What to see in Hong Kong in 2-3-4 days - my list

Since the 60s of the last century, Hong Kongexperienced a strong economic recovery, which turned him from a modest provincial town to one of the most developed regions of the world. Technological progress has transformed Hong Kong, and now tourists have come here not only to get acquainted with the traditional culture of China, but also to see various sights.

I personally really like Hong Kong. At the time of writing this post, I have been there twice already, and I hope I will go again. But not the fact that there will like you. However, here is a list of what to see in Hong Kong first.

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What to see in Hong Kong alone

Victoria Peak

Hong Kong boasts not only itseconomic power and progressive man-made objects - this city is also not deprived of natural attractions. The main of them believe the peak of Victoria. One of its peaks is Hong Kong’s highest point. Local residents respect this place so much that a law was passed, according to which no building should exceed its height (because of this, by the way, the International Commercial Center is much lower than was planned in the initial draft).

At the peak of built cafes, restaurants, viewingsite There is a great view from Victoria to Hong Kong; it is believed that it is from here that you can truly appreciate the night panorama of the city. In order to climb the peak, you can use the old funicular tram, or escalator from the book of recordsby breaking on it half the way (on foot inmountain). In my opinion, Victoria Peak is an attraction that should be seen on the first visit, that is, if you have only 1-2 days, then first here. Read more about Victoria Peak.

Entry fee: the peak itself is free; one-way tram ticket - 28 Hong Kong dollars (children under 3 years old are free); the passage to the first level of the tower at the peak is free of charge; To the observation platform of the tower (Sky Terrace 428) + tram in both directions - 65 Hong Kong dollars.

View from Victoria Peak to Hong Kong

View from Victoria Peak to Hong Kong

Sky 100 viewing platform

In the 21st century, the pearl of Hong Kong deservedlybegan to consider Union Square. Over 4 billion dollars was spent on its construction. Union Square is almost entirely made of glass and metal, which first catches the eye after leaving the subway. One can clearly see the desire of designers to create maximum symmetry, which is a tribute to traditional Chinese architecture. The Union Square complex includes the square of the same name, six Waterfront skyscrapers (the very first Union Square buildings), Elements shopping center, a residential complex of 5 Sorrento skyscrapers, Harborside skyscrapers and TheArch (Arch), Kullian Towers (Hong Kong’s most elite real estate) International Commercial Center.

In the International Commercial Center rentoffices of leading financial corporations, as well as the tallest hotel in the world. Also this building is the tallest in Hong Kong and there is an observation deck on the 100th floor. By the way, the elevator goes up there in just 60 seconds.

Entrance fee: if you book tickets online, the ticket will cost 142 HKD (Hong Kong dollars), and the ticket office costs 168 HKD. Children under three years of age are free. Ticket "Sun & Stars" - from 198 HKD.

Sky 100 viewing platform

Sky 100 viewing platform

Exchange Square and the Bank of China Tower

Skyscraper lovers can enjoy the complex.Exchange Square. Here is the office of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which ranks 6th in the world in terms of capitalization: a total turnover of about 3 trillion US dollars. In addition to the exchange, the consular offices of several countries and offices of leading banks are located in the buildings of the complex. Foreign tourists in Exchange Square can be attracted by the shopping center, the exhibition center and, of course, the external beauty of the building and the respectability of the complex.

Another extraordinary high-rise in Hong Kongis the tower of the Bank of China. The peculiarity of the tower is its unusual angular shape, because of which the building looks futuristic, which seems incredible when you consider that the construction was completed 26 years ago. Special attention of tourists is attracted by the observation deck of the Tower, which is located on the 43rd floor. It makes sense to visit all these sights of Hong Kong twice: once in the afternoon, and the second at night, because Hong Kong is considered one of the most beautiful night cities.

Entrance cost: on the 43rd floor of the Tower of the Bank of China there is a free observation deck, but in the spring of 2016 it was closed, as will be further - it is necessary to specify on the spot.

