The Most Exciting Things To Do In Hong Kong

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Traditional junk boat sailing across Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.
Junkboat of Hong Kong at Night

“A New York minute is a Hong Kong second.”

Expats who live in this thrilling city have a saying that goes, “A New York minute is a Hong Kong second.” It is not hard to see why once you visit the city. Hong Kong resonates with energy from the moment you arrive without letting you down throughout your stay. There are so many things to do and things to do in Hong Kong. It also has one of the best airports in the world

With countless sights to explore, the city gives you specific pieces to tickle your senses. Don’t miss the dim sums, the city’s favourite and most authentic food. It is also famously termed as a photographer’s paradise. So what pictures do you want to click today?

See the view from Victoria Peak

Tourist peak tram in Hong Kong – Victoria Peak

There is one spectacle you must see in Hong Kong. Take a long look at the humongous city from Victoria Peak point. This is arguably city’s most famous attraction. Rising 1805 feet above sea level, the peak offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Victoria Harbor. On very clear days, you can even see Kowloon’s eight mountains. There are multiple ways to reach the top with the most popular being the tram ride. Whether you see it at night or day, the image sticks with your in soul even when you are on your way back home.

Savour tasty dim sums

Dim Sum

Did you know that Dim Sum means “touch your heart?” Well, now you do! They are dumplings and other dishes served in steamer baskets or on small plates usually in a family style meal. Mouth-watering right? It originated as a morning or early afternoon meal, but today you can have it at any time. And there’s no better place in the world to enjoy it than Hong Kong. It’s authentic and it’s everywhere!

Charter a junk boat

Hong Kong Landscape: Chinese Sailboat on Victoria Harbor
A Chinese junk ship on Victoria Harbor in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

A popular weekend activity, a ride in a junk boat is an escape from the city’s crowds. The boat was initially used to catch fish but has now become a major tourist sensation. There are multiple services like Castelo Concepts offering you seven-hour rides, including food and open bar for up to 14 adults. So, rent a junk boat and go for a serene ride around the river. It is a wonderful way to enjoy the water and see some places off the beaten path.

Ride the Star Ferry

The Star Ferry, Hong Kong.

The Star Ferry transports 20 million riders across Victoria Harbor every year. It has been around since 1888 and shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon. Although the MTR, Hong Kong’s public transportation system, is one of the best in the world you wouldn’t want to miss the ferry ride after having come all the way here. For a nominal fee, you’ll be treated to one of the most scenic boat rides in the world. It allows you to simultaneously gaze at the skylines on both sides of the water.

Where have you planned your next holiday? Add Hong Kong to your list of trips and make each moment count at the city. Be it the gushy markets or the scenic views from the top, there are things to do in Hong Kong. The city has something for everyone to be entertained and enticed to come back for more. It doesn’t matter where you go this time, Hong Kong awaits your presence. 

Space that emerged post the first Opium War,

Now filled with a nick name – “Pearl of the Orient.”

A sense of admiration creeps in,

What else do I see? I am dazed.

 

Skyscrapers embrace the morning light; a spectacular sight.

Heat that waves off at nature,

Wind that blows across to feature; nothingness slides in!

What else do I see? I am Hong Kong dazed.

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