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Hong Kong is a beautiful juxtaposition of the glamorous and opulent landmarks on one side and unique landscape, ancient temples & monasteries, famous restaurants, and waterfronts on the other.  It is known to have the world’s most gorgeous skyline, scenic hikes, world-famous cruises, rich marine life, plenty of watersports, and glass-cable car rides. Not to mention popular attractions like Disneyland, Ocean Park, and Madame Tussauds. Right from exploring the waterways to walking tours, hop-on-hop-off buses, there are endless ways in which tourists can explore the city. 

One of the most modern cities in the world with a vibe of high pulsating energy, Hong Kong is a once in a lifetime kind of a place. Here is a comprehensive guide on how you can visit Hong Kong and the best places to see in Hong Kong

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Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is one of the most hunted tourist attractions of Hong Kong which boasts of being the first wax museum of Asia. The museum houses over 100 realistic wax figurines of distinguished national and international celebrities with which you can spend some special moments. It also has 11 interactive zones across several floors of the museum where you can spend time with your favourite icons. The museum was opened for the visitors in 2000 inside the Peak Tower of the Victoria Peak which is counted as one of the major tourist attractions of beautiful Hong Kong.Inside the museum is an altogether different world where you can take selfies with the most powerful monarchy of the world Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, share the stage with Lady Gaga, show your kung fu skills with Bruce Lee or immerse into the pop culture in the K-Wave zone. The list of wax figurines of the Madame Tussauds museum keeps changing from time to time. There are a number of new figures added to the museum’s grand collection while the old ones are replaced or updated.After touring around the different floors your star-studded trip ends at the souvenir shop where wax collectables are on display for sale. You can take your best picks from a wide range of gifts and buy some knickknacks. There are different packages on Madame Tussaud's museum day trip on which amazing discounts are available on online booking. After visiting the galleries and spending some real fun time with your favourite celebrities you can enjoy a complimentary meal from the food joint inside the museum.Popular Read: 55 Most Fun Things to do in Hong Kong
Victoria Harbour
Dividing the island of Hong Kong into two main regions, Victoria Harbour is the modern-age harbour, visited by thousands of vacationers every year. The coastline of this harbour has everything from the scenic promenade, overlooking the lapping water waves, to enigmatic skyline views. Many of the corporate buildings like HSBC and IFC Two Tower stands near to it, contributing to the everlasting importance of Victoria Harbour.In fact, earlier it was known by the name of “Hong Kong Harbour.” The history related to this harbour dates back to the 1st and 2nd Opium War, which China lost to Great Britain. Afterwards, as a tribute to Queen Victoria, this harbour got its current name. Also, multiple reclamation projects on both sides of Victoria Harbour have helped reconstruct its infrastructure to what it is today. Many of the local residents have stood up against the reclamation construction because of environmental issues. Despite that, this harbour has remained top-most attraction sight amongst the global visitorsIn fact, you can sit down and relax with no one to disturb and enjoy some more relaxing activities in Hong Kong. The whole scenario of this harbour is picturesque. There are multiple glass buildings around, some of which are top restaurants, shopping centres, and others are the leading business houses. Whereas, on the other hand, you will see the vast expanse of the seawater floating and crushing against the numerous ships and vessels docked at the corner of the promenade.Moreover, a rather famous show called “Symphony of Lights” takes place at this harbour every day at a fixed time. It has been in the media so much so that it had won the award from the Guinness World Record itself; the title was “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show. During the show, the skyscraper buildings famously beam out laser lights, tuned with the background music, every night at either side of the Victoria Harbour. Symphony Of Lights Cruise, Hong Kong @ Flat 18% Off, Book Now!Must Read: 50 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Hong KongEssential Information:Location: Victoria Harbour is in the south of the main Hong Kong land. It basically divides Hong Kong into two parts. At the north is the Kowloon Peninsula. Its proper address or location would be Hong Kong Island, China - 999077.Timings: You can visit Victoria Harbour at any time of the day. But visitors prefer at 8 PM for watching the Symphony of Lights show at night.Planning a trip to Hong Kong: Best Hong Kong Holiday Tour PackagesPlaces To Visit Near Victoria HarbourHere are some of the places that are near Victoria Harbour:Symphony of Lights: Stay near the Victoria Harbour for the world-renowned Symphony of Lights where the tallest building around the promenade, lighten up with the laser and other colourful lights. The musically lighted show lasts up to 14-15 minutes every day, starting from 8 PM. This is a must-watch show near the harbour.Golden Bauhinia Square: This is mere 2-minutes’ walk away from the main Vitoria Harbour lane. This is a national emblem of Hong Kong. This is actually a golden-coloured flower, gilded at the frontend of the harbour itself. The Hong Kong Cultural Center is right behind it, a few meters away.Hong Kong Arts Center: This centre is at the 2 Harbour Road of Wan Chai. Multiple works of art by homegrown artists are exhibited here. This institution is Hong Kong’s only non-profit centre for multiple arts like performances, exhibitions, plays, as well as screenings. Recently, it has completed 40 successful years of its establishment. Till date, it has presented more than 2000 events through different artistic mediums like plays, exhibitions, visual arts, etc.Lennon Wall: Near Harcourt Road, this wall is nothing but a state-of-the-art mosaic. This is a historical site where you can see the stickers and artistic expression of views by the public during the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The whole wall is covered with notes, poems, memories, speeches, and so much more. People have literally poured their hearts out about their sufferance during the freedom war.Tamar Park: This is a modern park around the area of Admiralty near the Victoria Harbour itself. It is widely stretched with 17,000 sq. meters. The majority of this park usable and accessible to the general public. It has an amphitheatre along with a wooded area for live performance. The circumference of this area is wide open for 240-250 people to be seated at once.The Cenotaph: It is a quite respected war memorial of Hong Kong, located at the middle of the State Square and the City Hall. It has written the names of the soldiers who died in the 1st and 2nd world war. In fact, this Cenotaph is almost the exact same copy of that one in London. This memorial tomb is purely made out of limestone.The Hong Kong Observation Wheel: This wheel is located at the centre of the Harbourfront, consisting of 42 gondolas. Wherein, each gondola has air-conditioner and communication service to handle emergencies. Within 15 minutes, this Ferris Wheel spins 2-3 times with a maximum capacity of 8 people in normal gondolas. Hong Kong Observation Wheel Ticket, Hong Kong, Book Now!Avenue of Stars: It is tucked at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, straight at the opposite of the Victoria Harbour. It takes about 12-15 minutes to reach premises of Avenue of Stars. This avenue pays a thankful contribute to Hong Kong’s film industry, reaching up to a level where it’s now compared to Hollywood movies and their quality.Also Read: Most Fun Activities to do in Tsim Sha TsuiCruises At Victoria HarbourTake the best ferries or cruises to explore the magic unravelling around Victoria Harbour.Star Ferry Harbour Cruise: From Hong Kong Island to the Kowloon Peninsula, this mostly-ridden ferry has been operationalizing since 1888. This ferry operates from 3 tiers, namely Tsim Sha Tsui, Central Pier at MTR Hong Kong Station, and the Wan Chai Pier. As of now, this cruise service has around 12 ferries’ fleet. 70,000 passengers aboard this cruise daily. In addition to that, music systems, air-conditioned rooms, and furnished decor are things to be found on this cruise. This cruise is, in fact, like a hidden gem that  National Geographic Channel has featured once to increase its presence. From thereon, tourists have chosen this cruise for quality time with their families. Star Ferry Harbour Tour, Hong Kong @ Flat 22% Off, Book Now!Duk Ling’s Cruise: This cruise sails from two piers: Tsim Sha Tsui and Central Pier 9 from Hong Kong Island. And the ticket price of this cruise is calculated to be HK $ 150-200. Within this cost of a regular course, you get a complimentary drink and free commentary from the tour guide about this junk’s historical background. This cruise also offers other short journeys where the cost might be different. The examples are Birthday special and cultural voyages. Moreover, it also has a provision of booking tours 30-days in advance. Aqua Luna Cruises: Did you know that Aqua Luna was a famous pirate of his time in Hong Kong? His loot and endeavours have been marvellous enough to name a cruise after him. This is one of the traditional wooden junk boats left in mainland Hong Kong, China. It sails the sea between Tsim Sha Tsui Pier No. 4 and Pier of the Central Queen. Amazingly, you can also hop on the blue and white sails for this cruise.But for the specific red sails, you might have to wait a minute longer around the junk. The total trip of this cruise stretches up to 45 minutes or so with one complimentary beverage added in your ticket. There are journeys under the flagship of Aqua Luna namely Day Tour, Stanley Cruise, Dim Sum Cruise, and also the Symphony of Light Cruise.Try Wing On Water tours also if you do not want to go on a cruise extensively. This boat is quite laid back, but it surely has a tenfold benefit with your entry ticket. One of the many benefits is that you get unlimited drinks. Aqualuna Evening Sail, Hong Kong, Check Now!Bauhinia Cruise: It tours around the harbour of Victoria for 2-hours straight. You can enjoy a nice dinner or a show on the cruise itself. The price of this ticket can be moderately high ranging from HK $ 350 to $ 510. But you get to taste one of the most scrumptious meals around Victoria Harbour on this cruise. Bring along your partner or a bunch of friends. None of you will ever forget this evening, we know that.Know More: Best & Enjoyful Cruises Tours in Hong KongHotels Near Victoria HarbourIntercontinental Hotel: This 5-star hotel is located at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour. Your stay here will be remarkable with endless amenities like 3 infinity pools. Spend your free hours on its lounge on the upper floor with a panoramic view of the harbour.  