Hong Kong is certainly a blessed city with plenty of sightseeing opportunities. If you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time, you have endless things to do and explore. The buzzing city is known for its protective nature, iconic skyline, colorful traditions, legendary kitchen and of course, remarkable scenic beauty.
Our visit to the city started with exploring the enchanting neighborhoods and islands which are definitely a sensory feast. 70% of the city is about sprawling parks and mountains. Tired of the city buzz? Escape the city limits and spend time hiking or simply kayaking in the neighborhoods and islands, which offer spending adventure activities for the adventurous.
Lovely Tram Journey To Victoria Peak
Plan a visit to the Hong Kong Island, which is at an elevation of 552 meters. Take a tram to the 125 year old peak, which is just a ride of eight minutes. The trip will offer you a wonderful trip through the walking paths, verdant trees and skyscrapers. If you can plan your trip at night, you will love the brilliant galaxy of light.
Exploring the outer island offers a grand adventure to the tourists. This region is best known as special administrative region and is about 260 islands. A visit to these lovely islands offers great fishing and dining opportunities, along with the greatest visual pleasure.
Try Out The Star Ferry
If you are visiting Hong Kong, the star ferry is absolute must. Travelling from Hong King to Kowloon Peninsula is certainly a memorable experience when you choose the Star Ferry. The route is the most scenic and provides some of the most extraordinary photo opportunities.
Hong Kong is the city where you have the most number of religious sites. The oldest temple in the city is dedicated to Taoist Gods of literature and known as Man Mo Temple. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is another place, which shouldn’t be missed. There are more than 500 golden statues of Buddha, which you can climb and reach the temple. There are more than 13,000 gilded statuettes in the premises, which are worth a sight.
Have Fun At The Beach –
Hong Kong has some of the most beautiful beaches, which can be easily reached by any public transportation. Hong Kong beaches are just perfect for everyone – for surfers to families. If you are looking forward to some quiet and secluded moments, do not piss the eastern coastal region of Sai Kung Peninsula, which is one of the most picturesque locales.
Enjoy Hiking Moments –
Hong Kong is a hiking destination with more than 31 miles of trekking trail. The primary hiking destination is Shek O Peak, from where tourists can enjoy a wonderful 360-degree view of different waterfront communities, verdant countryside, beaches, bays and more. If you are running short of time, you can enjoy the shortest hike of just two hours.
Chartering a junk boat for leisure is one of the most popular weekend activities of the locals. These include rides of seven hours, with great food and an open bar. Riding the junk boat is a good way to enjoy Hong Kong waters in the most adventurous way.
Lastly, do not miss out the street markets of the city. Explore some of the best and sumptuous local and international cuisine as you shop in the bustling markets.