Hong Kong Adventures
22 Apr 2014 10:51 AM -
The Best Sights And Most Celebrated Attractions In Hong Kong
With its pulsating ambiance, diverse culture and awe-inspiring skyline, it is no surprise that Hong Kong is oftentimes billed as the ultimate tourist hub in Asia. Aptly named as “Asia’s World City”, Hong Kong is truly a lovely destination that every avid traveler cannot afford to miss. From its electrifying scene to its delightful cuisines, the city of Hong Kong boasts all the features of a perfect tourist destination.
As you wander around this and vibrant destination with me, you will be indulged in exquisite sights, palatable dishes, electrifying sounds and luxurious accommodations. What’s more, you get a chance to shop at first-class shopping centers as well as enjoy bargained deals for all kinds of merchandise at their night markets. In other words, our tour in this destination is a getaway that promises to please all your senses.
For four days, you will be touring around this intoxicating place, and discover the city’s finest gems and hidden treasures, including:
Ranked by CNN as the world’s best skyline in 2010, the Hong Kong Skyline is indeed a spectacle that will leave you in awe. With the splendid Victoria Peak and a few iconic buildings in its backdrop, the Hong Kong Skyline is a majestic sight that can only be rivaled by New York’s Manhattan Skyline. By far, no trip to Hong Kong is complete without getting a glimpse of this world-famous skyline.
Hong Kong Museum of History
Often touted as one of the city’s major tourist draws, the Hong Kong Museum of History is a large museum with unique innovations and state-of-the-art facilities. As a history museum, this attraction showcases a broad of collection of Chinese artworks and historic exhibits, including the famous Centenary of China’s 1911 Revolution. As we wander around this museum, we’ll get an overview of the city’s diverse culture and fascinating past.
Horse racing at Happy Valley
When the sun goes down, we’ll make our way to Happy Valley, and take pleasure in watching a few entertaining and exciting horse races. As you watch sleek and strong horses race down the track, you may take a few sips of the affordable draft beer and bubbles offered in the facility.
The Times Square is a celebrated and beloved landmark that also happens to be one of the city’s biggest and most popular entertainment and shopping centers. Located in Causeway bay, Times Square is a massive shopping mall with over 200 stores selling luxurious clothing, jewelry and accessories. Furthermore, it has more than 20 restaurants that dish out a wide array of cuisines.
A world of fun awaits us at the Ocean Park Hong Kong. Ranked as one of the world’s top theme parks, the Ocean Park is a world-class marine theme park that features a plethora of shows, thrill rides and animal exhibits. Located on the city’s southern part, this massive theme park covers more than 800,000 square meters of land. Indeed, Ocean Park is one of the finest and largest theme parks that Asia has to offer.
If you love shopping, then come with me as we head down to the Ladies market at Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon. As the name suggests, the Ladies’ Market is a large market made up of more than a hundred stalls that sell bags, clothing, cosmetics, watches and accessories for women. While the market is mainly dedicated to female shoppers, the Ladies’ Market also has merchandise that men love, such as electronic gadgets, basketball shoes and home furnishings.
Avenue of Stars
The Avenue of Stars is basically the city’s own version of the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, we get to feast our eyes on descriptive milestones, celebrity hand-prints, commemorative plaques and intriguing statues like the life-size Bruce Lee statue. Best of all, a visit here allows us to see a breathtaking laser and light show.
A final word
Well, there you have it folks. These are just some of the attractions, sights and activities you will enjoy, as you visit Hong Kong with me this upcoming September. After our trip to this vibrant city, we will be heading to Halong Bay, to enjoy the Vietnam’s stunning scenery, laid-back ambiance, and natural wonders.