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Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:29
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Hong Kong is blessed with popular attractions and sightseeing opportunities throughout the territory. You'll find endless things to see and do on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon and the New Territories. Or take a ferry and explore the Outlying Islands. Choose any location listed and you won't be disappointed.

Hong Kong Island

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New Territories

 

4.Lan Kwai Fon
5.Hong Kong Pa
6.Golden Bauhinia
7.Happy Valley Racecour

Hong Kong Island

The Peak

There's a reason why The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong: It is absolutely incredible! Looking down from The Peak you'll be amazed by the spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline, the world-famous Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides.
And now this fabulous vista has been further enhanced by the 2006 revitalisation of one of Hong Kong's most striking landmarks,

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Hollywood Road, Cat Street, Man Mo Temple

Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (also known as "Cat Street"), are must-see stops on every visitor's itinerary. Crammed with antique shops and an open-air curio market, these quaint locales are ideal places for picking up eclectic souvenirs and gifts. Everything from Ming dynasty furniture and lotus lamps to Mao badges and ancient
snuff bottles is on sale here. Bargain hunters will also enjoy the stalls on Ladder Street, just a few metres downhill - and bargaining over price is all part of the game.

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Western Market

Western Market, renovated in 1991 and converted into a shopping complex, is an Edwardian-style building featuring shops selling arts and crafts and fabric.
Completed in 1906, the impressive building has a red brick exterior with a handsome granite arch over its entrance. The market now houses shops formerly located in old alleys in the heart of Central, which sold all manner of cloth. The building is also home to traditional handicraft stalls and a number of cafes. The top floor is home to the Grand Stage where dance lovers can rendezvous and enjoy a romantic dinner.

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Lan Kwai Fong & SoHo

Lan Kwai Fong ,When the lights go down, the "in crowd" heads for Lan Kwai Fong, a buzzing centre of clubs, bars and restaurants. This cheerful warren of Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars is a must for night owls and people watchers. Lan Kwai Fong is an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane surrounded by Central's cluster of skyscrapers. Nearby lanes are also buzzing with bistros and pubs in Hong Kong's trendiest nightlife area.

SoHo ,Stroll along nearby Hollywood Road and you'll soon discover Hong Kong's "SoHo", the area "South of Hollywood Road". It offers a wide range of upmarket international restaurants and bars along Staunton Street, Elgin Street and Shelley Street. Jump on what Guinness World Records calls the world's longest covered escalator and experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this popular food district. Here you'll enjoy international fare from New Orleans to Nepal, Mexico to Malaysia, Provence to Portugal.

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Hong Kong Park

An oasis of green amid the urban landscape, Hong Kong Park features an aviary, greenhouse, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, fountains, lily ponds, playgrounds, a restaurant and even a marriage registry. The aviary features more than 150 species of birds in a carefully designed tropical "rainforest".Join one of the free guided bird-watching walks held every Wednesday by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.

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Golden Bauhinia Square & Special Flag Raising Ceremony

The Expo Promenade (also known as Golden Bauhinia Square) outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Wan Chai waterfront marks the most significant occasion in Hong Kong's history - the return of the former British colony to the People's Republic of China, and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

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Happy Valley Racecourse

Attending a race meeting under the dazzling lights of the Happy Valley Racecourse is an opportunity to capture the essence and the vitality of Hong Kong Chinese culture. This magnificent course has been the home of Hong Kong horse racing since the first meeting was held on a strip of reclaimed marshland in 1846. To enjoy all the action of this spectacle, join a Come Horseracing Tour during the annual September to June / early July only horseracing season

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Jumbo Kingdom

Feel like dinner amidst the sumptuous surroundings of a Chinese palace? Welcome to the Jumbo Kingdom, one of Hong Kong's truly unique attractions. Since its opening in 1976 as the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, it has excelled in the preparation of seafood for discerning diners. The restaurant, designed like a classic Chinese palace, can accommodate up to 2,300 people. Situated in Aberdeen harbour, the Jumbo is one of the world's largest floating restaurants and an iconic tourist landmark of Hong Kong.

