There are plenty of museums and other
attractions around Hong Kong like "The Peak".
The Peak is an almost wok shaped building atop
Victoria Peak it offers spectacular views across the city of Hong Kong
and it is reachable by a spectacular tram ride. Hosed in the Wok shaped
building are the two attractions Ripley's Belive it or not, the Peak
Motion Simulator ride and Madame Tussauds
Other attractions and places of interest on Hong
Kong Island include the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Central market
and Statue Square. In Kowloon you can find the Hong Kong Cultural Centre
and Hong Kong Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui a great place to visit.
If shopping is your thing you cant beat Kowloon for
shopping. Thousands of shops line the streets around the Tsim Sha Tsui
area. The most famous street Nathan Rd is probable best known for its
fashion shops, while areas like Sham Shui Po or Mong Kok are probable
better for electrical items. Mong Kok also features several street
markets where you can pick up a real bargain. Another market is the
tourist popular market in Stanley. Stanley is on the other side of Hong
Kong island and is reachable by bus it is a much quieter village than
the city but it often gets overcrowded with tourists on the weekend who
flock to its beach.
Often forgotten by the tourist is the fact that
Macau is only 65km away that can be reached by a fast catamaran in
around an hour. Macau is similar to Hong Kong in the fact it was
occupied by a European country (Portugal) until it was handed back to
China in the late 1990s. The Portuguese influence can really be seen in
the street of Macau and it is nice change of pace to the hustle and
bustle of Hong Kong.
There are plenty of islands
that make up Hong Kong and these can be a relaxing getaway from the
hustle and bustle of the Hong Kong city. The largest island of Hong Kong
is called Lantau. The airport railway and highway passes along Launtau's
western edge and will soon link up the Hong Kong Disneyland that is
under construction on Launtau.