The cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong will surprise you. From the awe-inspiring view from Victoria Peak or for the Symphony of the Stars light show from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, taking in Hong Kong’s atmosphere is half the joy of being here. The other half is equally exciting: Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Space Museum are just some of many attractions.
Hong Kong boasts more than 12,000 restaurants, making it easy to find a place to eat! The city has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, and you’ll find the foodie scene caters to all kinds of budgets and tastes.
The Star Ferry is an absolute must. Transporting guests between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island, this vessel provides the most scenic route through the city. In the centre of the city’s famous skyline, it providing amazing photo opportunities, especially at night.
Victoria Peak, or simply “The Peak," is a must-visit attraction simply for its incredible views. Situated atop the highest point on Hong Kong Island, The Peak is as scenic as lookouts come. Visitors are not only treated to a sea of skyscrapers and the city’s beautiful blue waterways, but during the day, can make out the green hills of the distant New Territories.
Hong Kong’s street markets are diverse, catering to various clienteles, offering different merchandise, and each with its own ambience. The best example is the Temple Street Night Market. This nocturnal marketplace bursts with activity as vendors hawk clothing, electronics and local food, and culinary accessories from brightly lit stalls. There are even fortune tellers and opera singers. Another bazaar of note is the Stanley Market. Occupying an old fishing village on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, this marketplace boasts home decor, jewellery and colourful souvenirs.
Hong Kong has something for everyone.
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