This hotel is known for its I-Spa offering a myriad of services like sauna and hot tubs.The Salisbury: Travellers have loved this hotel for its staff, maintenance, amenities, decorations, and so much more. You will reach this hotel within 30-40 minutes from the Hong Kong international airport, whereas it is half a KM away from Victoria Harbour itself. Easy ways to enjoy your stay at this hotel can be through squash courts and gym centres inside the hotel premises.Grand Hyatt: This hotel is very enriching located at the Harbour Road, quite near to the Victoria Harbour in the southern region. It has suites ranging from Grand Suite, Diplomat Suite, Ambassador Suite, to Plateau Suite, and Presidential Suite. Each of these suites has at least 110-degree angle of the view of the skyline as well as the Victoria Harbour. Empire Hotel: It’s merely a 15-18 minutes’ drive away from the waterfront of the Victoria Harbour, making a sound choice for a weekend stay. Best reasons to prove this hotel to be a genuine choice are its endless amenities. From suites, bar, free internet connection, to the buffet, conference rooms for attending meetings, laundry and gym this hotel takes care of everyday needs.Recommended Read: Most Comfortable Resorts in Hong KongRestaurants Near Victoria HarbourRuth’s Chris Steak House at Admiralty: Treat yourself with one of the finest steaks in the house in Hong Kong. It arrives at your tables on the 500° plate. Their bar is another attraction of this steak house. Conduct your business meetings or private dinners at their wide table corners, which you can book in advance.One Harbour Road at Hyatt Hong Kong: You can switch back in time while dining at this restaurant with your travel partners. Order Chef Tim’s special dish of the day to make the most of it. Moreover, the overall interior is sleek and resembles the era of the 1930s with transparent and effervescent tall windows, and second to none wooden flooring.Clipper Lounge at Mandarin Oriental: This restaurant is perfect for the international cuisines and fine dining. They have massive sitting space, offering a world-class buffet for more than 20-30 guest at once. Try a cup of afternoon tea while you are here because it’s so healthy and tasty.Man Wah At Mandarin Oriental: Check this restaurant out for the best business meetings. It’s on the 25th floor, offering finger-licking-good Cantonese dishes at your beck and call. The aroma of the local dishes has found to make long-lasting partnerships here.Suggested Read: 15+ Fun Things to do in Hong Kong in Late HoursBest Time To Visit Victoria Harbour Hong Kong As per the favourable weather conditions, we recommend you to visit Hong Kong from October to December. During this season, the monsoon has long gone by. The summer has also passed. You will be able to roam around much more during this peak season for exploring Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.Also Read: Best Time & Season to Visit Hong KongTips For Visiting Victoria Harbour Hong Kong- Buy the Hong Kong Octopus Card in advance if you are taking to Hong Kong for the first time. This card helps a traveller commute by public transport except for the taxi. You can also dine out at multiple places—availing special discounts using this card.- Wear comfortable shoes while you are strolling around Victoria Harbour. If your primary motive is to explore the central district of Hong Kong by walking, you need them to save you from getting sore feet at the end of the day.- Keep a raincoat as it protects you from getting drenched by the frequent water splashes.- Reach the Harbour 30 minutes before the Symphony of Light show starts to grab the best spot.Popular Read: Hong Kong beyond Touristy Things: 10 Activities that you won't find in Guidebooks!How To Reach Victoria Harbour Hong Kong From Airport? Train: Take the Airport Express train, which will you drop you off by Hong Kong Island Station within half an hour. You can walk to the front side of the Victoria Harbour, which is a 15 to a 30-minute path away. Otherwise, you would need to hail a cab to reach Victoria Harbour Peak.Cab/Taxi: You can hire Urban Red Taxi or Green Taxi straight from the Airport. Generally, the cabs take a mix of route 8, 3, and 5 roads to drop you off at the Tsim Sha Tsui side of the Victoria Harbour.Bus: Step onto the bus starting from the Airport Ground Transportation Center. It departs after every 10-15 minutes from the Airport. It will take you to the Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui within an hour or so. It’s the cheapest mode of transport.You May Also Like: 12+ Best Fun Things to do in Hong Kong AirportFAQ: 1. What Is History Of Victoria Harbour?The Victoria Harbour was back in the date called “The Hong Kong Harbour.” According to the historical evidence and speculations, this harbour has been quite prominent since the 15th century. Victoria Harbour majorly dealt with the fragrant wood logs. Their smell was quite recognized by the traders and the woodcutters around the promenade. For a limited period, it was also called the Fragrant Habour because of the same reason.This harbour holds the significant memorial footprints of the British era.  The moment when Chinese lost the battle of Opium War 1 and then 2, the Britishers recognized this harbour in the name of Queen Victoria. The beauty of its promenade, waterfronts, and the sidewalks draw the utmost attention of the families and solo-travellers. The unending skyline, dipping sunsets, and a reverberating echo of water lapping against the promenade is something every visitor has loved about this harbour for decades.2. How Deep Is The Hong Kong Harbour? It has been calculated that the Hong Kong Harbour is almost 12.2 meters deep. As there is hardly any presence of silt, ships can ride and pile easily for daily voyage and trading. Around 10,000 tons of weight can be carried on the Victoria Harbour sea daily. Therefore, the current depth of this sea is totally apt for Hong Kong’s marvellous cruise trips and other daily naval activities.Suggested Read: 25 Free Things to do in Hong Kong3. What Time Is The Light Show In Hong Kong?The show called Symphony of Light is torched and beamed across the different corporate building at the backdrop of the Victoria Harbour. At 8 PM sharp, daily, the lasers dance around the skyline and parallel to each other. The lights illuminate the whole expanse of Victoria Harbour and its sea.Tourists find these 15-minutes show to be the highlight of the travel diaries of Hong Kong. If you are going with kids, they will absolutely love it. Make sure you do all the shopping and exploring in the day, so you can have free time at 8 PM sharp for this wonderful musical and light show.4. Where Is The Best Place To See The Symphony Of Lights?Without doubt, of course, Victoria Harbour’s promenade or waterfront is the best side to view this magnificent show. Stand on whichever side of the bank you would like. Or you can be on any cruise at night to enjoy the peaceful dining along with the lights beaming across both ends of the Victoria Harbour.You May Also Like: Enjoy New Year 2020 in Hong Kong5. How Wide Is Victoria Harbour?After the reclamation Phase III has been constructed and rolled out, the width of the Victoria Harbour has been shortened from 2,300 meters to around 910-920 meters.6. From Where I Can See The Harbour Views?Pick a hotel or a cruise, it’s your call because there are so many options to have a panoramic view of the Harbour. Hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, Intercontinental Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental, and Hotel ICON are one of the best choices for an expanded Harbour view from your suite. Other than that, cruises like Star Ferry and Aqua Luna are famous for their spectacular trips around the Victoria Harbour and sea.Recommended Read: Must - Visit Places in Hong Kong & Maca
Hong Kong Disneyland
Opened in the year 2005, Hong Kong’s Disneyland is one of the largest theme parks in Hong Kong. This must-visit venue is a land filled with magic, adventure, laughter, and fun. Hong Kong’s Disneyland witnesses an annual expansion plan which contributes to new additions. Crowning itself as Asia’s second themed destination, it is much inspired by the customs, cultures, and traditions of China and the visitors visiting here, rate this place as a real marvel to explore from the best attractions in Hong Kong.Across the world, Hong Kong’s Disneyland is recognized for its unbelievable fun and fascinations. From kids to couples to families to senior citizens to differently-abled persons, Hong Kong’s Disneyland serves the purpose of everyone.  There are seven different wonderlands – Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, Tomorrowland, Mystic Point, and Adventureland. Every single wonderland here has got a different story to narrate.Fantasyland has a wide array of attractions for your entertainment. Begin your journey from Cindrella’s Carousel and then have some fun at Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Get to know the secret behind the Pandora’s box at Fairy Tale Forest, or enjoy your tea party at the Mad Hatter Tea Cups. Besides the attractions above, there’s an exciting opportunity waiting for you to meet and greet your favorite Disney character here. Moana, Tinker Bell, Donald, Mickey and Minnie, Iron Man, Woody, and others are ready to meet you.Moving further, there’s thrilling rides, mystical museums, great entertainment, and dining options. Live performances and street shows add on a different flavor to your Disneyland visit. Chef Mickey, Dragon Wind, World of Color Restaurant, Enchanted Garden Restaurant, and Royal Banquet Hall are the usual dining options at Hong Kong’s Disneyland.Before walking out from here, do not forget to shop for some souvenirs from here for your loved ones. Celebrity Gifts, the Trading Post, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Kingdom Gifts, Professor Porter’s Trading Post, Merlin’s Magic Portraits are some shops to hop-in here.Popular Read: 55 Fun & Adventurous Things to do in Hong Kong
