One of Asia’s most vibrant cities, Hong Kong is a must see destination in the eastern Asia. Though it’s technically part of China, Hong Kong has its own culture and personality. The cosmopolitan city is spread out over several small islands, many of which are very densely populated and full of incredible attractions. Hong Kong is known for its city life, gorgeous views, and top tourist attractions. It is a city that provides so much diversity, and gives a well-rounded view of the hustle and bustle paired with the serenity of its Asian location. Hong Kong is always clean, efficient, and safe. Hong Kong offers far more than just splendid nocturnal panoramas and shopping. Aside from the usual tourist activities, visitors are often amazed by the curious cultural blend of both the Chinese and the British.
The finest view in Hong Kong – From the top that is!. If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times — back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep them coming. Victoria Peak, also known as The Peak by local residents, is the highest hill in Hong Kong Island, with an altitude of 554 meters. Located in the northwest of Hong Kong Island, the peak has been the landmark of HK for many years. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hong Kong, as well as the most prestigious luxury housing area in the city with beautiful natural landscape. On the top of the Peak, there is a platform where you can see overlook the attractive view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor, which is extremely beautiful, especially at night. The Lion Pavilion, The Peak Tower and the Peak Square near to the upper terminal of the Peak tram are all perfect viewing platform to enjoy the overlooks. . Perching on The Peak at 396 metres above sea level, The Peak Tower is one of the most stylish architectural Hong Kong attractions.
Inside The Peak Tower, there is a dazzling array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues set against the beautiful backdrop of the city.
Moreover, The Peak Tower boasts the highest 360° viewing platform – The Sky Terrace which offers spectacular panoramic views of the vibrant city
1. By Foot – From MTR Central Station
Take the MTR to Central and make your way to the J2 exit of the Central MTR station.
Turn right, through Chater Garden, cross Queen’s Road Central and make your way up Garden Road.
You will pass the Bank of China Tower and Citibank Plaza on your left and St John’s Cathedral on your right before arriving at the terminus, which is to your left.
2. By Bus to Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Take bus 15C from Central Pier 8 or walk from MTR Central Station Exit J2 to take the Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road
Get yourself a Peak Tram Sky Pass to enjoy the ultimate Peak experience, offering you enjoyment of a trip on the famous Peak Tram and the fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong from the Sky Terrace.
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong offering stunning view of the city skyscrappers.
While the Symphony of Lights is the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
The stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. Performance starts 8pm daily.
To make it more memorable, you can book a Symphony Lights Cruise Tour online – Viator / GoVoyagin.
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.
Avenue of Stars
Situated on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade right on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour, Avenue of Stars is a walking road dedicated to the stars Hong Kong’s film industry. It’s a very popular place among tourists. Here you can see handprints of celebrities, stalls with souvenirs, sculptures and the full-sized statue of Bruce Lee. Also, Avenue of Stars offers the stunning views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island with its numerous skyscrapers. Every evening on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, tourists and residents come here to watch a show named “A Symphony of Lights” that is held every night at 8:00pm.
Credit: fluffpieceTemple Street named after Tin Hau temple located in the centre, is the busiest flea market at night in the territory of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon.
Popular with both tourists and locals alike in the evening, it is common to see the place crowded at dusk.
1. MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road and walk three blocks to Temple Street.
2. MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk along Man Ming Lane to Temple Street
8. Disneyland Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is the fifth Magic Kingdom-style park. Located at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Come & experience the wonderful magical moments with your special ones in Disneyland Hong Kong.
A Hong Kong Disneyland park admission ticket is your passport to a full day of magical adventures.
112ft up and 5.7km long, the Ngong Ping Cable Car offers a bird’s eye tour over the lush peaks of Lantau and the glistening South China Sea. The vistas are nothing short of jaw-dropping—even better if you splash out on one of the glass-bottomed gondolas. At the end of the trip, head for the giant, 110ft Tian Tan Buddha, one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
Credit: @hmendoza99 Preserving the natural ecological environment and features of the Ngong Ping area and converging the custom and culture of the Lantau Island.
Ngong Ping 360 is sure to refresh your body and enlighten your mind, as soon as you step on the Cable Car.
Ngong Ping Village is set on a 1.5 hectare site on Lantau Island, adjacent to Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue.
Looking up to the southwest from Tei Tan square in the middle of the Po Lin Monastery plaza, you will see a flight of 268 steps leading to the world’s largest outdoor bronze statue – the Giant Buddha.
This Buddha is believed to be the largest free-standing statue of its kind in the world and took 12 years to complete. Early risers can climb Lantau Peak first thing in the morning. From the peak, there is also a selection of walking trails that let you explore the verdant countryside. From the Tian Tan Buddha, it’s only a short walk to join the fantastic Lantau Trail which weaves its way amongst the peaks.
MTR – Tung Chung MTR Station. 5 mins walk to Ngong Ping cable car station.
A round trip on the cable car costs HK$185 and HK$95 for children up to 11. A package deal, which includes entrance to the attractions at the Ngong Ping Village costs HK$230 and HK$153 respectively. Entrance to the Tian Tan Buddha is free.
The cable car will be suspended during typhoons or heavy winds. If it’s a bit blowy outside, check the website before setting off.
How to Get to the Ngong Ping Cable Car
The best way to get to the Ngong Ping Cable Car is by MTR.
If you just want to visit the Tian Tan Budda, you can also use local bus from Tung Chung.