Hong Kong travel guide
One of the most vibrant and pulsating cities in the South East Asia, Hong Kong is one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world. Do you know, when to visit and what to see in this city buzzing with travelers and locals alike. B Symn presents a brief travel guide to Hong Kong...
7 million people. Spreading over an area of 1,100 square kilometers, Hong Kong has been divided into four main areas-Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hong Kong has a come long way from the times, since it was only a fishing village. Today, it is world's fourth largest banking and financial center. Hong Kong was earlier was a British colony and has become Special Administrative Region of China only in 1997. Though, modernity has seeped through its nooks and corners, Hong Kong is mainly a Chinese city where people from other parts of Asia and West share space with predominantly Chinese population. A trip to Hong Kong is like finding new and exciting things wherever you go. Some of the well known places of tourist interest to visit in Hong Kong include:
Overlooking the west of Hong Kong Island, it is the highest peak on this island. The city's oldest transport, the 112-year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's icon and most unusual building, Peak Tower are a must visit.
Star Ferry was founded in 1898 and is the most exciting and cheap mode of travel between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. You can catch Star Ferry every few minutes and the all it takes is just 10 minutes to reach across the harbor. It is short and scenic, so donít miss.
It is one of the largest marine parks in the world covering about an area of 200 acres. The park is located between Aberdeen and Repulse Bay and is equally popular among children and adults. The park offers hundreds of varieties of fish, coral reefs and other seawater wonders. Must visits include in the Ocean Park include Shark Aquarium and Ocean Theatre.
When to visit October to December is an ideal time to visit Hong Kong. The sky remains clear and the sun shines warmly during this time. This is the peak season so prior booking is essential. You may face difficulty getting hotel rooms in Hong Kong during Chinese New year (January/February).
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