Hong Kong – Top Places to Visit
Wong Tai Sin Temple
A beautiful Taoist temple dedicated to the Great Immortal Wong. The temple claims to ‘make every wish come true upon request’. The temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin, who was born in the Fourth century and became a deity at Red Pine Hill. In 1915, a Taoist priest carried a sacred portrait of Wong Tai Sin from Guangdong in southern China to Hong Kong.
Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden
Large Buddhist temple complex of wooden architecture, relics & lotus ponds located in Diamond Hill. It was founded in 1934 as a retreat for Buddhist nuns and was rebuilt in the 1990s following the traditional Tang Dynasty architecture. The temple halls have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin and other bodhisattvas. These statues are made from gold, clay, wood and stone.
Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Lantau Island. The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. Enjoy a day out with your family in this amazing themepark.
The Peak is one of the most popular attractions 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 neighborhood since colonial times for the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes that keep the visitors coming.
Take the Peak Tram, steepest funicular railway in the world, to reach the top in seven minute. You can explore the Peak Tower (viewing platform) Chocolate Museum, Madame Tussauds Museum, Trick Eye Museum.
Shek O Beach
Shek O is a village located in the south eastern part of Hong Kong. The name “Shek O” literally means the “rocky bay”. The entire area is a peninsula on the southern coast of the Hong Kong Island, facing the South China Sea. Shek O is surrounded by Shek O Country Park, Big Wave Bay and Cape D’Aguilar. There are many restaurants located around the beach.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without exploring one of the several islands. Lamma Island is located south of Hong Kong. Take a ferry and reach this island in 45 minutes. Explore the island by an easy walking trail with sweeping coastal vistas. There are many restaurants lined up near the ferry terminal where you can enjoy if you’re a seafood lover.
Reach this culturally themed village by a cable car where a wide array of shops and eateries offer a delightful shopping and dining experience. The renowned Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping Piazza and Wisdom Path are only a five-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village. Conclude your Lantau Island day out with a breathtaking sunset view as you take the cable car back.
Best Time to Visit
October – May