Hong Kong is an exciting destination that combines modern stylings, crazy skyscrapers, and vibrant street scenes, all while keeping an eye on its rich history. Here are 15 Hong Kong attractions that make it a must see destination.
1. Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum
Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb is thought to have been constructed for an official who lived among the Eastern Han or Southern Dynasty. Guests can visit an additional exhibition hall that is full of valuable information including artifacts from the time period.
2. Kadoorie Farm
This farm and botanical garden promotes programs that raise awareness throughout Hong Kong. Guided tours can be reserved in advance and a daily shuttle is provided for access to upper portions of the site.
3. Victoria Peak
The mountain is a stand out attraction that draws visitors from around the world with a height of almost 2,000 feet. Take the peak tram to quickly reach shopping areas such as Peak Galleria.
4. Temple Street Night Market
A unique atmosphere surrounds this nightly bazaar. Merchants sell a variety of items ranging from tea to souvenirs. Entertainment is also on hand with singers and musicians performing on a nightly basis.
5. Ocean Park Hong Kong
Spend the day at this exciting destination that features attractions, dining and shopping. Special experiences include photos with sea lions, up close encounters with penguins and scuba diving in the Grand Aquarium.
6. Hong Kong Space Museum
The Hong Kong Space Museum offers a wide range of exhibits and information about astronomy. Items on display cover all areas of space exploration such as early rockets used in testing. The onsite planetarium presents a constantly changing schedule of programs for guests.
7. Ngong Ping 360
Take a ride on this extensive cable car system that takes passengers to Lantau Island. Choose the crystal cabin for a special view or select a private cabin that provides priority boarding.
8. Kowloon Walled City Park
The city was built in mid 1800s as a military outpost and was the densest populated area on earth. It was demolished in the 1990s, but the park has many historical artifacts from the area.
9. Lamma Island
Lamma Island is one of the largest islands in Hong Kong. Concerts, festivals and events are presented throughout the year. The most well known is the Tin Hau Festival which recognizes fishing among the villages.
10. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
This Buddhist temple features thousands of statues. Each one is a unique interpretation of Buddha. Travel to the main sanctum of the temple and glimpse the beautiful path that includes golden statues.
11. Hong Kong Museum Of History
The Hong Kong Museum of History features exhibitions and special presentations that cover millions of years. Audio tours are available and guided tours are also on hand. Programs offer added information as well as displays that cover each period in history.
12. Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower
This historical clock tower features a wooden staircase that complements its brick and granite exterior. At night, this declared Monument of Hong Kong presents a vivid display that stands out against the skyline.
13. Ma Wan Park
Ma Wan Park presents a relaxing and fun atmosphere for visitors. Guests can take in one of the unique attractions or enjoy special programs that are presented throughout the year. Parking is available but try accessing the area by bus or taxi on busy days.
14. Hong Kong Disneyland
Spend the day at this popular Hong Kong destination. Longer stays are also possible thanks to vacation packages that include onsite hotels. These packages present a savings on park tickets and may be a good idea for visitors looking for the full Disney experience.
15. Man Mo Temple
The Man Mo Temple was crafted as a tribute for the God of literature and the God of war. The smell of incense covers the temple and provides a relaxing break for travelers.