The first 6 popular attractions where travellers shouldn't miss in Hong Kong.
Good reasons that make 6 Hong Kong attractions are well known. Tourists who used to visit these Hong Kong attractions told about their impressive experiences here.
01 The Peak If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times — back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep them coming.
That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. And if you listen carefully enough, you can hear Asia’s world city humming below.
Vantage Points The anvil-shaped The Peak Tower has a large viewing platform called Sky Terrace 428, in addition to dining and retail outlets. Nearby, The Peak Galleriahas a free-entry observation deck, as well as shopping and dining options. More Head to Lugard Road Lookout and Lions Point View Pavilion for more stunning views. For leisurely unfolding vistas, take the 3.5-kilometre Peak Circle Walk.
The Peak Tram Riding the Peak Tram is a visual experience in its own right — Hong Kong Island’s skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles as you make the ascent to The Peak on the city’s historic, funicular railway.
02 Avenue of Stars Thanks to the efforts of Hong Kong’s movie industry over the past century, many in Asia and farther afield are familiar with the city’s sights before they’ve even set foot here. The Avenue of Stars pays tribute to the names that helped make Hong Kong the ‘Hollywood of the East’. See movie-related exhibits, now on display at Garden of Stars and Starry Gallery.
Garden of Stars Exhibitions at Garden of Stars include :
- Sculptures of Bruce Lee, Anita Mui, McDull and the Hong Kong Film Awards statuette
20 star handprint plaques
A mural depicting classic movie scenes
03 Hong Kong Disneyland Magic, adventure and the world’s favourite cast of characters await. Embark on a journey with magical adventures for all ages!
Star Wars™: Tomorrowland Takeover Celebrate Star Wars with ‘Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover’, with exclusive experiences for Star Wars fans! Reimagined from Space Mountain, you will walk past a gigantic X-wing starfighter, flight suits and pilot helmets on your way to try your skill as a rebel pilot in the Hyperspace Mountain, before meeting legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca and resourceful astromech droid R2-D2 at Star Wars: Command Post.
Experience Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, adapted exclusively for Hong Kong Disneyland. Aspiring younglings (aged 4-12) will be recruited to don Jedi robes and join a secret training session with Jedi masters on how to use the Force, and their wit, to wield lightsabers! So join the Star Wars action by becoming a brave pilot, hero of the Resistance or Jedi Knight!
Mickey and the Wondrous Book This brand new stage performance is an epic journey through an enchanted storybook. As the pages turn, you will be immersed in seven beloved Disney tales, including The Jungle Book with Baloo and King Louie; The Little Mermaidwith Ariel; Tangled with Rapunzel; Brave with Merida; Aladdin with the Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine; The Princess and the Frog with Tiana and of course, an epic ‘happily ever after’-style Disney finale, Frozen with Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.
Fairy Tale Forest — PANDORA This is your chance to meet Iron Man himself for real. After safely touching down from your Iron Wing ride at Hong Kong Disneyland and the Stark Expo, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Iron Man Tech Showcase — Presented by Stark Industries.
‘Disney in the Stars’ With cutting-edge technology, lighting effects and all-new video projection, the “Disney in the Stars” fireworks show is now even more awe-inspiring! Your favourite stories and characters will be joined by some new friends, including Joy and Sadness from Inside Out, Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo and the new upcoming release Finding Dory, Hiro and Baymax from Big Hero 6, and Lightning McQueen from Cars.
04 Golden Bauhinia Square The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover — an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.
05 Clock Tower Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam. It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the city’s harbour.
'A history of the Clock Tower' 1910 The Kowloon–Canton Railway line is opened. 1913 Foundations are laid for the terminus in Tsim Sha Tsui. 1915 The station and its clock tower are almost complete but the delivery of fittings and fixtures from Britain are delayed because of the First World War. 1916 Terminus station is completed and officially opened. However, the clock was not installed in the tower because of concerns about costs. Photographs from this era show the tower without a clock face. 1919 Funds to complete the clock tower were eventually raised. The bell and electric clock arrive in Hong Kong but installation was further postponed until necessary drawings and instructions from the manufacturer were obtained. 1970s A new terminus station is opened in Hung Hom and the old station is demolished with the exception of the Clock Tower. 1990s The Clock Tower is listed as a Declared Monument.
06 Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum. But like most of the love birds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.
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