Hong Kong’s culture is a melting pot of customs and traditions, influenced by thousands of years of immigration. Everywhere you step in Hong Kong, you are inspired by the city’s unique fusion of East and West. Hong Kong’s Chinese and British make-up runs through its fabric. From this cultural fusion—these leftovers from the past—emerges a new, modern Hong Kong.
Top 10 Attractions
Repulse Bay has a relaxed resort-like feel to it. Its wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with both locals and visitors and is great for strolls in the early morning, daytime sun soaking when the bathers are out in force, or lingering at sunset when all has turned mellow.
This market in the quaint village of Stanley on Hong Kong Island’s south coast has an enormous selection of brand-name clothing items, accessories, jewellery, home furnishings, souvenirs, ornaments. And if that’s not enough to grab you, the nearby eateries along the breezy seaside strip surely will!
The Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the Grade 1 historic building in Hong Kong, was established in 1921. It is one of the most famous temple in Hong Kong. It is the home to three religions: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The temple’s structures representing the five geomantic elements: the Bronze Pavilion (metal); the Archives Hall (wood); the Yuk Yik Fountain (water); the Yue Heung Shrine (fire), where the Buddha of the Lighting Lamp is worshipped; and the Earth Wall (earth).
Kowloon Walled City Park sits on the former Kowloon Walled City. The Chinese-style park preserves traces of the walled city, most notably its yamen, the imperial government administrative building. The Jiangnan garden–style of the park also offers visitors a chance to appreciate the beauty of nature.
The Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island, has one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes. It stretches across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into a dazzling galaxy of light. Riding the Peak Tram is a visual experience in which the skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles as you make the ascent to The Peak on the city’s historic, funicular railway.
Victoria Harbour is one of the signature of Hong Kong. The deep waters between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula gives potential to the transition of Hong Kong from a fishing village to an international trading centre. Alongside with the commercial building harbourside, the harbour presents an awesome urban landscape which is globally recognised.
The Clock Tower was established in 1916, and it was part of the Kowloon- Canton Railway terminus. It is now preserved as a Declared Monument which witnesses the changes of Hong Kong. It is also a remarkable landmark where millions of Chinese immigrants passed through before the Second World War.
Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street has over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. Despite it is named as Ladies’ Market, there are still huge amount of watches, bags, home furnishings and electronic products which cater male shoppers and even kids.
Temple Street Night Market is a popular street street bazaar where a strong flavour of local atmosphere remains. Every evening, the Chinese opera singers and fortune tellers emerge at the place; and there is a wide range of commodities and souvenirs to shop. With a iconic representation of Hong Kong, Temple Street is usually being picked up by directors as the backdrop of Hong Kong movies.
Lan Kwai Fong is a famous nightlife place in Hong Kong. There are over 90 restaurants and bars for you to select from worldwide cuisines and range of atmospheres. The area is crowded with people from the surrounding offices of Central, eager to shake off the working day or week. Celebrations of Halloween, Christmas, and New Years are held in the area, not to mention its own Beer Festival.