What you can do in Hong Kong, or say what you can do in any place depends entirely on your tourism preference and desire. Hong Kong is a small urban-state with many travel options within a short distance. Even if you do not have much time, you can still see some of the various attractions here.
Hong Kong scenic spots
Sunset Darshan from Victoria Peak – ride in legacy tram
Victoria Peak is one of the most popular scenic spots in Hong Kong. I took a bus from the Star Ferry terminal and reached Victoria Peak. On my way back, I took the Victoria Peak Tram which takes me to the bottom of the hill in a few seconds in my old coach. Both rides were very exciting. That is why I suggest that while traveling to Victoria Peak, you must ride the bus on one side and the Victoria Peak tram on the other side.
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After climbing Victoria Peak, walk around the hill. If you believe me then you should go around the sunset on this hill. In this way, you will be able to see the port in daylight, at sunset and after sunset, under all three conditions. All three scenes are different, but also very beautiful in their own way. Remember, Victoria Peak is often notorious for being covered in mist. So before going there, take knowledge of the weather and pray that you get to see the sunset in the clear sky.
Victoria Port – Star Ferry ride
Star Ferry is a common ferry used by local residents for daily transportation between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island. Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island are the two main tracts of Hong Kong. Apart from the ferry between these two terrain, there are two other transport facilities as well, metro rail and road bridge.
If your stay is in Hong Kong Island, take the ferry around Kowloon Island around sunset. See the symphony of lights, a game of lights which is held every evening and come back. Your mind will blossom after seeing the colorful lights of the sparkling Hong Kong island and the brilliance of its rays above the water. If you are staying in Kowloon Island then you can take any ferry to visit Hong Kong Island.
Symphony of lights
Symphony of Lights is a 10 minute light and sound performance. On the Hong Kong island horizon, the performance is held at around 4 pm each day. It may not be one of the best light and sound displays you’ve seen in other places. Still I can say, it is so exciting that you can definitely include it in the list of observable experiences in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Museum
Museum viewing is one of my favorite tourist experiences. Despite wanting, I could not visit all the museums in Hong Kong that I had placed in my list. It is said that the more you want to watch, the more time you are lacking. On the first day of my Hong Kong trip History Museum of Hong Kong Looked at in detail. Through this I got a good understanding of the history of Hong Kong. The journey from an infamous Hong Kong to present-day Hong Kong helped to learn from many perspectives. This is the best preserved and preserved museum where you can do many things like printing copies of literature and buying souvenirs based on Chinese symbols.
Touring the main border areas of Hong Kong
Inputs into Wan Choy
Wan Chye is located on the northern coast of Hong Kong Island, one of the oldest regions of Hong Kong. Here Van Chay Virasati Padmaram is done in the area around an ancient temple. Walking in it seems as if we are observing the entire history of the island. Information boards from place to place help you in this journey. I have also written a detailed memoir on this footprint which will be very helpful for you to undertake this post.
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The Notorious Old Kowloon City
Kowloon was an ancient city surrounded by reefs, which was once a stronghold of the Chinese army. It was notorious as the most densely populated area of this earth. After its metamorphosis, it is currently a beautiful historical garden. In a sense, it is a living monument to the black history of Hong Kong Island.
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The heritage walk of Stanley Village
Stanley village is the corner of Hong Kong which despite being here has a very different identity. It is surrounded by hills and seas like Hong Kong, but there are no tall buildings like the rest of the city, there are no crowded areas like Hong Kong. There is a small market here which is infused with the creative energy of modern artists as well as traditional artists. The more I enjoyed running in this market, the more pleasure I got in reaching Stanley village. If you do not believe, watch this video:
Hollywood street crossings
This post tour is done in a high-level Hollywood street on Hong Kong Island. One of the most popular temples here is also dedicated to the God of literature. I loved the small cafes here. While visiting the post I also saw many works of art which I found very pleasing.
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Walk to the gardens
Hong Kong is a group of islands surrounded by sea. Due to lack of terrain, civilization is confined to skyscrapers. Despite this, there are many gardens here. I visited many gardens here, especially in the morning. Some of the famous gardens are Victoria Peak Garden, Nan Lien Garden, Kowloon City Garden surrounded by reefs, Sang Wong Toi Bagh, Sha Tin Bagh, Wan Chai Bagh etc.
