Best Places to Visit in Hong Kong, China: Travel Guide

Hong Kong remains one of the most adventurous locations anyone wishing to travel to China could enjoy. To say there is much to do in Hong Kong would be quite the understatement. There is a tremendous amount of world culture here with the main influences being both the Chinese and British. Of course, millions of tourists from around the world travel to Hong Kong so the locale can be considered a melting pot of sorts. The great benefit here is that no matter what part of the world you might be from, you will find your stay in Hong Kong to be enjoyable since there is surely something the ”fragrant harbor” has to offer.

One very positive aspect to Hong Kong is it remains a very family friendly destination. Those who are traveling with their children can feel safe and secure in Hong Kong. Many of the activities here are designed for all ages.

There are certainly a lot of attractions to check out once you arrive in Hong Kong. Some of these attractions are seasonal ones such as the Hong Kong Marathon and the grandiose Chinese New Year Fireworks event. The Hong Kong Well Wishing Festival would be another event. The Birthday of Tin Hau, the goddess of the sea and the Birthday of The Buddha are two other seasonal festivals that are quite unforgettable. Anyone wishing to see such events is advised to plan their trip to Hong Kong based on the time of the year these events are going on.

No matter when you choose to book a trip to Hong Kong, there is always something interesting and fun to do. Visiting the West Kowloon Bamboo Theater is something that can done all year and once you venture beyond the doors of the theater, you will be amazed at the sights and sounds revealed to you. Travelers who have a love for pop culture may wish to visit the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars, which pays great homage to all the legendary figures, including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, who helped build the Hong Kong movie industry. The Clock Tower and the Ocean Park are two other locations well worth visiting and taking a number of pictures to commemorate your stay.

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center always has something interesting going on inside its premises and this makes it an excellent venue to explore. For those interested in seeing the culturally religious and philosophical side of Hong Kong, a trek to the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple can prove unforgettable. This temple pays homage to Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism and the artistry that went into the creation of the temple is superb.

What would a trip to Hong Kong be without investing a bit of time (and money) in a shopping excursion? There is never going to be a shortage of places to shop in and around Hong Kong. The Ladies’ Market and the Temple Street Night Market are perfect shopping venues to check out. Have some street food while exploring the night markets too and immerse yourselves in the local culture.

Hong Kong is right on the sea and this makes it a great destination for those who love the water. Fishing, sailing, and scuba diving are all adventures that can be taken part in once you traverse away from the land and onto the waters.

There are quite a number of other interesting and rather unique activities that can be explored in Hong Kong. Those who have seen the Ip Man movies might have been introduced to the martial art of Wing Chun. Wing Chun might not have originated in Hong Kong, but HK eventually become the home base of all the top Wing Chun instructors. Anyone wishing to learn the basics of this martial art can find a fantastic teacher in Hong Kong to show them the basics.

Travelers are also not limited to just staying in Hong Kong. Excursions outside the town are available as well. Numerous hiking trails can be accessed to see the natural world of China in all its glory. Breathe in the fresh air Mother Nature has to offer as you take a break from your computer playing Gardenscapes. Go for a short hike! We guarantee that it’s a healing experience to be standing at an altitude, looking down at the city centre.

This only scratches the proverbial surface of what you can see and do in Hong Kong. A trip here can really be an unforgettable one. Consider this the reason why so many people end up going back to Hong Kong many times throughout their life.

 

Amanda is an armchair traveler at heart – but once in a while when she actually finds somewhere irresistable, Amanda will go great lengths to make that trip happen. Perfectly.