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park stands amongst the largest marine-themed amusement parks in Hong Kong. Spanning across a land-stretch of 915,000 square meters, this park features marine animals, thrilling rides and live entertainment shows. With constant expansion and new additions, this Ocean Park crowns itself as one of the most visited tourist places in Hong Kong.World-class thrilling rides, land, and marine zoo areas, state-of-the-art aquariums all add to the uniqueness of Ocean Park. Whether you are a child or someone with some physical disability, Ocean Park cares for all your entertainment. Right from children to senior citizens, this park greets one and all.Adventure in Australia, Amazing Bird Theatre, Arctic Blast, Bouncer House, Bumper Blaster, Cable Car, Castle Of Redd, Crazy Galleon, Flying Swing, Expedition Trail, and Garden of Joy are some of the attractions you will find here.Ocean Park allows you to witness some of your marine friends such as walruses, dolphins, capybara, tamarin, penguins, sea lions, giant panda, seal. For years, this park has been hosting wedding ceremonies, graduation bash, birthday parties, and VIP premium tours. Besides personal events and celebrations, you can plan your corporate events here. One-day company outing, corporate evening party, corporate training schemes, and evening charters are some similar past events.Fun and entertainment at Ocean Park are not only limited here. They do organize an interactive event called Ocean Park Summer Water Battle, where you will witness some classic scenes from the anime series – One Piece.Lakeside Chill Bar, Aqua City Bakery, Neptune’s Restaurant, Ginger Grill, Club Panda, Tuxedos Restaurant, and The Terrace Café here will take care of your appetite. In case you feel like going for some quick bites, head towards food kiosks. You will find many of them throughout the park. Popcorn Cart, Chick n Chill, Tapas Bar, O So Sweet, Chan’s Noodles, Yaki, Happy Snacks are few such names.Lastly, you may end your visit to Ocean Park with shopping. Panda Kingdom Shop, Sichuan Treasures, Deep Sea Traders, Shutters, Waterfront Gifts, and Mystique Treasures will have everything you want to take back from here. As Hong Kong’s Ocean Park supports environmentalism, you should carry your own carry bag.Planning a trip to Hong Kong: Best Hong Kong Tour Packages
Ngong Ping 360
Ngong Ping 360 tops the table of Hong Kong’s chief attractions. This 5.7-kilometre-long cable car ride presents some breath-taking views of all the surrounding beauty. Ngong Ping cable car or gondola cable car connects Tung Chung Town Centre with Ngong Ping Village.As you ride from the Tung Chung Town Centre, first you will be crossing Tung Chung Bay and then trespass Airport’s steering station. From here, your cable car will take a 60-degree turn towards North Lantau.This is a perfect opportunity for you to grab a bird’s eye view of overlooked Hong Kong’s green doors. As you continue your cable car ride, you will be able to capture some pictures of the mightiness of the South China Sea and North Lantau Country Park. Your entire journey will last for around 25 minutes, offering you some stunning views of Lantau’s unrivalled beauty.This cable car ride will finally conclude at Ngong Ping Market. This ride lets you explore Hong Kong’s famous tourist points – Big Buddha or Tian Tian Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and many others. You can experience Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride in three ways – Standard Compartment, Crystal Car, and Exclusive Private Box. A standard round trip Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride will cost you around 235 Hong Kong dollars per adult and 110 Hong Kong dollars per child.Essential InformationLocation: Lantau Island, Hong KongTimings: Ngong Ping 360 is open 24/7 for visitors. However, if you are planning to go for a Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride, you will have to be present between 10:00 am to 06:00 pm on weekdays and 09:00 am to 06:30 pm on weekends.Places to Visit Near Ngong Ping 360After you are done with your Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride, here’s where you can wander for some more fun - 1. Tian Tian Buddha: This forms Lantau’s iconic attraction. Cast with 250 tonnes of bronze, Tian Tian Buddha is a must-visit for those who seek enlightenment. Right-hand mudra of this statue indicates fearlessness; whereas the left-hand mudra indicates fulfilling wishes. Within the pedestal, there’s a 3-storeyed exhibition hall where you can explore Buddha’s relic and other Buddhist items. Locals visiting here offer flowers, ointment, lamp, incense, fruits, and music to seek Lord Buddha’s blessings.2. Po Lin Monastery: Po Lin Monastery is located in such a way that it overlooks the Tian Tian Buddha statue. Earlier this monastery was known as Big Thatched Hut. The prominent architectural structures will surely indulge you in its beauty. Besides the central axis, there’s a Hall of Skanda Bodhisattva, Buddha Shrine Hall, Bell Tower, Meditation Hall, and the Drum Tower as some key attractions.3. Wisdom Path: As you start walking down the wisdom path, you will see giant wood columns on both sides. These are around 38 in number and resemble the symbol of infinity. At the entrance, there’s a phoenix sculpture. Adjacent to it, you will find a getaway to take you to the Lantau Sunrise point.4. Ngong Ping Piazza: This architecture is highly inspired by Buddhist style. Bodhi Path leads you to the doors of Ngong Ping Piazza. The structures surrounding Ngong Ping Piazza reflects the Chinese aura of antiquity. There are four lotus ponds inside which caters to hosting the religious ceremonies.This was about the cultural beauty of Ngong Ping Village. Moving ahead, we will see some natural points for the hikers - 1. Nei Lak Shan Country Trail: This trail is a 5km long trail and is generally considered to be the best one for novice hikers. Your path will commence from East Mountain Teaching arch and ends at the Ngong Ping 360 cable car station. As you keep on trailing further, you will be trespassing the Sunset Peak which is entirely covered by silver grass. In the presence of sunlight, this grass shines golden. If you want, you can further continue to make your way to the Ngong Ping Village by joining Ngong Ping Trail.2. Lantau Trail: This 70km long trail has 12 sections to enjoy. Section 1 or Mui Wo Ferry Pier is the beginning point of your Lantau trail. Your path ends in section 12 or Mui Wo. If you are physically fit to endure this trial, then it’s a real-life adventure for you. Just make sure that you carry plenty of water with you.3. Ngong Ping Trail: This is a rugged mountain trail connecting Tung Chung with Ngong Ping. Ngong Ping trail is parallelly aligned with your Ngong Ping Cable Car. As you descend yourself towards the exit of this trial, you will see the Tian Tian Buddha. Isn’t it a perfect conclusion for a strenuous trail?Places to Shop in Ngong Ping 360Besides its scenic biodiversity, Ngong Ping 360 has a lot to offer for the real shopaholics. There are shops selling both international branded items and Ngong’s hand-preserved speciality. Here’s a quick tour of some shops in Ngong Ping 360 -1. Pop Vague: This is a clothing retail store where you will find both minimalist and contemporary style clothing. Besides the premium local fashions, you will also find Korean and Japanese accessories here.2. Citygate Outlet: This shopping outlet is adjacent to the Terminal of Tung Chung Cable Car. Citygate Outlet accounts as Hong Kong’s only outlet mall. You will find the presence of more than 70 internationally recognized brands. Being people’s first choice for an incredible shopping experience, Citygate Outlet offers a huge discount every day. There are local and international brands of sportswear, children’s clothes, branded handbags, cosmetics, and accessories.3. Tai O Dried Seafood Market: If you are amongst seafood lovers, this place is meant for you to crawl for long hours. At one of the oldest fishing villages of Hong Kong, you are surely going to find a lot to satiate your hunger for some exceptional quality seafood. Aromatic salted fishes, shrimp pastes, dried seafood, textiles, herbs, and fruits are some of the critical products of this seafood market.4. Hong Kong Market – Yat Tung: Hong Kong Market is a recent one in Ngong Ping 360. No sooner you step in the market, you will mark the presence of numerous paper planes flying here and there. These are exclusive creativities of the local paper-craft masters. Throughout the Hong Kong Market, there are road signs, signboards, school advertisement, street posters, and so on. There’s a mini food square next to this market where you can find some delicious and inexpensive food to eat.Places to Eat in Ngong Ping 360Ngong Ping has got some excellent dining options where you can taste the local flavours of Hong Kong: 1.Zaks: This fresco dining area provides the best dining option in town with some splendid sea views and ocean-side dining experience. There are long wooden benches, love seats, sun chairs, and family areas to drive you back to the traditional era of Hong Kong. Tropical cocktails served here are delicious. Innovative fusion cuisines are their chief serving and ZAKS Surf & Turf, and baby back ribs are their signature dishes.2. Koh Tomyums: To have your meal here; first, you need to head towards the Discovery Bay’s D Deck zone. Koh Tomyums features a traditional style of