Must Visit Attactions In Hong Kong
It may be compact but Hong Kong still punches well above its weight class when it comes to entertaining visitors. Here you will find the city’s most popular attractions, its favourite amusement parks and all the best ways to enjoy its centerpiece, the beautiful Victoria Harbour. Ready to go? Get to the heart of Hong Kong with travel guide below.
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animals, thrill rides and shows. It is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, with an area of more than 915,000 square metres. The two major attractions areas, the Waterfront and the Summit, are connected by the Cable Car and Ocean Express funicular train.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary this year, the park is offering classic Hong Kong street food from the 70s with a modern twist, available throughout the year.
During festive seasons, Ocean Park Hong Kong will organise special events such as Halloween Bash, Asia’s biggest Halloween party, and Summer Splash water play activities.
Avenue of Stars
Thanks to the efforts of Hong Kong’s movie industry over the past century, many in Asia and farther afield are familiar with the city’s sights before they’ve even set foot here. The Avenue of Stars pays tribute to the names that helped make Hong Kong the ‘Hollywood of the East’.
You can trace more than a century of Hong Kong cinema on the Avenue of the Stars, starting with the ‘father of Hong Kong cinema’ Lai Man-wai, who in 1913 directed Hong Kong’s first feature film Zhuangzi Tests his Wife, to the international superstars of more recent times, including Jacky Chan and Chow Yun Fat.
If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times, back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep them coming.
That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. And if you listen carefully enough, you can hear Asia’s world city humming below.
Hong Kong will offer you a full sensory travel experience. Let’s go and discover.