Located on the south end of Hong Kong Island, the Ocean Park is among the top theme parks and aquariums in Southeast Asia, as well as the best marine education center, which makes it a must for families with children. With an area of 170 acres, it's one of the largest ocean parks in the world.
| Victoria Bay |
Situated between the HK Island and Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Bay is the largest harbour in China and the third in the world, following San Francisco of the United States and Re de Janeiro in Brazil. The Harbour bustles with all manner of watercraft – from the historic Star Ferries to cruise liners, cargo ships, and wooden fishing vessels day and night.
Located on the Lantau Island, the Disneyland Resort is a must-see because of its special attractions and the inimitable sense of Chinese culture. Come here, you can find the golden past and the glorious future! Accompanied by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends, you start a fantastic and magical journey.
| Victoria Peak |
It's the best place from which to admire the
lights of this Oriental Pearl. Peak Tower with its famous wok-like architecture stands at the exit of Peak Tram. The amazing Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, the exciting Peak Explorer Motion Simulator, and relaxing terraces and restaurants are among the favorite stops at this entertainment center. Another favorite attraction is the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum with figures of celebrities including local movie star Jackie Chan. Additionally, on the northern hillside of the Peak, you can see the Zoological and Botanical Garden.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Wong Tai Sin Temple, patterned after an ancient Chinese palace and rich in Chinese culture, is the most famous temple in the city. Fortunetellers are active there. Besides the Wong Tai Sin Temple, another two famous temples in the city are the Man Mo Temple and Po Lin Monastery.
Hong Kong Island
HK Island, the heart of the city, is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping. Two days is usually enough for visitors who want to see the main attractions on the island. From the Central District to Causeway Bay in northern part of the island is the main commercial, shopping and entertainment area; the residential area is from Tin Hau to Chai Wan on the eastern part of the island; and southern part of the island is the recreational area, where visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the sea shore and bays.
Kowloon Peninsula, which links HK Island to Chinese mainland, offers yet another view of this exciting part of China. It’s encircled by the Victoria Harbour on the east, south and west sides. As the same as the HK Island, Kowloon is an indispensable part to form the prosperous downtown area. Allow at least one full day to experience its sparkling delights, including Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok. The Star Ferry can be both inexpensive and romantic. For shutterbugs, a ride on the ferry provides the optimum angle from which to snap fantastic views of the harbor.
The New Territories and Outlying Islands
The New Territories covers the most area of the city. It's made up of two parts, including the land connecting with the Kowloon Peninsula and the 223 outlying islands. In the past, the New Territories was once fairly rural, undeveloped parts of the city, and there are still many areas where visitors can see villages that have remained unchanged for centuries. Today, Shatin and Tuen Mun in the New Territories and Tung Chung on the Lantau Island are well-developed.