Hong Kong Top 10
Posted on December 06, 2016
Lan Kwai Fong
The small streets of Lan Kwai Fong located next to Hong Kong Central are packed with bars and nightclubs which on weekends are full with both locals and tourists. Visit at certain times of the year to enjoy carnivals or the excellent LKF Beer festival.
A great place to take kids on a day out, Ocean Park has rides, an Aquarium and a small Zoo which is home to monkeys and Pandas. Different themed areas include Old Hong Kong, Shark Mystique and Polar Adventure.
Standing at 552m, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. The Peak is one of the most visited spots by tourists in Hong Kong, and it’s not hard to see why. You can reach the peak by tram, bus or taxi with the best times for views of the city being sunrise, sunset and at night.
The magnificent Tian Tan Buddha sits near the Po Lin Monastery. Known as the Giant Buddha, the statue stands more than 111 feet (34 meters) high, making it the worlds largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha.
Both Temple and Monk Kok night markets offer something for everyone and are a stark contrast to the huge western stores and shopping centres found in central Hong Kong. A great place to grab a bargain, practice your haggling skills and try authentic street food, these markets are a must for anyone visiting Hong Kong.
Tsim Tsa Tsui Promenade
Hong Kong has one of the best Skylines in the world and a fantastic place to view it is Tsim Tsa Tsui. There is a great bar called “Deck ‘n Beer” which is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine as your admire views across the river. Also along the promenade is the avenue of stars which pays homage to the Hong Kong film industry and its stars, with hand prints, sculptures and information boards.
Take the short ferry journey for a day trip to Macau. You can explore this settlement’s historical sites like the Ruins of St Paul and enjoy a busy day of shopping. Later on, visit one or more of Macau’s many Casinos. The Galaxy, Venetian and Parisian are all worth a visit even if you don’t feel like gambling.
Stanley Bay is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to Hong Kong. Shops restaurants and bars along with pleasant views make it a perfect location for an afternoon by the sea. One beach for the more adventurous is Pak Lap Wan located next to The High Island Reservoir. To get here from the centre of Hong Kong requires a bit of effort taking the MTR – mini bus – taxi and final short walk. Once you are here, you will be glad you made the effort as this secluded beach has white sand and stunning views.
The best place to go for shopping and jam-packed with restaurants, Causeway bay also features Hong Kong’s main library, as well as the Island’s largest public park.
Every Spring Hong Kong hosts an international Rugby Sevens Tournament that attracts thousands of tourists to watch some of the best sevens teams in the world with a party atmosphere and fancy dress. The Hong Kong Sevens Tournament is a great event to take school rugby teams as part of an international sports tour.