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05 Must-Do's If You're Visiting Hong Kong For The First Time

If you are a first-time traveller to Hong Kong and your upcoming trip is on the horizon, you might want to read this list.


The museums of Hong Kong

If you are a history buff or the kind of traveller that loves to learn a lot about the country and its history when you are on a vacation then HK has everything you need. The first stop you must make is the Hong Kong heritage museum and you will have a simply amazing experience here while you learn about the country and its rich history and culture. This heritage museum is known to be one of the most prominent ones in the country. Its displays go all the way back to the t-rex ages. You will find plenty of fossils and pottery to explore and apart from that, there are also other interactive programs and displays which will keep you entertained. If you are put up at 4 star hotels in Hong Kong the likes of Park Hotel Hong Kong this place is not too far for you to go to and will cost you only 10 Hong Kong dollars to enter.


Shopping in Hong Kong

If you have allocated a budget and kept aside cash just for shopping during your holiday in Hong Kong, you definitely to experience it to the fullest. If you still want to save some cash and not go overflow on your budget, you can give the Hong Kong market a try and you will be quite amazed at the precious things you find here at cheap prices. Life will even seem better for you if you are good at bargaining. The market here also sells traditional and cultural items you that you can take back home as a souvenir from your Hong Kong holiday. From electronics to fresh vegetables and fruit, everything under the sun can be bought at Hong Kong market.


Watch a movie

This is not something people tend to do when they are on a vacation as they think it might be a waste of time, but watching a movie in every country is a different experience on its own. If you head to the Hong Kong Film Archive, you will be given an introduction to these movies and you will also be able to take a look at the free screenings offered. The best part about the screening is that sometimes the directors themselves speak after the screening.


Horse racing

Gambling and horse racing are one of the most popular activities that the natives of HK love to enjoy and the Happy Valley Racecourse is the place for you to visit if you want to partake in such activities. Even if you are not into gambling, you definitely must visit the racecourse because it is an impressive place that is surrounded by tall skyscrapers.


The light show

This is not just any light show that you might have seen in other parts of the world, this show has the reputation of being the world's best light show with about 40 skyscrapers shooting lights and lasers all along the waterfront in HK. These lights usually follow the beat of the blasting music that is played in the background and it is known to be one of the most spectacular attractions and highlights of the city. This show lasts for about ten minutes approximately and begins at 8:00 p.m. every night.

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