is one of the popupar way heading up to the hilltop.
2. Victoria Harbour
If you don’t have enough time for the Peak, go Tsim Sha Tsui. The scene of Victoria Harbour here is impressive and famous as well. Plus lots of museums and historic buildings are pretty close to the waterfront.
The Avenue of the Stars is not opened at this moment, but you will still get a good view in the promenade nearby the Clock Tower and the Star Ferry Pier. Many street musicians come here every weekend, some of them are students.
3. Ladies Market
One of the popular street market in Hong Kong. Selling girls’ stuff only in the past. Now you can find different kinds of souvenirs in the market, specially the I Love Hong Kong T-Shirt. Most of the vendors speak English.
4. Big Buddha
Also named Tian Tan Buddha. One of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world, located in Lantau Island. There are 268 steps to reach the Buddha, but after those excerise you will see the Big Buddha right in front of you.
5. Tai O Fishing Village
A traditional small village in the west coast of Lantau Island, used to be a trading port. There are three things famous in Tai O, stilt houses, dried seafoods and the shrimp paste. It takes 20 minutes by bus from the Big Buddha to Tai O, so you can spend one day in both places.
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6. Lan Kwai Fong
One of the most popular nightlife hot spots in Hong Kong. If you want to hang out after midnight, come here for sure. The celebrations during major festivals like Halloween, Christmas and New Year Countdown are also the attraction of Lan Kwai Fong.
7. Happy Valley Horse Racing
Nothing beats the excitement of horse racing betting at Happy Valley. The racecourse is mainly for night races, usually 7 or 8 races every Wednesday night, all done by 11pm. The racing season starts from September to June.
8. Wong Tai Sin Temple
A big traditional Chinese temple located in the hub of Kowloon. People come to pay respect to their religion and pray for good fortune, especially in Chinese New Year.
Fortune telling is also what you could do in the temple. Drawing a fortune stick first, and then give it to a fortune teller. Most of them speak a bit English.
9. Central District
Central not only is the business center of Hong Kong, but also is a leisure and culture place. What to expect here are neighbourhood restaurants, antiques markets and street arts. Coffee shops and bars are nice too.
10. Hong Kong Food
There is no reason to skip the local food in Hong Kong. Dim sum, Cantonese roasted meats, Stir-fry meals, street foods, uncountable dishes and snacks you can’t leave without trying.