Famous for its spectacular skyline, harbour, cityscape, food, shopping and nightlife, Hong Kong truly is the ultimate destination for the Volvo Ocean Race.
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From events, festivals, tours and walks, the great outdoors, arts, culture and heritage there are endless Things to do while in Hong Kong.
If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times. That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you.
Start your morning at Harbour City which is the largest and most diverse shopping mall in Hong Kong and a destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Buy something exquisite from one of the shops on offer or grab a bite to eat at one of the many dining options.
Continue your day with a stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum. But like most of the love birds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters.
Be sure to make time for the endless Shopping and try your luck at the Ladies Market with over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs on Tung Choi Street, it provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. When the sun goes down head to the Temple Street Night Market, a popular street bazaar, a place so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many a memorable movie. Trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, jade and antiques are scrutinised and haggled over, while claypot rice, seafood, noodles and other treats are consumed with gusto.
In a city of sizzling woks, tinkling wine glasses, cosy eateries, pungent cooking aromas, celebrated culinary festivals and trend-setting chefs, everywhere you turn there is the temptation to dig in and indulge. Resistance is futile. While in Hong Kong, find out What to Eat and Where to Eat and finish the night off at Lan Kwai Fong which is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. The atmosphere ranges from stylish wine pairings to raucous jelly shots and the food on offer is as diverse as the clientele.
For more information on Hong Kong visit Discover Hong Kong.
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