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Ocean Park Hong Kong

Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong's favourite attractions, featuring rides, exhibits and conservation facilities. Ocean Park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, covering more than 870,000 square metres of land. There are three attraction areas, which are the Lowland, the Headland and Tai Shue Wan. The three areas are connected by a cable car, outdoor escalator which is the second longest in the world and Ocean Express.

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Repulse Bay

Primarily an upmarket residential area, sun-drenched Repulse Bay has a relaxed resort-like atmosphere. The wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls in the early morning when the sun is up and the sunbathers are out in force, or at sunset when all is at peace.

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Stanley Market & Murray House

A popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island, Stanley's relaxed ambience, crisp sea environs and bargain buys have made it world famous.Seven days a week the open market around Stanley New Street and Stanley Market Road throbs with the passing parade of life as bargain-hunters from all over the world join in the fun of haggling with shopkeepers and stallholders. Choose from brand-name clothing and accessories, or simply irresistible souvenirs, ornaments and other Oriental knick-knacks. The market is open from 10:30am to 6:30pm.

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen harbour is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Their traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community spread over the nearby hillsides. In the evenings, the thousands of twinkling lights reflected on the water are a magical sight.

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Kowloon

1881 Heritage

Located on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 1881 Heritage boasts an area of 130,000 square feet. It features a shopping mall, a heritage hotel, and an exhibition hall. The original site of 1881 Heritage was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police from the 1880s to 1996. The buildings' unique Victorian architecture epitomizes its rich colonial background.

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Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Street and Apliu Street

Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Street is a great place to pick up the latest fashions at wholesale prices. Most of the shops can be found between Yen Chow Street and Wong Chuk Street. Many of the shops are run by fashion-conscious operators who save the best items for Hong Kong boutiques and overseas buyers. All the same, you can still find lots of bargains. The outlets in Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Street are usually open during normal office hours.

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Ladies Market

One of the most popular shopping street markets in Hong Kong, Ladies' Market is a must-visit destination for fashion lovers with an eye for bargain-priced clothing, bags, accessories, toys, cosmetics and household knick-knacks. The stalls making up this enjoyable market can be found on Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok. It is open from noon until 11:30pm.

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Jade Market & Jade Street

A visit to the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei will provide an insight into something very important to Chinese people - Jade. The written character for jade means a combination of beauty and purity. The stone, in all its many hues and colours, is associated with long life and good health. It is smooth and cooling to the touch. Many people wear a jade bracelet to ward off all sorts of health hazards.

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Yuen Po Street Bird Garden / Flower Market / Goldfish Market

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

This charming Chinese-style garden is the favoured gathering place of Hong Kong's songbird owners, who carry their beloved pets around in intricately carved cages. All manner of beautiful birds can be seen here, as well as a selection of traditional bird-keeping paraphernalia.

Flower Market

One of Hong Kong's most colourful street markets, the Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blossoms, luck-bringing houseplants and sweet scents to be found in more than 50 shops.

Goldfish Market

Aquariums bring luck and natural beauty to many living rooms in Hong Kong. This specialist market is the preferred source for goldfish and other exotic fish of every shape and hue, as well as aquariums, corals and aquatic ornaments.

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Avenue of Stars

Discover what makes Hong Kong the Hollywood of the East at this tribute to the professionals who have contributed to the territory's hundred-year history of filmmaking. The Avenue of Stars features commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities, descriptive milestones, kiosks with movie memorabilia, a towering Hong Kong Film Awards statuette, and a life-size statue of the legendary kung-fu action star, Bruce Lee.

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A Symphony of Lights

This spectacular multimedia display, already named the 'World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.

