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Top 05 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong – Exploration & Adventure Abound

Trying to decide if you should make Hong Kong your next holiday destination? Here are some of the main reasons why a visit here will be one full of captivating and unforgettable discoveries!


To Visit The Peak

An iconic Hong Kong attraction, The Peak is the name given to Victoria Peak which is the island's highest point. Getting to the summit is part of the adventure which can be enjoyed on the Peak Tram amidst stunning views. At the summit, you will be greeted with breathtaking panoramas of Victoria Harbour and the cityscape which is worth witnessing both in the day and at night. Here, you will also find The Peak Tower which has shops and restaurants; it is also home to the popular Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and Sky Terrace 428, the city's highest viewing platform offering 360-degree vistas.


To Explore Theme Parks

If you love theme parks then you are in for a treat. To begin with, you can visit Hong Kong Disneyland which will transport you to that magical kingdom we all know and love. Not just for kids, Disneyland features such popular attractions as Mystic Manor, Star Wars: Command Post, Hyperspace Mountain, the Iron Man Experience, Jungle River Cruise, Fairy Tale Forest and the Disney Parades. Another must-visit theme park is Ocean Park where you will find marine attractions and shows, animal encounters and action-packed rides like The Flash, Arctic Blast, The Abyss and The Rapids.


To Enjoy Nightlife

Hong Kong has an exciting nightlife scene as well, ideal for those looking to enjoy some bar hopping or clubbing. The SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong areas are two of the most happening nightlife areas home to a plethora of clubs, bars and restaurants. Look to base yourself at a SoHo hotel Hong Kong has to offer when planning your night adventures. The nightlife here is well worth experiencing and exploring especially if you find accommodation in the locale at properties such as Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong. Depending on when you visit, you may get to witness some colourful street carnivals as well.


To Shop at Street Markets

Hong Kong is a great place for experiencing some lively street markets, each with its own distinct character. The Ladies' Market is one of the most popular and here you will find a huge range of fashion, clothing and accessories; some have designer brand names which may or may not be the "real deal"! Equally popular is the Temple Street Night Market where you can buy jade, clothes, antiques and all manner of souvenirs. Fa Yuen Street famous for its sports footwear and Cat Street with its curios, antiques and trinkets are also worth visiting.


To Sample Street Food

No trip to Hong Kong is complete without sampling some of its delectable street food. Foodies have much to look forward to here; dim sum should definitely be on your list, while other popular dishes include fish balls, wonton noodles, stinky tofu, grilled squid tentacles and pineapple bun. For something different, look to try cheese milk cap tea!