Another urban jungle that has everything to offer its visitors. A city skyline that is one of the best the world has known. Truly a hustle and bustle kind of chaotic city. A paradise for shopaholics and luxury travelers. Though it has too many buildings and countless dazzling skyscrapers, it also offers laid-back and impressive mountains, islands and dramatic coastlines.
Formerly a British colony that has been under the British rule for more than 150 years, not until July 1, 1997 when it was returned to China as a special administrative region. Now Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis that is one of the most expensive city in the world to live in.
Avenue of Stars
Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located along the Victoria Harbor waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui. It honors the celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.
Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island
A breathtaking 25 minutes cable ride in a mountainous terrain of Lantau Island is something not to be missed when in Hong Kong. It gives you a 360 degrees view of the sky, land and that of the South China Sea.
Ngong Ping Village in Lantau island is one of my favorite place in Hong Kong. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the tranquil harmony of nature.
It is said that Ngong Ping Village was designed to mirror and uphold the cultural and spiritual veracity of the Ngong Ping area.
I love to dine in one of its numerous restaurants and cafe’s traditional Chinese architecture design amidst its mountainous surrounding.
A must visit in the island is the Po Lin Monastery which was founded by 3 monks is a Buddhist Monastery.
The Tian Tan Buddha also known as the Big Buddha is a massive bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. You have to climb 268 steps to reach the top where the Buddha is located. A stunning view of the mountainous island awaits you at the top.
Hong Kong Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and a colorful amusement park.
My favorite part of this place is the 1.5 km long cable car that runs above the South China Sea is truly spectacular.
The variety of marine life is impressive, but the Giant Panda is the star of them all.
Victoria Peak is the highest mountain and a stunning vantage point over Hong Kong. Though it was very crowded, the place is worth to visit. The best place to see the amazing panoramic view of Hong Kong skyline!
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, is part of the renowned chain of wax museums founded by Marie Tussaud of France. It is just the same as the one I visited in London years ago, the only difference is that this branch which is said to be the first in Asia features more Asian famous people particularly Chinese. It is located at the Peak Tower. The wax figures are featured in a range themed settings such as Hong Kong Glamour, Music Icons, Historical and National Heroes, The Champions and World Premier.
Hong Kong Disneyland
The happiest place on earth!
There is something so magical about Disneyland that is impossible not to fall under its charm. That when you wish upon a star, your dream come true! haha!
Indeed a paradise for kids and young at hearts!
Honestly, the kids and I were so excited entering the magical kingdom of Disneyland, or should I say I became one of the kids haha! Indeed a dream come true! Who doesn’t dream of going to Disneyland when they were kids? I still love and enjoy watching Mickey Mouse nowadays in Disney Channel haha!
Disneyland is divided into different theme parks with rides and shows to be enjoy by everyone. Indeed an enchanting place inspired by fairy tale dreams!
I personally enjoy the “Flights of Fantasy Parade” along the Main Street. Seeing all the Disney characters is truly exciting haha!
Another not to be missed is the “Lion King Musical” at the Adventureland. I enjoy the performers who sing, dance and act all throughout. Amazing show! Excellent performers!
If you have enough budget, try to stay in one of the hotels inside Disneyland. Got the chance to stay in two of its three hotels in different occasions.
Disney Hollywood Hotel is a stunning modern Art-Deco architecture with a dash of Disney magic classic hollywood style.
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is my favorite with its lavish Victorian architecture nestled along the shores of South China Sea. I just love the view from my room’s balcony… stunning!
Lastly, have a meal in one of its Disney theme restaurants and café with a chance to have a picture with Mickey Mouse haha!
For me Hong Kong is Asia’s New York City, a jungle of vast magnificent buildings that is utterly addictive. With lots of tourist spots that you can visit in the first blush of the day till noon, and once the sun goes down, enjoy the hipper side of Hong Kong with its eclectic bars, restaurants and clubs.
As Jackie Chan quoted:
“If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.”
Indeed one of the most densely populated city in the world, therefore expect a truly hustle and bustle kind of chaotic city! And as a certified city person, what is chaotic to others is truly sublime to me haha!
Hong Kong might be small in terms of its total land area, but it is full of exciting things to see and experience.
Ni Hao from Hong Kong!