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Clock Tower

The old Clock Tower near the Star Ferry concourse in Tsim Sha Tsui is a declared monument and a landmark from the Age of Steam, when it formed part of the Kowloon - Canton Railway terminus.

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Kowloon Walled City Park

A senior mandarin commanded the garrison with his own administrative headquarters in an official "Yamen". While not particularly distinctive to look at, being a rectangular structure with a typical tiled roof, a Yamen represented the power of the Emperor as passed down to the Mandarin in charge, and so was both highly respected and feared by those who passed it.

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Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

If you have a long-standing wish that's yet to come true, perhaps the place to visit is the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong where, provided you make an earnest plea to the gods, "every wish can come true" - or so it is said.

But even if you don't get your wish and win a million in the lottery, this temple complex in the heart of urban Kowloon is still well worth a visit.

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Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar

Located on the Kowloon side of the narrow eastern entrance to Hong Kong Harbour, the small fishing village at Lei Yue Mun first came into prominence in the 1960s, when it became fashionable to go there for its seafood.

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DHL Hong Kong Balloon

Hong Kong’s newest attraction is flying high-literally! The bright yellow DHL Hong Kong Balloon, located on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, is now in operation giving Hong Kong residents and tourists a new view on Hong Kong.

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Sky100

On the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building – the International Commerce Centre (ICC) – you’ll find sky100. This is the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong and offers visitors a stunning 360 degree bird's-eye view of world-famous Victoria Harbour.

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New Territories

Ma Wan Park Noah's Ark

The world's only full-sized replica of Noah's Ark at Ma Wan Park is a must-see attraction in Hong Kong for international and local tourists. The distinctive Ark on the Ma Wan waterfront overlooks the Rambler Channel and Tsing Ma Bridge. The attraction also has wholesome activities and shows the unique culture and history of Ma Wan making it a wonderful destination for tourists and families.

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City Art Square

The City Art Square is located at the Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza. With the aim of improving the public environment, developing art and culture, and promoting the Beijing Olympic Games, world-class art displays were unveiled in City Art Square.

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Sha Tin Racecourse

No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to one of the world's finest racecourses. Catch all the fast-paced action and drama as the horses round the bend and thunder down the home stretch as a grandstand full of cheering fans urge their favourite mount across the finish line at the Sha Tin racecourse.

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Ching Chung Koon

Ching Chung Koon was originally opened as a rural retreat in 1961 and features pavilions, lotus ponds and bonsai trees. The ground's Taoist temple contains many treasures, including lanterns from Beijing's Imperial Palace.

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Ping Shan Heritage Trail

This kilometre-long trail meanders through three villages and contains some of the most significant historical buildings in Yuen Long District in the New Territories.

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Mai Po Wetlands

Bird lovers and people who enjoy walking the great outdoors should head for the Mai Po marshes in the north-western New Territories, the resting and feeding place for more than 300 species of migrating birds.

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Tai Fu Tai

Step back into the 19th century as you enter Tai Fu Tai, the opulent residence built by a scholar who was bestowed the title of (Mandarin) by the Qing Emperor.

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Tsing Ma Bridge

The magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest span suspension bridge carrying both road and rail traffic, is the key connection between Hong Kong and its international airport on Lantau Island. The bridge is 2.2 kilometres long, with the main span measuring 1,377 metres. The towers supporting the bridge are 206 metres high with a clearance of 62 metres. Approximately 49,000 tonnes of structural steel was used in the construction of the bridge, which cost HK$7.14 billion to build.

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Fung Ying Seen Koon

Dominating the skyline from its commanding site on a hillside overlooking the New Territories town of Fanling, the Fung Ying Seen Koon is a superb example of Taoist design and craftsmanship.

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Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail

Located in the New Territories near Fanling, this is the second heritage trail established by the Hong Kong Government and covers an area known locally as the "Mountain of the Leaping Dragon".

