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The Top 10 Tourist Attractions of Hong Kong to See Before You Die

Posted on the 30 January 2017 by Suneel Maurya
The sensation of our “Complete guide for traveling in Hong Kong “.But then I thought of how, before arriving in Hong Kong for the first time, I didn’t even know what there was to see. So I decided to publish, first of all, an article introducing the main attractions of Hong Kong. Enjoy! The ten places in Hong Kong that you must see.  That means the obvious, like the world's greatest skyline and some of the most raucous markets around, but also the overlooked, like the ancient walled villages in Hong Kong's outback.
1.  The Skyline 
Hong Kong’s name of attraction; the crowd of skyscrapers arched around the waters of Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island are a jaw dropping scene. There are more skyscrapers on this scrap of land than anywhere else in the world. It's worth making time to see the skyline both in the day, from Victoria Peak, and at night, when it plays host to the Symphony of Lights laser and light show.
2.  A Walled Village
Yes, Hong Kong does have a record. It may seem like the territory’s past only stretches back to the days of opium boxes, warships and Britain, but some of Hong Kong’s villages are over 500 years old. Much of their still legacy remains intact - you'll find defensive walls, ancestral halls and by tradition dressed villagers.
3.  Lamma Island
A few days amidst the crowds on Hong Kong Island can have you feeling like you need to lie down in a dark room. Do the next greatest thing and go to Lamma Island. This rural retreat offers jungle greenery, deserted beaches and ramshackle villages stuffed with seafood restaurants. There are no cars on the island so be sure to pack a good pair of legs, if you want to go exploring.
4.  The Markets
Hong Kong ability has major supermarkets in every mall and 7-Elevens on every corner, but this is a city that still thrives on market shopping. From fish freshly hooked out of the deep blue sea to fake, imitation Guccie bags, Hong Kong has a market for everything – even goldfish. Try one of the tourist markets to pick up some local souvenirs for a pocketful of pennies, or brave a wet market to see where the locals do their daily shopping .
5.  Ngong Ping Cable Car
112ft up and 5.7km long, the Ngong Ping Cable Car offers a bird’s eye tour over the lush peak of Lantau and the shiny South China Sea. The vistas are nothing short of jaw-dropping - even better if you splash out on one of the glass-bottomed gondolas. At the end of the trip, head for the giant, 110ft Tian Tan Buddha, one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
6.  The Temples
Temples continue to play an integral part in the life of Hong Kongers and on major festivals you’ll see them overflowing with locals bearing gifts to please the gods. Noisy, colorful and chaotic, the temples are usually cloaked in smoke from the constantly burning incense sticks and boldly and wonderfully painted with traditional Chinese motifs and designs. Try Man Mo Temple near Hollywood Road to start.
7.  Happy Valley Racecourse
As much with reference to the manifestation and the party atmosphere as the horses; each Wednesday night thousands of Hong Kongers descend on Happy Valley racecourse to enjoy hot dogs, beer and roar at the ponies running around in front of them. The atmosphere is electric, helped by an unrivaled setting cloaked in the neon lights of Hong Kong’s skyscrapers
8.  Statue Square
A long time ago the hub of British colonial power in Hong Kong, Statue Square remains home to the beautiful, neo-classical LegCo building, where the Hong Kong legislature once meet. Today it is home to the Supreme Court, and with its wide verandas, arched walkways and domed roof are one of the  few remaining examples of colonial architecture in Hong Kong.
9.  Nathan Road
Probably Hong Kong’s most photograph street, Nathan Road is the showcase for the city’s iconic, neon advertising signs. Crammed in at every angle and execution off every building, the signs are a testament to Nathan Road’s role as the commercial heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. If you want to see Hong Kong at its bustling best, head here.
10.  Ocean Park
Hong Kong’s home developed theme park continues to triumph over Calafornian import Disneyland. There is a winning mix of educational and interactive sea creature displays, including the futuristic jellyfish exhibition, and plenty of thrill seeking rollercoasters and rides.  If you’ve got kids in tow, don’t dare miss Ocean Park.

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