Thai architecture with some contemporary panoramic views for a relaxing dining experience. This restaurant’s cuisines present a perfect blend of local herbs and spices which imparts a deep flavour to your ordered food. Fresh seafood is their prime centre of attraction. If your tummy still has some space left, do go for a Thai contemporary fusion serving.3. Carampa Mexican Cantiana: Carampa Mexican Cantiana has a casual ambience with sun-washed colours. You sit on the natural woods here amidst some upbeat music to make your presence lively and energetic. Guests love to couple their Mexican food with some unique drinks served here.4. Midam Korean Restaurant: Midam Korean Restaurant is a perfect place to replenish and recharge after a cumbersome and stressful Ngong Ping village visit. The venue is quite spacious with tall ceilings, where you can witness sunlight peeping in through the window panes to warm your heart. There’s a wide array of authentic servings here with Korean Kimchi Wraps being their signature dish. Ginseng and Chicken soup is yet another side serving to try here.5. Po Lin Monastery: Po Lin Monastery is a place where you get to see the blend of traditional architecture and sculptural arts with a tinge of Buddhist culture. Vegetarian delicacies and tea are best to try here. To enjoy their regular or VIP meals, you need to purchase a meal ticket before climbing the steps that lead your way to the Tian Tian Buddha. Soup, vegetable, rice, and deep-fried delicacies usually combine to form their menu. Occasionally, you may have pastries, sweets & savouries, and noodles coupled with it.6. Tai O Crossing Boat Restaurant: For some novel Lantau food dishes, Tai O Crossing Boat Restaurant is a place for you. The aroma of their steam cooked rice wrapped in lotus leaf leaves you craving for some more food to try. Baked seafood pumpkin, cuttlefish patties, charcoal roasted goose, and rice cooked in the bamboo steamer are their unique servings.If you are here in Ngong Ping for a more extended stay, you may try one restaurant at one time. The above list is just a glimpse of what Ngong Ping wants to feed you. There are more additions to the list where you can enjoy some international flavoured cuisines too. Solo Balcony, Ki Kei, Shrimp Pastes, Speciality Seafood, Giant Cuttlefish in Marinated Sauce are some of them.Hotels near Ngong Ping 360Here are some hotels to accommodate yourself during your visit to the Ngong Ping 360 -1. Regal Airport Hotel: Regal Airport Hotel is the best stay place near Ngong Ping 360. This hotel is well-equipped with some stylish rooms and state-of-art technology. There’s air-conditioned access to lead you directly to the Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Terminal. Restaurant, bar, and pillarless banquet hall forms the central attractions of this hotel. Luxury spa rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and massage centres add on to complete their recreational facilities.2. Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Hotel: This hotel is recognized as an award-winning hotel situated on Lantau Island. All its 658 rooms offer stunning views of the South China Sea. You can even schedule your corporate events here as this hotel homes to some 11 corporate meeting rooms. Besides, there are 5 restaurants, a 27-meter swimming pool, Spring Spa centre, 24/7 fitness centre, and some other facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for you.3. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: This is yet another luxurious stay destination of Lantau Island. This resort homes to three themed hotels – Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, and Disney Discovery Park for your pleasant stay. Furthermore, you have conference venues, dining options, and entertainment and event spots.4. Silvermine Bay Hotel: This hotel is at a distance of 5 minutes from the Mui Wo Ferry Terminal. With your accommodation here, you can enjoy some beautiful sights of the sparkling beaches. Facilities such as outdoor swimming pools, sauna, and steam bath centre club to make this hotel a peaceful stay place.5. Return to the Countryside: Return to the Countryside offers you some sophisticated rooms well-equipped with everything you need to feel the comfort of your own home. The staff here is quite co-operative and renders excellent hospitality service. You will witness the bliss of Nordic minimalist décor here.6. Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Liang Shaorong Resort: This place provides a tranquil environment where you can enjoy your holiday with some adventurous fun. Rock climbing, archery, rope nets and so on are their chief outdoor adventurous interests. For added fun, be a part of their camping activities.Besides those mentioned above, Silver View Resort, Hong Kong Discovery Bay Hotel, Ngong Ping Davis Youth Hostel, Novotel Citygate City, and Tai O Heritage Hotel are some more accommodation options to explore.Best Time to Visit Ngong Ping 360If you are a regular Ngong Ping 360 visitor, you might be well-versed with the temperature variation here. June to August are the hottest seasons in Ngong Ping 360. June accounts for a higher humidity whereas October for the lowest. Concerning the tourism sector, April, September, and October are the peak seasons here. The weather throughout this period is ideal for exploring every nook and corner of Ngong Ping 360.You may experience a hike in both flight and hotel booking rates. To avoid the last-minute hustle, it is better to pre-reserve your Ngong Ping 360 accommodation well in advance. If you do not want to be a part of the crowd, you can plan your visit to the Ngong Ping 360 during December.How to reach Ngong Ping 360 from Airport?From Hong Kong International Airport, you have two options to reach Ngong Ping 360 - By Taxi: First, you need to ride a blue Lantau taxi to reach Tung Chung Cable Car Station. This station is located at Ngong Ping 360. Your journey from Airport to Tung Chung Cable Car Station will last for around 10 minutes, and you need to pay 40 Hong Kong dollars (366.96 INR) per head for the same.By Bus: You have four bus alternatives before you – S1, S56, S64, and S64 X to travel from Hong Kong International Airport. These buses will drop you at Tung Chung Bus Stop which is situated close to the Tung Chung Cable Car Station. Your entire journey shall last for around 10 minutes.FAQsQ1. Does Ngong Ping 360 provide baby-care facilities?Yes. Ngong Ping 360 provides baby care facilities. To avail these facilities, you need to contact the Ngong Ping 360 officials. You may be charged additionally to avail these services.Q2. Does Ngong Ping 360 have a luggage storage service?Yes. Ngong Ping 360 has luggage storage facilities. During your cable car ride, you can approach 360 Tourist Information Centre or Tung Chung Cable Car Station to avail the same. You do not need to make any prior reservation for the same. For your baggage storage, you will be charged around 100 Hong Kong dollars (917.18 INR) per piece. If you have light and portable items, you can carry those along with you while you enjoy your ride. However, if your baggage size exceeds that of 48cm x 34cm x 23cm, you have to store it with the luggage storage service. For any technical queries, you may reach their hotline at (852) 3666 0606.Q3. Do children have to be accompanied by an adult to take the cable car?Yes. Any person willing to ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride is subject to follow specific regulations as prescribed under Tung Chung Cable Car Bylaw. According to this bylaw, children under the age of 12 years are supposed to be under the moderation of a person aged above 15 years.Q4. Can I eat in the cable car?No. You won’t be allowed to carry any foodstuffs within your cable car. However, you may bring your water bottle with you. For baby food, you need to enquire about it at the visitor support counter at Ngong Ping 360. It is still advisable to feed your child either before the start of your cable car ride or after you are done with your ride.Q5. Can I bring my pet to Ngong Ping 360 together?No tourist is allowed to bring in his pet and enjoy the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride. Only, internationally recognized medical dogs are permitted within the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. Other than that, you may occasionally find the presence of a guide dog there. This is just for security reasons. In case you bring in your pet, you need to leave him with the security until you finish your Ngong Ping 360 cable car experience.Q6. Will the bad weather affect the cable car service?Yes. You may witness the effects of bad weather on the cable car ride service. In the event of storm or thunderstorm, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride may undergo a temporary suspension. Keep their hotline number handy with you. This will help you to check the availability of the cable car ride service during such extreme weather conditions.Q7. Is there a parking lot there?Ngong Ping 360’s parking lot is reserved only for the coaches to be parked. In case you are planning to bring in your personal vehicle here, you can approach the parking space located at Citygate Car Park. Nominal parking charges may be applicable. You need to connect with the Citygate Car Park authorities to know their parking charges.Q8. How long is the Ngong Ping cable car ride?Your Ngong Ping cable car ride shall last for around 25 minutes.Q9. Can the round-trip cable car tickets be used separately for 2 days?No. You are supposed to use your round-trip cable car ticket on the same day when it is issued. If you fail to do so, your ticket will be deemed to be invalid on your next visit.Q10. What are the unique instagramable places in Ngong Ping 360?Ngong Ping 360 is loaded with heaps of unique instagramable places. Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin, Bodhi Tree, Wisdom Path, Tian Tian Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, HK Market Yat Tung, Sunset Peak, Ngong Ping Piazza, and Tai O Fishing village are some of them. Ngong Ping 360 homes to some beautiful natural ecosystems. Maitreya Mountain Trail, Phoenix Trail, and Ngong Ping Plank Road are amongst them. If you are highly spiritual, head toward the Baolian Temple to experience tranquillity.

