We Know: 10 Best Things to See in Hong Kong
There is so much to see in Hong Kong, but here is the best of the best:
1. Victoria Peak
For a spectacular view of Hong Kong, a trip to Victoria Peak is in order. Take the cable car up (round-trip US$4.00) and enjoy the shops, cafes and views. The peak is also home to the world famous Madam Tussaud's wax museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. The Peak Tram Station is located on Garden Road and can be reached by bus.
2. Ocean Park
Ocean Park brings together a number of attractions in an enormous complex that overlooks the sea. The greatest attractions are an amusement park, an oceanarium and an open-air theme park. It is located in the southern district of Hong Kong Island. The cost varies by attraction.
3. Star Ferry
The Star Ferry links the island of Hong Kong to Kowloon. For a minimal cost, visitors are treated to one of the most amazing ferry rides in the world with scenic views of Hong Kong harbor. Located at the Star Ferry Pier. Cost-US$3-4
4. Hong Kong Museum of Art
Though some room is made for Western and contemporary art, most of the Hong Kong Museum of Art is dedicated to Chinese art and artifacts sure to interest visitors. Located at 10 Salisbury Road. Cost-US$2.00
Stanley is a coastal village on the southern side of Hong Kong Island and is well worth a visit. The trip is scenic and a fantastic market is located in Stanley. A number of cheaply priced bus options are available.
6. Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple is the oldest temple on Hong Kong Island. Visitors come hear to appreciate the unique Tao form of worship. Located on Fu Shin Street, Tai Po Market. Cost-Free!
7. Hong Kong Park
Providing a change of scenery from the skyscrapers of Hong Kong is Hong Kong park. This vast space is not a traditional, western style park. Artificial waterfalls and ponds join a wide variety of plant life. Located next to Cotton Tree Drive in Admiralty. Cost-Free!
8. Hong Kong Space Museum
The Hong Kong Space Museum is especially popular with children because of the many hands-on exhibits. Located at 10 Salisbury Road. Cost-US$2.
9. Hong Kong Science Museum
The Hong Kong Science Museum features over 500 major exhibits, many of them interactive. Located at corner of Cheong Wan Rd. and Chatham Rd. Cost-US$4.
Aberdeen is on the southern part of Hong Kong Island and provides visitors with an excellent break from the city. Traditional boat yards and temples are a must-see. A number of cheaply priced bus options are available.