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Best Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong - Get Lost in a Whirlwind of Culture and History

Hong Kong is an amazing city that boasts a fast-paced lifestyle with incredible history, heritage and culture entwined with its infrastructure. Here are some great attractions to explore in the city.

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Golden Bauhinia Square

The Golden Bauhinia Square is considered to be the icon of Hong Kong. It is the venue on which the official exchange and the function for it happened in between China and Britain. The golden Bauhinia flower measures at about 6 metres in height and is mounted on a plinth made of granite. The structure can be visited at any time of the day. However, if you are seeking to photograph it at its best, be sure to arrive at night when the lights of the nearby skyscrapers add amazing depth and intensity to the photographs. If you visit the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre located next to Golden Bauhinia Square, you will get to see a beautiful selection of photographs of the handover ceremony. The best attractions in Hong Kong are a must on any traveller's itinerary. To make your stay more convenient, consider Nathan Road Hong Kong hotels the likes of Travelodge Kowloon.

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Tai Yuen Street Market

If you love bargain shopping and cultural experience to remember, be sure to pay a visit to the Tai Yuen Street Market. This is a fascinating alleyway lined with stalls that sell clothing, toys, accessories and affordable souvenirs. This may not be the best street market in Hong Kong but you can definitely immerse yourself in the vibrant shopping atmosphere in Hong Kong and make good use of a few hours. The Tai Yuen Street Market runs parallel to a fresh market where a great selection of local restaurants can be found.

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Lockhart Road

Located in the Wan Chai commercial district, Lockhart Road is a widely popular area for evening drinks and plenty of nightlife activities. The area is famous for its double entendre bar names and scantily dressed ladies. Nevertheless, the road is completely safe to explore while the bars and restaurants offer great deals on food and drinks. Lockhart Road is a great place to explore after dark.

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Pak Tai Temple

Located on Lung On Street, Pak Tai Temple is a beautiful religious attraction which was constructed by the local residents, in the mid-19th century. This temple is definitely worth a visit if you would like to learn about the part that religion plays in the daily lives of Hong Kong residents. Inside the temple is a beautiful central altar with burning incense. The Taoist temple is a listed structure. The temple is dedicated to Pak Tai or the Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven. Inside the temple is a magnificent 3-metre high copper statue of Pak Tai that dates back to 1604.

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The Academy of Performing Arts

The Academy for Performing Arts is an educational establishment but it offers a full schedule of amazing performances such as musical shows, drama and live theatre. The acts are performed in Cantonese and English and visitors will get to see the likes of astounding piano recitals, Cantonese opera or even a Broadway musical depending on the Academy's performance schedule.