Hong Kong FAQ's

What are some travel advice to consider before visiting Hong Kong?

Travel tips for you:

- You can get to Hong Kong by air and rail. You must, however, adhere to certain laws and regulations laid by the city.
- The city is clean, so do not spit on the roads.
- Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities, so do not forget your wallet when you go out or dine at any place.
- Do not walk quickly in the crowded areas or try to get somewhere quickly as this can cause inconvenience to the side walkers and pedestrians.
- Do not try eating Pizzas in Hong Kong as the toppings can be meat from exotic animals that you might not eat or feel squeamish about. Always stick to the local cuisine.
- Learn to say greetings in Cantonese language to get by, even though the locals know to speak English.
- Do not forget to bargain in the local shops.
- Hong Kong has many options for shopping, sightseeing, and many other things to do.
- Do not stick to just one set of things; explore as many options as possible when in Hong Kong.

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What you will like in Hong Kong?

1. The ruggedly diverse landscape of Hong Kong is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Hikes like Dragon’s Back Trail are considered to be the best in Asia. The highest peaks like Tai Mo Shan & Lantau are reachable by foot. 

2. Hong Kong’s ancient water systems are still alive after centuries and an important part of Hong Kong tourism. Various cruises offer unforgettable views of the famous Symphony of Lights, Victoria Harbour, and other attractions. 

3. Hong Kong is a paradise for travellers keen on island hopping. The islands, dramatically different from each other, boast of attractions like Disneyland, 6,000-year-old fishing settlements, and structures preserved from World War II time. 

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How to reach Hong Kong?

Reaching Hong Kong from India: Hong Kong is easily accessible from India. All the major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, etc. are connected to Hong Kong through several flights daily. Carriers like DragonAir, Thai Airways, IndiGo operate daily flights. Hong Kong is also well connected with all major international cities.

Reaching Hong Kong by air:
Hong Kong is conveniently accessible from all the major international locations by carriers like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Singapore Airlines, etc. 

Reaching Hong Kong by train:
Hong Kong is well connected to all the major railway stations in China like Dongguan, Foshan, Zhaoqing, and Guangzhou. The long-distance trains destinations like Beijing and Shanghai arrive at Hung Hom station in Hong Kong.

Reaching Hong Kong via waterways:
High-speed TurboJet boats and Passenger Transport Boats from Macau and Zhuhai connect Hong Kong to all the major ports & ferry points. 

Reaching Hong Kong by bus:
Regular bus services to/from the Guangdong province connect Hong Kong to all the major locations within China.

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Do I need a visa for Hong Kong?

Indians can avail of a visa-free stay in Hong Kong for up to14 days. An online pre-arrival registration needs to be completed before visiting. This benefit is not available to people who are directly transiting in the air or those who are not leaving the airport’s transit area. The registrations are valid for 6 months or until the expiry of the linked passport, whichever is earlier.

When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

The months in between October to December is considered the best time span to travel Hong Kong. This is the period boasting comfortable temperatures at justifiable room prices. On the emergence of New Year, tourism culls up consequently. Despite low temperatures, the hotel prices are notably high with a lot of tourist rallying up to this spot to spend their vacation. Short spring is another affordable sweet spot for travel. While summer is the most relished and popular time for the travelers, Hong Kong’s weather can be extremely warm and humid.

Month-wise segregation to decide upon which time of the year is best to visit Hong Kong:

October to December
The months in between October to December is the longest and the hottest. But however, the pace of the city never strides down the lane. You are sure to enjoy the daytime temperature in between the month October to December.

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January to March
The months in between January to March while cool discourages few of the tourists to flock for a vacation to Hong Kong. It is extremely necessary to know that the hotels increase the rates for around two times of the year during the two New Year celebrations. Also, keep in mind that the snaps covered in Victoria Peak during this time might not appear perfect because the place at this time is swiped and covered with fog over the tranquil harbor during the month of March.

April to May
For the tourists the timespan between the months April to May is the best because it is springtime. Spring is the best time to visit, especially for those tourists who are looking forward to neglecting both the summer’s humidity and the winter’s cold weather. During this time, the rates of the hotel rooms are comparatively less, thereby making it manageable.

June to September
This is the time span when the summer season is at its worst. Hong Kong at this time of the year is extremely warm, muggy, typhoon prone and hot. However, this is also the time span when the hotel rates are not so depressing for the travelers. Therefore, if you can bear the torturous heat then you most invited to visit and explore the city at this time.

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What are the various day & night tour packages that you can book with Thrillophilia?

What are the drinking laws in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong you can drink in public areas, you only have to be above 18 years of age to be able to start drinking.

