Hong Kong Attractions
Hong Kong is the largest financial center in Asia and one of the most urbanized areas in the world. However, they pay great attention to the ecological situation and green spaces. The territory of green areas and reserves is 75% of the territory of autonomy with its area of 1,104 km2! Such a contrast between nature and a larger city creates an amazing atmosphere of futurism, which makes it possible to call Hong Kong the city of the future!
Big Buddha – the spiritual landmark of Hong Kong
The Big Buddha is one of the tallest bronze statues of the seated Buddha in the world. Its height is more than 34 meters, including a three-level altar under the Buddha, in which visitors can see the Hall of the Universe, the Hall of Merit and the Hall of Memory. The territory is planned in such a way that the statue is surrounded by six bronze creatures that lead tourists to the main attraction. To get to the 250-ton memo, you need to overcome 268 steps.
Big Buddha is the largest center of Buddhism in Hong Kong, as well as a popular tourist destination.
Victoria Peak – Central Attraction of Hong Kong
Victoria Peak is one of the most beloved and popular monuments among tourists. The peak is the highest point of the island, its height is 552 m. To get here, you need to pay for the ascent by cable car. At the top there is a breathtaking panoramic view of the many small islands around Hong Kong. It will be pleasantly surprised that there are cafes, shops, a park and even a wax museum here! You can visit Victoria Peak even at night when all the lights of urban Hong Kong are lit.
Monastery of ten thousand Buddhas. Hong Kong
Next in the list of attractions should be noted the Monastery of ten thousand Buddhas. This monument is a sacred place in Hong Kong and a functioning monastery. In fact, there are about 13,000 Buddha statues here. Several hundred statues are located along the climbs and stairs, but the bulk is located within the walls of the landmark. It should be noted that the entrance to the Monastery of ten thousand Buddhas is free, but be prepared for the fact that some rooms will be closed to tourists. Also in some places it is forbidden to take pictures. The monks say that the calm atmosphere of meditation, mercy and morality reigns here.
Avenue of Stars – Hong Kong Pride
The Avenue of Stars is an analogue of the Hollywood Avenue, only with the prints of its movie stars, producers and directors. It is located in the heart of the city and is very popular among lazy tourists. The fact is that there is a special 3-km escalator for all tired and lazy guests in Hong Kong. On the sides of the escalator are various restaurants, shops and cafes. But the main attraction of the Avenue of Stars is always in the spotlight. It was opened in 2004 and immediately received the attention of tourists. Not far from the Alley there is a monument to the famous actor Bruce Lee.
Wong Tai Sin Temple – Hong Kong’s cultural guide
This attraction is dedicated to the unusual shepherd, who had the gift of healing and was able to predict the future. According to legend, he became a hermit and came to live in this region. The temple is made in the traditional Chinese style, so you will not find anything special in the design, but this is not the main thing, because people come here to pray for health, business success and family happiness. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
Aberdeen. Hong Kong
This area of Hong Kong has a very interesting history for tourists. It all started 200 years ago when Aberdeen was a pirate refuge. The convenient location on the southern coast of the island allowed to build a large fishing port. It was at that time that its rapid development began as a tourist center. Over time, new services for tourists began to appear, including water taxis, cruise trips, romantic walks on yachts, as well as “wild recreation”, where you can try yourself in the role of fishing on a deserted island. If you are a lover of boats and harbors, then you will definitely like this landmark, otherwise, you can limit yourself to a trip on a yacht.