Victoria Peak, known among the locals as the Peak, is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island (552 meters tall) and therefore a place which offers a stunning views of the city. The British governors used to have their mansions built in this area and even today the residential lands on Victoria Peak are among the most expensive ones in the world. You can get there by tram but the queues of tourists waiting for their tickets are usually quite long. The best times of the day for a visit are sunrise and sunset when the view is all the more imposing. Beware that you will spend some time queuing even on the way back because the number of tram seats are limited. There are two shopping centers at the Peak – Peak Galleria and Peak Tower - where you can get some food, do some shopping or even go to a cinema.
One of the world's most smashing waterfronts. Wonderful skyline view and a promenade with statues showcasing the thriving HK film industry. On the ground, there is the Walk of Fame, and along the avenue, there are sculptures of celebrities such as Bruce Lee and Anita Mui.
The Peak Tram is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. Running from Garden Road Admiralty to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong. The Peak Tram is owned and operated by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, the owner of Hong Kong's famous Peninsula Hotel along with many other properties. The line, along with HSH's Peak Tower leisure complex at the line's summit, is promoted using the brand The Peak.
Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is the first theme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks. It is, together with Ocean Park Hong Kong, one of the two large theme parks in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Disneyland opened to visitors on Monday, 12 September 2005 at 13:00 HKT. Disney attempted to avoid problems of cultural backlash by incorporating Chinese culture, customs, and traditions when designing and building the resort, including adherence to the rules of feng shui. For instance, a bend was put in a walkway near the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort entrance so good qi energy wouldn't flow into the South China Sea. The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. The theme park's cast members speak Cantonese, English, and Mandarin.
Mong Kok is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District, on the western part of Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The Prince Edward area occupies the northern part of Mong Kok. Mong Kok is one of the major shopping areas in Hong Kong. The area is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level, and commercial or residential units above. Major industries in Mong Kok are retail, restaurants and entertainment. It has been described and portrayed in films as an area in which triads run bars, nightclubs, and massage parlors. With its extremely high population density of 130,000/km2 or 340,000 per square mile, Mong Kok was described as the busiest district in the world by the Guinness World Records.
sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was designed by international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. sky100 is located two floors below The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong in the same building. Visitors reach the observation deck using high speed elevators, which travel from the 2/F entrance to the 100/F in 60 seconds. sky100's Advanced Telescope provides "sunny day setting" and pre-recorded views from bright days, and on-screen indicators point to landmarks. Other settings include night views and fireworks. Interactive touch screens dot the deck, offering facts, tips and an itinerary planner.
Ngong Ping 360 is a term for an aerial tramway and a tourist centre at the end station of the tramway. The cable car line connects Lantau island and central Hong Kong and ends in the mountains, in the Ngong Ping Village. The cable car ride lasts for about 20 minutes. During it you will first get to take a look at the Lantau island and Hong Kong, then watch the sea that separates them, and finally ride through the wooded mountains. Taking this gondola lift and enjoying the view of a monastery with Tian Tan Buddha statue along the way is a wonderful way to experience Hong Kong from a different angle. There are many different shops and resaurants to be found in the village at the end of the line. They offer a variety of souvenirs and foods – even vegans can pick something out! The giant Biuddha statue is reachable from the end of the village. Be warned though, the queues may be extremely long even if you don’t visit during holidays. You can skip the lines if you book a ticket in advance from Ngong Ping 360 official website.
Golden Bauhinia Square, also called the Expo promenade, is a square in Hong Kong, intended to celebrate the reunification of Hong Kong and China in 1997. Nearby, you can find another noteworthy sights: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Tsim Shui pier. The first thing that you will notice when entering the square is a golden statue of the flower after which it was named. This locally growing orchid, bauhinia blakeana, has been Hong Kong's signature emblem ever since 1965. The statue's official name is "Forever Blooming Bauhinia" and it has been given to Hong Kong by China, to commemorate their return. The flower statue is not all that is interesting about the square, however. When visiting, remember to take a walk through the entirety of the promenade. It offers a beautiful view of the Tsim Sha Sui and the sea.
This article is about a park in Central, Hong Kong. For general information on the parks in Hong Kong, please refer to List of urban public parks and gardens of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Park is a public park next to Cotton Tree Drive in Central, Hong Kong. Built at a cost of HK$398 million and opened in May 1991, it covers an area of 80,000 m2 and is an example of modern design and facilities blending with natural landscape.
Harbour City is one of the largest mega-malls in Asia, located in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. Its size is even more overwhelming from the inside than from the outside. This upscale shopping complex, named after its proximity to a major cruise terminal, stretches over the area of 2 million square feet. There are many markers all around the complex, both on the floors and on information panels. However, a map, which can be found almost everywhere in the complex, may still come in handy. From clothing and food to electronics and furniture, Harbour City boasts almost all big name brands among the more than 450 shops that can be found here. Unlike other shopping malls, this one is arranged in sections of similar types of shops next to each other. The complex is usually kept very clean and there is a lot of places to sit on. However, it does tend to get quite crowded, especially in the afternoon, in the evenings and on holidays.
Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The monastery was founded in 1906 by three monks visiting from Jiangsu Province on the Chinese mainland and was initially known simply as "The Big Hut". It was renamed to its present name in 1924. The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha – representing his past, present and future lives – as well as many Buddhist scriptures. Tian Tan Buddha, a giant Buddha statue completed in 1993, is an extension of the monastery.
Citygate is a commercial complex at the town centre of Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It comprises a shopping centre called Citygate Outlets, an office tower, and the Novotel Citygate hotel. When it first opened for business in 2000, the shopping centre component was simply known as Citygate. Following a major shift in market position, the mall renamed itself Citygate Outlets in August 2006.
Temple Street is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is known for its night market and as one of the busiest flea markets at night in the territory. The night market lies in the Yau Ma Tei, Jordan part of the street. Popular with tourists and locals alike in the evening, it is also common to see the place crowded at dusk. It sells cheap merchandise and food items. The place is sometimes known as "Men's Street".
Fa Yuen Street is a street between Boundary Street and Dundas Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. With over fifty stores selling sport shoes, the street is famous for selling sport gear and is known as Sport Shoes Street or Sneaker Street. Fa Yuen means "garden" in Cantonese. A much debated project of the Urban Renewal Authority may modify the street substantially.
Sheung Wan is a station of the Hong Kong MTR Island Line. It was originally built in 1970 as Western Market but its construction was discontinued after further planning for the new lines. Upon the construction of the Island Line, the station was finally constructed and opened in May 1986. The station served as westbound terminus of the Island line until the extension of the line to Kennedy Town, which commenced in 2014. The livery colour of this station is khaki.