Most people think of Hong Kong as the vast city landscape with towering skyscraper facade. It is true to a certain extent but Hong Kong offers an exciting array of fun excitement, vibrancy scene, and cultural wonders.
Hong Kong is also known as the Fragrant Harbour and was formerly a British colony. The business district is scattered with high rise office buildings, major port, and shopping centres.
Fascinating facades of the LIPPO building
The vibrant city has different sides as well and it still retains the traditional of lively culture and food. You can venture into the lively markets, little temples & shrines scattered, and the trademark attractions.
One of Hong Kong's oldest monument is the Man Mo temple which is situated at 124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, wood carvings, murals, and adornments which reflects the superb craftsmanship.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Victoria's Peak! The best way to enjoy the ultimate Peak experience is taking the famous Peak Tram. The tickets cost about HK$52 for adults and HK$47 for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Victoria's Peak offers a fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong from the Sky Terrace 428, the highest 360° viewing platform in Hong Kong. On a clear day, you can see as far as the South China Sea and the surrounding islands. The sight at night is just simply jaw-dropping!
The Victoria's Peak. If not for the foggy day, you will get a clear panoramic view
Stroll over to the Central Ferry Piers to take the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui. The Central Ferry Piers at the opposite side of Victoria Harbour is also a great place for shooting some beautiful pictures!
The front view of the Central Pier
The Star Ferry ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island takes about 10 minutes journey. The costs of the ride are $2.20 for adults and $1.50 for children (between 3 and 12).
If you're a pop culture fan, do not forget to visit the Avenue of the Stars and the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. It runs along the tip of Kowloon's waterfront and is one of Hong Kong's most spectacular walks. Feel starstruck as you'll pass by the famous statues and the walk of fame featuring the signatories of the famous HongKong celebs.
Feel like a star in Hong Kong!
Statue of Bruce Lee
You will bump into the statue of Bruce Lee and be awed by the floor start sign of Jackie Chan & other celebrities.
Star Sign of Jackie Chan
At night, the city comes alive with the exuberant display of laser lights and the glittering vibrancy of the neon signs. If you thought the Victoria Harbour has a dazzling cityscape on its own, do not miss to watch the spectacular show - A Symphony of Lights. The multimedia show has set the city skyline ablaze every night and is recognised as one of the world’s most spectacular light shows. It has become the signature icon for Hong Kong which seals the status of 'Bright Lights, Big City'!
Bright Lights, Bight City
The traditional ship or junk has come to represent the old traditional values that are still so ever present in this cosmopolitan city. The sight of the vessel with its flashy red sails set against the backdrop of an ultra modern skyline has become a cherished symbol of the city.
Chinese ship or junk
Hong Kong is also known as the shopper's paradise. From famous international brands to the traditional cheongsam, you will be spoiled for choice on the latest fashion finds in Hong Kong.
The shopping district in Kowloon
Overall, Hong Kong is definitely a haven for those who fancy the urban adventures, vibrant culture, and extravagant scene. So focus on what interests you the most and pick a few more to round up your stay.