Why Hong Kong?

Hong Kong has been the seat of the British Empire until 1997 and bears a significant influence on Western visitors. The city was once under the Japanese clutches and took the power of that country as well. While you visit Hong Kong today, you will find Hong Kong as a neon dazzling, hi-tech city with a lot of attractions for the first- time traveller. If you are looking towards visiting this magical land from the USA, you can book your tickets with Cathay Pacific airlines. Choose your comfortable round trip as a board from New York.  Of course, this era of pandemic won’t exist for a lifetime, and there will be an end to it. Try to avail the most economical deal to visit Hong Kong from New York.

Visit Hong Kong today
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What to do in Hong Kong?

Star Ferry

When you land up in Hong Kong, never miss a megalopolis tour by the Star Ferry. The popular cruise will take you through the significant landmark of the city. Ride across the Victoria Harbour and observe the bustling hustling town while taking a peaceful sip of coffee. If you are an admirer of photography, you can capture some impressive cityscapes that could be cherished. If you can board the ferry at 8 pm, you can enjoy the Symphony at Light shows, recommended as one of the permanent light and sound shows of the world.

Victoria Peak

Visit the ‘Victoria Peak’ while on a cruise with Star Ferry. The Peak could be compared to the Eiffel Tower of Paris. The Peak is a very scenic view, and you will enjoy a bevy of skyscrapers with the blue sea in the background. If you visit during the day, make it to the green hills of the distant new territories.  Visit the Peak galleria that will offer you an observation deck free of charge. You will get a plethora of dining and shopping options near to these renowned skyscrapers.

Street Markets

Hop around the street market, and you will encounter various products of utilities. If you are a shopaholic, you have stepped to the right place. Explore the ladies market, Mong Kok neighbourhood, and Tung Choi Street for women’s clothing and accessories. There are fortune tellers and opera singers who will entertain you. Buy some home décor, jewellery, and colourful souvenirs.

Happy Valley Racecourse

You can visit the Happy Valley Racecourse any Wednesday for experiencing Horse Race. If you are not actively involved in betting, visit this institution for enjoying the electrifying atmosphere, the surrounding city skyline, and the mystic sunset.

Visit Hong Kong and drop by Happy Valley Racecourse
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Ocean Park

Take your kids for a fun-filled atmosphere at Ocean Park, where you can enjoy spectacular natural scenery over the coastline.  Be embezzled to see an aquarium with sharks and rays. Enjoy the electrifying roller coaster along with carnival games.  You will see a cable car and an underground funicular.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

Located on the Kowloon peninsula is the popular Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood is the promenade for the visitors to Hong Kong. You will be lucky to see the fantastic skyline of Hong Kong Island’s spectacular skyline.  Enjoy the Symphony of stars, magical light, and sound shows from 8 to 8:20 pm. If you plan a visit in the morning, you can see the boats traveling within the Victoria Harbour.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Hong Kong
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Nan Lian Garden

The Nan Lian Garden is a public park designed after the Tang Dynasty’s style, situated at Kowloon.  If you are fatigued after an entire day of walking city tour, give your feet some rest over the manicured lush greenery over here.

Hong Kong Museum of History

If you are fond of seeing the 400 million years history of the city, then visit the Hong Kong Museum, that’s is situated over a sprawling 75,000 meters.  Some past exhibits over here have covered local food, public transport, and even some contemporary fashion.

Lantau Island

Plan a visit to Lantau Island, where you’ll get all possible traces of historical sites, sunny beaches, and amusement parks. It’s the ideal place for seafood lovers and enjoys various fish platters while at the Tai O village market. Strike the Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery, where you may ride the Nong Ping Cable cars for rejoicing the ‘bird’s eye view’ of the city.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Perhaps the most visited place in Hong Kong is Disneyland. This amusement park is the Hong Kong iteration of the original version of Walt Disney Park, America. Your kids will be amazed by the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Space Mountain, and other attractions for which this place is known as the Happiest place of Earth’. Don’t have over expectations on the food, which is said to be of mediocre quality.

Visit Hong Kong Disneyland
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There’s a lot of fun waiting for you in Hong Kong. Buy your tickets at the earliest and visit Hong Kong!

Meanwhile, you can also check our article on Hong Kong’s neighbour – Taiwan!

Disclaimer: This is a contributed post.


We are Khai and Amira, Malaysian travel bloggers behind Kaki Jalans. Our travels have taken us to almost all the countries in Asean and several countries in Europe. We are still actively travelling and adding to this list.

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