What is the local language in Hong Kong and which are the most commonly used greetings?

Cantonese is the local language of Hong Kong. Greetings in Hong Kong are as follows:

Néih hóu- Hello
Joigin- Goodbye
Jóusàhn - Good morning
Hahng'wúih – Nice to meet you

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What are the things to do in Hong Kong?

1. Live Your Childhood again at Disneyland ParkRevisit your childhood at what is known as the happiest place on earth! Enjoy rides like Cinderella Carousel & Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars. Meet Iron Man, Donald Duck, and many more lovable characters.

Timings: Every day 10:30 am- 8:30 pm.
Cost: HKD 719, INR 6598

2. Enjoy Rides at Ocean Park: 
Visit Ocean Park to see one of the biggest Hong Kong tourism attractions. This world famous amusement & theme park offers amazingly adventurous rides like Raging River, Whirly Bird, Arctic Blast, and Crazy Galleon, Bumper Blaster, etc.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.
Cost: HKD 498, INR 4570.

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3. Get stunning views on Hong Kong Observation Wheel
This 60 metre high Ferris wheel’s luxurious glass gondolas offer the most beautiful day and night views of Hong Kong and Tsim Sha Tsui. In the evening, see the skies dazzle with millions of colored laser beams during the Symphony of Lights Show, a brilliant highlight of Hong Kong tourism.

Timings: Every day 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Cost: HKD 20, INR 183.

4. Cable car ride to Ngong Ping 360: 
Exciting rides in these glass-floored cable cars is one of the few amazing things that Hong Kong has to offer. This 5.7-kilometre journey gives a bird’s eye view of the Big Buddha and the South China coastline. 

Timings: Weekdays: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, Weekends: 9:00 am- 6:30 pm.
Cost: HKD 235, INR 2156.

5. Spend your day at Noah's Ark
See the world’s first full-scale replica of the Ark here. One of the best rides to enjoy here is Raja. It is a huge slide that twists and turns for around 330 ft. before dropping one down a 37 feet plunge. Enjoy thrilling ride experiences in Noah's Ark on water slides like Raja that twist and turn for 330 ft with a 37-foot plunge. See the world’s largest solar vacuum telescope here.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
Cost: HKD 198, INR 1817.

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6. Explore the Cheung Chau island: 
Cheung Chau, a 13th century Ming dynasty village, is where most of the adventure lies. Hike the Mini Great Wall overlooking the beautiful coastline of the island and in the long dark passages to reach the eerie Cheung Po Tsai Cave.

Timings: 24 hours.
Cost: Ferry ride- HKD 26.8, INR 245.

7. Visit Madame Tussauds: 
Get up close with amazing life-like wax figurines of icons like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, etc. 

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 10:00 pm.
Cost: HKD 232, INR 2129.

8. Feel the view from Sky 100 Observation Deck: 
See panoramic views of the island from this observation deck located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building. Get amazed by ‘Sky100’s Tales of Hong Kong’ a VR integrated media wall here.

Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm, Friday- Saturday: 10:00 am- 10:30 pm 
Cost: HKD 188, INR 1725

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What is the local food of Hong Kong? Which are the best places to taste this food?

The best local food of Hong Kong are as follows:

- Fish Balls
- Fake Shark Fin Soup
- Rickshaw Noodles
- Eggplant with Minced Pork
- Sago Mix
- Wind Sand Chicken
- Steamed Shrimp Dumplings or Har Gow
- Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea
- Pineapple Bread
- Beef brisket
- Roast Goose

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The best places to taste and relish the food in Hong Kong are as follows:

- Sister Wah
- Ser Wong Fun
- Hoover Cake Shop
- Megan's Kitchen
- Lee Keung Kee
- Choi's Kitchen
- Sun Kee
- Capital Café
- Lan Fong Yuen
- Kau Kee Beef Brisket
- Australian Dairy Company
- Tim Ho Wan
- Tai Cheong Bakery

What is the best public transport to commute around Hong Kong?

The best public transport to commute around Hong Kong are as follows:

- MTR or Mass Transit Railway
- Train
- Metro
- Minibus
- Taxi
- Tram

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1. Heritages, churches, and museums

You can take a day long tours to visit the heritages, churches, and museums. You can visit the Ping Shan Heritage Trail which is one of the ancient sites of Hong Kong. You can also visit the Man
Mo Temple, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Po Lin Monastery, and the St John’s Cathedral which is one of the oldest churches in Hong Kong.

You can visit unique museums called the Dialogue in the Dark in Kowloon where you feel the area and the artifacts of the museum in complete darkness using your non visual senses. The Hong Kong Museum of Art has contemporary art in ceramics, terracotta, and also has Chinese paintings.

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2. Nature and wildlife tours

You can visit the Lantau Island and enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, and enjoying your time on the secluded beaches of this island. In the waters of this island, you will also find pink colored dolphins. The Sai Kung Peninsula is a challenging coastal area with breathtaking view and scenery.

You can also visit the Yan Chau Tong Marine Park for many outdoor activities. The Ocean Park is an amusement park that has many activities for kids and family.

3. Beaches

There are many beaches that you can visit and explore in and around Hong Kong. The Repulse Bay is an urban beach and has many facilities for children. The Shek O is popular for young people and is sprawled with many eatery joints and easy transportation available. You can enjoy the view of the clear water and go on beach hiking at the Hung Shing Yeh beach

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What we can do at night in Hong Kong?

1. Ride in Hong Kong Observation Wheel: A ride in 60-metre high observation wheel is the best way to enjoy the majestic skyline of Hong Kong. The glass gondolas offer spectacular views of the world-famous Symphony of Lights Show. 

2. Explore the Hong Kong in Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus: 
These sightseeing buses offer hop-on-hop-off tour of the city, the best way to explore its quaint by lanes. Explore over 50 attractions by choosing packages like Night Scene, Market or Heritage route.

3. Have a Lavish Dinner at Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant
Having dinner at the largest floating restaurant in the world, surrounded in its dazzling night lights, is an amazing experience. The restaurant is famous for being the Queen of England’s favourite and for 8-course Cantonese cuisine.

4. Enjoy the City and Harbour Tour
This 5-hour long tour lets you experience some of the most famous Hong Kong attractions like Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, Temple Street Night market, etc. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the famous Bubba Gump Restaurant, as a part of this tour. 

5. Embrace the Walking tour of Hong Kong
The best way to experience the world-famous attractions of Hong Kong is on foot. This 3-hour long tour takes you close to some of the best attractions like IFC Building, Man Mo Temple, etc.

6. Experience the Symphony of Lights show and Cruise: 
The best way to enjoy the famous Symphony of Lights show is from the waters of the harbour away from the noise of the city. Enjoy complimentary drinks and delicious dinner as you soak in the sights.

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Which are the best shopping places in Hong Kong and what are they famous for?

The best shopping destinations in Hong Kong and their specialty are as follows:

Kowloon Street Shopping- This place is extremely popular for street marketing.
The Landmark – This market offers chic designer wear showcasing exclusive brands and style to satiate for choice.
Temple Street Night MarketThis place exhibits various cheap clothes, delicious street food, watches, CDs, sportswear, electronics, and souvenirs.
Harbour City – Harbour City in Hong Kong is the best beverage outlet.
Jade Market and Jade City – This place exhibits various kinds of jade necklaces, pendants, rings, and jewellery.

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What are the best cruises to experience in Hong Kong?

1. Star Ferry Tour: Cruise on the Victoria harbour on the luxurious Star Ferry to see the best of Hong Kong’s attractions in a day or night time, every time gaining a different experience. See the brilliant Symphony of Lights show and the Kowloon light. Book the Star Ferry Tour at flat 22% off.

2. AquaLuna Evening Sail: 
High up on the Hong Kong tourism itinerary and one of the best ways to see the Hong Kong night skyline is from these traditional red-sailed Chinese boats. Enjoy a complimentary drink as you soak in the amazing scenery. Get the tickets of AquaLuna Evening sail at flat 20% off

3. Bauhinia Harbor Cruises: 
Get spectacular views of the sunset and the nighttime Hong Kong skyline light up during the Symphony of Lights show aboard the Bauhinia Harbour Cruise. Indulge in the delectable international buffet as you cruise.

