Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China.
Its vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline.
Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower.
Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.
Top 10 Attractions
- The Peak – Out-of-this-world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories
- Star Ferry – The charming boats have been ferrying passengers across the renowned Victoria Harbour every day for the past century.
- Temple Street Night Market – Souvenirs, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellers – ordered chaos in action
- Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade – Take a walk on the bright side! Stroll along the waterfront with your eyes locked on one of the world’s most spectacular city skylines.
- Ladies’ Market – About a kilometre of street-market bustle and clothing, accessories and souvenir bargains
- Stanley Market – This market in the quaint village of Stanley on Hong Kong Island’s south coast is a huge hit with locals, expats and visitors alike.
- The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery – A beautiful monastery and impressive giant Buddha share the natural beauty of Lantau Island.
- Ngong Ping 360 – Your sky-land-sea adventure starts with breathtaking cable-car views of mountains, forests and coast.
- Clock Tower – A landmark from the Age of Steam and a reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage
- A Symphony of Lights – Named ‘World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’ by Guinness World Records, this nightly show is not to be missed.
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