Even though Hong Kong is not unheard of as a tourist destination, it’s amazing that a lot of people still go back regularly and enjoy every single visit. The reason is because Hong Kong really has a lot to offer to tourists considering that it has been the melting pot of different cultures throughout the years that it has risen to becoming one of the most popular destinations when traveling. Returning and first-time tourists will definitely enjoy because of the diverse activities and sights to experience when visiting Hong Kong.
The Star Ferry is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong for tourists because this is perfect for people who want to enjoy the sights of the skyline at night. This will be enjoyed while the ferry is taking tourists and locals between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon while giving the best view of the Victoria Harbour skyline to its passengers. Another reason why this is on top of the list of things to enjoy in Hong Kong is the fact that it’s very cheap for locals, and affordable for tourists; it is also advised that when riding the ferry, the upper deck is explored as it gives the better view.
Another very popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong is The Peak, which is the highest point of Hong Kong Island; and the most breathtaking and quickest way to reach the top is to ride the Peak Tram. Riding this tram will take the passengers to 1,300 feet above the ground. It runs daily from 7 in the morning up to midnight and allows the passengers a lot of time to enjoy the view, take photos, and just bask in the overwhelming bird’s eye view of Hong Kong.
For tourists who want to dive more into the historical aspect of what Hong Kong has to offer, the Tian Tan Buddha or more commonly known as the Big Buddha, is the perfect option. It is among the most famous attractions in Hong Kong because it is the biggest seated Buddha structure that exists in the entire world. Add to this is the fact that this Buddha sits on top of the Po Lin Monastery, which is considered as one of the most significant Buddhist sanctums all over the world. This attraction is also perfect for outdoorsy types of people because before reaching the actual structure of the Buddha, 268 steps must first be climbed.
And of course, going to Hong Kong should almost always equate to visiting the various night markets that it has to offer tourists. There are a lot to choose from, but the Temple Street Night Market is probably the most popular one. What’s fun about these night markets is that there are about a hundred different stalls set up that are offering a wide array of options for tourists to enjoy – from souvenirs, to local finds, food, gadgets, clothes, and even art pieces. This is truly a dream come true for collectors who are into buying stuff that cannot be bought anywhere else.
To say that Hong Kong has a lot to offer is such an understatement because of how alive and booming their tourist attractions are.