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4. Victoria Harbour Cruise on a Luxury Yacht: 
Experience the amazing splendour of the Victoria harbour from a luxury yacht cruise. Board the Wing on Travel Cruiser, one of the few remaining Chinese junk boats, to admire the world-famous vistas as you sip a complimentary drink. Skip the line and get tickets of Luxury Yacht at flat 15% off

5. Symphony of Lights Cruise: 
Watching the world-renowned Symphony of Lights show from a cruise is the highlight of Hong Kong tourism. You can also opt for a tour of Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. Enjoy complimentary unlimited drinks on your journey.

6. Aberdeen Night Cruise: 
This cruise tops the wish list of almost everybody visiting Hong Kong. Watch the island come alive with millions of lights and rancorous energy as you cruise the harbour and soak in the views at Midlevels. The highlight is an 8-course Chinese dinner at Jumbo Floating Restaurant, the largest floating restaurant in the world. 

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What are the adventure activities to do in Hong Kong?

1. Hiking to Dragon’s Back: Hike through the mossy forested trails accompanied by breathtaking views of the South China Sea & the skyline of Chai Wan on this trail ranked as the best urban hike in Asia by TIME.

Location: Shek O Road near Tei Wan Village.

2. Ride in Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin: 
Ranked among the top 10 cable car rides in the world, the 5.7-kilometre-long journey connects Tung Chung to Ngong Ping village. The glass-floored cable cars offer magnificent views of the South China Sea, Ping plateau, and Big Buddha.

Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

3. Ride in Star Ferry: 
See Hong Kong from an entirely new perspective as your leisurely cruise on the Victoria Harbour. Named as one of the ’50 places of a lifetime’ by NGC, this is the best way to see the Symphony of Lights Show and is one of the most popular activities to do in Hong Kong.

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, and Wan Chai.

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4. Kayaking at Lamma Island:
Kayak to this 6000-year-old island to see untouched ancient Chinese villages and the beautiful coastline as you meander through crevices between granite cliffs. The calm waters enable beginners to explore kayaking.

Location: Picnic Bay on the east coast of the island.

5. Explore Victoria Harbour in Luxury Yacht: 
The best way to see the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Harbour is from a luxury yacht. Especially recommended is taking a cruise to see the skyline set ablaze during the Symphony of Lights show.

Location: Between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula.

6. Rock Climbing at Cape Collinson: 
Experience the adventure of a lifetime as you scale this craggy rockface surrounded by cobbled beaches and the Big Wave Bay Beach. There are 55 routes to choose from depending on your expertise. 

Location: Big Wave Bay Beach

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7. Enjoy at Hong Kong Disneyland Park: 
Enter into the magical world of Disney and enjoy rides and performances like Pixar Water Play Street, Lion King, Star Wars, etc. Take instagrammable pictures with your favourite characters like Bo Peep, Mickey & Minnie, etc.

Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

8. Wakeboarding, sunbathing and swimming in Sha Kiu Tau: 
Get transported to this haven of remote beauty famous for its brilliant white sandy beaches. The beaches here have calm waters perfect for wakeboarding, swimming or simply spending a day getting a tan. 

Location: Sai Kung Man Yee Road.

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Which are the most famous night bazaars in Hong Kong?

The most famous night bazaars in Hong Kong are as follows:

- Temple Street Night Market
- Ladies Market
- Stanley Market
- Flower Market
- Ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan
- Yau Ma Tei
- Kweilin Street Night Market
- Mong Kok Night Market

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What are the best pilgrimages to do in Hong Kong?

The best pilgrimages to visit in Hong are as follows:

- Man Mo Temple
- Wong Tai Sin
- Che Kung Temple
- Chi Lin Nunnery
- St. John's Cathedral
- Tin Hau Temple
- Wong Tai Sin Temple
- Big Buddha
- Kowloon Mosque Islamic Centre
- Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

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What are the most romantic things to do on a Hong Kong Honeymoon?

1. Visit Victoria Peak
Nothing is better than seeing the beautifully lit up Hong Kong skies from this sky-high vantage point.
Enjoy a romantic dinner at the Sky Terrace restaurant. 

2. Enjoy at Ocean Park
The perfect place for couples who love adventure. Enjoy undulated time of fun while you choose from thrilling water-based rides or animal encounters to see dolphins, sea lions, etc.

3. Mesmerize in the views from Victoria Harbour
See the dazzling lights of the Hong Kong skyline and the Symphony of Lights show reflect in your partners’ eyes as you soak in these views from the Victoria Harbour.

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4. Hong Kong Disneyland
You are never too old to visit Disneyland! Share unforgettable time with your partner as you enjoy the rides and soak in moments from Lion King and Star War theatrics. 

5. Ride in Helicopter
What is better than spending an ultimate romantic day soaring sky-high while you delight at the bird’s eye views of New Territories, Lantau Island, Hong Kong Geopark, etc. 

6. Dinner at Cruise 
Indulge in a once in a lifetime experience as you sail on the Victoria Harbour waters and see the romantic sunset with your partner while you enjoy unlimited free drinks on the cruise. 

7. Have a drink at OZONE
One thing that you will remember from your romantic Hong Kong holiday is when you had a drink with your partner at one of the highest rooftop bars in the world. Located on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, it is one of the most popular places in Hong Kong to enjoy a huge array of cocktails, delectable Asian tapas, performances by world-famous DJs amidst smoky blue hues and striking views.

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What are the best islands to visit around Hong Kong?

1. Lamma Island: Lamma is one of the last threads that hang the futuristic Hong Kong by its traditions and one of the best places to visit in Hong Kong. A 6000-year-old island with striking beaches dotted with charming fishing settlements is a treat to see. Don’t miss to try seafood and visit the ancient temples here. 

2. Lantau Island: 
This largest island in Hong Kong has it all- Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha, Wisdom Path, Tai O stilt houses, and Discovery Bay. Don’t miss to take part in a Dolphin tour and hiking Lantau and Sunset peaks. 

3. Cheng Chau: 
Cheung Chau, the perfect daytime getaway from the chaos of the city. Explore the buzzing & charming harbour and the souvenir shops, dried seafood stalls, and authentic Chinese food restaurants. 

4. Sharp Island: 
This small island is famous for its two beautiful beaches- Hap Mun Bay and Kiu Tsui Beach. Both of them are perfect for taking long coastal walks and swimming. See the interestingly shaped rocks that look like pineapple buns!

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5. Peng Chau:
 This is a tiny charming island that sits close to Lantau Island. Since it is located in a car-free zone, it is suitable for spending a peaceful time. Finger Hill peak offers great views of not only the coastline but also of Disneyland, Lamma, Discovery Bay, etc.

6. Tung Lung Chau:
 This island is the richest in its landscape. Not only does it have amazing sea views, but also has unique & dramatic rock formations. It houses the oldest rock carving, dating back to 5000 years, in Hong Kong. It is a popular place for hiking and rock climbing. 

7. Po Toi Island:
 Po Toi Island is one of those erstwhile thriving places that now lay almost abandoned. It is the perfect place to take quiet hikes amidst dramatic rock formations, ancient lighthouses, and Bronze Age carvings on the monuments. 

8. Yim Tin Tsai:
 Translating to ‘Little Salt Field’, this island, which used to be at the centre of Hong Kong’s salt production now lies abandoned. An 18th century St. Joseph’s Chapel greets visitors as they arrive. The beauty of the place lies in its eerie empty alleys and the silent crumbling houses. 

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What are the most famous beaches around Hong Kong?

1. Tai Long Wan: Known as the Big Wave Bay, not to be confused with the Big Wave Bay Beach, it comprises of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong- Sai Wan, Ham Tin, Tai Wan, and Tung Wan. With sheer drop cliffs and calm waters, it is the perfect place to enjoy surfing & swimming.

2. Kwun Yam Wan: 
Famous for its pristine beachside, unique rock formations, and the Mini Great Wall, this is one of the best beaches to enjoy windsurfing, canoeing, and surfing.

