Hong Kong is going to surprise you, there is no doubt about it. There are many ways to get a breathtaking view from the Victoria Peak or from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to the Stars Light Show Symphony. Gliding skyscrapers never seemed so majestic in comparison to the lush landscape. Taking the feeling of Hong Kong is half the fun of being here. The next half is similarly exciting: exploring the city because there are possibilities for all foreign tourists like Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, and Happy Valley Racecourse.
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If you are planning to have your vacation in Hong Kong, do not worry about activities to do. Your family members will be satisfied with lots of interesting activities, all of which are suitable for different ages and hobbies. Do not forget to check our list below with 4 main tourist attractions that can be missed when you travel in Hong Kong. Note it down to your pocket list and get ready to have a wonderful experience together with your beloved ones in Hong Kong.
1. Victoria Peak
Together with Star Ferry, or simply “The Peak,” Victoria Peak is a must-visit destination with its breathtaking views. Constructed on Hong Kong Island’s highest point, the Peak is full of scenic views. Visitors will admire the green hills of the distant New Territories, as compared to just the sea of skyscrapers and the stunning blue rivers of the city.
On top of the mountain, there are many points of view, including the Peak Tower and the Peak Galleria, which provide free access to their observation deck. There is also a two-mile Peak Circle Walk that leads to the scenic viewpoint of Lugard Road along the cliff paths. The Peak Tower and Peak Galleria, as well as the Lions View Point Pavillion, can offer you many restaurant and shopping options.
Although recent travelers enjoyed The Peak because of its stunning views, others complained about congestion and wailed long queues (some reported an hour) for their journey by tram. Many tourists recommended going to the top by bus or taxi. Some suggested that the tourists should walk along some roads and past the centers on the top for a more relaxed experience. Reviewers have recommended the weather should be checked carefully before you depart, and remember to bring necessary items with you on the trip, as Hong Kong can get foggy
Victoria Peak is recommended to reach by the Peak Tram. A walk away from the MTR Central Station is the base of peak tram. The tram starts at 7 a.m. every day. Around midnight, it closes.A car depart is available each ten to fifteen minutes. Tickets are available for a round trip of HK$40 (about $5.15), HK$18 for children or seniors.
2. Happy Valley Racecourse
Thousands of Hong Kong residents are interested in the Happy Valley Course which stands every Wednesday from September to July. Horse racing is Hong Kong’s only legal form of gambling, making Happy Valley one of the few places to play in the region. And many of the people of Hong Kong take this benefit to the full. You should literally visit this local institution for the electric atmosphere, not to mention the landscape across the city, which sparkles once the sunsets.
Like the natives, new visitors decided that if you’re in Hong Kong, the Happy Valley Racecourse must be visited. Tourists enjoyed the friendly environment of the attraction, inexpensive admission and surprisingly fine food and drink. Some travelers soon found that, unlike other race tracks in the states, the costume is incredibly casual, so no big hats and no bow ties are expected on the track for your night in Hong Kong.
Standing room at the race track level costs just HK$10 (about $1.30), and tickets for the seated area start at HK$20 (about $2.60). Tickets can be bought from many shops in the city on the track or up to 10 days in advance. Visitors are not allowed inside the track unless you are aged 18 years or older. You can cycle to the MTR’s Causeway Bay Station line from Hong Kong Island or only catch a ferry from the Hong Kong Island Star Ferry Pier. The races are usually taken place between 7 and 11 p.m.
3. Ocean Park
Ocean Park is competing with Hong Kong Disneyland to be the perfect location for the family in Hong Kong.Is there spectacular scenery on the coast? Check out. Do pandas and dolphins have a separate zoo? Check out. An aquarium of rays and sharks? Check out. Roller coasts and carnival games electrifying? Check out. Ocean Park is going to have an underground funicular and a cable car ride … Oh no, it does already!
New tourists can not know how many attractions are available in the Ocean Park, and some games are suggested to get there as soon as the park opens. Some people think that one day alone is not enough to see the whole park. Families agree that it is a healthy burning success for the kids and the whole family would enjoy the on-site adrenaline experience. Many worried about high prices of food but most people admit that they couldn’t recall a boring moment at Ocean Park during their vacation.
The park is conveniently reached from the Central Ferry Pier or Admiralty Station on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island by taking the Citybus 629 Ocean Park. Reach the Citybus Route 629 terminal next to MTR ‘S Admiralty or any 7-Eleven shop in Hong Kong to purchase your park tickets. The Park costs HK $385 for adults (approximately $50), HK $193 for children (approximately $25). Visitors are welcome between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
4. Hong Kong Museum of History
Hong Kong History Museum squeezes 400 million years of the history of the region under one roof from ancient times to the present period. This large building, which extends over 75,000 square feet, includes an\ continuing exhibition of the story of Hong Kong and has temporary exhibitions for tourists of all kinds of interest. Regional culinary history, styles and even public transport have been explored in past exhibitions. There are already over 90,000 artifacts and historical items in the collection, so plan on spending a few hours visiting the entire building.
This attraction is perfect for a rainy day, according to recent travelers. The collection of the museum is enormous and highly detailed, intimidating some visitors, but attracting others. As it’s so large it was recommended by the travelers to pick the exhibits you want to see in order, or else you could be there all day.
In the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood on the Kowloon Peninsula, you can find the Hong Kong Museum of History. Take a tour along with the Star Ferry Pier or Promenade Tsim Sha Tsui. The complex is within walking distance to the MRT stations of Hung Hom and Tsim Sha Tsui. The galleries are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Admission costs HK$10 (about $1.29).