Top 10 things you must do in Hong Kong

March 26, 2013 | Author: | Posted in City Break

When you are traveling in Asia and are looking for a region which has a large history along with the distinction of being the largest city in Asia, all your searches come to a stop at Hong Kong.

Hong Kong
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According to 7.3% of Canadian travelers are willing to spend their vacation in Asia. Majority of this percentage also travel to Hong Kong.

There are very many things that travelers to Hong Kong can experience.

  1. Peak Tower. This is one of Hong Kong’s highly visited tourist attraction. From the sky terrace at about 428 meters above the sea level, you can see stunning 360 –degree views of Hong Kong. The peak is accessible via a tram which travels to 1300 feet above sea level.
  2. Symphony of Lights. As per the Guinness World Records, the Symphony of lights is the world’s largest permanent sound and lights show. Enjoy your evening by taking in breath taking views of colored lights and laser shows are synchronized with music.
  3. Jumbo Kingdom Restaurant. Established in 1976, the Jumbo Kingdom restaurant is located in Aberdeen. You can taste and enjoy authentic foods while you dine on a sampan.
  4. Pineapple buns, egg tarts and cocktail buns are some of the pastries that you should have when in Hong Kong. The happy bun bakery in Wan Chai specializes in the most mouthwatering freshly baked buns.
  5. Exotic Foods – Snakes are one of the most exotic dishes readily available in Hong Kong. Ser Wong Fun restaurant in Central Hong Kong serves snake soup served with biscuit flakes and dried lemon leaves which are sprinkled on top.
    6) Temple street night market – For those that love to shop on
  6. ations, you can definitely not miss out on the night market. This is located in Kowloon between Jordan and Yau Ma Tel. The market fills up from 7: 00 PM to 11: 00 PM.
  7. Po Lin Monastery – For those interested in history and culture, you can visit monastery and climb 268 stairs to get to see the world’s tallest outdoor bronze Buddha.
  8. Learn Tai Chi for free – Tai Chi is the ideal exercise performed by almost everyone in Hong Kong. This exercise is mostly performed early in the mornings. To learn how to balance the Yin and Yang in your body consider a visit to the Tshim Sha Tsui Waterfront from 8am – 9am where you can learn the most ancient exercise without spending a dime.
  9. During February and March you can easily see a Chinese opera in the Hong Kong arts festival.
  10. Clock Tower – Located in Kowloon, this is a landmark not to be missed. The tower is 44 meters and is the only remaining piece of the old Kowloon station. This is a reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage.

When traveling to Hong Kong you should know that there is very low crime rate present there. However you should always be aware of your surroundings. Weather is not usually a problem in Hong Kong, however during July – September, there are typhoon warnings announced. The currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$).


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