Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong

1. The Peak Tower

Located at a height of 396 meters, 156 meters below the summit of Victoria Peak, the Peak Tower is a beautiful escape from the city skyscrapers into a cool place. Being the highest point on the Hong Kong Island, it is the most popular tourist attraction. Reaching the Sky Terrace on the top of the Peak Tower you can have a spectacular panoramic view of the skyline of Hong Kong and the Victoria Harbor as well. There is a unit of the famous Madam Tussuad museum in the Peak Galleria. Number of buses and taxis are available to reach the peak but the best way to reach there is by the 120 year old heritage tram that climbs a steep inclination.
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2. Hong Kong Disneyland

Located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, this is a miniature version of to the magic kingdom in Florida. Though small in size, it houses seven theme areas such as Adventureland, Fantasy Land, Grizzly Gulch, Main Street U.S.A., Mystic Point, Tomorrowland, and Toy Story Land. It has a current area of 49.9 hectares with a capacity of 34000 visitors. There is enough to see with the park featuring the ‘Flights of Fantasy’ day time parade; night time fire work show called ‘Disney in the Stars’ and the night time parade ‘Paint the night’. Another attraction of the park is the automatic Metro Cammell M-Trains without any driver. The Park also organizes many celebrations and numerous shows for the visitors.
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3. Tian Tan

Located on the Lantau Island the Tian Tan or Big Buddha is a massive bronze statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. Enthroned on a lotus and surrounded by six smaller statues symbolizing the six necessary perfections for enlightenment, this 34 meters tall statue weighs over 250 metric tons can be seen from Mainland China on a clear day. Visitors can reach the site by bus or taxi or by the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car that passes over the Tung Chung Bay and takes around 25 minutes from Tung Chung Station. If you are brave enough, you may ride the Crystal Cabin having a transparent glass bottom floor for enjoying the breathtaking view underneath. Reaching Ngong Ping you can also explore Chinese architecture.
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4. Ocean Park

The Ocean Park, Hong Kong consists an animal theme park, amusement park, marine mammal park and oceanarium in the Southern District of Hong Kong. Started in 1977, the park has many rides and attractions including 4 roller coasters, a giant panda habitat, a jelly fish and Chinese sturgeon aquarium, as well as an aquarium that displays more than 5,000 fish. Visiting the aquariums you can see dolphins perform and get closer with the cheeky penguins. The park has two parts called The Summit and The Waterfront. A mountain in between separates these two areas for reaching the other side the visitors have to catch the cable car and can enjoy a nice view of the sea. Like Disney Park it also organizes many festivals. Source:discoverhongkong

5. Symphony of Lights

The Symphony lights are a light and sound show in Hong Kong that is displayed every night of good weather at the local time 8PM and can be enjoyed from many vantage points. According to the Guinness World Records, It is the largest permanent light and sound show on earth and made Hong Kong number one having the ‘World’s Best Skyline’. During the Chinese New Year, Christmas and on holidays special pyrotechnic fireworks on the rooftops of the buildings on both side of the harbor, become additional attractions of the show. The show has 5main themes called ‘Awakening’, ‘Energy’, ‘Heritage’, ‘Partnership’, ‘Celebration’ that represents the spirit of Hong Kong for a total 15 minutes with narration in English on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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