Have you ever planned on going to Hong Kong ? is there a little doubt that Hong Kong will surprise you?. You can never really prepare for the stunning views from the Victoria Peak or the light show of Symphony of the Stars Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Sparkling skyscrapers never looked more beautiful against the lush terrain. With Ocean Park, Disneyland, and Happy Valley Racecourse, there are plenty of options for everyone to explore and enjoy.
Top 10 Things to Need to do in Hong Kong
1. Star Ferry
Star Ferry is a must-try when you visit the city. It transports guests between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island providing the most scenic view within the city. Visitors will be smack dabbed in the centre of the city’s world-renowned skyline as well as some great photo opportunities, especially at night.
2. Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is another must-see attraction in the city which provides stunning views of the city. Located on the highest point on Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak is as scenic as it can get and offers visitors to some incredible views of both the city’s stunning skyline and the city’s blue waterways.
3. Ocean Park
Ocean Park offers some stunning natural scenery right on the city’s coastline. It includes a diverse zoo featuring pandas and dolphins as well as an aquarium with sharks and rays. It also hosts electrifying roller coasters and carnival games and plans to include a cable car ride and an underground funicular soon.
4. Parlors, Spas, and Salons
The city boasts of several parlors, spas, and salons where you can indulge in a full-body massage to remove stress. Some of the best Hong Kong massage centers include the mandarin Spa, The Peninsula Spa, The Ritz- Carlton Spa, etc. where you can get a variety of body massages that will relieve all the pains and aches from your body.
The Hong Kong Disneyland boasts of the same attractions as its American counterparts, but it is smaller in size. It features scaled-down versions of Space Mountain and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, but it does not deprive its visitors of enjoying their times in the “Happiest Place on Earth”.
6. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is another major attraction within the city and attracts several visitors each year. Stretching from the city’s colonial-era Clock Tower to Hung Hom, it gives you clear views of the Island’s amazing skyline. In the daytime, you can also watch the boats coming in and out of Victoria Harbour.
7. Happy Valley Racecourse
Every year from September to July, thousands of locals and tourists flood the stands of the racecourse to enjoy horse racing. It takes place every Wednesday in the stipulated period and is only the legal form of gambling allowed in the city.
8. Hong Kong Museum of History
The museum features almost 400 million years of the city’s history right from the prehistoric times to the modern period under one roof. The museum spread across over 75000 square feet and includes a permanent exhibit center chronicling the city’s rich history.
9. Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden is the perfect retreat after a long touring day. It is a 9-acre public park located in Kowloon modelled after the style of the Tang Dynasty who ruled the region from A.D 618 to 907. It includes peaceful pathways, lotus ponds, manicured trees, and some traditional Chinese timber architecture spread throughout the park.
10. Street Markets
The city’s street markets are extremely diverse which caters to people of age groups. For example, the Ladies’ Market in Tung Choi Street specializes in women’s clothing and accessories. Each market has its ambience and operates on different hours and are extremely accessible.