SIGHTSEEING IN HONG KONG

August 04, 2016 Hong Kong


feel so honoured to say that my families origin is Hong Kong because it's truly a beautiful place. I have been to Hong Kong twice now and I would love to go again and explore even more. I last visited Hong Kong in 2014, unfortunately not for very nice circumstances. My Great Grandma passed away so we decided to go and visit my Great Grandad, however, just two months after my Great Grandma passed away, and just two weeks before we were due to go to Hong Kong, my Great Grandad passed away. Instead of visiting him for what presumably would have been the last time, we attended his funeral instead. The funeral was a lovely, traditional send-off, I'm so grateful to have got the chance to say my goodbyes.

During our time in Hong Kong, despite the sad event, we managed to explore what seemed to be a lot of Hong Kong but wasn't really when you look at all of the other attractions there are to see! These are the main attractions I visited during my time in Hong Kong.

Victoria Peak (The Peak)


Victoria Peak is breathtaking, the 360-degree panoramic view of Hong Kong is unreal. You can get to The Peak by Tram which is incredible, it rises to 1,300 feet (it made my ears pop) and it is so steep that the buildings look like they are leaning! Once you get to the top, you can go to the Sky Terrace (which is where these pictures were taken), but there are also many other things to do and see like dining and shopping!

The Markets

You can't go to Hong Kong and not visit the markets! The Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street) is a long street full of markets which sell a variety of things like accessories, souvenirs, clothes, watches. Be sure to haggle though as they will try to get your money out of you! Luckily my Dad was with us (who can speak Chinese) and he helped us to haggle even more!


Ten Thousand Buddha's

Tian Tan Buddha (The Big Buddha: Lantau Island)


The Big Buddha is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, it is 34 meters high and is made of bronze. To get to the Big Buddha you have to get a cable car which is amazing, you can see so many views and once you get to the top you come to the Ngong Ping Village. To get to the top of the Buddha you have to climb nearly 300 steps but it is well worth it. The Big Buddha is so high that when we were walking through the village the top of the Buddha's head was in the clouds.


Victoria Harbour Cruise

Victoria Harbour is stunning. You can catch the Star Ferry and witness the beautiful views by boat (on clear days you can see The Peak in the distance) or stroll along the Harbour and visit the Avenue of Stars and so much more!


Café de Coral

Café de Coral was by far my favourite place to eat in Hong Kong, I could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there (which I did quite a lot) and it is super cheap too! My favourite dish was rice, duck and pak choi!
Wrapping it up, Hong Kong is incredible and I hope to visit again in the near future. Whilst we did so much exploring, there is still a lot more to see and experience.  

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