Some fun experiences in Hong Kong
You will need at least one full day to visit Ocean Park. Ocean Park is the best attraction in Hong Kong if you come here to visit with the children. I had come alone to roam and anyway I am not particularly interested in amusement parks. Even after this, I enjoyed a full day in this Ocean Park.
I enjoyed the rides I enjoyed. Enjoyed seeing those who did not take rides. Sitting near the penguins in the water and eating food is their own adventure. It was exciting to go up and down on the rail, roam the streets of the rejuvenated ancient Hong Kong, and see the life of the smallest fish in the aquarium of many levels. It was a unique experience to see an animal named Panda ascending and wandering on a bamboo tree, watching the seal float here and there in the water, and performing tricks. I enjoyed the experience of going to the South Pole and playing with the Ponguins in the blood-soaked winter, I found here in Ocean Park.
There are so many experiences around this Ocean Park for tourists that your inner child wakes up. You will want to join all the experiences. This is the best means to get rid of mental stresses. This is why we go for holidays only, don’t we?
Disneyland is another means of relieving mental stresses, similar to Ocean Park. I was told that it would be appropriate to stay one night there to truly enjoy Disneyland, as Disneyland is some distance from the main city. I could not go there due to lack of time. In my next visit, I will definitely try to go there.
Souvenirs of hong kong
Shopping is also one of the best reasons for tourists to like Hong Kong. Through the photographs in Hong Kong, you must have understood that there are only big, shining big malls. So let me tell you, going to the small shops located in the streets here is one of the major attractions of this trip for me to do shopping. Take a look at these streets once. I believe you will be convinced of these shops.
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If you enjoy negotiating with shopkeepers, then you will definitely be satisfied here. Every type of item you can buy as a souvenir, from greenstone (jade) stone jewelery to electronics goods.
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Believe it or not, this escalator connects different parts of densely populated Hong Kong on the slope of the hill with which you can move anywhere in the city. These are a kind of flat and vertically moving stairs to cross the distances and high and low levels of the city. Some of these take you up and down and some can be overcome. I do not remember, there will be another city where there are such moving stairs which the public can use in public. You must enjoy it. You might not find it in other tourist places.
Few cities in the world have an active tram network. The tram is a slow moving vehicle. The tram is fading somewhere in the run-up to the present day fast life. However, in Hong Kong, colorful colorful trams will still be seen moving from here to there. Yes, it takes time to reach the appointed place due to slow walking, yet you must ride it to reach a place of short distance. You will get a different experience of Hong Kong.
Taste local dishes
Hong Kong being a cosmopolitan city, all kinds of cuisines are available in Hong Kong. Think of the expenses, from the cheap local cuisine available in the streets here to the expensive hotels serving the delicacies. I am a vegetarian I enjoyed eating dimsum in a hotel receiving a Michelin star. If you are thinking that the hotel which has got the Mishlin Star will definitely be valuable. No, yes! It was best for both my pocket and my stomach. I enjoyed eating there too.
You can also taste cold cold milk tea here. It is called Nai Cha. It is available in most places. You can also roam around drinking it with your hands.
Hong Kong is also full of festivals which are celebrated throughout the year. Memoir of Katie, my blogger friend from Hong Kong, ‘Hong kong festival guideMust see. He has prepared and inserted a list of major festivals celebrated here throughout the year. Apart from these, you will also find information about small festivals in local newspapers. You can participate in related festivals as per your itinerary. They will give you an experience of local cultural prosperity.
Go to macau
Macau is only a short ferry ride away from Hong Kong. You can visit Macau from morning to night in just one day. You can also stay in Macau if you want. I did not go to Macau due to lack of time. I hope, on my next visit, I will go to Macau and share my memoirs with you.
Participate in local rituals
Chinese civilization is an ancient civilization. For this reason, there are many ancient rituals and traditions in Hong Kong, which the residents here still follow. From a bridge built above a road, I saw a ritual happening below. The name of this ritual was’Petty Person Beating‘, That is, you can beat a person of bad intentions in your life with slippers. Don’t be surprised! Unique means of beating them are adopted. If you do not believe, watch this video:
These are traditions about which information is often not found in books. While walking in the streets, you can know any place in detail and understand the traditions there.
Note: Do not rely on Google Maps while walking in the streets of Hong Kong. The streets here are very narrow and congested. Google Maps can confuse you.
Translation: Madhumita Tamhane