Hong Kong is full of culture and beautiful landscapes. It is a hub of activity and home to a world record holding light show. Temples, found throughout the island, are a place where you can take in the history and culture of the residents. GlobalEntryServices.org has found a quaint village where it all began and you still have the opportunity to visit. We have compiled a list of places that you can’t leave the island without seeing. The following are the top 8 places to see on your trip to Hong Kong.
- Victoria Peak
This is the tallest hill in Hong Kong and a great place to get a full view of the city. GlobalEntryServices.org suggest doing the Tram and Sky Terrace together for the best view and experience. You can also access viewing decks and shopping malls on the peak. Visitors can also hike up the peak but will need to allot ample time to do so as there are many stops along the way. The views are not just beautiful during the day but also at night. You can even watch the Symphony of Lights from atop the peak.
- Avenue of Stars
This strip, similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame by honoring film stars, is located in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was built in 2004 and is fairly new but has quickly become a staple in the promenade. It is an open area that is popular among residents for walking, jogging and taking some downtime.
- Symphony of Lights
This show has been placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest light show on earth. It runs every day at 8 p.m. It has 45 buildings in participation lined with lights they aim at Victoria Harbor. The show lasts an average of 15 minutes. GlobalEntryServics.org has found the best place to view the show is in Kowloon.
- Hollywood Road
While in SoHo, visit a Hollywood road which is full of antique shops and outdoor stalls. You will find a variety of souvenirs and antiques like old cartoon knick knacks. Furniture and gifts are common items bought at the curio market. At the end of Hollywood Road is the Man Mo Temple you can visit. The temple is a tribute to the God of Literature and God of war.
- Wong Tai Sin Temple
The temple is a major tourist attraction and is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin. The temple is located in Kowloon and was once private but has seen been since opened to the public. The temple has three buildings and tourists will often see fortune tellers and different stations to enjoy. Every fall thee is a festival held in the temple to honor Wong Tai Sin. GlobalEntryServices.org reminds travelers to make a small donation toward the temple as this is a custom when visiting. The temple is still in use and you will see locals participating in daily prayer so be respectful while visiting.
- Tai O Fishing Village
For some peace and quiet you must visit Tai O Village. The homes and building are on stilts and you need to take a boat to get around. There are no crowded markets or theme parks but instead a glimpse at a simpler, more traditional way of life. The residents are normally fishermen.
- Repulse Bay
Living the life of luxury on a beautiful beach is what tourist will get when they visit Repulse bay. The beach is surrounded by expensive restaurants and high end shopping. The beach gets crowded due to its popularity and GlobalEntryServices.org advises tourists to watch their wallet and avoid visiting on weekends when the area is full of crowds. Another popular beach is found in Big Wave Bay.
- Ocean Park
The Hong Kong Ocean Park is an amusement park with an aquarium and theme park rides. There is also wildlife found throughout the park. Visitors can enjoy the Reef Tunnel and the Gian Panda Adventure. Some of the rides you can enjoy include the Raging River, Space Wheel and Mine Train.