Big Buddha on Lantau Island

Another attraction of Hong Kong, but alreadynatural is the island of Lantau. Lantau is a combination of nature and civilization, and the civilization is not only modern, but also ancient. Close to the beaches and national parks here are Disneyland and the international airport. Also on the island are scattered numerous ancient fortresses, which became the last refuge of the Song Dynasty. The most famous landmarks of the island are the Po Ling Convent and the giant Buddha statue, where you can climb the cable car in a glass bottom trailer.

There is also the Path of Wisdom, consisting of 38tall wooden pillars, on which ancient mantras are written. I liked even more than the Big Buddha. And those who have time and loves walking, you can make tracking in the surroundings (there are routes and even places for tents for those who spend the night). Read more about the Big Buddha and the Path of Wisdom..

Entry fee: You can go to the Big Buddha for free, there is a museum inside the statue, and there is a paid entrance to it - 78 Hong Kong dollars (the price includes lunch at the vegetarian restaurant of the monastery). By the Big Buddha you can climb including the cable car Ngong Ping 360. The cost of an adult ticket in one direction in a regular booth (not with a glass floor) - from 130 Hong Kong dollars.

Signs on arm and chest

Signs on arm and chest

Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is also located on the island.Lantau, and you can get here by bus or subway. This is a huge amusement park, created based on American cartoons and decorated with a kind of Chinese flavor. It has five thematic zones: Main Street and four so-called Countries: Country of Adventure, Country of Fantasy, Country of Toys and Country of the Future. On the Main Street there are souvenir shops, a cafe and an animation academy, broadcasting fireworks over the famous Cinderella castle. In the Land of Adventures, a King Lion show takes place and attractions operate, sending visitors on a jungle cruise. In the Land of Fantasy, children meet Disney characters and visit Sleeping Beauty Castle. The Country of Toys is a world created after the “Toy Story”, and the Country of the Future is a real improvised Cosmos! In the center of Disneyland is a giant lake, which is also a platform for games and attractions.

Disneyland is often visited during the daytransit to Hong Kong (when the plane arrives in the morning and departs in the evening), because it is located near the airport. Therefore, if you have 6-8 hours between flights, then you can have a look here.

Ticket price: from 539 Hong Kong dollars.

Ocean park

Ocean Park sprawls over nearly 90hectares and consists of two parts. The lower part, the city coast, offers a great variety of children's entertainment: an aquarium, carousels, fountains, goldfish, alligator swamp, pavilions with giant pandas and monkeys. Here you can even fly a balloon! The upper part of Ocean Park is located on top of the mountain and consists mainly of attractions for adults. There are three ways to get into this part of the park: by cable car, on an escalator or on a track, in a trailer that simulates swimming under water. From the heights there is a breathtaking view of the park and Hong Kong. Here you can ride on a roller coaster, swim up the river on a wooden boat - and fall off the cliff, raising a fountain of spray, feel the extreme rainforest - and all this in an atmosphere of absolute realism. There are also two pavilions, recreating the nature of the North and South Poles - with king penguins, walruses and arctic foxes. In short, Ocean Park is not only an amusement park, but also an aquarium, and a real zoo!

Ticket price: from 385 Hong Kong dollars.

Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Hong Kong's most famous religious site -Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas. The monastery today is not active, but still attracts pilgrims from around the world. It received its name thanks to the 12,800 monuments of Buddha installed there.

The entrance is free.

Avenue of Stars and Laser Show

Hong Kong owes its fame also thanksfamous action movies with Bruce Lee. The Hong Kong film industry is one of the most significant in the world, second only to Hollywood in the United States and Bollywood in India. Fans of Asian cinema should definitely visit the local Avenue of Stars with its monuments to famous actors and memorial plates. In addition, the Alley is located on the picturesque embankment, and from here you can admire the skyscrapers and the laser show, held once a day. Learn more about the Avenue of Stars and the Laser Show.

