Hong Kong a stunning place you should not miss
Formerly a British Colony and now a Special Administrative Unit of China, Hong Kong is a small peninsula and more than 230 islands under its control. It is one of the great financial centres of the world. It has aptly been described as a meeting point of the East and West and accordingly a strong cosmopolitan culture pervades the entire city.
The very landscape of Hong Kong with great skyscrapers and, a natural harbour and great sea, hundreds of islands littered around the place like gems, the stunning mixture of nature’s beauty and man-made structures of aesthetic values is awe-inspiring and profound in its appeal to laymen and experts alike!
The Peak is naturally the peak of attractions in Hong Kong of which there are plenty in the place. From the Peak the view of the city with great skyscrapers, the skyline, the horbour and the sea and the entire gamut of grace and charm exuded by the place overwhelms us. The grand spectacle offers a contrast between nature’s natural elegance and greatness and man’s quest for perfection in many areas! Going to The Peak by Cable car itself is a great experience as 1200 ft. height place is reached in great speed where all the tall buildings on all the sides leave you gaping with astonishment! From atop there are multi-views on the different layers of the city lying below and the harbour and the sea yonder!
A walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade will give you unforgettable view of the Victoria Harbour, whose magnificence cannot be described in words. People visit Hong Kong several times for this view alone. This is often referred to as “Symphony of Lights” in the night time with extravagant lights emanating from all over the place.
At the Top of the Ngong Ping one marvels at the sight of the seated Buddha’s statue, 34 metres high, its majesty, peace-radiating face and the environs an unforgettable experience! The Polin monastery nearby is also a great favourite with the tourists.
An exploration of Kowloon and New Territories will reward the tourists with an insight into the rich blend of Eastern and Western culture!
There are more than 20 great museums each with a unique collection of its own! Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Museum of Coastal Defence, Museum of Art, Space and Science Museums, Dr.Sun Yat Sen museum are just a handful illustrative and by no means exhaustive list in these category of museums. In sheer dissemination of information and knowledge they excel.
Great Malls, street marketing, conventional stores shopping and the like offer you the most attractive shopping choices in Hong Kong, where it is said, nothing is unavailable. Your budget will decide whatever you want to you at whatever range of prices depending upon the quality. It is a paradise for shoppers.
There are more than 12,000 restaurants and in different districts you can have your choice of culinary tastes— Cantonese Chinese, Asian, Continental and what not. Incredible cleanliness and taste surround the atmosphere. Dim Sum, a variety of Chinese snacks, Seafood of great quality are all served during the round year food festivals to the delight of food lovers.
One should not miss the refined night life either in Hong Kong. Clubs, wining, dancing, music and such pleasures exude from the refined places and the tourists will have their appetite whetted.
Hong Kong is also referred to as Events Capital of Asia with great events taking place round the year to keep enthralled the local and visiting populace alike. Performing Arts, Winter Sports fest exhibitions, conferences and a variety of events take place and the tourist will struggle to decide where to go.
Accommodation and transport is no problem in this magnificent tourist centre. From Star Hotels to business groups to families and individual needs every comfort can be had.
Hong Kong is a very unique experience of the visitors who are induced to go over to the place oftener for its diversity, greatness and splendour.