Top 5 Things to Do in Hong Kong
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Hey, guys! Andy from bucket list freak here, and today I’m gonna take you on a journey to 14th most popular tourist destination in the world. These are the Top 5 Things to do in Hong Kong
5. Attending a Tai Chi Class
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and it’s quite popular around the world. But despite its popularity, you won’t realize its importance in the daily life, until you take a stroll in Hong Kong. Even with its modern side and famous skyscrapers, it isn’t unlikely to stumble across people doing Tai-Chi in the morning, in a small park among the skyscrapers.
In the scope of “The Cultural Kaleidoscope” program offered by HK Tourism Board, They offer free classes each morning. The classes are held between 8 and 9 am in front of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The class is instructed by a very qualified Tai-Chi instructor. Some of them have even performed for Tony Blair during his visit to Hong Kong.
Doing Tai Chi with the locals and other tourists will be a rewarding start to your hectic day in Hong Kong.
4. Visiting Macau
With its economy depending heavily on the gambling and the tourism, Macau is considered to be the Las Vegas of Asia. Even if you’re not interested in gambling, the strange mix of Asian and European cultures will be a delight while strolling through the Macau Peninsula, whether it’s day or night.
Macau is a UNESCO world Heritage site because of all its beautiful colonial buildings, museums, and gardens. There is literally hundreds of things to do and see here. The most famous landmark is the ruins of the cathedral of Sao Paulo. You should also make your way to the wave patterned Senate Square which is the heart of Macau.
The signs of colonial days are still evident in Macau, in its buildings and cuisine. You will find excellent restaurants, ranging from European dishes to Asian street food.
It’s definitely worth a visit.
3. Seeing the Giant Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island is 34 meters high and it is one of the five largest Buddha statues in China. It is said that it took 12 years to complete and it attracts Buddhists from all over Asia. In addition to being a good cultural destination, the ride to the statue is quite exhilarating. After reaching Tung Chung town center, you can take a 5.7 km cable ride up to the Monastery. ( Ngong Ping 360 )
If you take this path, make sure you choose the “Crystal Cabin” option. The cable car with glass bottom will make your 25-minute journey much more enjoyable.
2. Visiting The Peak
The Victoria Peak is one of the most famous attractions in Hong Kong and there is a perfect reason for that. From the Peak, you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the famous skyline of Hong Kong. And when you’re bored of the scenery you can visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and take your picture with the wax celebrities.
You can reach the Peak using the Peak Tram from the Lower Peak Tram on Garden Road.
1. Watching the Symphony of Lights
Guinness World Records says it’s the largest permanent light and sound show in the world. Every night at 8 pm, more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour put on a show of laser beams and searchlights that are “synchronized to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit, and diversity of Hong Kong.” (1)
Also, it’s an important event for photographers. You’ll likely to see many amateur and professional photographers taking their place along the promenade with their equipment and drinks ready.