3. Lo So Shing: 
This is the most beautiful moon-shaped beach on Lamma Island famous for its golden sands enveloped by forested hills. This secluded beach offers the perfect place to laze around or spend time kayaking and swimming. 

4. Chung Hom Kok: 
This quiet nook of a beach is perfect to spend a day in solitude. Hidden by rows of trees, it is a small ‘round the corner’ kind of beach great for swimming and sunbathing. It has BBQ pits, a small watchtower, and children’s play area.

5. Clearwater Bay: 
Get beautiful views of the thickly forested High Junk Peak from this pristine beach. It is famous for shops selling delicious seafood. You can spend time scuba diving and swimming here. 

6. Turtle Cove: 
Locally known as Sham Wan, Turtle Cove is located at the foot of a bluff. It is the home for the endangered green turtles, and is closed from June and October each year to promote their breeding. The secluded beach is perfect for a quiet swim. 

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What are the best spas to visit in Hong Kong?

The best spas to visit in Hong Kong are as follows:

- Le Spa by Jan
- Nude Beautique
- Holistic Care
- GoodDay Foot Massage
- ZEN Massage & Foot Reflexology
- Suavis Lash Bar
- Top Comfort Foot Massage Tsimshatsui
- Zero Gravity Floatation SPA
- Sense of Touch Tseung Kwan O
- Ten Feet Tall
- Melo Spa - Hyatt Regency Hong KongKong

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What are the best places to go hiking in Hong Kong?

1. Dragon’s Back Trail: Hike on the beautiful forested trail shaped like a dragon’s backbone. Ranked as one of the best urban hikes in Asia by TIME, it offers undulated views of the Shek O Beach and the Chai Wan skyline. 

Location: Shek O Road near Tei Wan Village.
Hiking Duration: 4 hours

2. Tai Mo Shan Trail: 
This trek takes you to the summit, of Tai Mo Shan Peak, the highest peak in Hong Kong. At the summit you are rewarded with amazing views of the lush valleys and sea of clouds.

Location: Rotary Point to the Weather Radar Station
Hiking Duration: 4 hours.

3. Lantau Peak Trail: 
When you are scaling the second highest mountain peak in Hong Kong, you can be assured of some of the most spectacular sunrise views, a haven away from the noise of the city.

Location: Lantau Peak Sunrise Portal near Wisdom Path.
Hiking Duration: 4 hours.

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4. Lamma Island: 
This unique island hike and tour takes you into the inroads of the 6000 year old Lamma Island and lets you explore its intriguing nooks and crannies. Take a slow boat ride and see interesting things like fishermen’s typhoon shelter, ancient feng shui woods, and tunnels from World War II.

Location: Aberdeen till Central Ferry.
Hiking Duration: 7.5 hours.

5. Maclehose Trail: 
The attractions that one sees on this 100-kilometre trek are so magnificent that it has been named amongst the top 20 dream trails in the world. It traverses through 100-metre tall rock columns and the beautiful Sai Kung beaches.

Location: Sai Kung District till Pak Tam Au
Hiking Duration: One day.

6. Sunset Peak: 
Sunset Peak, as the name suggests, is famed for offering  breathtaking views of a hillside sunset  . The trails to the top of this third highest peak in Hong Kong are covered in beautiful silvergrass dotted with stone sheds from the British era and the 1942 Luk Tei Tong Watch Tower. 

Location: Pak Kung Au till Mui Wo.
Hiking Duration: 4.5 hours

7. High Junk Peak Trail: 
This trail leads you to the summit of the High Junk Peak, the highest point on Clear Water Bay. The trail takes you through dramatic views of Tseung Kwan O’s skyscrapers, the coastline of Sheung Sze Wan, and the Ninepin Island on a clear day.

Location: Ng Fai Tin till Po Toi O Chuen.
Hiking Duration: 3.5 hours.

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8. Po Toi Trail: 
Known as the South Pole of Hong Kong, this trail is famous for its unusual granite rock formation like the Conch rock, palm of Buddha, etc. You will pass through Lighthouse 126 and 3000-year-old carvings on a cliff in Nam Tum. 

Location: Po Toi Pier.
Hiking Duration: 2.5 hours.

9. Plover Cove Country Park: 
This trail is famed for taking trekkers the closest to ancient Cantonese way of living. See the ancient Hakka walled villages, feng shui woods, a100-year-old hollow maple tree, and a Five- Finger Camphor tree.

Location: Wu Kau Tang till Lai Chi Wo Pier.
Hiking Duration: 5.5 hours. 

10. The Peak Trail: 
This hike tops the list of anybody looking for the best views in Hong Kong. You will pass through the scenic Lugard Road built in 1913 and Harlech Road to circle back to The Peak. 

Location: Lugard Road to Harlech Road. 
Hiking Duration: 1.5 hours.

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What to know before visiting Disneyland in Hong Kong?

The Disneyland is a thorough delight for the travelers in Hong Kong. Visiting Disneyland in Hong Kong makes a family trip complete. There are different musical and colorful shows that are exhibited on this talismanic land creating an essence of happiness among the children, family, and honeymooners. Disneyland is open between 10.30 am to 9 pm in between Monday to Tuesday and 10 am to 9 pm in between Friday to Sunday.

What to know before attending the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Hong Kong?

It is a good luck for you if you land up to be in Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is considered to be the most rejoicing and colorful festivals of China. On your visit to watch the Chinese New Year, remember to browse through the markets which are selling auspicious and delectable foods. Also, witness the city of Hong Kong beautifully adorned by the shocking red Chinese lanterns.

What are the best water sports in Hong Kong?

Night Paddling at Cheung Chau Island: Soak in the brightly lit up skyline of Hong Kong, sunset, and the Symphony of Lights show as you paddle in the night listening to the soft swirls of water.

Hong Kong’s calm waters, colourful marine life and rocky nooks are worth exploring. The best locations to enjoy this are High Island and Wan Chai.

Scuba Diving: 
Hong Kong waters are famous for housing 6,000 species of marine life like seahorses, nudibranchs, marbled stingrays along with amazing wreck sites and coral gardens. The best locations are Tai Long Wan and Breaker Reef.

Water Polo: 
Hong Kong is one of the few locations in the world where you can learn & play this amazing Olympic game. The best location is Repulse Bay.

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The calm waters of Hong Kong offer some of the best spots where one can enjoy wakeboarding. Enjoy it at Tai Tam Bay and Sai Kung Harbour.

Wind Surfing: 
Hong Kong waters are so calm that one can enjoy hours windsurfing feeling the cool ocean breeze on your face. The best spots are Sai Kung and Stanley Island. 

Enjoy this wonderful watersport on the calm Hong Kong waters that combines the thrill of paragliding, surfing, and wakeboarding. Enjoy it at Lantau Island.

Surfing is a popular activity in Hong Kong, even though the waters don’t have huge waves. Enjoy surfing on a sunny day at Sai Kung, Shek O, and Lantau Island.

Enjoy the adrenaline rush of this extreme watersport as you hover over the waters at high speed. Depending on your experience, you can go as high as 45 feet on the water. Enjoy this at Lantau Island. 

Explore rich marine life, freshwater lagoons, and hidden coves in the serene waters of Hong Kong. Enjoy it at Tai Long Wan, Ninepin Island, and Breaker Reef.

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Hong Kong Reviews

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Reviewed: 26 Feb 2024
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Chindhu Salim
Reviewed: 01 Apr 2024
Must visit place on hongkong visit
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Nitish Mahajan
Reviewed: 17 Jun 2024
Its a huge park with enormous facilities, rides and activities. The Cable Car is the best in the world. HIGHLY RECOMMEND : Only book through THRILLOPHILIA and get huge discount. I saved almost 600 dollars when I booked my family trip to OceanPark through the website. I must go for your next Hong Kon... Read More
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Reviewed: 15 Oct 2022
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Karthick Shankar
Reviewed: 23 Jun 2024
Got a good offer compared to in counter ticket. Tickets were delivered within 15 mins
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Reviewed: 04 May 2024
a must go

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