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Top Things to Do in Hong Kong - an alluring city

Hong Kong is always a fascinating place to visit, offering a myriad of attractions for the visitor. From sightseeing attractions to leisure features, the options are endless, as described below.


Victoria Peak

No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without visiting the well-known Victoria Peak. This renowned attraction is visited by innumerable tourists as it offers spectacular views over the magnificent city. The Peak as it is popularly known is in fact the point with the highest elevation in the city, and is always a pleasant place to visit. Here you will find attractive woods and enjoyable walking paths that are fun to experience. Probably the most memorable way to reach the Peak is the remarkable Peak Tram, which is something of an attraction in its own right. Not to be missed are the Peak Tower and Peak Galleria which will attract the attention of the visitor.


Shopping at Temple Street Night Market

Hong Kong is rightfully renowned for its shopping opportunities and the night market at Temple Street is undoubtedly one of the highlights. In addition to the remarkable variety of merchandise on offer, the market is famed for its distinctive atmosphere which will enthral the visitor. At Temple Street you will find cheap apparel, compact discs, watches, footwear and many other enticing bargains. Also a highlight here is the food, available in a host of food stalls in the vicinity of the market. Additionally you will find a number of purveyors of herbal medicines and fortune tellers at Temple Street.


Take a cruise on a junk

Hong Kong is a coastal city and taking a junk cruise is an excellent way to discover its authentic character and attractions. Today most local junks are motorized sailing vessels but are still a great way to explore its coastline and numerous islands. The best option would be to charter a junk with friends or fellow tourists and head off into the local seas. You will have the opportunity to drop anchor at a remote location and perhaps dive into the sea for a refreshing swim. The splendid local scenery and natural features are sure to captivate the visitor.


Dine at Cha Chan Teng

The unmistakable Cha Chan Teng are typically local restaurants that sprang up in the sixties and seventies to meet the demands of increasingly affluent Hong Kong residents. Today some of these distinctive restaurants remain, still serving the same kind of cuisine consisting of a blend of Western and local cuisine. These quaintly charming restaurants offer a unique experience with their retro ambience and unusual foods. They provide a distinctive local experience quite unlike any other dining experience in the world. As you experience Kowloon tourist attractions an excellent choice of accommodation at which to stay would be the Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, a quality hotel that offers tasteful rooms and many modern amenities.


Visit Chungking Mansions

If you enjoy bustling marketplaces, great bargains and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, make sure to visit Chungking Mansions. At this remarkable marketplace you will find people of all nationalities and ethnicities, selling and buying all manner of goods ranging from second-hand clothing to used mobile phones. As you might expect it is an engrossing place to stroll through and there will probably be merchandise on offer that will catch your interest. After exploring this one of a kind attraction you can replenish your energies by enjoying a meal at one of the innumerable restaurants that you will find in the locality.