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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Oct 23, 2014
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Must See Places in Hong Kong

Tipped to be one of Asia's most popular holiday hubs the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong is a vacation hotspot like no other. Here are the must-see attractions on a tour of the island nation.

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The Avenue Of Stars

The Avenue Of Stars

Often compared to Hollywood's Walk of Fame Hong Kong's own incarnation of a strip dedicated to local movie legends is no less impressive than its Los Angeles counterpart. Offering visitors breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour this one of s kind tourist hub is perfect for a photo op with plaques dedicated to one's favourite Asian movie stars and action heroes.

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Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong

As a one of a kind marine life sanctuary cum theme park Hong Kong's Ocean Park is a must-visit highlight for families. Littered with engaging rides and the country's most impressive aquarium this world class splash centre and marine life exhibit is also home to Giant Pandas and other intriguing wildlife.

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Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Experience Disney characters and movie themed rides in Asia. As the Hong King installment of the globe's most iconic entertainment powerhouse and theme park a day spent with beloved characters from Disney productions is just one of the many highlights of this mega leisure hub littered with awe inspiring rides, magical castles, movie themed eateries and parades.

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The Peak

The Peak

Renowned as Hong Kong's favourite lookout point and observation deck a cable car ride to The Peak is a must-have experience for first time visitors. Affording onlookers the best views of the city, its shimmering port and verdant mountains this unique vantage point perched above a hill also offers breathtaking views of the New Territories.

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Ladies' Market and other Mongkok Markets

Ladies' Market and other Mongkok Markets

Revered as Hong Kong's most famous street thoroughfare the Ladies' Market is a one of a king local marketplace for clothing items and accessories. Stretching across a kilometre this iconic thoroughfare littered with bargain price t-shirts, jeans, bags, jewellery and other accessories is also a treasure trove for souvenir hunters on a budget. Visitors can also explore other intriguing retail hubs in the area including the Bird Market, Flower Market and Goldfish Market. Those based in a Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong counts among its most strategically situated rests such as the Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong will enjoy easy access to these local markets.

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10,000 Buddha's Temple

10,000 Buddha's Temple

Ranked among Hong Kong's most impressive religious edifice the 10,000 Buddha Temple is a one of a kind religious institution in the island nature. Located in the New Territories this massive pagoda is a whopping 9 storeys tall. Housing more than 12,000 miniature sculptures of Lord Buddha this popular temple is a must-visit highlight due to its awe inspiring scale alone.

7

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

As a complex network of walled villages visitors can now explore Hong Kong's cultural heritage on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. With each fenced community settlement dominated by a various ethnic clans the migrant populations and the cultural heritage of these communities are some of the key highlights of this tour. Lined with centuries old pagodas, sacred temples, ancestral halls and examples of conventional Chinese architecture this leafy quarter of Hong Kong serves as a welcome break of the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan cityscape.

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Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Valley Racecourse

Whether one is an avid horse racing fan or not a night at this famed racecourse is a highlight that should not be missed on a tour of Hong Kong. As a grand fixture in the local racing scene visitors can experience the beauty and majesty of this renowned racing hub nightly as local crowds gather to cheer their favourites on while enjoying hotdogs and San Miguels.