Despite a population of over seven million, Hong Kong spans only 1104 square kilometers, slightly over 0.01% of the entire Australia. The dynamic city gets up early in the morning, and rests only after many have gone to bed. Here are ten things not to be missed when you’re in the beautiful city of Hong Kong:
1) Victoria Peak Check out Hong Kong’s skyline at The Peak! Open both day and night, choose to enjoy the sun and breeze while overseeing the city’s hustling and bustling during the day, or wander at the flickering city lights at night. On the way, stop by Hong Kong’s very own wax museum – Madame Tussauds for some unconventional Asian celebrity wax figures, in addition to the usuals!
2) Take the Hong Kong Tramways Locals call it the “Ding Ding Car”, named after the sound it makes when moving along its own designated track across the city. Hop onto the Hong Kong Tramways for an eye-opening ride through the city.
3) Disneyland Hong Kong A trip to Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the very few Disneyland theme parks in Asia! Suitable for families, the park boasts numerous rides and the Disney character parade, in addition to the signature fireworks at night.
4) Ocean ParkIf you’re up for something more localized, checkout Ocean Park, a marine mammal park with a huge waterfront and sea aquarium. Enjoy the rides and cultural shows tailored to showcase fun in the spirit of Hong Kong.
5) Take the Star Ferry Often a setting in Hong Kong TVB movies, the Star Ferry Pier at Tsim Sha Tsui is both a busy passenger service operator and a must-go tourist attraction. The ferries carry passengers across the Victoria Harbour. Grab a coffee, hop on, and enjoy the view.
6) Hong Kong Museum of HistoryA visit to a foreign country would not be complete without a deeper understanding of its history. Head over to the museum for a thorough exposition of Hong Kong’s history, from its colonial era under the British Empire, to its current administration with the Republic of China.
7) Avenue of Stars Honouring the celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry, the Avenue of Stars is modelled after Hollywood’s very own Walk of Fame. Checkout the stars along the walkway complete with celebrity hand-prints and autographs, in addition to snapping a photo with the famous Bruce Lee statue in his famous pose.
8) Lan Kwai Fong At night, head over to Lan Kwai Fong for dining, drinking and clubbing. Often crowded with the younger, stylish crowd of Hong Kong city, the popular night scene has been made into a series of well-received Hong Kong movies named after itself.
9) Mongkok For the ladies, shopping at Mongkok is a must! Walk through streets and squares filled with apparels, from clothing to shoes and accessories. Hunt for a street named “Women’s Street” and another named “Sport Shoes Street”. Street food, home living items and other electronic gadgets are also abundant.
10) Eating in Hong Kong Aside from being famous for its smelly tofu (“Chau Taufu”), Hong Kong boasts a developed and interesting culinary scene, from busy hawkers to Michelin-rated restaurants. Whether you are into fine-dining or the authentic Hong Kong experience, there is something for everyone!
What are you waiting for?
Book your flight to Hong Kong now! Despite being affected by the four seasons, there is no extreme weather in Hong Kong all year round. Check out Hong Kong’s very own Cathay Airlines’ flights to Hong Kong now to kick-start your perfect getaway:
See you there!