Our first trip as husband and wife, was in May 2015 to the magical world of Hong Kong. Sky touching high-risers, amazing landscape, colorfully lit up streets, hundreds of people everywhere, great food and lots more. This is what you can expect from Hong Kong. Here are my 10 must see attractions in Hong Kong.
1. Victoria Peak
The highest point of Hong Kong providing a panoramic view of the island’s skyline and amazing landscape is Victoria Peak. Enjoy the Tram ride, which is a 127-year-old railway that rides on an inclined track uphill. It has served Hong Kong since 1888.
At the top is the observation Deck is where most people head to to catch a glimpse of Hong Kong’s mesmerizing skyline. Grab an audio tour set to learn about the landscape.
Alternately, you can always take a taxi or bus or hike up to the top.
2. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
At the base of the observation deck is Madame Tussauds’ which houses wax figures of superstars, accomplished sports people, politicians and royalties around the world.
Along the Victoria harbour, this is a great place to unwind, and relax and enjoy the sweeping views of the Hong Kong skyline. Enjoy the harbour coming to life with ‘Symphony of lights’ show which is hailed as the world’s largest permanent light and sound show by Guinness World Records. This show combines lights, music and narration, incorporating more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The show starts at 8 pm every night. Watch the Hong Kong skyline come to life with colorful lights.
4. Clock Tower
You can locate the clock tower near the Victoria Harbour. It is the only remaining part of the old Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui that used to be part of the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Beautiful lights at night makes it must watch.
5. Avenue of Stars
Located along the foreshore of Victoria Harbour, is the walk of fame that pays tribute to Hong Kong’s movie icons. The sidewalk features hand-prints and signatures of famous Hong Kong movie stars.
I don’t have knowledge of many Asian stars but my favorite was the Bruce Lee statue.
Re-live your childhood at Disneyland. Meet your favorite Disney characters, watch live shows and parades, shop and dine at the Hong Kong Disneyland Park.
Keep reading for my separate post about my Disneyland visit.
7. Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha
The most memorable part of my Hong Kong trip was the cable car ride and Ngong Ping village visit.
A rather shaky and scary 30 mins long cable car ride took us to Lantau Island where the village is located. If you have read my previous posts, you know by now, I scare easy.
On reaching the top, take a stroll along the modest village till the gigantic Big Buddha statue.
Right below the Big Buddha is the Po Lin Monastery. Do have a walk inside to enjoy the calm and spiritual atmosphere.
Tip: We reached this place quiet late in the evening. The place closes at 6pm. So make sure you reach here early and give yourself plenty of time to go around.
8. Lan Kwai Fong
The place to enjoy Hong Kong’s bustling nightlife is Lan Kwai Fong. Gorgeously dressed people, glittering lights, loud music, restaurants and pubs, make this place super lively and attracts plenty of people.
9. Ocean Park
Ocean Park is a major attraction in Hong Kong. This is a marine-life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows.
Unfortunately, I could not visit this place during my trip last time as I was pressed for time. But this surely is on my must-do list for next visit.
10. Ding Ding tram
Take a step back in time and explore the bustling north corridor of Hong Kong Island aboard one of the Ding Ding trams.Make sure to grab a seat next to a window on the upper deck for the best views.
Each tram ride costs a flat fare of $2.30, no matter how far you go. All trams accept Octopus cards. Exact change is required if you are paying by cash.
Read more about my itinerary in my next post ‘Hong Kong in 3 days’.