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Top 5 things to do in Hong Kong – The city's irresistible attractions

Be it day or night; there's never a dull moment in Hong Kong. Visitors are wooed into visiting this vibrant city with momentum. The city's deserving popularity owes its stature to these temptations.


The Symphony of Lights

You've no doubt heard of this after-dark spectacle which is what earned the city its rightful sobriquet city of lights. Adding extra glamour and character to Hong Kong tourist scene, the Symphony of Lights takes shape when it's time for the night owls to leave their dwellings. Tourists can view the city at its best when the towering buildings illuminate the area with a spectrum of colourful lights. The best place to witness these unparallel show of creativity is the Victoria Harbour – you will most assuredly be hypnotised by the beams of lights and the fireworks that glisten the dark waters of the harbour. The show starts at 8.00 pm and goes on for about 10 minutes.


Horse racing

Like to chance a bit of gambling on your holiday? Well, you've come to the right place. Another attraction that's earned Hong Kong its fame is horse racing that takes place at Happy Valley Race Course. Tourists and locals take a shine to this dashing enterprise in equal measure. On Wednesdays, you can join the jockey club of people at the stadium and dare to take a guess at the winner. To accessorise the popular sporting event, it is usually coupled with live music.



Shopping is an integral element of the Hong Kong tourist sphere. With malls and street markets, you'll be blown into a shopping frenzy which definitely impacts your purse. For the bargain hunter, the Temple street holds the winning streak, but for those looking for a fancy bit of shopping, Mongkok Hong Kong shopping scene sure will spoil them with choices. A sophisticated traveller with profound knowledge of shopping in Hongkong would recommend these places for anyone to try out: Langham Place Mall – 10 minutes away from Dorsett Mongkok Hotel in Hong Kong – the Flower Market, Elements and Fa Yuen Street.


Rooftop bars

The whole purpose of your trip to Hong Kong will be lost if you don't enjoy the delights of these rooftop bars. Entailing windswept views of the whole city and the waterline, rooftop bars in Hong Kong take the allure of alfresco settings to a different level. Your evening at one of these bars – especially if it's supposed to be romantic – will inject you with a beguiling sensation accompanied by dim lighting.


Light a bonfire on the beach

All day long, beaches in Hong Kong are occupied by those who want to enjoy the sun. But in Hong Kong, the fun doesn't cease just because the nightfall has taken over the city – in fact; the real fun begins at dusk. If you are someone who likes to enjoy the quiet and the serenity that the night brings, you must set out to spend your evening at the beach; light a bonfire and sit around with your friends and get chatting, the night sky and ocean wear its best ensemble with the descending of the night.