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Things to Do in Hong Kong - Attractions for the Discerning Sightseer

Things to Do in Hong Kong - Attractions for the Discerning Sightseer


Admire the skyline

There is no doubt that Hong Kong's splendid skyline is one of its iconic attractions. You will find an array of skyscrapers crowded around Hong Kong Island's picturesque Victoria Harbour that present a breath-taking scene for the observer. In fact, you will find more skyscrapers situated on this relatively small extent of land than on any other comparable site on the globe. You will have the opportunity to view the skyline during the daytime from the location of Victoria Peak, as well as during the night at which time the laser and light presentation 'Symphony of Lights' is conducted.


Visit Lamma Island

After several days amongst Hong Kong's urban environment and crowds, you may desire to experience some relaxation and seclusion. An excellent choice would be to retreat to Lamma Island, a nearby rural haven that features quiet beaches, verdant greenery and quaint villages containing a host of restaurants offering seafood. Since cars are not allowed here, you will have the opportunity to explore this pleasant island on foot, which is sure to be a rewarding exertion. Spending some time at Lamma Island and its pleasant surroundings will be a great way to relax and replenish your energies.


Explore the Markets

Despite the fact that Hong Kong is a modern metropolis with convenient supermarkets within each mall as well as 7-Elevens situated on seemingly every corner, it still features a host of more traditional markets. You will find that Hong Kong boasts a market for almost every commodity, ranging from freshly caught seafood to different kinds of accessories. If you choose to visit a tourist market you will have the opportunity to avail yourself of some interesting mementoes of your visit to Hong Kong for a very modest sum. On the other hand, if you decide to visit one of the wet markets you will be able to observe the locals carrying out their day to day shopping.


Visit one of the walled villages

Hong Kong inherits an interesting history stretching back many centuries; history and culture lovers visiting the territory may take the opportunity to experience one of the walled villages, such as Kat Hing Wai village which are as much as 500 years old and still retain their traditional features. You will see that much of the heritage of these villages are still evident, with features such as defensive fortifications, traditionally attired villagers and ancestral halls to be seen. An accommodation choice to consider from which Kat Hing Wai walled village would be within easy reach would be properties owned by Dorsett Hotels & Resorts, which is one of the top hotel companies among others in the area.


Ride the Ngong Ping Cable Car

You are sure to be delighted if you take the opportunity to ride the remarkable Ngong Ping Cable Car. This sensational ride will provide you with spectacular bird's eye views over the scenery below, including the verdant Lantau hills as well as the gleaming waters of the South China Sea. You will find that the views on offer are breath-taking and will be even more remarkable if you choose to hire one of the gondolas with glass bottoms. At the conclusion of your trip, you will be able to visit the colossal Tian Tan Buddha which has the distinction of being amongst the largest of its type on the globe.