Hong Kong sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

View of Hong Kong Island From the Avenue of the Stars Hong Kong Island is a fantastic place where new meets old. Once ruled by the British, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997, but it still remains a modern place and an important business center. In this city skyscrapers border with street vendors and finest cuisine restaurants are located not far away from floating cafes.
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The main parts of Hong Kong are Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, Kowloon and New Territories. Even though the majority of travelers think of Hong Kong as a modern metropolis consisting of skyscrapers, there are some quiet places on outlying islands. Lantau Island is primarily known for the Ngong Ping Cable Car that leads to the Ngong Ping village famous for its Buddha statue. There are many small fishing villages in this part of Hong Kong. These islands, as well as Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, can be reached from Star Ferry. Water trips from Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor are the best way to explore the city from water.
Every evening numerous travelers and locals gather in Kowloon to enjoy The Symphony of Lights – a laser show which starts every day on 8pm and lasts 10 minutes. The majority of skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island “participate” in this magnificent show, which is best observed from the Avenue of Stars in Kowloon. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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When exploring historic landmarks of the island, don’t forget to visit Tian Tan Buddha. The giant statue of sitting Buddha is located near the Po Lin monastery. The name of the statue is adopted from the famous temple in Beijing – the Altar of Heaven of Tian Tan. In order to reach the statue, visitors must climb up the ladder consisting of 268 steps.
The Clock Tower @ Night, Hong Kong Even though Hong Kong is a very interesting place from historic and architectural point of view, many travelers visit it to enjoy unforgettable shopping. The city is particularly good for buying jewellery. The third biggest diamond trading center is also located on the island. Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tui and Hennessy Road are the most popular destinations for jewellery shoppers. If you search extravagant travelling experience, you can observe the city and its major sights during a helicopter ride. Another way to enjoy views of the city from above is to attend the 552m tall Victoria Peak. It’s possible to reach the top of the peak by foot or use a special tram. The Peak Tram will deliver you to the top, from which it’s possible to see the city in its full splendor.
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Hong Kong is a popular place for beach recreation even despite the fact that it is not so famous in this regard. On the island, there are 40 public beaches and 50 well-equipped closed coastal sites. One of the most prestigious beach resorts is Repulse Bay. It is suitable for peaceful recreation, as well as for sports entertainments. At the beach, there is a water sports center, so the guests always have an opportunity to do the diving and yachting or take interesting trips along the coast. There are also amazing restaurants where you can taste the most popular seafood delicacies.
Hong Kong Towers at Sunset In Hong Kong, there are excellent beach resorts for family recreation too. The best of them is Turtle Cove. The beach at the resort is the cleanest on the coast of Hong Kong. It is gentle, so it will suit you if you want to vacation here even with small children. The largest beach resort in Hong Kong is Lantau. On its territory, five vast public beaches are situated. Some of them are perfect for surfing. Another charming beach, Tong Fuk, attracts travelers with its peaceful atmosphere.
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Famous and uniques places in Hong Kong from our review series

Lippo Centre

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
Lippo Office Center is located in Hong Kong. It is also a striking example of the postmodern style. It is a complex of two towers. One of them has 48 floors, the other – 44. The highest of the two towers of the complex has a height of 186 meters. The author of the project of the office center is an American architect Paul Rudolph. Investments in the implementation of the project amounted to about 58 million US dollars. The construction of the complex was fully completed in 1988.

Skyscrapers also have an unofficial name. They are known as "The Koala Tree" to many travelers. From a distance, they look like tall trees, the trunks of which are hugged by koalas. The multi-faceted facade of the skyscrapers is completely lined with mirror tiles. It is especially interesting to admire the … Read all

WET Pool

From the series “Most Scary Swiiming Pools”
The original WET Pool is available to guests of the designer W Hong Kong hotel. It was equipped on an open platform. It seems completely unreliable at first glance. There are no high ledges in this pool. A lot of people swim in the pool. Water literally splashes over its edge. Small fountains enhance the thrill. They are installed at the edge of the pool. Splashes from them also fly over the edge.

The WET Poop is a very attractive and stylish swimming pool in other aspects. Spacious wooden terraces are equipped around it. Large sun loungers and umbrellas are provided. A very spectacular art painting adorns the walls of the pool. Spectacular lighting complements the art wall in the evening.

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Kowloon Walled City

From the series “Deserted Places Causing the Feeling of Chill”
There are lots of abandoned industrial areas in China. ​​Kowloon located in Hong Kong is considered a special area among them. It is not by chance called the Fortress City. That's a real city within a city that for hundreds of years hasn't obeyed to the authorities and has been entirely run by a mafia. In 1994, all the inhabitants of the district were resettled, and some of the old buildings were demolished. At the same time, several historical constructions survived. Today, absolutely everyone can stroll along the deserted area.

Even 30 years ago, tens of thousands of people were living in Kowloon. The area was considered criminal one. The main means of income of local residents were drug trafficking, prostitution, and gambling. Hong Kong residents called this place it the City of … Read all
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