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Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees and Tin Hau Temple

This place is popular with locals who come to worship, hoping their wishes come true. During Chinese New Year, many Hong Kong people make a pilgrimage to this spot to make their Chinese New Year wishes by tying wish-making papers onto the wooden racks beside the trees. Participate in this tradition and your wish may come true.

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Sai Kung Town / Sai Kung Promenade

Stretching along the waterfront in Sai Kung town centre, Hoi Pong Square is home to a dozen quality seafood restaurants. The stunning variety of fresh seafood in the glass tanks outside the restaurants and the relaxing waterfront scenery further enrich this unique dining experience. Don't forget to spare some time to wander around this laid-back town.

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Hong Kong Wetland Park

Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world-class ecotourism facility aimed at promoting green tourism, education on environmental protection and wetland conservation. It is home to a stunning array of wildlife including birds, dragonflies, butterflies, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and fish!

The park includes a 10,000m2 Visitor's Centre, Wetland Interactive World, and a 60-hectare Wetland Reserve.

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Hong Kong Global Geopark of China

Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, inaugurated in November 2009, is located in the East and Northeast New Territories and covers an area of 50 sq kilometres. It includes the ‘Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region’ and the ‘Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region’, which together feature eight scenic areas showcasing the major exotic landforms in Hong Kong.

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Outlying Islands

Lantau Island

Hong Kong's largest island, Lantau, is home to some of the region's best and remotest beaches, wilderness trails, monasteries and monuments as well as some of the territory's most popular attractions.

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Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates Five Years! ,Sorcerer Mickey and Tinker Bell have prepared an extraordinary

Hong Kong Disneyland - Non-stop Fun from Day to Night ,Families visiting Hong Kong Disneyland will embark on a magical journey through four themed lands –

Year-round Special Events ,Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates every season with a unique mix of attractions and Disney entertainment designed for both Chinese and Western occasions, such as the festive Chinese New Year, the spooky Halloween, the romantic Christmas and the hot Summer!

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Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery / The Wisdom Path

No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the Giant Buddha which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island.

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Ngong Ping 360

The Ngong Ping 360 experience starts with a 25 minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to a culturally themed village high atop a mountain plateau on Lantau Island. It's here at the Ngong Ping Village, that your family can enjoy two great attractions and a choice of shops and eateries, all on this picturesque 1.5-hectare site.

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Ngong Ping Piazza

Covering an area of about 1.5 hectares, the Ngong Ping Piazza has a strong Buddhist character and blends in with the religious ambience of Ngong Ping. The Piazza links up the various tourist attractions in Ngong Ping, including Po Lin Monastery, the Giant Buddha, Ngong Ping 360 cable car, Ngong Ping Village and Wisdom Path.

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Tai O Fishing Village and Stilt-house

For a look at a rare example of a Chinese stilt-house community, head to the far northwestern coast edge of Lantau Island. This is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisherfolk who have built their homes on stilts above the tidal flats for generations because they do not feel safe on land.

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Mui Wo

Mui Wo is the gateway to Lantau Island for visitors arriving by ferry, and is well worth exploring before heading off to other parts of the island. The Mui Wo Valley was first settled by farmers around the middle of the Ming dynasty (16th century). By the 19th century, there were six villages in the valley, many of whose inhabitants worked in a silver mine that operated for several decades.

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SkyCity

SkyCity brings a range of exciting new facilities and services to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)'s rapidly expanding customer base. The centrepiece is SkyPlaza, located mostly within the non-restricted area of Terminal 2 (T2).

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AsiaWorld-Expo

Some of Hong Kong's biggest entertainment events are now held at AsiaWorld-Expo, a 70,000-square-metre state-of-the-art rental space that also caters for exhibitions, conventions and meetings. Integrated with the Hong Kong International Airport with easy access to urban areas, the complex has 10 column-free, high specification exhibition halls, one of which is a purpose-built entertainment arena - Hong Kong's largest indoor seated venue for an audience of 13,500, making it ideal for large events.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 08:34