- Created on Monday, 27 June 2011 17:34
- Written by Paz Alfonso
- Category: Travel Tips
There are over 7 million people in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the place of trading and banking center and has the most open-minded country in the world. This is the place of a great tourist travel destination for there are many things to do and see.
If you’re into walking and climbing activities, consider the 431 steps of the Temple of 10,000 Buddha’s which has 12,800 statues and a mummy of a holy man wrapped in gold leaf. Or you can also visit Lantau and try the 268 steps to the world’s largest seated Buddha. And on your way back down to the 110 foot height, a nice lunch at Polin Monastery will be a great experience.
Across Hong Kong Island is Kowloon Peninsula which is the home of many spectacular museums. You may stroll along the neighborhood and enjoy the old ambiance of Hong Kong Island which is pretty the same it has been for 200 years. The grand art is Hong Kong Heritage Museum where you can see the Chinese art in its various forms from comics to opera, paintings, and sculpture. The 2000 years old Lei Cheng UK Branch Museum has a Han Dynasty tomb and the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Space Museum and planetarium.
The famous Star Ferry boat ride will bring you to see Hong Kong Island and see the ancient Chinese art which holds over 2000 antique pieces.
If you need to relax and enjoy your meal with an open air restaurant to Hong Kong Park in the Central district where you can walk through the aviary or sit by the pond. Take pleasure in a restful walk to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens then take a taxi to the tram which goes up to Victoria Peak. This tram will take you by the homes of the elite in Hong Kong which are nestled into the steep mountain. You can get pleasure from the view in the balcony of their $10 million homes which encompasses Hong Kong and the harbour below. The panoramic view of ancient hills, reflected harbour, and city skyscrapers is not seen anywhere else on earth and you can surely say that this sight is one of the world’s greatest cities.