Top 10 Hong Kong Sights & Attractions
When it comes to the top attractions
and sights in Hong Kong a tourist must see, it is hard to say exactly how they rank.
After all, every person has their own preference. But I'm quite
certain about the top two. Perhaps after you've been here, you'll
have your own ranking.
If you're traveling
as a family with kids, check out this page
with a different ranking just for that.
1. Victoria Peak
Take the Peak
Tram up to the Victoria
Peak and get a magnificent view
of the Kowloon Penisula with Hong Kong Island buildings
in the foreground.
to go - the later at night, the clearer the view.
more about Victoria Peak
3. "Ladies' Market"
Street" or "Women's
Street" by the locals, this is a street market that
has grown from shopping grounds of locals to a hangout for both
locals and tourists. T-shirts, watches, ties, jeans, towels,
and a slew of low-cost items can be found there.
Best time to
go - in the afternoon. more about Ladies" market
An area with a small town feel, Stanley
is away from the densely populated Hong Kong with the famous Stanley Market,
a strip of restaurants, plus a small shopping center. An interesting
landmark is an old building moved there stone by stone from Central
district and reassembled again. It's now home to some nice
restaurants by the sea. Stanley is also one of the popular areas for expats who have chosen to move to Hong Kong.
Best time to go to shop - during the day.
more about Stanley
7. Central District
is the central business district and location of business headquarters, embassies and consulates, and main government
buildings of Hong Kong. You can also ride the Mid-levels
escalators up the hill and stop off somewhere along the way
for a meal. more about Central
8. Ocean Park
Park is a theme park to see sea creatures, ride rides, ride
cable gondolas, and say "hi" to pandas. (When did pandas
start living in the ocean?) Best time to go - go for the whole
day! more about Ocean Park
10. Sheung Wan District
Walk around on the side streets of Sheung
Wan to the south of Des Voeux Rd and see shops and buildings
that have retained a trace of the old Hong Kong. It's also home
to lots of shark's fins and bird's nests - minus their original
Best time - day time.
To get there, just take the MTR
and get off at the Sheung Wan Station. Then take the exit for
Market and walk west.