Often referred to as the Oriental Pearl, the exciting metropolis of Hong Kong is an amazingly beautiful city. This former colonial city, with its long history, was a meeting point between east and west. In Hong Kong, visitors can experience this seamless blending of cultures firsthand. Hong Kong is an amazingly modern city that never fails to enchant visitors.
The highest point in Hong Kong is Victoria Peak. The easiest and most traditional to get to the peak is by taking the peak tram which has been in operation for 120 years. The Peak Tower, located on the peak is the best place to overlook beautiful Victoria Harbor, Kowloon Peninsula, and Central. When evening falls, standing at the top of Victoria Peak, you can enjoy Central and Kowloon Peninsula shining like two pearls on both banks of Victoria Harbor. The Peak Tower is home to many dining, shopping, and entertainment areas.
Famous for its beaches, Repulse Bay is a great place for visitors to relax, swim, or soak up the sun. The area is filled with boutiques and fine dining and has some of the most luxuriant and expensive real estate in Hong Kong.
Ocean Park is the largest ocean theme park in Southeast Asia. The park has something for everyone. It has aquariums, roller coasters, areas for children, dolphin and sea lion performances, a zoo, and an area containing many exotic birds. One place of particular interest is the Oceans Pavilion. It has Indian Pacific coral reefs and tropical fish. It is like visiting the bottom of the ocean without getting your clothes wet.
Hong Kong Disneyland:
Opened in 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland is the newest of Disney's theme parks. This bilingual park uses English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. The park has several sections including Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street USA. Unique to this park was the use of Fengshui in its design.
The Wong Tai Sin Temple:
The most famous temple in Hong Kong, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is a Taoist temple famous for its architecture, and fortune telling. The temple's serene atmosphere and beauty draw visitors from around the world.
There are thousands of other places worth visiting in Hong Kong. For example, Lan Kwai Fong is a famous bar street that is very popular with visitors and locals alike. The Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district is a great place to pick up some amazing reminders of your visit to Hong Kong. These nightspots are good places to meet other travelers and exchange stories or make friends with local residents. Hong Kong has many unique ancient and modern cultural aspects that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
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