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Top 5 things to do in Hong Kong – The Skyscraper Studded Financial Hub of Hong Kong

The vibrant city of Hong Kong is well famed and rightly so. Being a world-class shopping destination and housing an exhausting number of skyscrapers, the territory is not short of things to do.


Ride on the tram to Victoria Peak

Perched at five hundred and fifty-two meters above the sea level, Victoria Peak is the highest point in the whole of hong kong. For those wishing to get a great view of the region's famed skyline, there is no better place to be at than here. the tram to the Peak is over a century old and the entire journey takes about eight minutes from start to end. Visitors are treated to unparalleled views of Hong Kong's skyline, lush greenery and other points of visual interest. Most hotels in Kowloon Hong Kong, for example like Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, arrange excursions to the peak.


Try out the Star Ferry

The Star Ferry is one of the most iconic modes of transport in the country. It has been ferrying passengers between Hong Kong and Kowloon since the early nineteenth century. Nowadays though, it is more famous as a tourist attraction than as a mode of transport. The ferry offers clear views of Hong Kong's skyscrapers and gives photographers a perfect stage to photograph the sight. Towards night – 8 PM to be precise – one can view the light show from the Star Ferry.


Visit the Temple Street Night Market

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the region's culture and history than visiting one of the many street markets scattered around the area. Out of all them, the Temple Street Night Market has emerged as the top market to visit while in Hong Kong. One of the most colourful places, you can expect to find a range of items; whether it is clothing or souvenir items to take back home. Live music bands play in the background while fortune tellers and similar acts keep up the gypsy-esque atmosphere.


Stroll Along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is located at the very end of Kowloon's waterfront and offers a break from the fast-paced city. Again, it is known for its great views of the city as well as the busy Victoria Harbour. Other than that, a number of prominent landmarks are located along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. These include the Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Clock Tower, the Star Ferry Terminal as well as the Hong Kong Museum of Art.


Sit down for some Dim Sum

Translating to "to touch your heart", Dim Sum is a collection of bite-sized dishes that are loved in the region. The dishes are steamed on bamboo baskets and pushed around the restaurant in a steam cart. A customer will have around thirty or forty dishes to select from which include rarities like shrimp dumplings, rice porridge, and pork dumplings. For those who love trying out new cuisine, Dim Sum is a definite must try.