Very often, when we hear of Hong Kong, we think of luxurious lifestyle and yummy dim sums! However, it is more than just that. In fact, this city is multi-faceted and it has a number of amazing places to discover. Let’s check out 8 of the best places that you must not miss there.
This might be the number one tourist attraction in Hong Kong because the ride costs only a few dollars and it allows you to enjoy the amazing views between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Visiting Disneyland is a dream for all of us and Hong Kong has one on Lantau Island. It is a huge park divided into seven sections: Adventureland, Fantasyland, Toy Story Land, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Main Street, U.S.A and in 2019, it was renovated to include more magical features.
What is more romantic and peaceful than watching skylines at night? Thanks to its dense collection of skyscrapers, surrounding mountains and the harbour, Hong Kong has one of the world’s most impressive and recognisable skylines. To enjoy these, you can head to Victoria Peak or to the Kowloon waterfront.
Enjoy a thrilling day in this theme park! To the joy of thrill-seekers, it is expected that soon, older rides will be replaced by new ones. For instance, it will open a new Mega Waterpark with 27 water features. Besides you can check out exotic wildlife, giant pandas and the Grand aquarium.
Waterfalls: Sheung Luk Stream
If you did not know, Hong-Kong is the perfect blend of nature and city and it allows you to chase impressive waterfalls. One of the top hidden gems in the area is Sheung Luk Stream. Just 10 to 15 mins away from the beach, it allows you to bask in nature and enjoy a good swim in cascading pools of fresh water.
If you want a taste of the traditional fishing lifestyle in Hong Kong, we suggest you can take a tour of the Aberdeen Fishing Village. You will begin the journey aboard a Chinese sampan boat and you will sail around the village with an informative audio guide in Cantonese, English, Mandarin or Japanese. After this, you are taken to a traditional houseboat where you will taste what living aboard one of these in 1960 was like.
For a quick escape from the city, you can take a trip to Lamma Island to enjoy a complete break from the streets and cars. This is a beautiful island that has not been tainted with roads or vehicles. It features rolling hills, scattered beaches, quaint villages and lovely restaurants.
Temple Street Night Market
Of course, with any trip, shopping is a must. The best place to go to is the Temple Night Street Market. There, you will find everything from clothes to electronic goods, household goods and Chinese crafts. Moreover, you can also get eclectic food to recharge your batteries for some more shopping rounds!