If you ask people to describe Hong Kong, most would probably say ‘vibrant’ or words to that effect. It certainly sums it up in one word, especially the densely populated urban areas for which perhaps it is most famous.
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Hong Kong is one of the worlds busiest, most famous and certainly richest ports in terms of the value of the business that passes through it and it is also a major financial hub in the region. The tall and ever developing skyline are testament to this financial activity.
If you are lucky enough to find yourself on business in Hong Kong then you’ll soon come to realise that you can’t see all the sights, there are just too many! But which are the ones which are not only worth your while, they should be considered unmissable during your stay? What are the best things to do in Hong Kong?
Have you ever seen a movie that features the Hong Kong skyline? There is a very high chance that you are looking at a shot that was taken from the Star Ferry.
Sailing from Tsim Sha Tsui terminal to Central, this is a fantastic way to take in the iconic skyline, it is also one of the cheapest modes of transport in the city. The crossing only takes seven minutes so be sure to have that camera ready to get that perfect shot.
Sticking with the theme of fantastic views of the city, here’s one to give you a completely different perspective. The Peak Tram carries tourists and residents up to the highest levels on the island, offering spectacular views of the skyscrapers in the city from above. This runs from the Garden Road terminus right through to Victoria Peak.
See the Giant Pandas
China is well known for its pandas and Hong Kong has two of them staying at the aquatic theme park. Housed in their natural habitat, this is a great opportunity to get up close to one off the world’s most elusive animals.
As well as the pandas the park also has a host of other animals to see. There’s a grand aquarium housing over five thousand fish and there are also places to see penguins, seals and dolphins.
Once you’ve finished with nature there’s always the theme park itself, with all sorts of adrenaline inducing rides.
Tian Tan Buddha
This massive bronze statue is in fact the largest seated Buddha to be found anywhere in the world. It is located on Lantau Island and is the centre of the Buddhist faith in Hong Kong, as well as being one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.
However, the impressive bronze monument isn’t necessarily to main reason to come here. Many people find getting there just as exciting, especially if they travel on the Nyong Ping 360 Skyrail cable car. Not only does the cable car take you all the way to the statue with amazing views, if you can pay the little bit extra (and are that little bit braver) you can hire a crystal cabin with a glass bottom!