Avenue of Stars and Bruce Lee

Avenue of Stars and Bruce Lee

Laser show

Laser show

And once you find yourself here, look at Clock.Tower The tower reminds us that Hong Kong was once a British colony. The Clock Tower is the oldest building in Hong Kong created by Europeans and still exists today. For a long time, this 44-meter tower has risen above the city, but today it is lost among the skyscrapers. However, the greatness of the British Empire is still felt in this building. At the moment, the Clock Tower is closed for restoration, so its beauty can only be admired from the outside.

The entrance is free.

House with a flagpole

Another legacy of the British Empire in Hong Kongis a house with a flagpole. The building is very beautiful and made in the neoclassical style, but not the building itself is of interest to tourists, but the thematic museum located in it. It was here that the exhibition dedicated to tea was first created, which eventually reached such proportions that it took to open a whole museum.

In the museum of tea utensils exhibited hugenumber of exhibits: from antique porcelain sets for tea ceremonies to modern vending machines, which are found in China at every turn. The museum also continuously shows films about the traditions of tea ceremonies in Korea, Japan and China.

Entrance cost: entrance to the museum is free, the tea ceremony - about 80 Hong Kong dollars.

Science Museum

Some consider this museum to be children's, and there,Indeed, it is better to go with the child to show him the essence of various physical phenomena on existing models. Yes, most of them can be touched, twisted, and watched as it works. Parents there should also be interesting. 4 floors of various exhibits, ranging from the simplest electrical circuits, ending with a real-life auto-simulator and home appliances in the context. Read more about the Museum of Science.

Entry fee: from 25 Hong Kong dollars per adult.

Science Museum

Science Museum

Botanical and Zoological Garden

A vibrant landmark in Hong Kong isBotanical and Zoological Gardens, located on the slope of Victoria Peak. The garden was founded in the 19th century by British colonists. There are about a thousand species of plants, many species of animals, reptiles and birds. And at certain times, tourists are even offered to participate in the planting of exotic plants.

Entrance to the garden is free.

Park hong kong

As an option, if you go to the botsad, then on the waygo for a walk through the beautiful grounds of Hong Kong Park, it is very close. Lots of greenery, paths, ponds, a large playground. And there is an observation deck in the tower approximately in the middle of the park, where you can climb and view the whole area from a height. Yes, in comparison with the sky, it is very low, but nonetheless. More about Hong Kong Park.

The entrance is free.

View from the lookout in Hong Kong park

View from the lookout in Hong Kong park

Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Monastery

Very beautiful garden, albeit small. A kind of small man-made oasis among the high buildings of the metropolis. Tropical trees and bonsai, scattered stones and gazebos in the Chinese style are beautiful there both in the afternoon and in the evening when the lights come on. Also on site there is a museum of ancient Chinese architecture and a restaurant with a waterfall. And opposite the garden is a monastery, also quite interesting. Read more about Nan Lian Garden.

The entrance is free.

Garden Nan Lian

Garden Nan Lian

attractions Map

Hong Kong Attractions

Science Museum in Hong Kong:
Street Escalator (Mid Level Escalator):
Tung Chung Metro Station:
Big Buddha Statue:
Path of Wisdom:
Silverstrand Beach:
Chi Lin Monastery:
Entrance to Nan Lian Garden:
Fish Market:
Local Arbat:
Pok Fu Village:
Victoria Point Viewpoint (Victory Peak Viewpoint):
Great views of Hong Kong:
Ribbon Tree is a very beautiful tree:
Avenue of Stars:
Star Ferry Ferry:
Kowloon-Macau Ferry:
The tree is beautiful and TimeBall:
Chung King Mansion:
Mirador Mansion:
Kowloon Park:
Dragon Hostel:
Temple street night market:
Apartment where we lived:
Victoria Streetcar:
Space Museum:
Museum of Art:
Hong Kong Park:
Ocean Park:
Hong Kong Disneyland:
Botanical and Zoological Gardens:
Kai Bo Food Supermarket:
Wanchai market:

P.S. On my first visit in 4 days, I visited the peak of Victoria, at the Big Buddha, went swimming in the New Territories, went into the Nan Lian Garden, walked along the Avenue of Stars and walked thoroughly through the city. If you plan everything in advance, you can have a lot of time to look.

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