Hong Kong is one of the most famous places in Asia and the whole world. Known for its booming nightlife and other tourist destinations, it is not surprising to see that almost 60 million tourists are recorded to have visited the city in 2014. The city is also known as one of the safest and tourist-friendly places in the world. After packing your things from your Hong Kong airport taxi, make sure to add these places to your list of places to visit.
1. Victoria Peak
One of the things that Hong Kong is known for is it’s colorful and lively skyline. The skyline is such a sight to see, and Victoria Peak is the perfect place for sightseeing. Commonly known as “The Peak”, you can get to the spot by riding a tram, which can be found near the Hong Kong park. Make sure to visit Victoria Peak at night to see the full beauty of the place.
2. Temple Street Night Market
The Temple Street Night Market is one of the most famous markets in Hong Kong. The place is teeming with trades and other products such as tea wares, electronics, seafood, noodles, and other products. It is open from every day from 5 PM to 11 PM for tourists and locals alike. This is the number one destination for buying souvenirs and exploring the best seafood in the area.
3. Dragon’s Back Hike
Who said that Hong Kong only offers urban treats? If you want to retune with nature, you can take a hike at the Dragon’s Back Hike. This is the city’s most popular hiking trail which offers a great view of the ocean while on the trail. After the trail, you can relax on the variety of restaurants to relax or swim at the beach to cool down. Don’t forget to enjoy the fruit smoothie at the end of the hike.
4. Tian Tan Buddha Statue
Known as the Big Buddha, you can’t miss the Tian Tan Buddha standing at 112 feet in the Po Lin monastery. This statue can be found in the very peaceful Lantau Island. This Buddha was completed in 1993 and is the symbol of the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Although this is supposed to be a major center of Buddhism, the Big Buddha has been offered for visitors of all faith. Be prepared for a little exercise because you have to climb up 268 steps to reach the Buddha.
5. Hong Kong Ocean Park
Do you want to see the different kinds of pandas? What about the Chinese Giant Salamander? Ocean Park is one of the oldest tourist spots in Hong Kong and is the biggest at one point. You can find 400 species of fishes, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. After enjoying the sight in the wildlife section, you can participate in special programs and fun rides. You can go to this park by taking the MRT South Island Line.