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Here is the list of 20 Beautiful Places in Hong Kong

1. Victoria Peak

At an altitude of 1811 feet, Victoria Peak is regarded as the highest hill in Hong Kong. Commonly known as the Austin Peak or ‘The Peak’, it is a must-visit attraction in the metropolitan. From the highest point of the peak, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of Central Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island. Victoria Peak has a viewing platform that features a coin-operated telescope from where tourists can witness the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s skyline, which looks even more stunning as the sun goes down, making it the highlight of this attraction. It also houses the two most popular leisure shopping centres in Hong Kong - Peak Galleria and Peak Tower.

2. Star Ferry

Star Ferry is a passenger service ferry in Hong Kong. Declared as one of the 50 must-visit destinations in one’s lifetime, it operates across the Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The major highlight of Star Ferry is Victoria harbour cruise to witness the “A Symphony of Lights” show.

3. Hong Kong Skyline

The Hong Kong Skyline is a stunning perspective of all the infamous skyscrapers like the HSBC Main Building, Bank of China Tower, Central Plaza, International Commerce Center along with the beautiful hills with the sky as a background.

4. Tian Tan Buddha

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Located at Ngong Ping in Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha is the large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the second-largest seated bronze Buddha statue in the world. Also popular as the Big Buddha, it rises 34 metres high and weighs over 250 tons, facing towards Mainland China. The statue can be viewed from as far as Macau on a clear day.

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5. Wong Tai Sin Temple

The Wong Tai Sin Temple, more commonly known as Sik Sik Yuen Temple, is a shrine dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, the Great Immortal Wong. Home to three religions - Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, locals claim that every wish made here comes true, which makes it a significant religious attraction.

6. Repulse Bay

Located in the Southern District, Repulse Bay is one of the most beautiful public beaches of Hong Kong with the crescent-shaped sand stretch. It is the perfect destination for people willing to relax at the beachfront watching the awe-inspiring sunset views, strolling at the beach and enjoying the various adventure activities.

7. Temple Street Night Market

Surrounding the Tin Hau temple, the Temple Street Night Market is one of the busiest flea markets in Hong Kong. Also popularly known as "Men's Market" (because of the cheap variety of men's fashion on sale), it sells Chinese paraphernalia and souvenirs along with delicious street food. Temple Street Night Market is most famous for the shopping of tea ware and antiques.

8. Hong Kong Disneyland

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Located on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland is the largest theme park in Hong Kong and the second-largest Disneyland in Asia. Often reputed as the ‘happiest place on this planet', it consists of nine themed areas.

9. Ocean Park Hong Kong

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Ocean Park Hong Kong, located in Wong Chuk Hang, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park. The second-largest theme park in Hong Kong, it is divided into two areas The Summit and The Waterfront. The two are connected by 1.5-kilometre long cable car system and the Ocean Express Funicular Railway.

10. Dragon's Back Hike

The Dragon’s Back is a ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island between Wam Cham Shan and Shek O Peak. This stunning hiking trail is one of the most popular hikes in Hong Kong. Be amazed by its scenic view of the Hong Kong Island and the trail that ends at a beautiful Big Wave Bay.

11. Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong, commonly referred to as LKF, is the hub of drinking, clubbing and partying in Hong Kong. Home to over 90 restaurants and bars and conveniently located in Central Hong Kong, the L-shaped square of streets is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Hong Kong.

12. Avenue of Stars

Modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Avenue of Stars is a walking avenue at Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui. It celebrates important milestones of the Hong Kong film fraternity marked by statues and hand-prints of prestigious personalities. With a seaside backdrop, it provides panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline as well.

13. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

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The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, located in Sha Tin, is a 20th-century Buddhist temple housing around 13,000 Buddha statues. Though named as a monastery, there are no monks residing in the complex. The 400 steps to reach the monastery is lined with exquisite golden statues of Buddha, all in different poses.

14. Hong Kong Park

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Hong Kong Park is a public park located in Cotton Tree Drive, in Hong Kong’s Central District. This 80,000 square metre facility houses lily ponds, cascading fountains, a children’s park, gorgeous gardens, a conservatory, and an aviary. It is perfect for families, couples and nature enthusiasts.

15. A Symphony of Lights

A Symphony of Lights is an enchanting daily light and sound show on the Hong Kong Island. According to the Guinness World Records, ‘A Symphony of Lights’ is the biggest permanent light and sound show across the globe. The multi-media show is a signature icon of Hong Kong.

16. Nan Lian Garden

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The Nan Lian Garden is a public garden built in the clasic Chinese style amidst the high-rise apartments of Diamond Hill in Hong Kong. This sprawling garden spanning over 35,000 square metres is a visual feast with lush ornamental trees, wooden structures, gigantic rocks, hillocks and water features.

17. Golden Bauhinia Square

The Golden Bauhinia Square is a public square and popular landmark located next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. It is famous for its 6-metre tall gilded Bauhinia statue – known as the Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture - which signifies the return of Hong Kong to China, an event known as the 1997 Handover. The Golden Bauhinia Square is frequented by tourists eager to watch the famous Flag Raising Ceremony in the morning, and the Symphony of Lights show at night.

18. Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

The Tsim Sha Tsui Tower, located on the South-Eastern end of the Kowloon peninsula, is the only remaining part of the old Kowloon Station from the Kowloon-Canton Railways. Officially titled as the ‘Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower’, it stands at 44 metres and the top can be accessed via a staircase built inside it. It also houses a fully functional clock on each of its four faces.

19. Nathan Road

Nathan Road is Hong Kong’s oldest road, and a famous street shopping centre in Kowloon. Extending from Mongkok to Tsim Sha Tsui, this commercial road is a tourist attraction, popular for its malls, stores, historical attractions, and restaurants. Named Golden Mile because of its shining lights, Nathan Road is Hong Kong’s very own Times Square, complete with neon signs and busy streets.

20. Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Valley Racecourse situated in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island is one of the two major sites for horse-racing in Hong Kong. A recommended spot for tourists, the racecourse is opened for night race that happens every Wednesday.

This post was published by Beaulah Sahana

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