Top 5 Must Do's in Hong KongEdit This
Known for its enormous skyline and bustling harbor, Hong Kong provides tourists with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and landmarks. The following attractions represent the 5 most important sites to visit during your time in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Part of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, this famed theme park features many popular rides and attractions including Main Street U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Space Mountain, the Jungle Cruise and It’s a Small World. Guests can also enjoy a nightly fireworks display and various parades throughout the year. For an added bit of convenience, Hong Kong Disneyland park workers (frequently referred to as cast members) commonly speak both Chinese and English.
Situated in the western region of Hong Kong, this mountain tops out at 1,800 feet. Tourists and locals alike frequently travel to the summit to take in the breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s impressive skyline. Thankfully, the convenient Peak Tram funicular offers easy access to the top of Victoria Peak. While the area plays host to a slew of wealthy Hong Kong residents, it also boasts fine shopping in the form of 2 malls.
The marine-themed Ocean Park remains 1 of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Hong Kong. The park features a host of attractions including massive aquariums, a bird sanctuary, 4 giant pandas, as well as a dolphin and sea lion show. Park visitors can also enjoy 2 impressive steel roller coasters, an observation tower and a gondola lift that shuttles tourists across the park. Of course the park features a specific region that caters to young children as well.
Located on the Kowloon Peninsula, this gigantic thoroughfare offers some of the best shopping in all of Hong Kong. With its enormous crowds and bright neon lights illuminating every corner, Nathan Road remains a tremendously popular attraction among tourists. This thriving street also plays host to a series of skyscrapers, hotels and shops specializing in electronic products and services.
Take in the sights of the breathtaking Victoria Harbor and the sprawling Hong Kong skyline while aboard Star Ferry. This established line has been shuttling passengers throughout the various regions of Hong Kong for over 120 years. Service between Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island remains the most popular route. Due to the coopany's longevity, the Star Ferry fleets have become something of a tourist attraction in their own right.
January 19, 2010 change by sequoia maner