At first glance, Hong Kong may not appear appealing to most people.
The thick and tall skyscrapers that pierce the Hong Kong sky make the city look like a metropolitan jungle. However, if you visit the city, you will realize that it is one of most engaging and beautiful urban spectacle in the world. The city explodes with life everyday and every inch of this bustling city is occupied by someone doing business or simply enjoying the breathtaking view of the city.
Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing things to do in Hong Kong.
Dominating the city’s skyline is the Victoria Peak towers, which is 552 meters high and was once the home of colonial villas. These villas where occupies by British officials who ran the city before it was handed back to China. When you look down at the metropolis from this vantage point, you will see a skyline so audacious, improbable, and lofty that New Jersey looks provincial by comparison. You can reach Victoria Peak using Peak Tram that departs from Garden Road terminus.
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This marine-life theme park which was opened in 1977 features many thrilling rides, shows, and animal exhibits. The ability of the park to offer its guests world-class experience that is a perfect blend of education and entertainment was confirmed in 2012 when it became the first Asian theme park to win the Applause Award. The theme park is located on the southern side of the Island and covers more than 900,000 square meters. The Summit and The Waterfront areas are covered by train and cable car.
Your trip to Hong Kong is incomplete, if you don’t visit the magical Hong Kong Disneyland, where an eventful journey through seven themed lands awaits you. Each day when the sun fades, millions of lights transform the park into a heavenly fairyland. Shinning brightest of all is the Disney Paint the Night which is the perfect symphony of color and music that will make your imagination soar.
Other must-see attractions of the theme park include the Flights to Fantasy Parade, where you get an opportunity to meet your favorite Disney character. Sci-fi lovers must visit the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters where you get an opportunity to fight against the aliens.
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Ladies and Temple Street Market
The Ladies Market has over 100 stalls of bargain souvenirs, clothing, and accessories. Located on Tung Choi Street, this market is perfect for people who want to improve their haggling skills. Some of the items that you can buy from this market include clothes, accessories, cosmetics, computer parts, home furnishing, and ornaments.
When the sun goes down, fortune tellers and opera singers begin to emerge. Welcome to the Night Market at Temple Street, a place that serves as a backdrop to many memorable movies. Some of the items you can buy at the market include electronics, watches, tea ware, trinkets, jade, menswear, and antiques.
If you are tired of all the shopping and traveling, make sure you visit a massage spa to rejuvenate your mind and body. Most massage spa offer free entry but you have to spend a minimum amount to access their premises. You can use their sauna and pool for free but have to pay for massage, drinks, and parlor services. Massage spas have private room where you can watch your latest movies on a giant screen while having a massage.