Visiting Hong Kong for the first time? You will never run out of sightseeing options. The cosmopolitan city is an exciting destination with a mix of Eastern and Western cultures.
See possibilities below for your first trip to Hong Kong:
The Peak: The Victoria Peak is arguably the most popular attraction in Hong Kong. It provides breathtaking panoramic views of the city and Victoria Harbour. Make sure you ride the Peak Tram up to the top, and see spectacular skyscrapers slide past your window.
Star Ferry: Rated as one of ’50 places of a lifetime’ by National Geographic, the HK$2.50 weekday trip brings you a priceless water tour across Victoria Harbour. If you hop on the boat before 8pm, you’ll make it on time for the nightly Symphony of Lights show too.
Glimpse of Traditional Central: This guided tour walk you past colonial-era medical facilities, Chinese temples and grocery stores to experience the changes in Hong Kong’s history and the wisdom evident in culture-rich Central, Sheung Wan and Western District.
Mong Kok Street Market: A night walk is a good way to truly experience authentic local Chinese lifestyles. There’s plenty more than just sights and ambiance to take away as you’ll also love the great deals you can find on souvenirs, clothing, and electronic goods.
Lantau Island Day Trip: Enjoy a day of tranquility on Hong Kong’s largest outlying island. Travel to Ngong Ping Village, where you are greeted by the majestic Big Buddha and the nearby Po Lin Monastery. Jump on a bus to the quaint and picturesque fishing village of Tai O for a seafood lunch and stroll around the local food markets.
(Please note: Ngong Ping 360 cable car service will be suspended for maintenance from Jan-Jun 2017, click here for updates)
Yum Cha: Drinking tea while having Dim Sum is representative of Hong Kong’s traditional culture. Dim Sum dishes are usually steamed or fried and may be savoury or sweet. With as many as 150 items on a restaurant menu, it is a challenge to not find something you love.
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