Victoria Harbour and Victoria Peak are probably the two most biggest and looming attractions in Hong Kong that brought you here. Skyscrapers and glitzy offices backed by lush green rolling hills and mountains in the background and a harbour with waters deep enough for cargo liners as well as small fishing boats to pass through is the reason why Hong Kong is the way it is today. Tourism plays such a vital part of the Hong Kong economy because of the myriad of attractions available in Hong Kong.
The Big Buddha sitting on Lantau Island is one of the largest outdoor Buddhas in the world and the bamboo forest Chuk Lam Sim Yuen is another reason to pay this on the beaten path attraction a visit.
The Golden mile of Nathan Road is an irreplaceable attraction in Hong Kong for its brightly lit neon lighting, brash pedestrian traffic and double decker buses. Half of the roads and smaller streets on the Kowloon peninsula branch off this artery and Nathan Road is always a great photo opportunity that is brimming with life and energy.
The number one party attraction in Hong Kong when it comes down to nightlife must be Lan Kwai Fong with its sister neighbourhood Soho (Hollywood Road). This area in Central is packed with some of the best bars and world class restaurants so a great great photo opportunity come Christmas, Halloween, Weekends, what not... no excuses needed for a great night out.
Talking about photo opportunity, even locals sometimes can't resist taking pictures of the Hong Kong skyline on the Star Ferry. Voted by the National Geographic as one of the fifty things that you must do before you die, the Star Ferry trip is seriously an unforgettable attraction by the harbour.
Wong Tai Sin Temple is the most popular temple in Hong Kong, its built according to the "Five" elements in Chinese Fung Shui, worshipers come to get their fortunes told and offer incense to the God. Its a locals pick for "What you wish is what you get", the predictions are inexplicably accurate sometimes and you may want to observe how the local tradition of shaking joss sticks takes place.
What brought you to Mong Kok in the first place? Probably Ladies market on Tung Choi Street which is the strip of street hawkers who have to build their street stalls everyday selling leathergoods, watches, wacky souvenir signs, clothes, shoes, CDs and everything else. Ladies Market is by no means the only street market in Hong Kong but its the popular one that lure most tourists because of its big name for bargains and oh don't forget the haggling back and forth.
No tourist to Hong Kong should miss out on Repulse Bay, its one of the most expensive places to live in the world and its one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. Lifeguards sitting on dragon shaped pagodas and make sure you pay a visit to the Verandah, a colonial style alfresco garden.
The Bank of China Building is a signature attraction of Hong Kong, its recognizable from first sight with its futuristic design like a bamboo shoot adhering to feng shui principles. A local tip for you: the 64th floor of the bank is actually a viewing deck and admission is free of charge. Take lots of photos, your friends back home might get jealous.
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upper edge of Wong Tai Sin Estate
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