Interesting Things to do In Hong Kong

Srishti GuptaMay 3 . 5 min read

Hong Kong is located at the Pearl River which is on the south coast of China. This city has a special administrative position in China that gives it autonomy. Hong Kong has expanded over the years and it has reclaimed surrounding areas. Hong Kong has developed over the years due to its natural harbor facilities and lucrative trade practices in China. Today Hong Kong is a hub for different cultures, cuisine, and scenic beauty. Hong Kong city is usually crowded and exploring the city alone or in a group will not be a challenge. Hong Kong is filled with Budget restaurants and affordable local cuisine that has a varied range from pineapple bun with condensed milk to wonton noodles or pork dumplings. Here are some interesting things that one can do in Hong Kong;

  • Victoria Peak

Hong Kong was under British rule and this highest mountain top on the Hong Kong Island was named after the British Queen stands at 552 meters above sea level. In the 19th century, this spot became the natural signaling station for the incoming cargo ship in the city. Victoria Peak has its historical significance. This could be the best spot for sightseeing and enjoying its sweeping view of the metropolis. This place has a 125-year-old tram that defies gravity and a 3.5 km morning trail that will be perfect for long walks around this beautiful place.

  • Beaches in Hong Kong

Hong Kong may be famous for its busy roads and markets but this city of China is filled with many beaches that can be enjoyed. The activities that tourists usually get involved in on the beaches are sunbathing, camping or surfing. There are many options to choose from when it comes to which beach to visit there is Tai Long Wan also called the big wave bay, Kwun Yam Wan, and Shek O beach. These beaches are perfect for alone or a group of tourists to enjoy. The Tai Long Wan beach is very picturesque on the east coast of the Sai Kung peninsula. It is covered with moderate currents, luxuriant rocks, and pristine sand. The Shek O beach is the best beach for water sports, rock climbing, beachside golf, and paragliding. This beach is usually quiet as it is located on the southeastern side of Hong Kong. It’s a perfect spot to avoid the crowd and enjoy a beach bar and restaurant to enjoy the quiet nightlife of the city.

  • Junk Boat Ride

If you are in Hong Kong you must ride the Chinese Junk Boats which are motorized water boats designed as small pirate ships. It is one of the best fun things that can be done in the city as the boat rides the skyline of the city and the beautiful water. This is one of the interesting things that can be done in the city.

  • Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong

The Happy Valley racecourse is located in the Happy Valley which is one of the horse racecourses in the city. This is a popular tourist destination of the city and if you are looking to spend a day of leisure it sure is the right place for you. This racecourse was built in 1845 in the mainstream of the city and its first race was held in 1846. The historical significance of the racecourse adds to the beauty of the place. Every Wednesday the races take place on the racecourse and it remains open for the club members and various spectators on Wednesday. This is perfect to spend a Hong Kong night near the racecourse that is filled with many chic restaurants.

  • Wong Tai Sin Temple

The Wong Tai Sin Temple in the Kowloon in Hong Kong is a heritage place that is spread over a distance of 18000 square meters. It is one of the most popular places to visit in the city that has such huge religious value and it has been dedicated to three major religions in China namely Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. This place has nine dragon walls which is a huge tourist attraction that brings out the color of China, It also has three saint halls and a Taoist temple.

  • Man Mo temple

One of the most famous temples in Hong Kong is the Man Mo temple that is built n 1847 and is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong. Visiting this temple will be one of the most interesting things to do in the city as it is not just spiritually enlightening but it also has a historical significance. The temple is named after two different deities, Mo the god of war, and the Man that is a god of literature in Chinese mythology. It will be one of the must-do things in the city. This temple is open from 8 am to 6 pm every day of the week. It is one of the most mystical places in Hong Kong that is created by the lingering smoke and smell of incense.

 



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