Hong Kong is one of the largest cities in China, located in the south of the country. So many people live here that it is hard to talk about this town as a city – in some cases it is more like a country! So naturally, a place where millions of people live has no shortage of attractions for tourists.
The diversity of activities you can choose from might be head spinning. So now I am going to tell you all about what needs to be done once you are in this never sleeping city!
1. Admire the views from the ancient funicular
The Victoria Hill is the highest point in Hong Kong. 552 meters reaching the top of the hill lets you observe the districts of the city as if it’s on your palm. You can see not only skyscrapers but also ships calmly returning to the port from here. Although the image looks very nice at any time of the day, night light illumination of the city is breathtaking and worth seeing even more. Go up the top of the hill in an unusual way too – using more than 100-year-old funicular railway!
2. Pray for the success in the exam
Man Mo Temple is like a calm oasis in a constantly rushing Hong Kong. Located in the shade of massive skyscrapers, the house of worship is difficult to see, but you will never misstep it by following the smell of incense. Although temple’s exterior is modest, the inside is impressive. The walls here are painted in bright red while the ceiling holds dozens of bells hanging in reminiscence of holders of incense. The temple is dedicated to the gods of war and literature, so do not be surprised to meet a lot of students praying before exams.
3. See Mickey Mouse
The Chinese like to copy, so it is not surprising that Asian Disneyland looks like it was brought from Paris. It is an authentic fairyland here, and it is actually not worse than the same one in Paris. The moment you go through the gates, you will be met with the same convivial characters – Mickey Mouse and Cinderella. In the Amusement Park established theater, time after time beautiful Walt Disney stories come alive as well. Here you can indeed feel like in a fairytale which can be enjoyed both by families with children or sole travelers.
4. Buy low-priced Chinese souvenirs
Temple Street Market comes to life only after sundown. Vendors lines inexpensive spangles on the stalls and shamans place the cards and offer to read your future from a palm. In addition to the many stereos and T-shirts which can be found here, the market can be an attractive place to dig some antiques and unique items which can be quite a nice souvenir for someone back at home. Furthermore, do not miss the chance to taste the seafood sold here too, which taste as good as in luxurious restaurants!
5. Climb to the Buddha standing in a forest
Anyone who considers himself being a Buddhist just has to visit Hong Kong located Tian Tan – a 34-meter-high bronze statue of Buddha.
In order to achieve the sculpture, you will have to go throughout a small pilgrim trek and climb 268 steps.
Although the peak offers splendid views of the surrounding forest, it is also worth visiting nearby located Po Lin Monastery. Here friendly monks will present the amazing collection of Buddhist icons!
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