Hong Kong is a country that is very similar to its surrounding SE Asian Countries but it’s heavily influenced by the British Culture, having gained independence from the British 2 decades ago. Streets like Stanley and Wellington and Prince Edward Road makes it evident that there is still British influence in the physical environment of Hong Kong which makes it different than, say, Bangkok or Malaysia. There are endless attractions in Hong Kong with the distinct advantage of being in a small geographical area. The Symphony of Lights that starts every day at 8 pm and is the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” is one thing you definitely can’t miss. Here are 3 attractions you should DEFINITELY check out if you’re in Hong Kong (I can name 30 attractions but here are the top 3!)
1.Victoria Peak Tower
The Peak Tower is one of Hong Kong’s most popular attraction with many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues inside of it. The Tower’s Sky Terrace is something you cannot miss because you get the opportunity to take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the bustling city. Be sure to post a lot of pictures on Snapchat and Instagram from this terrace because it is considered to be one of the most beautiful views of the city!
2. Hong Kong Disneyland
When you’re in Hong Kong, you are obligated to go to Disneyland otherwise you have done nothing good during your trip! I spent a day in Disneyland and it just wasn’t enough! The rides are humungous and even though the tickets are outrageously priced, the whole “Disneyland experience” will surely make it a trip to remember. If you’re traveling with kids then check out the Magic Garden and don’t forget to sit on the Roller Coaster that will force the screams out of you! If you aren’t satisfied with spending only 1 day in this magical wonderland then opt for a night stay at the Disneyland Resort and have a blast the next day!
3.Ngong Ping 360
The Ngong Ping area is a beautiful and culturally diverse place which is home to the World’s Largest Bronze Buddha Statue, Tian Tan.Ngong Ping Village is a small village on Lantau Island right next to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal where you will start your journey from. The cable car ride was the most exhilarating as well as horrifying experience for me since I’m not a fan of heights but the view was so breathtakingly beautiful, I forgot all about my fear! Do visit the Buddha Statue once on the Island but be sure to take a good pair of sneakers with you because the stairs leading up to the temple have 268 steps ( My feet had given up on me that day) but once you reach the top, the place is definitely worth the trouble!