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5 Incredible Things to Do in Hong Kong – A Destination of Many Pleasures

Hong Kong is always an interesting place to visit. Here you will find an array of incredible things to do, like riding the Star Ferry, climbing The Peak, visiting the Big Buddha, experiencing a night market, partying in Lan Kwai Fong and more!

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Ride the Star Ferry

The Star Ferry is an iconic attraction in Hong Kong. The Star Ferry is also the cheapest and quickest way to travel from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central and Wan Chai, with a travelling time of below five minutes from shore to shore. The ride is always pleasant with its relaxed pace whilst the refreshing sea breeze adds to the allure. Additionally, whilst travelling on the Star Ferry you will have the opportunity to experience stunning views with the remarkable skyline of Hong Kong which sure to make an impression. You will also be able to clearly observe the features of Victoria Harbour.

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Ascend to The Peak on The Peak Tram

As its name indicates, The Peak has the distinction of being the point with the highest elevation within Hong Kong Island. From The Peak you will be able to enjoy panoramic views over the city, extending from Central’s skyscrapers to the New Territories’ mountains. A great way to get to The Peak would be riding The Peak Tram; on your ride, you will rise to a height of 1,300 feet and pass the buildings of the city at a steep gradient. When you reach the summit make your way to The Peak Tower’s observation platform for fine views over the surrounding areas.

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Visit the Big Buddha

Another of Hong Kong’s iconic sights is the unmistakable Tian Tan Buddha, commonly known as the Big Buddha. This eye-catching bronze statue took no less than 12 years to complete. The Big Buddha is placed at a height of 34 m which means that you must ascend 268 stairs to get to the huge statue. Adjacent to the Big Buddha you will find Po Lin Monastery which is a significant Buddhist sanctuary containing important iconography. If your exertions have given you an appetite, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional vegetarian repast at the nearby Ngong Ping village.

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Browse through Temple Street Night Market

This entrancing nightly bazaar contains a myriad of stalls that are set up after the time of dusk. Here you will find a mind-boggling collection of trinkets, fans, watches, gadgets, paintings, clothing and more. If you engage in some steady bargaining you will have the chance to avail yourself of some outstanding discounts as well. You will also be able to indulge in some enjoyable karaoke or perhaps consult the numerous fortune tellers who engage in their craft at this market. As you enjoy Hong Kong shopping & sightseeing an accommodation choice to consider from which Temple Street Night Market could be easily visited would be Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong.

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Party at Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong is Hong Kong’s party hub, where locals and visitors alike congregate to have a good time. This locality is the city’s best known nightlife venue, offering many attractions for the reveller. In the evenings, Lan Kwai Fong comes to life, attracting a host of city workers desiring a drink after a busy workday as well as party animals looking for some exciting nightlife. Since there is an array of bars and restaurants to choose from, you are almost assured of finding plenty of attractive happy hour offers here. If you visit this locality on New Year’s Eve or Halloween you will be able to join in some exciting festivities too.

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