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5 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong – Alluring Highlights of the City

In Hong Kong, you will encounter a host of interesting tourist attractions that offer fascinating insights and sightseeing fun; these include the Symphony of Lights, the Big Buddha, The Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park.


A Symphony of Lights

Many recognised authorities agree that Hong Kong boasts one of the finest skylines on the globe. It is particularly resplendent in the night time when lit up with the illuminations of the city. Despite the fact, that there are many locations that offer fine views of the skyline, such as whilst riding the Star Ferry or at the Avenue of Stars. An outstanding choice would be to admire the skyline whilst enjoying 'A Symphony of Lights' at the promenade at Tsim Sha Tsui. This presentation is a marvellous light and sound show that depicts the spirit of the city of Hong Kong through sophisticated lights, narration and music.


The Big Buddha, Tian Tan

The remarkable Tian Tan, or Big Buddha, has the distinction of being the biggest bronze statue of the Buddha in the seated position to be found anywhere on the globe. This impressive statue that was finished in 1993 is located at Lantau Island and stands no less than 112 feet in height. When the skies are clear, it is even possible to see this statue from mainland China and Macau. Ngong Ping, where this Buddha statue as well as the Po Lin Monastery are located is accessible everyday during the visiting hours. Although a modest fee is charged for entering, visiting the external area is free; you must, however, make the effort of climbing 268 steps!


The Peak

The Peak is the location with the highest altitude in the entirety of Hong Kong Island, and offers stunning views over the city at almost any time of the day or night. In fact, the Peak is considered to be the most popular destination for tourists in Hong Kong. Undoubtedly the most memorable way to ascend to the Peak would be on the Peak Tram. This tram ranks amongst the oldest railways in the world to have a funicular mechanism and climbs the hill at a steep gradient. A choice of Hong Kong hotel accommodation to consider from which you can easily visit the Peak would be Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong.


Hong Kong Disneyland

Despite the fact that this may not be the largest of the Disney themed parks, it still offers plenty of fun and entertainment for visitors. In fact, Hong Kong Disneyland resembles a smaller version of the Disney Magic Kingdom that is found in Florida. Hong Kong Disneyland features seven sections, namely Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Fantasy Land, Toy Story Land, Adventure Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Points. Various not-to-be-missed events are also conducted at Hong Kong Disneyland such as 'Disney's Chinese New Year Celebration', 'Disney's A Sparkling Christmas' and 'Disney's Haunted Halloween'.


Ocean Park

Ocean Park which opened its doors in 1977 is another popular amusement park in Hong Kong. You will find that this park offers an educational experience that is representative of the culture of Hong Kong. In addition to thrilling rides, this park also offers oceanariums and exhibits of animals. A highlight at Ocean Park would be the chance to view its giant pandas. Ocean Park additionally stages a number of special features at occasions like Christmas, Chinese New Year and Halloween. Interestingly, Ocean Park has a commitment towards animal conservation, with a portion of its earnings going towards conservation initiatives.

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